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BCA launches new Saturday online auction programme

BCA is introducing a new online sales programme starting tomorrow (Saturday, September at 19) at 9.30am. 

It will be the first time that BCA has sold exclusively online for six days a week and the sale will offer a choice of around 1,200 vehicles including both cars and light commercials at a variety of age, mileage, condition and price points.

The new sale will feature vehicles from vendors including UKCGR Premium and UKCGR Trade and Select, BCA Outsourced Solutions Lex, Europcar and dealer entered stock from Arnold Clark, Bristol Street Motors, CarShop, Cazoo Part Exchange, John Clark Motor Group and Sinclair Group.

BCA’s Stuart Pearson, chief operating officer for UK Remarketing, said: “We are pleased to start this new Saturday sale programme as we continue to enhance our online auction programme to meet the changing needs of our buyers in the post-Covid market.”

He added: “We are continuously enhancing our digital offering for our buyers, by introducing new functionality to the BCA Buyer app that makes it even easier for our customers to interact with our online auction platforms and making major improvements to bca.com. 

“Our new online Click and Collect service allows our customers to arrange vehicle collection nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, safely, socially distanced and in line with current Covid-19 guidance, saving time and improving efficiency.”

Pearson continued: “We have had up to 1,500 buyers logging in for some individual sales underlining the appetite the market has for the stock on offer at BCA.  In addition, the activity through our fixed price BCA Buy Now channel and BCA Bid Now timed auctions continues to accelerate as our customers recognise the flexibility and choice these channels deliver.

“Currently, all sales remain online only and we’re keeping close to the latest government guidance in order to protect our people, customers and suppliers.”

Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live 2020: The virtual fleet expo

Video: Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers and events director Chris Lester introduce the 2020 virtual event and give a preview of what it will look like.

The annual event was due to take place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 6-7 but as a result of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and after consultation with the visitor advisory board, Fleet News has taken the decision to hold an online event in November instead.

Among the exclusive features at the virtual event will be a special EV & Hybrid Showroom which will bring to life the latest electric models with interactive displays that will enable you to get up close to the UK’s best fleet suppliers.

Visitors and exhibitors will be able to communicate through live chat, participate in live Q&As, ‘visit’ branded booths, and find out about industry-leading technology solutions.

The decision to go virtual was made easier by the fact that around 40% of fleets already have, or expect to shortly have, a company travel ban that would prevent them from attending live events this year, while a similar proportion did not anticipate attending live events until sometime in 2021.

 

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