moDel partners with Auto Trader to enhance efficiency
Auto Trader and Ebbon Group have joined forces to offer retailers a more efficient and cost-effective way of organising vehicle deliveries. With consumers increasingly wanting vehicles delivered directly to them, and retailers under increasing pressure to reduce overheads, Ebbon Group have integrated with Auto Trader’s Vehicle Moves to provide a new technology solution.
Ebbon Group’s moDel platform is designed to allow retailers and leasing companies to easily manage vehicle ordering and deliveries. From early April, Ebbon Group’s 3,500 moDel retail customers will be able to conveniently organise their logistics requirements through Auto Trader Vehicle Moves with a single click of a button, instead of having to make multiple calls to arrange or negotiate vehicle deliveries.
Auto Trader Vehicle Moves is a technology platform that gives retailers easy access to the best market price on every vehicle delivery. The platform enables competitive bidding from over 300 verified transport suppliers, (who employ over 3,000 drivers) to achieve the best price taking account of customer service level requirements. 79% of vehicles listed are delivered within 3 days, with an average retailer saving of £26 per move. Last year, it saved retailers over £3 million in logistics costs.
Both group and site reporting are also available through the new integration, providing fleet and logistics management teams with insights into mileage and cost trends over time as well as a fully auditable log of all logistics costs.
Ed Hummel, Director at Auto Trader commented on the new integration: “Most of the major retailer groups have been enjoying the benefits of Auto Trader Vehicle Moves for several years, and this new integration with Ebbon Group will take the benefits of using the platform to another level. At the click of a button, Retailers can be confident that each vehicle will be delivered to their customer on time, in a way that meets their service level, at the best available market price”.
“Our goal is to continuously offer innovative technology and data solutions to the industry in order to help our customers better achieve their goals and this launch is another example of how our platform services can remove pain points and empower our customers through technology.”
Michael Terry, Head of Commercial-Logistics at Ebbon Group, said: “moDel goes from strength to strength, and after another record year in 2022, we are delighted to be able to further enhance the platform with this exciting new development with Vehicle Moves from Auto Trader.
“As a consequence, customers will be able to drive efficiencies, streamline procedures, reduce costs and fully automate from end-to-end, removing all of the pinch points from the vehicle delivery process. A win-win all round!” he said.
Ebbon Group joint CEO, Robert Pilkington, added:” We are very excited to be further involved with Auto Trader and its highly-regarded Vehicle Moves platform. It is a great opportunity for both companies – but more importantly for our mutual customers.”