The solution to this problem is a number of filters to sort through the listings, more transparency in the buying and selling model with no interference of the website between Buyer and Seller plus the emergence of search engines for searching cars online.
Now let me explain this step by step to you, firstly when the number of listings gets increased, it is only understandable that even the relatively newer listings will be found in back pages, so to do away with this notion websites have introduced n number of filters to help the customers filter through the thousands upon thousands of listings found on these sites, with some even crossing a million mark as well. So what these filters do is narrow down the extent of the search you have to do based on all the filters you have applied ensuring that you’ll see only the required listings. Let me give you an example of some of these filters to make you understand how specific they have become.
Some of the most specific filters in the used cars are the age of the car, the model year, the range of distance it has traveled, the number of major and minor accidents it has been through, and more.
Secondly, major websites like the ones mentioned above have also started to focus more greatly on the transparency in every aspect of the e-commerce business, transparency is provided in every step of the way from getting your car listed to get it sold off through the website. Websites tend to leave the listings to impartial algorithms and software’s while always providing the explanation for their actions plus these marketplaces have also made it their policy to never interfere between buyer and seller until being called upon, besides that they merely spectate. This enables consumers to shop hassle free on a clean site and also the car dealers don’t have to worry about their leads being shared with other local dealers plus billing on their part also becomes easy.
The third and the final thing that has happened is the emergence of car search engines like Automotive Leads, Used cars for sale, and dealership locator to just name a few. These search engines have started cooperating with the car selling websites or in some cases are owned by the same websites in order to make the search for your desired vehicles much easier than before. The unique thing about these search engines is beside working like your normal search engines, some of them also have filters so that you are able to filter and narrow down your searches.
These search engines have enabled the buyers to navigate through millions of listings that have started springing up due to the policy of unlimited listings adopted by some sites and in the process has satisfied the skepticism of big and small dealers about the transparency and working of the E-commerce market.
Though a lot of things have been done, a lot is on its way and a lot can be done to increase the ease of doing business in the particular sector, as stated before, innovations born out of necessities and so we are bound to see all kinds of new technologies, Artificial intelligence as well as a whole range of new tactics by these websites as they wrestle with each other to get attention of both the buyers and sellers ultimately making the industry even better for the consumers because it should always be remembered that amongst such stiff competition and 24×7 innovations to maintain lead, the only real winner that comes out is the end customer and this case is no different, only the customer will win at the end no matter who wins the battle of profits and mathematical figures.