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Case Study: A turnkey data solution for Exchange My Car

Exchange My Car takes the hassle out of selling cars – helping users sell their vehicles for cash or part exchange within as little as 48 hours. Karina Freitas, Head of Marketing, explains why they chose One Auto API to help them turn an exciting concept into a powerful digital solution. Can you provide a brief overview of Exchange My Car? Exchange My Car is the smart way to sell your car – comparing offers Read more…

Market Insight: A perfect storm for used car profits

Could new car retailing challenges present an opportunity to drive used car revenue? One Auto API Commercial Director Rupert Pontin takes a closer look… It may be hard to believe for some but we are rapidly approaching the end of quarter one and this is already my third industry update of the year. So, it’s certainly time to be spotting some 2024 industry trends. Let’s start with new car registrations, where the headline figures appear Read more…

Market Insight: Embrace Transparency to Fuel Growth

As a new scandal could be set to rock the automotive industry, One Auto API Commercial Director Rupert Pontin underlines the power of honesty and openness in all aspects of automotive retailing… As I sit down to write this month’s Market Insight article, who should I be faced with but financial journalist and broadcaster Martin Lewis. It’s time for his regular Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV and this week’s live episode is a special Read more…

Webinar: Mastering Used EV Marketing

With ever increasing numbers of EVs due to arrive and a dynamic used market this looks set to be one of the hottest topics for our industry in 2024. In this webinar we discuss the challenges, risks and opportunities facing fleets and retailers and look at what you can you do to support buyer education and build confidence in used EVs – with a particular emphasis on overcoming fears about battery health. The webinar opens Read more…

Market Insight: 2024 set to be the year that sparks will fly

A new year will bring new opportunities for keen-eyed and data-informed used car retailers – especially with electric vehicles – as One Auto API Commercial Director, Rupert Pontin, explains… 2023 was undoubtedly a positive period for new car sales.  As the latest SMMT figures show, last year saw the new car market deliver its best performance since 2019 with 1.903 million registrations, representing a 17.9% year-on-year increase. Close inspection of those figures shows the growth Read more…

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Market Insight: Navigating The Nuances of a Turbulent Market

As 2023 draws to a close, One Auto API Commercial Director, Rupert Pontin, underlines the benefits of keeping your eyes and minds wide open… In our November update we described the used car market as ‘challenging’ and that still rings true today. While we would normally expect things to quieten down at this time of year, the market appears to be under more pressure than we would typically anticipate. New car short cycle activity increasing Read more…

Market Insight: Don’t be an ostrich

In the face of continuing market realignment, Rupert Pontin, Commercial Director at One Auto API, underlines the value of proactivity… If we had to choose one word to describe the market right now it would be ‘challenging’. That may come as a surprise to some given that the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the October new car market actually beat pre-pandemic levels – up an impressive 14.3% Read more…

Meet The team: Robbie Denton

Who are the people that help drive One Auto API forward? In the latest instalment of our Meet The Team series, we are delighted to introduce Software Engineer, Robbie Denton. Can you tell us about your background in the automotive (and/or other) industries? My entire career has been in the tech space. I started an apprenticeship in IT support straight out of college. However, my true passion has always been software development, leading me to Read more…

Market Insight: Informed decisions critical to success

Amidst rapid change in the automotive sector, Rupert Pontin, Commercial Director at One Auto API, takes a closer look at what you can do to protect and maximise profits… A lot can happen in a month in automotive retail. Without doubt, the story dominating headlines in recent weeks has been the ICE ban delay – the announcement that the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales is being pushed back from 2030 to 2035. Read more…