Epyx’s 1link Vehicle Network, which is used by major fleets to manage the ordering of new vehicles, has become its latest e-commerce platform to be modified for van and truck use.
David Goodyear, head of business development, explained that there had been an ongoing strategy at epyx to enhance and expand its e-commerce platforms for commercial vehicle use.
He said: “In the last year, we have modified both our 1link Service Network and 1link Disposal Network platforms to enable their use for almost any kind of commercial vehicle.
“The response from fleets has been overwhelmingly positive and the new version of 1link Vehicle Network is a logical step. For operators of vans and trucks, it provides an easy means to take an unprecedented level of control over new vehicle ordering.”
A key element of the new commercial vehicle capability within 1link Vehicle Network is that it provides the ability to control third party suppliers for the fitting of items such as ply lining and racking. These can range through from minor fitments to complete rebuilds.
Goodyear said: “Because of the nature of the commercial vehicle market, being able to control this aspect is crucial for buyers.
"Implementation of the modified platform is already underway at several fleets who are new to 1link Vehicle Network and we expect to be able to make their names public soon.”