LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Lister, the first marketplace for the automotive industry that lets sellers list and buyers shop for new and pre-owned cars from any smartphone, tablet or desktop, today announced a partnership with Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, to provide Car Lister users and dealership partners instant valuation of a vehicle before trade-in or purchase on Car Lister 's marketplace. Announced at the National Automobile Dealers Association's Convention & Expo, the integration will be featured within both elements of Car Lister's Orion platform – Bring Your Best Offer (BYBO) and Dealer-to-Dealer Wholesale (DDW) – introducing a new level of empowerment for dealers in the used car industry and a greater level of ease for prospective buyers/sellers.
Powered by Black Book, Car Lister's trade-in value tool grants users the ability to instantly obtain their vehicle's trade-in value by simply entering the VIN or by answering questions about the vehicles make, model and condition. Users will be provided an estimated trade-in value and a participating Car Lister dealership nearby where they can trade in the vehicle. They will also be provided a recommended price range for which to sell to another public buyer.
"Since the very beginning, Car Lister has worked to provide something that legacy sites never could – a compelling and user-friendly experience for buying and selling cars," said Bryan Harmon, Founder and CEO of DreamWare, the parent company of Car Lister. "This partnership with Black Book furthers that experience by giving consumers and dealers instant access to a vehicle valuation tool that empowers them to take full control of the transaction for the most positive and all-encompassing car-buying experience available."
In addition to the new partnership with Black Book, Car Lister's upcoming Vehicle Health Check program promises to enhance their unique ability to drive customers into dealership service departments. Vehicle Health Checks will include recall reports for vehicles that have had service appointments booked on Car Lister. The servicing dealership will receive any pertinent recall information and be able to inform the customer and correct the issue, giving dealerships key information which will increase their ability to convert service customers into vehicle sales.
Car Lister's platform provides neutral ground for consumers and dealerships, offering a secure atmosphere where both parties can communicate without the exchange of personal information until the final stages of the vehicle purchase process. Members who use Car Lister are able to enjoy an ad-free interface that doesn't share their personal data with outside parties.
By integrating Black Book into Car Lister, dealerships now have a tool to better understand which vehicles make sense to purchase from a consumer, and which ones qualify as a "good buy" for wholesale inventory.
"Accurate reliable vehicle valuation data is critical to the effectiveness of today's online marketplaces for cars and trucks," said Jared Kalfus, Senior Vice-President of Sales for Black Book. "Car Lister's users will benefit from Black Book's sixty years of valuation accuracy, as the most trusted and widely used source of vehicle information in the industry."
For more information on Car Lister and Black Book, visit www.carlister.co.
About Black Book
Black Book® is best known in the automotive industry for providing timely, independent and accurate vehicle pricing information, and is available to industry-qualified users through online subscription products, mobile applications and licensing agreements. A leading provider since 1955, Black Book has continuously evolved to ensure that it achieves its goal of delivering mission-critical information to its customers, along with the insight necessary to successfully buy, sell, and lend. Black Book data is published daily by National Auto Research, a division of Hearst Business Media, and the company maintains offices in Georgia, Florida, and Maryland as well as the Canadian Black Book in Toronto. For more information, please visit BlackBook.com or call 800.554.1026.
About Car Lister
Car Lister is the all in one dealership software solution, soon to be an all in one consumer car buying solution. Utilizing technology, Car Lister facilitates the transaction of a vehicle between two parties in the online world in a way that's never been done before. Car Lister has solved the problem of selling a car online, with a fully integrated, automated process that incorporates real time notifications and full validation throughout the entire process. The application allows for a seamless integration with auto dealers' existing systems, allows private sellers to upload and list vehicles for sale, and allows buyers to shop for new and pre-owned cars from any smartphone, tablet or desktop. Car Lister also generates the listing title and vehicle description, allows for the upload of images and video, and includes a full vehicle history report at no cost. Car Lister also pre-qualifies buyers through eLEND Solutions CreditPlus, which instantly pre-qualifies customers based on dealer-defined credit criteria, giving car buyers direct, upfront access to dealership financing sources, enabling them to seamlessly transition from online shopping to in-store buying. Car Lister has been officially available to users and dealers since January 2015. Visit www.carlister.co.
Headquartered in Naples, Florida, DreamWare, Inc. delivers unique web applications and services to improve mobile e-commerce across verticals. In October 2014, the company launched Car Lister to facilitate users listing their cars in minutes from any device with an unparalleled degree of accuracy without typing one word. Buyers can browse detailed listing pages for new and pre-owned cars, including videos and large images, create car comparisons, review full car reports, and share car listings and other automotive expertise through Car Lister's automobile-industry specific social media platform. For more information, visit www.dreamwareinc.co, or www.carlister.co.
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