Who we are

Our strategy

Auto Trader exists to lead the future of the UK's digital automotive marketplace. We aim to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles in the UK, by continually evolving the ecosystem to provide a better experience for consumers, retailers and manufacturers alike

Our purpose is to improve car buying in the UK, whilst also evolving the wider automotive ecosystem. Our mission is to lead the future of the UK’s digital automotive marketplace and become the UK’s most admired business. In order to achieve our purpose and mission, our strategy focusses on three growth horizons:

Core

Maintain the best customer experience for buying and selling vehicles

Our core marketplace continues to offer a strong runway for growth, underpinned by continuous improvement of the car buying experience.

Continually innovate to create value for our customers

We continue to invest in the onsite experience and the tools available to consumers to help them make the most informed decisions.

Improve vehicle stock choice, volumes and accuracy

It is vitally important we maintain our leadership position across different stock profiles, including: age, price, make, model and region, across both new and used vehicles. All our stock is underpinned by our extensive vehicle taxonomy.

Adjacent

Become to new cars what we are in used

We’ve identified adjacent market opportunities which leverage either our large consumer audience or our relationships with retailers and manufacturers. Our proposition gives franchise retailers the ability to advertise physical new cars are immediately available to buy, and includes their associated discount.

Develop a more efficient way to source, dispose and move vehicles

A consistent pain point for retailers is how they currently source vehicles outside of consumer part-exchanges. Disposing of and moving vehicles in a cost effective way can also be challenging, with many retailers wedded to one supplier.

Future

Extend our product offering further down the buying funnel, towards online transactions

We believe future opportunities exist in creating an online transaction journey for car buyers. Our research suggests there is a growing desire to complete more aspects of the car buying journey online. While the options available to a consumer as they move through the car buying process will remain largely unchanged, how they interact with retailers and the technology through which they engage will evolve. We continue to look at the various component parts which make up the online transaction journey and how we might offer those ono Auto Trader.

With forecourts in England and Wales set to open next week, our Data & Insight Director @therickw shares our latest audience insights revealing how we are seeing buyer behaviour change as lockdown measures ease. https://t.co/yIMnXbLtn0
Performance Rating helps you quickly understand how well your adverts are performing vs competing adverts and know whether your adverts are winning buyers’ attention. Plus we’ve improved how you can track performance improvements over time. https://t.co/4IhSUpEV81
Following 4 months of price growth slowing, due to the record levels of demand in the market, last month not only saw the 12th consecutive month of price growth but also the first monthly increase in the rate of growth since October 2020. https://t.co/aQQ27H6QOl
A reminder from @stuart_trader to login to Portal to let us know if you offer admin fees. 92% of retailers already have. https://t.co/TkUEpnyx5p
When we look at vehicle pricing by age bands we can see strong growth for all vehicles, with those vehicles in the 5-10 year old and 10-15 year old age bands seeing the strongest like-for-like price growth. https://t.co/0PvxqEjLvZ
Our Data & Insight Director @therickw returns for his ever popular audience update, revealing that visits to our marketplace are up by 89.4% compared to the same period in 2020 and up by 27.5% when compared to the same period in 2019. #RichWalkerfanclub https://t.co/NR8mywkxCE
Just 15 minutes until today's webinar. You can still register to watch live or stay tuned right here for the highlights > https://t.co/Foqq4rVl2N https://t.co/my9knVy7eL
For the first time since August, new car registration numbers grow with the @SMMT reporting a welcome year-on-year growth in registrations of 11.5% in March. https://t.co/WAPeT02wou
As forecourts reopen, we look at reasons to be optimistic for April and share some practical advice for retailers looking to keep up with the industry as it moves forward beyond the pandemic. https://t.co/BwGEsCm9Kj
Register for next week's webinar where @Lusky91 of Luscombe's Leeds will reveal how they have advanced their digital retailing during lockdown and how they’re going to use these learnings to make more efficient sales in future > https://t.co/Foqq4rVl2N https://t.co/7opxnTlSdV

Auto Trader Group plc
Registered in England (Company number: 09439967)

Auto Trader Limited
Registered in England and Wales (Company number: 03909628)

Registered address:

1 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN
VAT number: GB 614 8918 20

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