BCA has updated its Buyer app with the introduction of a digital sale day catalogue, bringing the firm’s physical print content online.
The catalogue will include a breakdown of each individual sale by vendor or section at each BCA branch, with details of which hall the sale is in, the current lot number and the number of vehicles entered.
Users of the app will be able to see the detail of each vehicle including description, images, valuation data, grading and BCA Assured reports. Users will also have access to the upcoming sale programme of any particular location.
More than half of BCA’s professional buyer base has been using the Buyer app since its launch last year. Through the app, users can bid live across all sale sites – including e-Auctions, as well as purchase stock in fixed ‘buy now’ sales.
Dene Jones, chief marketing and data officer, said: “The BCA Buyer app continues to evolve, delivering even more functionality and accessibility for our customers.
“With mobile becoming the device of choice for sourcing and buying vehicles on the go, BCA has developed valuable tools which seamlessly bring online and physical together. The BCA Buyer app is the must-have digital buying tool, designed to simplify finding and buying stock with BCA, anytime and anywhere.”
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The latest Pulse report from BCA found that used car values were down 1.2% year-on-year in December, despite average age and mileage rising by 3.4 months and approximately 2,500 miles.
Stuart Pearson, BCA chief operating officer of UK remarketing, said: “Professional buyers were very active throughout December building forecourt stock for the New Year and this strong demand carried on over the Festive Season.
“Retail conditions for used vehicles remained very positive throughout December and as a result, BCA staged a very successful programme of incremental sales between Christmas and the New Year at BCA Blackbushe, Manchester, Nottingham, Measham and Brighouse, along with a number of specialist digital events.”