ONESWOOP BUSINESS OPENS CAR DOOR TO RETAILERS Wednesday 6 June 2001 PDF Print E-tailer asserts market leadership with the creation of a new business-to-business division - to meet demand for the outsourcing of car order fulfilment Leading online car retailer OneSwoop today announced the launch of a new business-to-business service - OneSwoop Business. This service, the most advanced online logistics and fulfilment operation in Europe, will provide channels already established in the motor industry obvious cost synergies in the sourcing of new cars as well as accessibility to extended markets. In addition, the service will enable the next generation of car retailers - established multiple food and clothing retailers and well known high street names - to source new cars from across Europe using OneSwoop's five-country dealer network. OneSwoop Business will manage the entire sourcing and logistics process, from initial web or telephone order to delivery of cars direct to the dealer or end consumer. OneSwoop partners will be able to select from a range of over 1,300 models featuring hundreds of thousands of option combinations available at the most competitive continental price. A dedicated OneSwoop team member will be available to retailers 12 hours a day, to handle new sourcing requests and provide an immediate status report on the import process at each stage. The new division will also offer support services for retailers looking to enter the car market. These services will range from assistance with customer enquiries from OneSwoop's Customer Contact Centre to building the retailer's web-site using the company's motor industry expertise and online experience gathered from 15-months operating as a leader in the sector. Andy Carroll, chief operating officer OneSwoop, commented, "Based on the proven success of our business model, over the last few months, we have been approached by a number of online and offline retailers to provide car order fulfilment to serve an emerging demand from consumers. OneSwoop is ideally positioned to service these requests, as the company has a superior network of suppliers, unrivalled logistics partnerships and transaction management skills to efficiently deliver new models to UK retailers on demand. Therefore, the launch of OneSwoop Business is a natural development for the company to further consolidate its position in the automotive industry and accelerate growth, while enabling the operations of both existing operators and new entrants to the sector." Carroll continued, "Just as consumers have started to look towards major multiples for branded goods and services like Levi jeans, Calvin Klein underwear, Sony electrical equipment or even pensions, mortgages and loans, we strongly believe that the way people buy their car is also changing. Already, car buyers are purchasing over the web, rather than simply going to their local dealer, and consumers will increasingly look for car bargains from familiar places - such as the local supermarket, favourite high street stores and even their employer." "Rather than remaining just as a specialist business-to-consumer retailer," Carroll emphasised, "OneSwoop will increasingly develop services tailored to emerging `clicks and mortar` markets as the online automotive sector matures to serve the needs and preferences of all motor consumers." OneSwoop's extensive continental operations span dealers in five countries across the EU, including Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland and Ireland. The company exploits the difference in car prices across Europe to deliver cost savings to the UK's car buyers and now - for the first time, through OneSwoop Business - to online and offline retailers, finance houses, motoring and leisure associations and corporates. About OneSwoop: Launched in March 2000, OneSwoop is the leading pan-European online car retailer offering three easy ways to buy a car - OneSwoop Now, OneSwoop Custom and OneSwoop Select. Voted `Best place to buy a car online` by the What Car? Web Guide 2001, the company specialises in a no haggle, no hassle service - delivering both custom and pre-configured cars directly to customers at up to 25 per cent off UK retail prices in as little as four weeks. OneSwoop is backed by a number of prestigious financial and strategic investors from Europe and the US, including Insight Capital, BP, Credit Suisse and Atlas Venture. It numbers amongst its partners such respected organisations as Fortis Bank, Marks & Spencer, SGS and STVA (Transcars). 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