Vendors choose BCA because they trust us. They trust the robustness and transparency of our remarketing processes, and they also trust us to achieve the optimum financial return when selling vehicles. Vendors can count on us to deliver more buyers and unrivalled buying power to our sales – but that’s only part of the BCA advantage. Our comprehensive support for vendors includes a range of valuable services that make selling easier, faster and more rewarding.
The optimum mix of sales and channels is a core BCA strength. We have the capacity to remarket vehicles where others will struggle, because we bring a unique combination of the largest auction network across the UK and Europe, online-only, physical, and hybrid sale channels, plus extensive experience together with proven performance. Sales may include:
- special events
- general sales for smaller vendors
Vehicle inspections and logistics
Vehicle inspection services form a vital part of BCA's integrated remarketing solutions for customers. From inspections conducted in the field to a condition appraisal grading onsite at a BCA centre, this provides control, confidence and transparent reporting to the customer on both the status and condition of vehicles in the remarketing process. In many cases vehicle inspection is combined with collection, and BCA's vehicle logisitcs operation is the largest of its kind in Europe, and every year handles hundreds of thousands of vehicles.
Vehicle refurbishment, conditioning and valeting
Vehicle condition and presentation is key to optimising residual value and financial return at sale. BCA's range of 'Smart Prepared' vehicle services are designed to help do precisely that. Services for customers can be bespoke, and be part of an overall service level agreement, and include:
- Valeting and paint restoration
- Alloy wheel refurbisment
- Signage removal
- Body repairs
- Windscreen/glass repair
- Interior restoration
Vehicle in-life services
Solutions for fleet customers include "upstream" services when vehicles are still in active life. These include vehicle document management, vehicle fines management, and inspections in advance of vehicle defleet and disposal.
Data, market intelligence, and training
BCA works with many customers to implement live data feeds. Data is automatically fed into BCA's vehicle inventory management systems, then triggers remarketing processes such as vehicle transport or allocation to one or more sale channels. These same feeds then enable automatic peformance reporting back to the customer.
In addition to real-time online vehicle pricing and residual value data, BCA regularly publishes market reports detailing vehicle pricing and trends. Included here are 'BCA Pulse' and the annual 'BCA Used Car Market Report', which is now in its 19th year. The 'BCA Used Car Market Report' presents comprehensive analysis from hundreds of thousands of vehicle values, and is unique in the remarketing industry. These invaluable data sources and reports enable vendors to easily keep track of values and trends, in order to remarket vehicles as successfully as possible.
BCA delivers auction and vehicle appraisal/valuation training for many vendors in the retail motor industry, as part of developing and sharing best practice in remarketing with customers.