Learn how a Europe-based car dealership chain transformed its online sales process, reducing purchase time to 15 minutes and providing a seamless buying experience for its customers with Salesforce and Mulesoft.
The client is a Europe-based car dealership chain with a history of over a century. Furthermore, the company provides aftersales services such as maintenance and repairs. Above all, it prides itself on its commitment to customer service and has won numerous industry awards in this area.
Purchasing cars was always perceived as a complicated and time-consuming process. To further drive its competitive advantages, the company built a platform where customers can buy vehicles within 15 minutes or even less while benefitting from a wide variety, a wide selection of cars, presence, and delivery from everywhere. The platform needs to provide all necessary information about the car, including booking test drives, credit checks, trade-ins, and virtual tours both for new and used car databases. Additionally, customers should be able to purchase insurance online.
Some additional challenges all parties should be aware of while implementing this transformation:
Salesforce is a platform of choice, providing the best solutions on the market. In order to connect Salesforce with e-commerce for the web store, Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, and Community Experience for back-office operations we used MuleSoft. Additionally, we used Mulesoft to integrate these components with legacy back-end systems, such as insurance and finance providers, and the client’s back-end systems.
By providing an efficient online platform, the retail company can gain a competitive advantage over other players in the industry. Specifically, this can help them attract new customers and retain existing ones, leading to increased market share and revenue growth.
After implementing this solution, the client can significantly reduce the time required for car sales. Consequently, this will improve customer satisfaction by providing a convenient online platform. Furthermore, enabling integrations with platforms of insurance and finance providers allows customers to purchase insurance and credit online, further streamlining the sales process. Additionally, the integration with both new and used car databases will provide customers with a wide range of options to choose from.
Overall, this solution provides a seamless car buying experience for customers. Meanwhile, it also improves efficiency and reduces costs for the business.