CarBlip a new car buying platform announced the launch of its mobile app in the Southern California market.
The revolutionary app is a direct-to-dealer, communication based platform with live inventory and features allowing users to negotiate the price of a new car directly from their phones before visiting a dealership. CarBlip is the first car buying app of its kind that allows users to negotiate multiple offers at once while not disclosing their personal information to the dealer.
CarBlip, who has been backed by Science Inc., the Santa Monica, Ca. based incubator and investment firm, was founded by a multi-generational team of industry veterans and digital natives alongside a network of strategic alliance partners.
CarBlip aims to facilitate the car buying process for customers while increasing sales for auto dealerships.
Through its proprietary technology, CarBlip is dedicated to reinventing the car buying process with a seamless and expedited experience. According to Autotrader, of the 3-hours average time spent at the dealer during the purchase process, more than half of that time is spent negotiating or doing paperwork, resulting in a 56% satisfaction rate for the process. By starting the negotiation process online, customers will be able to minimize their time spent at the car dealerships.
“There is an evolution happening within the automotive industry’s digital retail space. Customers demand more control over the car buying process and CarBlip is providing this service by allowing our users to start negotiating from their phone – anywhere, anytime,” said Brian Johnson, CarBlip’s Co-Founder and CEO. Johnson continued, “CarBlip is focused on bridging the gap between a dealer’s asking price and what the consumer wants to pay. Our dealer partners gain access to a broader audience, especially the digitally-focused millennials.”
In a few simple steps, customers can shop by make and model, or select from a variety of categories such as luxury, sporty or SUV, to name a few. From their selected model, users can shop live inventory from CarBlip’s vast dealer network. Customers are then able to begin negotiating and receiving offers on as many cars as they like, without any predefined limit. Once the customer and dealer agree on a price, the customer completes the remainder of the transaction, including paperwork and pickup, at the dealership.
“Today, the car buying experience involves a time-consuming negotiation process that’s exhausting for both the buyer and the seller,” said Mike Jones, co-founder & CEO of Science Inc. “CarBlip’s new platform transforms that experience so that it’s easy for buyers to shop, select, and drive off in their new car, which gives dealers time to see more buyers and provide increased customer experiences. We’re thrilled to be working closely with the CarBlip team and are eager to see them revolutionize the automotive landscape.”
Currently available for iOS only, the CarBlip app is available for download nationwide and exclusive to Southern California car buyers with plans underway to quickly expand nationwide.
CarBlip is a new car buying platform with a revolutionary in-app negotiation feature. CarBlip is a direct-to-dealer, communication-based platform that allows consumers to shop live inventory and negotiate the price of multiple vehicles without disclosing their personal information to a dealer until they are ready to accept the offer. CarBlip was founded by a multi-generational team of industry veterans and digital natives alongside a network of strategic alliance partners. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CarBlip is currently available throughout Southern California and will soon be expanding nationwide.
About Science Inc.
Science Inc. is the disruptive media, marketing and brand building company that creates, invests, acquires and scales successful digital businesses. Science brings together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. The platform is leveraged to develop new businesses, provide emerging startups with operational strategy and capital and transform later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovation. The company has cofounded and invested in more than 70 companies, including Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, HelloSociety, FameBit, Earny, Pray and Mammoth, the media company that reaches 30% of U.S. teens every month through social broadcasting and App Store top 100 apps like Wishbone and Yarn. The company most recently launched Science Blockchain, its incubator focused on blockchain-based companies. Science Inc.’s investors include top venture capital firms such as Tomorrow Ventures, founded by Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Hearst Ventures.
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