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Aston Barclay to continue digital sales in new Covid-19 lockdown

Martin Potter, Aston Barclay

Aston Barclay is to continue to run a full digital and van sales programme after the new Covid-19 lockdown begins tomorrow.

All six of its physical auction sites will be shut for physical viewings from this evening, while the remarketing company will re-introduce its Covid-safe car collection appointment service as well as continue with its collection and delivery service.

Aston Barclay has also launched a new tiered buyer fee structure which aims to add further transparency to its dealer buyer fees, and the more cars they buy the more they will benefit from reduced fees, it says.

Martin Potter, MD – customer at Aston Barclay, said: “Our new structure provides total transparency and rewards those dealers that are buying more cars with lower fees.

“This comes at a time when we have reverted back to our Covid-19 digital auction programme which means dealers are only allowed on site as part of our appointment collection service.”

Aston Barclay has also confirmed it will never sell used cars to consumers in competition with its dealer customers, after BCA recently transformed its Cinch business into an online retail platform, offering more than 4,000 used cars for sale with home delivery.

Potter said: “Dealers can rest assured we will never sell used cars to consumers in direct competition with our dealers.

“We will always be a trusted remarketing partner that provides dealers with access to the best cross section of wholesale car and van stock.

“Our recent buyer fees announcement has further reinforced our position in the market.”

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