(Photo from: Auto Trader, viaCnet)
It is reported that this "automobile vending machine" supports contactless payment technology, and the actual cost of purchasing a car for consumers will not exceed 21,000 pounds. I believe this is not a difficult thing for people with a credit card of $25,400 or Apple Pay.
As for the source of the car, Auto Trader guarantees that it comes from a compliant dealer, but the company has previously negotiated the price of the agreement with the consumer and placed the vehicle in this huge vending machine.
The first item of Auto Trader is a Zoe from Renault, which is priced at £16,000 (approximately $19,000 / $137,000 + RMB).
When purchasing and completing a transaction, a custom POS system and a unique mechanical door allow the consumer to observe and release the car after the transaction is completed. Unfortunately, despite the good ideas of Auto Trader, young people seem to be more willing to go to direct dealers.
According to a recent study, younger generations of Generation Z or Millennials visit an average of 3.8 car dealerships.
In addition, in the absence of a test drive, up to 83% of respondents did not dare to buy a car, not to mention that 89% of respondents believe that test drive is the most important part of determining their willingness to buy a car.