ATLANTA, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to giving dealers greater control and options for how and when they want to do business, Manheim is launching Manheim Express SM, a mobile app for dealers. Another 24/7 option within the Manheim Marketplace™, Manheim Express is a fast, easy and self-service way for dealers to list and sell inventory right from their lots or in-lane in the world's largest wholesale marketplace.
"Manheim Express is a whole new channel and a whole new way to do business in the Manheim Marketplace," said Grace Huang, president, Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. "We are bringing the power of the Manheim Marketplace to the dealer's lot, in the palm of their hand. On top of that, we are launching the industry's only wholesale guaranteed first bid and are integrating 3D and 360‑degree vehicle imaging technology that leapfrogs the competition."
After completing a few quick steps in the Manheim Express mobile app, dealers will have all of the information they need to evaluate a vehicle so that they can decide to take a Guaranteed First Bid SM, list it in the Manheim Marketplace, order an inspection or consign it to a Manheim operating location.
Load Vehicle Info via VIN Scan – In the new and free Manheim Express mobile app, dealers simply scan the VIN and are immediately presented the vehicle's value from Manheim Market Report (MMR), AutoCheck Snapshot vehicle history report data, and manufacturer build data (where available). This information provides dealers the necessary information to make smart decisions on taking vehicles in on trade.
Get a Guaranteed First Bid – Manheim Express offers the industry's only wholesale guaranteed first bid (GFB). Driven from the industry-leading MMR, a minimum floor price is set and if the vehicle does not sell for the minimum floor price or greater after being listed in the Manheim Marketplace for 2 business days, Manheim will buy the vehicle at the GFB price. So, Guaranteed First Bid means that dealers know they can have a check in hand in two business days. Dealers can also be assured that their inventory is in the largest and most active market in the world, which experiences 58 million unique visits per year.
List to the Manheim Marketplace – Simplifying the listing experience, Manheim Express allows dealers to walk a car and create a listing complete with the industry's first and best-in-class, 360-degree images that can be uploaded into the Manheim Marketplace within three minutes. Manheim is partnering with computer vision company Fyusion to enable dealers to walk cars and create immersive, interactive 3D images, while also being able to apply smart tags to any damaged areas in under 3 minutes.
"Our products are focused on creating intelligent 3D imaging," said Radu Rusu, CEO of Fyusion. "Any dealer will be able to easily create a fully tagged interactive 3D image from their Android or iOS phone, that's viewable on any device - mobile or desktop."
Order an Inspection – Manheim research shows that vehicles with a condition report from an independent inspector are three more times likely to sell online. From the app, dealers can order a condition report and an inspector will come right to their lot within 72 hours, making inspections easy and convenient.
Consign to Manheim Auction – If a dealer prefers to not sell the vehicle in any of the Manheim Digital Marketplaces, dealers can now send their inventory to the Manheim operating location of their choice via Manheim Express.
"Manheim Express is another example of how Manheim continues revolutionizing inventory wholesaling and how Manheim Marketplace is uniquely positioned to meet clients wherever they are – even off their lots," said Huang.
Launching this summer, Manheim Express is one of several solutions that are being integrated into the Manheim Marketplace. Manheim Marketplace has a variety of flexible, customizable solutions that allow clients to buy and sell right off their lots. Comprising Manheim.com, OVE and now ManheimExpress.com as well as OEM-specific marketplaces, Manheim Marketplace is the largest and most active market in the world.
Manheim will showcase this all-new way to do business with Manheim Marketplace via hands-on demonstrations at NADA: https://www.coxautoinc.com/nada2018/manheim/
About Manheim North America (www.manheim.com)
Manheim® is North America's leading provider of end-to-end wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations.
Through its extensive physical, mobile and digital sales network, the company offers diverse solutions for inventory management, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. With more channels and smarter tools, Manheim Marketplace offers the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions and services, enabling wholesale vehicle buyers and sellers faster and more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. In addition, Manheim provides industry-leading data and tools to improve client efficiencies and decision-making, while delivering a value-added customer experience.
Approximately 18,000 team members enable Manheim to offer 8 million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $58 billion in value and generate annual revenues of more than $3 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.
Fyusion applies 3D computer vision and machine learning expertise to make images as intelligent as they are beautiful. Immersive, interactive photorealistic high definition 3D images are viewable on any mobile, desktop, VR or AR device - all captured using a smartphone or any other camera.
Capturing in 3D means that we give images powers beyond what's possible with 2D photos & videos; from changing backgrounds & adding rich data tags, to visual search & damage analysis. No professional photographers or tools are needed - it's immersive imaging at scale.
Based in San Francisco, Fyusion's core visual technology is covered by over 50 patents and is empowering the growth of the most innovative, visual-centric businesses worldwide.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. The global company's 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across 100+ countries and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. coxautoinc.com
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