Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2006, 08:00 PM UPDATED 11:59 AMBy Nick Zulovich
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 19, 2006) -- PriceGrabber.com announced an enhancement to its Autos channel that gives dealerships the opportunity to showcase pre-owned inventory on its network of sites.
According to company executives, dealerships can now easily publish pre-owned inventory to the PriceGrabber.com network of Web sites. They went on to say that PriceGrabber.com is capable of receiving data from HomeNet, The Cobalt Group, AutoBase.com, DiamondLot and DealerFusion, as well as inventory data s from dealerships' dealer management systems. Executives highlighted the fact that PriceGrabber.com, an Experian company, can post up to 18 photographs per vehicle.
"This is a significant upgrade for our Autos channel and complements our new car service," said Darren Davis business director of PriceGrabber Autos. "All indications are that core shoppers who have become savvy at using PriceGrabber.com to find good deals on household and personal products are ready to expand their Internet shopping activities to include auto buying as well."
PriceGrabber Autos' shoppers can refine their searches by standard parameters, including year, model, price, trim lines, body, styles and distance from their location. Moreover, PriceGrabber Autos said it has added lists of standard features to most vehicles and provides a payment calculator on each listing page.
PriceGrabber.com also partnered with Experian's AutoCheck to offer vehicle history reports for its inventory, which currently includes more than 125,000 units.
The cost of uploading vehicles to the company's network of sites starts at $500 per month for unlimited listings, $14.95 per lead generated. Re-launch special pricing offers are also currently available through the end of July based on geography and average inventory count.
For more information, visit autos.pricegrabber.com.