First, there was the internet and all modern life followed. It seems amazing to think back to a time when the people of the 20th Century were barely conscious of the idea of shopping online. So familiar now, many did not even have an email address to drive purchases. The ability to shop for almost anything without ever leaving home is now just a part of life, but it didn’t start that way.
Customers were suspicious of the new technology. Over the first few tentative months as entrepreneurs sought to be the first to the online market; not much sold. Online payments took days to process; delivery schedules were sketchy. It all looked like a flash in the pan at the time and many first responders to the electronic marketplace fell by the wayside. Look at it now.
The modern phenomenon of online shopping continues to grow and well over a fifth of all purchases are now made online. Payment is safe and seamless and goods arrive on time. Buyers using credit cards are protected from fraud and can feel save when ordering a DVD or a piece of furniture; but what about buying a car?
Buying Cars Online
A new or used car is a major expense; perhaps second only to buying a house. A car is a major investment so ideally buyers want to examine the goods before handing over the money; that’s fair: But is it necessary any more?
For example, with the growth of the internet has come the review. Customers can now express their satisfaction or otherwise on review websites that others can turn to when they want to know more about the vendors. Woe betide the seller who pays scant heed to customer opinion. That’s why here at eCars247 we are proud of our Five Star reputation with TrustPilot and winning the 2018 AutoTrader Retailer Award.
Trust And Security
For safety’s sake most buyers now know that the browser internet address of the vendor should begin with ‘https’, the ‘s’ indicating an SSL certificate, and should feature a padlock symbol. This indicates a website is totally secure for purchases and payments. If those details are absent then steer away. Also, a reputable company, like eCars247, will be registered at Companies House and with the Financial Conduct Authority as a legitimate trader, for absolute peace of mind.
Our Service To You
We understand that visiting in person is not always possible. A buyer might be many miles away from their ideal used car. That’s why we feature an extensive gallery for every vehicle offered, with very many clear images detailing both an overview and into the nooks and crannies; it’s just like inspecting a vehicle in person. It’s amazing to think that in the early days of online selling retailers were actively seeking ways to digitise their stock images!
The experience of online shopping is now fully formed and the experience of buying used cars
has grown with it. Here at eCars247 we understand that buyers need to be sure, that’s why all our cars are AA inspected
, have finance options and are offered with a comprehensive service that includes a fourteen day/500 mile test drive
. A personalised car buying experience from start to finish and it’s all online. Why not explore our website?