Who we are

What we do

With over 10 million transactions each year, the journey of buying or selling a car is often complex and inefficient. Auto Trader addresses this by driving efficiencies in the marketplace

Through the evolution of our digital platforms and our innovative data products we make the process of buying and selling cars easier for consumers, retailers and manufacturers.

How we make the market simpler and more efficient

Consumers

From desire, to research, to decision - Auto Trader makes the consumer journey easier.

Our platform offers consumers an unparalleled selection of new and used car listings, enabling them to search from a marketplace of 453,000 used cars and 6,000 virtual new cars each month.

Each advert features a good, great, or low price indicator, dealer reviews and the ability to perform a free basic vehicle check. We also offer free car valuations and a variety of motoring services and advice to help consumers in their car buying journey.

As 52% of car buyers want to search for their next car by monthly price, we’ve launched a new finance search tool allowing consumers to search by monthly budget.

Trade

From marketing, to finance, to deal - Auto Trader makes the retailer journey easier.

We offer a range of products and services to our retailer customers to help them win in today’s digital automotive marketplace.

Our core classified platform provides access to the UK’s largest car buying audience through different product packages which offer increasing levels of prominence in search.

Powered by both our own and third-party data, we offer data intelligence solutions (i-Control and Retail Check) enabling retailers to buy the right stock, at the right price.

After gaining FCA authorisation, we can now enable retailers to display their own finance calculator as standard on their full page adverts on Auto Trader. This allows retailers to show their finance offerings much earlier on in the car buying journey, increasing the opportunity for them to sell their own finance over a consumer sourcing finance from elsewhere.

Every retailer customer receives monthly performance dashboard analytics to help them assess their performance, and free access to best practice events.  

Manufacturers

From production, to advertising, to sale - Auto Trader makes the manufacturer journey easier.

Our platform enables manufacturers to advertise to the UK’s largest car buying audience. Our new format InSearch allows brands to serve new car adverts within search results, and as 58% of car buyers used video to inform their recent purchase decision, we recently introduced video format advertising.

We know that 75% of buyers consider new cars, so we added over 6,000 brand new car make/model variants on our marketplace. These new cars are unregistered and do not physically exist, and are called ‘virtual stock’. Make/model pages for all new cars improve the buying journey, and our extra content and annual New Car Awards enhances Auto Trader’s position in the new car market.

We use our own data management platform (‘DMP’) to create highly targeted audience segments for advertising and give manufacturers a compelling proposition to reach new car buyers.

Very insightful view from Andy Barratt on the future of EVs: "There isn't an economic proposition without government support that makes electrification that viable today" @AutoRetail #ARNForum https://t.co/IW110ZcnJk
A fascinating key note from @forduk 's Chairman & MD, Andy Barratt at this morning's #ARNForum. "Consumers don't really care about the latest specs... what they care about is their monthly outgoing" https://t.co/ULrhUSydGh
A superb line up at today's @AutoRetail #ARNForum. Looking forward to hearing unique insight on how #Brexit will affect our industry. https://t.co/OJiAYU3FiY
We believe under representation of women in automotive is one of the most important issues in our industry. That’s why we’re thrilled to be partnering with the @auto30club to help support their efforts in driving greater #diversityinauto Find out more https://t.co/o1Hx9EvIlz https://t.co/FxlikZhITZ
This morning's @SMMT used car figures revealed a relatively solid market over Q3, dipping slightly to just -2.1% on Q3 2017. Year to date, the market is a very respectable -2.5% down on last year. Read the results in full here: https://t.co/jWfTeCIugI https://t.co/ikcsNGo4F8
We're proud to be the UK's most trusted automotive classified website https://t.co/SeFGtT3Hmj
The brilliant @alclarkeltd sharing fascinating insight on the true value of a #DiversityandInclusion strategy at @AMLive2018 #AMLive2018 You can find out more on what Al discussed here: https://t.co/1vnsgdTFSM https://t.co/JjIMK2Vhgb
Looking forward to a great #AMLive2018 from the @AMchatter team. A great buzz of activity already! https://t.co/Z1fTCF7LmL
Thank you to everyone that joined yesterday's #ARNLive & a big thanks to @VWUKNews' Alison Jones & @DobiesCumbria's Bill Dobie for sharing their insight. Don't worry if you missed the live show as it's now available on-demand and podcast: https://t.co/ytjNaXYr3d https://t.co/Td3t0Yl5a5
And we're live! Don't forget, if you want to ask any questions to Alison, Bill or Rebecca, either use the hashtag #ARNLive or on your dashboard https://t.co/XJkyiVGgAm

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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