Vehicle sourcing firm launches new "personal shopper" service
The company says its car-buying team has more than 20 years' experience and can be used to locate vehicles that meet clients' exact specifications with significant savings when compared with prices at dealers and car supermarkets.
Steve Myers, managing director of the independent car buying service, said: 'A "personal shopper" will be appointed to search the country and locate each prospective client's required used vehicle to their exact specification and budget.
'We will then inspect, appraise, acquire, prepare the vehicle to showroom condition, deliver and then personally handover the vehicle to the customer at their location of choice. Choice and price are typically among the key issues for car buyers and Outside Lane delivers on both counts.'
Mr Myers added: 'The majority of the cars purchased on behalf of clients are at trade prices. We then pass the savings on to our customers, which can be as much as £2,000. As we charge a flat fee of £850 + VAT on vehicles up to £20,000, clients are still saving up to about £1,000. Our fees on vehicles costing more than £20,000 are make and model specific and are individually negotiated with buyers.'
Keith Englebright, fleet manager of Essex-based PMS International PLC, has acquired a small fleet of 10 vehicles through Outside Lane. He said: 'Having a smart fleet of vehicles is important to the image of my business. The nearly-new cars we purchased through Outside Lane were more cost-effective for the company than buying new. The fact that the vehicles were professionally sourced and delivered to the business meant I was able to focus all my energies on my job and not be distracted by having to visit numerous dealerships.'