CD Auction launches new buyers app

03 February 2020

CD Auction has launched a new buyers app in response to the changing habits of dealers.

The company has seen the numbers of dealers accessing its digital online-only sales from mobile devices double in the last 12 months to now account for 35% of all bids. It has launched the new app to provide additional functionality that can't be delivered through a browser.

The new app is designed to make the buying process easier. Users can use the 'buy it now' function to purchase a vehicle as soon as it is added to the live database.

The ‘CD Buyer’ app gives dealers access to an extensive range of cars and commercial vehicles sourced from fleets, daily rental and leasing companies across the UK.

Commenting on the launch, Andy Brown, managing director at CD Auction Group, said: "Increasingly dealers want to be able to make stocking decisions on the move. Our new app allows buyers to purchase a vehicle wherever and whenever they want. The app launch is the start of an accelerated digital development programme that will make CD Auction the easiest company to do business with in the UK."

Users of the app can search by location and can choose to receive alerts on cars they've bid on, before the end of the sale. A buying and bid history can be viewed at any time to provide valuable management information.

CD Auction recently claimed the remarketing process is changing as fleets and dealers demand fewer vehicle movements for environmental reasons and the need for greater efficiency. The auction company predicts volumes of vehicles sold off-site will soar to 50% of vehicles sold in 2020.