We continually evolve to meet the needs of consumers and customers, which means we remain the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace for new and used cars.
The ecosystem we operate in
The automotive market is complex and often inefficient. There are multiple participants and unsurprisingly consumers can find the process of buying or selling a car overwhelming. Through Auto Trader products, services and partnerships we aim to significantly improve the car buying experience, as well as leverage our existing relationships to improve further parts of the value chain.
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 478,000 cars including 31,000 new cars each month.
Each advert features a good, great, fair, high, and 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.
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 (Retail Accelerator 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.
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 31,000 brand new car make/model variants on our marketplace. 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.