Motomatch supports dealers by offering free access to its online platform during COVID-19 lockdown

Colin Mileman / 24 April 2020

  • Free access to Motomatch for qualifying dealers provides a boost for the motor industry during this period of uncertainty

  • Applies to new dealers that register on Motomatch, with existing dealers receiving a credit to alleviate their financial burden

  • Motomatch matches customers and dealers – even during lockdown, so deals can be concluded as soon as business resumes.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 16 April 2020 – Motomatch is making its contribution to the sustainability of the motor industry and the dealer network by offering free access to its online platform for all qualified dealers during the COVID-19 lockdown.

“In light of the current lockdown period and the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our economy, we are offering all qualified dealers free access to Motomatch,” says Dov Stern, director of Motomatch. “This is our way of supporting the motor industry during these challenging times, and will give dealers a boost by allowing them to line up deals that can be concluded when they are able to open their doors to the public again.”

New dealers that register on Motomatch – and meet its dealership requirements – will receive free access to the service for the duration of the lockdown. Existing dealers that have already subscribed to Motomatch will have their accounts credited to alleviate some of their financial burden during this period of uncertainty, and the complete shutdown on economic activity in this important sector that supports approximately 2,500 dealers and hundreds of thousands of jobs countrywide.

“Once the lockdown ends, it won’t mean the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we expect numerous measures to remain in place to help contain the spread of the virus,” Stern explains. “Accordingly, the way we do business across all sectors of the industry will change, and we’re sure to see an increased reliance on digital resources in all aspects of our lives. Dealers that have adapted to this new way of thinking and conducting business will be best placed to succeed once the country reopens for business."

“We have experienced a significant increase in the number of customers accessing the Motomatch website during the lockdown period, and we expect this trend to continue growing as people appreciate the convenience, ease-of-use and around-the-clock availability of this platform,” he adds.

The Motomatch website, www.motomatch.co.za, is a virtual marketplace and lead generator that is uniquely positioned to assist dealers in continuing to list the vehicles they have for sale, and to attract genuine leads from interested buyers, as well as sellers. It facilitates instant communication between the dealer and customer through the interactive real-time dashboard and chat function, which is accessible from a desktop computer or a mobile device. This allows the dealer to keep in touch with the market at all times, and with customers around the country.

The unique selling point of Motomatch is that it matches customers with dealers. Buyers can easily select the vehicles that they are interested in, and the selling dealers then respond with offers. The customer selects the best offer and connects with the dealer to conclude the purchase – it could not be easier!

Motomatch also provides peace of mind for customers, as they are able to maintain the best form of social distancing when searching for a new car online. All personal details are completely secure, and only shared with the dealer they choose to connect with to conclude the deal.

For further information on becoming a Motomatch dealer, visit www.motomatch.co.za/dealer

View the informative Motomatch dealer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S98pBLXjYRQ