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Carvana, Auto eCommerce Startup, Drives Change In Car Market

Carvana, a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, has lapped the competition by allowing users to buy, sell, or trade in a car at Carvana.com in 10 minutes or less and have their new vehicle delivered to their driveway as early as the following day. This innovative service became available to new markets in South Carolina on Wednesday, May 24.

“As we continue to expand our presence in the Southeast, we’re proud to now include Columbia and Greenville on the growing list of cities with free, as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery,” said Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana. “With summer right around the corner, we hope their Saturdays can now be spent on the golf course or at the beach instead of at a dealership.”

At Carvana.com, customers can browse the 7,300-car inventory from their computer or smart device, obtain personal financing terms (with no impact to their credit), and schedule delivery or pickup from one of Carvana’s car vending machines in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Nashville or San Antonio (Carvana will subsidize $200 of airfare). If they don’t like it after seven days, they can return it.

The company was created in 2012 to transform the way consumers buy cars. In the age of convenience, replacing the traditional car dealer with technology and quality customer service was a powerful move.

Additionally, Carvana cars have never been in a reported accident, never have frame damage, and never leave the e-dealer without undergoing a rigorous, 150-point inspection process.

Customers clearly know they can trust the brand: the company has delivered cars in 48 states and now, with the addition of Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, offers free, next-day delivery to residents in 27 markets.

Last year, Carvana customers saved an average of $1,430 over the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value. And all of them saved the headache of visiting a dealership and haggling for the best price.

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