Car Dealers Share Success Stories
FOLLOWING Carmudi Nigeria’s frantic efforts in bringing convenience to online car shoppers, the car-listing firm recently organised a tour of the United Berger Market in Lagos for stakeholders in the industry.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director, Carmudi Nigeria, Mr. Christian Keller, said Nigerians used to be subjected to drive around major cities in search of the right car to suit their budget and taste, but since the emergence of online marts, the story had changed. He noted that one only needs to sit in the convenience of their homes, offices or any other locations and search through thousands of new, used (tokunbo) and Nigerian-used vehicles to buy.
The tour created avenue for stakeholders to meet with car dealers to discuss the issues affecting the used car market in Nigeria such as government policies, the economy, exposure etc as well as take a tour of the market.
The president, United Berger Motor Dealers Association Mr. Metche Nnadiekwe while sharing the impact of Carmudi’s operations on their business said, “The world is changing and we have to change our business pattern to especially embrace the world of technology. We are enjoying the partnership with Carmudi because they are helping to sensitize the customers using the power of the internet.
“In their beck and call they can communicate with customers in Anambra, Kaduna, or from any part of the country. Since we entered into partnership with Carmudi a lot of activities have been going on here. Before now, we never believed that Nigerians could go to the internet searching for cars to buy, call to confirm with you and probably visit the depot to make purchases. We can buy or place orders to American firms for cars through the internet too. It makes the business convenient and efficient, removing a lot of middleman interfaces that had in the past caused people pains”.
On his part, Managing Director, African Internet Group, Classified, Mr. Arnaud Devigne, said, “We engage local people anywhere we are established. From what the car dealers are saying, you could see the happiness in them that the platform has helped them to change their business processes, attract customers and keep making more customers.”
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