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 strategic pillars

Improve car buying in the UK

Increase consumer audience, advert views and use of our valuation tools

Having the largest and most engaged consumer audience is one of the key components in our network effects business model. Investing in the best consumer experience and growing audience underpins the value we deliver to our retailers. Part of that experience is the free valuation tools we offer.

Improve stock choice, volumes and accuracy

Consumers visit Auto Trader, in part due to the experience, but also due to the volume and choice of stock from our trusted customer base. It’s important we maintain coverage across age, price, region make and model to ensure we can meet the buying needs of all our consumers. Stock is underpinned by accurate taxonomy, which we continue to improve.

Evolve the automotive ecosystem in the UK

Grow ARPR in a balanced, sustainable way by creating value for our customers

Average revenue per retailer (ARPR) growth is driven by three levers; stock, price and product. Over a three to four year period we look to balance their contribution, as we seek at attain long-term sustainable growth.

Enhance our relevance and value to manufacturers

Whilst our main revenue driver comes through retailers, there is considerable opportunity with manufacturers. We know three out of four consumers are open to buying new or used cars high up in the buying funnel, which promotes our audience of in market car buyers as a valuable target audience for manufacturers.

Become the most admired digital business

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

There’s considerable market research suggesting that consumers are becoming more open to the idea of transacting cars online. We believe having the component parts of the deal will be a key differentiator for us as a business.

Create and maintain high-performing, data-orientated teams

Auto Trader’s people are one of our most important assets. We continually invest in their development, our environment and promoting diversity and inclusion. Data is at the heart of how we operate as a business and how our people work.

As #cardealers re-opened their showrooms on Monday we saw the highest day for new car leads since we launched the new car platform. To find out more about #advertising your #newcars with us, email brandnew@autotrader.co.uk https://t.co/ke5xKYmGME
That's it for this week's webinar. Thanks to our guest @mikejonesase for joining us once again and be sure to register for next week's webinar at https://t.co/NiN0Kwzkit https://t.co/9pwRYEnOJa
Question for @MarcThornboroug - How can I manage sales in the current scenario?
Now over to Q&A - first question around what happens if I include admin prices in the full advertised price?
Update on the self-employed scheme – applications for a second grant to open in August. Allows you to claim 70% of average monthly trading profits, capped at £6,570
Great summary from @ASE_Global on what government support is currently available https://t.co/dg4Ge6nVi7
Delighted to welcome @mikejonesase from @ASE_Global back to provide the latest update on the #furlough scheme and #selfemployed income support scheme
When it comes to where to source your stock - @MarcThornboroug highlights that @dealerauction1 is offering a free 3-month subscription for new customers (even if you've had a free trial before). Request a call back and one of our account managers will get in touch to help you!
We've once again dusted off @MarcThornboroug to talk about restocking your forecourt to ensure you are #RetailReady
Great advice from @stuart_trader - be sure to reorganise your back end to cope with the surge in leads. A missed call could be a missed sale!

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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