Glyn Hopkin, one of the South East’s largest dealer groups, has launched a new digital platform to enable full end-to-end ecommerce across its entire dealer network. Customers can now purchase and finance used cars from over 50 dealer sites representing 10 brands – all via one easy-to-use online sales channel.
Following significant investment in its digital retail operation, Glyn Hopkin is one of the first large dealer networks to offer a full ecommerce service. The dealer group adopted the new sales platform to meet growing customer demand for buying vehicles online, and processed its first fully-online order just 11 hours after launch.
The new website is underpinned by GForces’ market-leading NetDirector® Auto-e ecommerce platform. GForces also provided integration and system support, ensuring the ecommerce capability went live immediately after implementation. Glyn Hopkin customers can now find their preferred used car online, request a guaranteed part-exchange valuation, and then pay for their car or reserve with a deposit. Customers can also opt to have the car delivered to their driveway, wherever they are in the country.
“We’ve identified ecommerce as being an essential component of our future business operations," commented Fraser Cohen, Managing Director at Glyn Hopkin. “We know that there is demand out there from consumers wishing to fully transact online, and are confident that digital sales will play a key role in offering them a seamless buying journey both inside the dealership and from their homes. The GForces’ platform is a comprehensive solution that has the flexibility to evolve with our company and complement our offline offering.”
Paul Stokes, Head of Online Retailing, GForces, commented: “Selling vehicles from within a dealer’s native web environment is exactly what consumers are demanding, and exactly what NetDirector® Auto-e delivers. The race really is now on between retailers to bring the right solution to market for them and their customers, and as we are proving, NetDirector® Auto-e is the right solution for any retailer, regardless of size or business model.”
GForces is continuing to provide ongoing support as the platform is fully deployed across the Glyn Hopkin dealer network. The sales platform is managed from Glyn Hopkin’s head office in Romford, with the full range of used vehicles offered by Glyn Hopkin available to view at: /buy-online/