CarGurus™ Instant Max Cash Offer Expands to Cover Nearly Half of the U.S. Population
Rollout Gives Consumers Access to Highly Competitive Offers, While Opening Up Fresh Used Inventory to Dealers
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 8, 2021 – CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG), the most visited automotive shopping site in the U.S.(1) announced today that it will expand its latest digital retailing feature, CarGurus Instant Max Cash Offer, to additional markets. Consumers in the following areas can now sell their car 100% online through CarGurus: Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington D.C. These locations expand on prior launches announced in July and September, and enable nearly half of U.S. consumers to access this service.
CarGurus lets consumers sell their vehicles digitally, they instantly get the best offer from thousands of dealerships in the CarGurus/CarOffer network and that vehicle can be picked up at their desired location. For consumers looking to sell their vehicle, this all-digital transaction is efficient, convenient and competitive, bringing forth not just an instant offer, but the best offer from in-network dealers. In turn, dealers that are part of the CarGurus/CarOffer network gain access to a new stream of inventory and are well positioned to compete with national retailers for pre-owned vehicles.
“Finding a solution that meets the needs of the consumer and dealer was the priority behind CarGurus Instant Max Cash Offer,” said Sam Zales, President and Chief Operating Officer at CarGurus. “We took the powerful network of the CarOffer wholesale trading platform and aimed it toward consumers, uniting dealers and consumers by providing the best, instant offer where both the consumer and dealer win. This has catapulted CarGurus’ automotive digital retailing capabilities to a new level, adding unique depth to the shopping, valuation, and financing pre-qualification experience we offer.”
"Selling my car on CarGurus was a smooth and easy process that I would recommend to my friends and family," said Hoang Le, from Wylie, Texas. "It was a fantastic service whose seamless experience was matched by the equally great instant offer for my car. The offer was exactly the value I had hoped to receive for my vehicle and that made it an easy decision since other online sites could not come close to matching it."
Dealerships use CarOffer’s proprietary Buying Matrix™ to buy and sell vehicles with other dealers across the country, and more information on the Buying Matrix can be found here and dealers interested in a demo of the platform can request one here. Those dealers interested in learning more about this program can contact their CarGurus sales representative, and read more information on the CarGurus’ Dealer Resource Center.
For the latest information on and availability of CarGurus Instant Max Cash Offer, please visit CarGurus.com.
CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG) is a multinational, online automotive platform for buying and selling vehicles that is building upon its industry-leading listings marketplace with both digital retail solutions and the CarOffer online wholesale platform. The CarGurus marketplace gives consumers the confidence to purchase or sell a vehicle either online or in-person; and gives dealerships the power to accurately price, effectively market, instantly acquire and quickly sell vehicles, all with a nationwide reach. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust, transparency, and competitive pricing to the automotive shopping experience. CarGurus is the most visited automotive shopping site in the U.S. (source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Automotive – Information/Resources, Total Audience, Q2 2021, U.S.).
CarGurus also operates online marketplaces under the CarGurus brand in Canada and the United Kingdom. In the United States and the United Kingdom, CarGurus also operates the Autolist and PistonHeads online marketplaces, respectively, as independent brands.
To learn more about CarGurus, visit www.cargurus.com and for more information about CarOffer, visit www.caroffer.com.
CarGurus® is a registered trademark of CarGurus, Inc., and CarOffer® is a registered trademark of CarOffer, LLC. All other product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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(1) Source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Automotive – Information/Resources, Total Audience, Q2 2021, U.S.