Dealerweb Insights

Dealers saw used car finance grow at 15.4% in November against the same month last year, according to new Dealerweb data.

The strong growth in used car finance supported a leap in used sales of 12.3%. The trend is in marked contrast to the new sector, which saw sales decline 1.1%.

New car lea...

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The global retail phenomenon of Black Friday is having a positive impact on the UK’s car retailers. A Dealerweb analysis of the promotional period shows an 11% leap in used sales against last year.

New sales only declined by 0.4% in an environment that has seen double-digit declines throughout 201...

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Our latest ‘Meet the Team’ interview is with our new Business Development Director, Lee Coomber who tells us all about his new role, his thoughts on the automotive industry and his varied film tastes…

Tell us a little about yourself

I have been working in the automotive industry for the past 13...

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Our latest set of data shows that used car sales increased by 7.8% in October against the same month last year.

October 2018 also saw an 18.1% increase on used vehicle finance and a 15.4% increase in GAP insurance sales. Paint protection insurance sales increased 7.4%

Martin Hill, managing dire...

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We are pleased to announce that INFINITI will be implementing our cutting-edge lead response system, Dealerweb React, across the majority of its European dealer networks.

Dealerweb React is an innovative multi-platform system that captures leads from almost any digital source. It will notify re...

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Our latest research has identified how and when consumers prefer to make their initial enquiry to dealers.

In a survey of 1,200 motorists, of those who selected phone or email as their preferred means of communication, around half (53%) preferred a phone call during the traditional ‘9-to-5’ worki...

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Local advertising, paid social, Google Ads, Facebook Marketplace…. with so many paid channels out there to generate leads, the costs can mount up.

And with the pressure on to optimise these attraction channels, organic lead-generating methods can often be put on the back burner. Which is why we’...

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In our recent survey of 1200 UK motorists, we highlighted key findings regarding motorists' digital retail preferences. The research showed that over 90% of repondents would never buy a car solely online if it was worth more than £30,000 – less than the average price of a new car sold in the UK.

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Our latest research has revealed that overall volumes of online enquiries for new and used cars grew by 7.4% during the first half of 2018. While dealerships saw a slight decline (down 4.1%) in the volume of web enquiries on new vehicles during the last six months, the fall was more than offset by a...

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Despite the prevalence of e-commerce in most aspects of modern retail, new research carried out by Dealerweb indicates widespread price sensitivity among consumers when it comes to the prospect of purchasing new cars online.

We recently polled 1,200 UK motorists on their attitudes towards online...

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