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Web watch: we review what’s hot on the ‘net

BCA won the Best Website accolade in the latest Fleet News Awards for its site at www.bca-europe.com, ahead of impressive entries that included GE Commercial Finance Fleet Services and Inchcape Fleet Solutions.

The site’s homepage allows users to select their country of interest: the breadth of BCA’s influence is immediately apparent with the choice of entry points for users in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Portugal and Spain. There is the option of a pan-European view too.

The UK section of the site is by far the busiest. Just take a look at the site map, which if you are going to be a regular visitor will be an essential tool for stress-free navigation. There are dozens of sections to the site, ranging from comprehensive details on each of BCA’s auction halls (including location maps and sales programmes) to sections dedicated to sales programmes for more than 40 companies including Alphabet, Royal Mail and the police.

Areas such as this are probably the simplest to digest. Dig deeper and the offering gets more complex, but the rewards are greater. Take, for example, BCA’s much-lauded AuctionView, a comprehensive price comparison and stock locator.

It allows vehicle search in the BCA network, by location, make, model and derivative, mileage etc and sales catalogues by location, type and date. Plus you can search under the same expansive criteria for price guidance, including data from CAP and Glass’s.

If your appetite still isn’t sated then in this section (also accessible through www.auctionview.co.uk) there are links to BCA’s used car report, branch contact information and links to its commercial vehicle site.

The strength of the pan-European auction giant’s site lies in the almost overpowering wealth of information on offer. Jeremy Bennett

The lowdown

The site: www.bca-europe.com

We like: An overpowering amount of information should leave no question on BCA unanswered

We don’t like: Let down a little by elements of design such as mixture of font sizes and colours, block capitals and lower-case text

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