Technology vendor epyx has introduced a non-subscription model for dealers who want to buy vehicles through its 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform.

Typically, epyx has charged an annual subscription of £395, plus £75 per vehicle. Now, dealers can opt to pay a single £95 fee for each car or van they buy.

This means the non-subscription option could work out cheaper for those looking to purchase less than 20 vehicles a year through the service.

David Goodyear, commercial director at epyx, said: “The number of vehicles being sold through the platform is expected to treble between last year and next year, running into several tens of thousands of cars and vans, so we want to attract more dealers onto the platform to see exactly what we have available.

 “The new, alternative pricing structure is designed to give those dealers an opportunity to try 1link Disposal Network and see exactly how well it works without committing to a subscription.

 “Over time, however, we expect most of them to switch to the annual subscription model simply because it makes greater financial sense if you are buying more than a handful of cars.”