On Monday 25th January 2016, Evans Halshaw opened the newest additions to its used car brand with Car Store Bristol and Norwich, creating new jobs in the area. Car Store signals an alternative take on the traditional car dealership by offering a buying environment exclusively for online customers.
Evans Halshaw Car Store Bristol is located on the same plot as Makro on Cribbs Causeway Estate, with Car Store Norwich located on the same plot as Makro on Broadland Business Park and are the fourth and fifth locations to carry the Car Store name, joining the other stores in Birmingham, Slough and Chessington. The opening is part of the group's impressive growth strategy which will eventually include 40 new retail outlets over the coming years.
Car Store Bristol and Norwich will serve as a local 'click and collect' style pick-up point for www.evanshalshaw.com's 1.5m online customers taking advantage of its Move Me Closer and Sell Your Car services. By utilising the brand's Move Me Closer scheme, customers are able to browse 20,000 used cars from Evans Halshaw dealerships across the UK and have their preferred model moved closer to them to view.
The Sell Your Car service means customers can book a car valuation appointment online or over phone, and following a face-to-face valuation, Evans Halshaw will buy any car for a great price - even if you are not purchasing a vehicle. Again making it more convenient for customers to sell their cars too.
The company believes that people are ready to adopt a more convenient way to shop for and sell used cars.
Stuart Foulds, National Franchise Director, said:
"There has been a strong demand for the Move Me Closer service from customers in South West England and the East of England so we invested in destinations that could serve those customers at a location more convenient to them.
"Car Store Norwich and Bristol, are quite different to anything else offered to car buyers in Norwich and Bristol, and our first example in the South West and East of England of an alternative retail format that offers a combination of convenience, value and choice for the modern customer."
The store also includes a dedicated area where customers can access and browse over 20,000 used vehicles from BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Volkswagen and Citroen to name a few.