In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, news outlets are estimating a demand for up to a million new cars in the Houston area. The Washington Post reported on September 3 that Harvey was the most destructive event for cars in the nation’s history. Other reports suggest that approximately 85 percent of Houston’s car owners have comprehensive car insurance so they will be able to purchase a new car relatively quickly. Some car manufacturers are offering discounts to flood victims.
Fastlane, the car-buying e-commerce startup, has already been very busy helping get car dealers’ online presence up and running so they can get their new and certified pre-owned cars in front of these desperate Houston drivers.
“We want to help area car dealers and dealer groups meet this demand,” said Brandon Hall, Fastlane’s CEO. “Delivering to customers the vehicle they need, as quickly as possible, is the mission of dealers and we’re here to make sure this happens without a hitch.”
Fastlane’s platform offers car dealers the ability to customize and brand their online car buying experience, while providing customers with a start-to-finish purchasing process. Dealers use Fastlane to showcase their inventory, help their customers pick out the car they want, and choose other purchase components such as financing and service contracts.
“Fastlane is a complete car buying system, with advanced features and customizability,” said Hall. “The platform seamlessly walks customers through the many aspects of the buying process.”
Car dealers in such markets as Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin and in surrounding markets should contact at email@example.com to receive an online demo and discuss the best ways they can use the platform to meet the immediate need for new cars and to build their online sales capability going forward. Online demos can also be requested at Fastlane’s website, www.fastlane.car.
Fastlane, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is a developer of innovative e-commerce and showroom technologies for automotive dealerships. Fastlane creates value for dealers by providing them with an online checkout experience and enhancing dealer’s in-store purchase experience, giving them the power to sell more cars, be more profitable and increase overall customer satisfaction. By offering Fastlane’s turnkey purchasing solution, dealers give customers a convenient way to complete the purchase transaction while the sales team focuses on engaging with customers and building long-term relationships that last well after the car is purchased.
Fastlane’s technical integration team, based in Dallas, Texas, customizes the Fastlane e-commerce platform to meet the specific and unique needs of individual dealerships and dealer groups.