Should you order your new car online?
At its height, the social lockdown measures imposed throughout the world to minimise the spread of coronavirus encouraged vastly different consumer behaviour. The whole world headed online in order to rally behind the need to stay at home and save lives while remaining connected to friends and loved ones. And, indeed, to look after our own desperate urges to keep busy and productive with little else available as entertainment.
The ease, convenience and practicality of these online transactions will likely have a resounding effect on our purchasing desires and expectations long into the future. The limits of what we can buy quickly and safely online knows no bounds and we are recognising these benefits in increasing volumes. But what about when it comes to choosing a new vehicle?
Statistics show that more than 57% of motorists choose to do their research online before choosing their new car. Plus, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more of us were taking the extra leap and ordering our new vehicle online as opposed to scouring local forecourts.
There are many benefits to buying your car online and these are only heightened while close proximity purchases and non-essential long-distance travel are in a state of fluidity. To this aim, we take a look at some reasons why you should consider buying your car online (relevant during COVID-19 lockdown and beyond) along with addressing some of natural reservations we face when doing so.