World’s first car vending machine makes fetching fun
PHOENIX-based car dealership Carvana has done a pretty impressive job of moving the entire used car buying process online.
For any vehicle you’re interested in, you can examine a long list of specs, ratings, reviews and details, as well as examining it inside and out with a standardized rotating tour that points out every nick and scratch on the bodywork.
Everything down to trade-in and finance is done online.
The car is then delivered to your door, and you’ve got seven days to “test drive” it, after which you’re free to return it if you’re not happy.
The online model allows Carvana to cut down on staff and overhead, and according to its own estimations, save customers around $2 000 (R29 000) in the process.
Of course, delivery fees cost money too, and Carvana noticed that a lot of customers were excited enough to come in and pick up their cars straight away.
The more people came to pick their cars up, the more Carvana saved.
So the company decided to make a bit of an experience out of it.
The end result is a giant, fivestory vending machine for used cars, which has just opened outside Nashville, Tennessee.
Customers roll up after buying their cars online, they’re given an oversized coin token to put in a slot, and they watch their car come down from the carousel. — Gizmag.
An American car dealer has turned online car buying into an experience with this giant car vending machine, which even has giant tokens.