Due to massive amounts of online data and 3D configurators, car buyers today know exactly what car they want before ever setting foot in a showroom. This fact begs for a change in automotive retail. With some automakers reluctant and others slowly shifting their sales model, start-up Carvana (considered an online retailer) has decided to capitalize on this and start offering consumers vehicles through massive automobile vending machines. Carvana allows you to buy a car just as easy as grabbing a soda from a vending machine. The customer starts by going online and checking out Carvana’s vast inventory. The customer has access to a 3D representation of the car inside and out, its specs, maintenance history and options. The customer can then buy the car, get approval of financing and even get the trade-value of their current car in just minutes. The car is then delivered and loaded at the nearest Carvana vending machine or delivered to their door. For vending machine pickup, a unique oversized coin is sent to the customer, which is put into an oversized coin receptacle on location. The vending machine then grabs your car, rolls it down and deposits the customer’s car into a bay – and that’s it, the customer just drives off into the sunset. Carvana also offers customers a ‘7 days no questions asked’ return policy with a 100-day warranty. Another Singapore-based company called Autobahn has also built their own automotive vending machine. However, Autobahn exclusively provides luxury pre-owned vehicles. From the comfort of a sofa on the ground floor, potential buyers can view the inventory of 70 to 80 luxury cars and then order their car using a provided tablet. Once a selection is made, a promotional video of that car is played while the vehicle is automatically transported down to the customer. These vending dealerships not only cut costs by eliminating the need for a sales force but also provide profit increase through space cost-savings. Where traditional dealerships require five to ten times the space to store all their vehicles, Carvana and Autobahn store their entire inventory in just one massive vending machine. With Carvana expanding, expect to see more of these vending machines pop-up in no time.