Three new account managers have been recruited by Epyx to support expansion of its growing 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform.
Franchise dealers, independent garages and car supermarkets that have joined the platform to purchase ex-fleet cars and vans will be visited by Marianne Caffrey, Mary-Ann Birch and Sarah Mobbs.
They will help users to become quickly familiar with the system and guide them through key features such as setting up alerts when vehicles that match their ideal specifications come up for sale.
Part of their brief will also be to show dealers how to use epyx’s recently-launched Trade to Trade facility, which enables traders to sell vehicles to other traders through 1link Disposal Network.
Ken Trinder, head of business development at epyx, said: “The volume of sales through 1link Disposal Network doubled in the first six months of 2011, so the platform is growing rapidly.
“More and more trade buyers are joining the platform and, while it is designed to be very intuitive to use, our aim is to get them up to speed and buying through the system as soon as possible, hence the recruitment of our new account management team.
“We are seeing more major fleets using 1link Disposal Network as a key disposal channel and are expecting the number of sales through the platform to continue rising through the rest of 2011.”
Used by large fleets such as leasing companies to sell stock to used car and van dealers, 1link Disposal Network forms a component in the 1link cradle-to-grave e-commerce vehicle life cycle which includes e-commerce platforms covering vehicle procurement, service and maintenance, taxation and rental.