The future of buying and selling vehicles is moving online. Dealerships, the former end-all-be-all-of the auto industry, now have to share space with sale-by-owner transactions on such commercial online giants as Craigslist and eBay. The convenience of transactions, the amount of control the seller has over the contract details, and the lack of attached fees associated with a sales transaction are very enticing to prospective sellers. Buyers are attracted by the prospect of a great deal and the opportunity to find exactly the car they want.
Some car owners will set up shipping options as part of their eBay listing. In this case, the buyer may be required to pay but most likely won’t be in charge of coordinating the car shipping. If you’re selling a car, you have the option to let your highest bidder arrange vehicle transportation, but managing it yourself may give you the peace of mind that the vehicle you sell will arrive to its new owner safe and sound—which means higher customer satisfaction.
Is eBay Car Shipping the Best Option for You?
Transactions between buyers and sellers in the same city, or even region, might find simply dropping off / picking up the vehicle the most convenient option. But as the miles increase, car shipping increases in convenience and attractiveness.
If you have an existing relationship with a car shipping company you trust, it likely makes the most sense for you to continue your business relationship with that company. You can eliminate much of the variability and unknowns of contracting a company you haven’t yet worked with, and businesses always appreciate customer loyalty and maintaining a working relationship.
If this is your first time shipping a car, eBay provides you with an option. The company has connected with Expedia to provide buyers and sellers with customized car shipping quotes. Expedia Transport acts as a broker between customers wishing to ship cars and car carriers for hire.
Using a broker like Expedia to find instant quotes can be a good option for many. But, as you choose a car shipping company for your vehicle, it’s best to look into their reviews before deciding. Your car shipping company should have a trail of satisfied customers—the lowest rate doesn’t always indicate the “best deal.”
No matter what option you choose, don’t feel pressured to make a quick decision. Take some time to do your research and you can move forward with eBay car shipping knowing that your car—old or news—is in great hands.
i am parveen kumar. i am a marketing executiveThis author has published 30 articles so far.