LANGHORNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MyDealerOnline®, Inc., the only digital product that allows car dealers to broker wholesale auto auction inventory straight from their own websites, is starting the new year off strong after receiving $1M in funding just before the close of 2015. With recent developments like new product features, prosperous partnerships and industry recognition, MyDealerOnline successfully secured financial support from the same group of investors as prior funding rounds. Now totaling $3.25M in funding, the additional $1M allows MyDealerOnline to focus on increasing its subscriber base, fostering growth among new and existing partnerships, and expanding its efforts internationally.
Tech startup, MyDealerOnline, receives $1M in additional funding to revolutionize the auto remarketing industry.
MyDealerOnline’s revolutionary technology has yet to be introduced to the automotive remarketing industry. A B2B service developed as an advantageous tool for remarketing vehicles, MyDealerOnline provides dealers with a greater inventory selection without increasing their working capital requirements or overhead availability. Contrary to popular websites designed to bypass dealers like Beepi and Vroom, MyDealerOnline works directly with dealers to help them satisfy consumer demand. “MyDealerOnline helps dealers engage with more retail customers by offering greater inventory selection to a wider audience,” states Scott Stephens, Vice President of Business Development. Even with the infiltration of automotive marketplaces online today, consumers still rely on dealers not only for purchasing vehicles but also for trade-ins, warranties, services and other add-ons available only from the professionals.
MyDealerOnline aims to revolutionize the car buying process for both the consumer and the dealer. Dealers can obtain more customers and sell cars without upfront capital investments while consumers have more options shopping at their local dealer. With inventory secured from local auctions surrounding Greater Philadelphia, nationally and auctions overseas, MyDealerOnline provides an opportunity to revolutionize automotive remarketing for dealers everywhere.
MyDealerOnline® is a revolutionary digital product that allows car dealers to broker wholesale auto auction inventory straight from their websites. MyDealerOnline removes the guessing game from the wholesale car buying experience and enables dealers to “Sell Before You Buy.”
Source: MyDealerOnline Receives $1M in Funding to kick off the New Year | Business Wire
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Langhorne, PA 19047 November 17, 2015
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MyDealerOnline® Brings on Scott Stephens as Vice President of Business Development as the Company Continues to Grow
Langhorne, PA (November 17, 2015) - MyDealerOnline® is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Stephens as Vice President of Business Development. With decades of experience in the automotive industry, Stephens will be a strong attribute to the MyDealerOnline team. For the entirety of his career, Stephens has worked to support car dealers, including over twenty years of experience at Cox Automotive. As General Manager of ExportTrader.com, Stephens developed the leading portal for overseas car dealers - building relationships in over one hundred fifty countries.
MyDealerOnline aims to revolutionize the auto remarketing industry. MyDealerOnline partners with auction houses, takes their available inventory feed and places it directly onto the car dealer’s website for consumer shopping. MyDealerOnline’s existing auction house partnerships include ninety percent of the salvage inventory market with Copart and Insurance Auto Auctions, as well as substantial clean car auto auction inventory partners such as ADESA and Auction Broadcasting Company. Through these partnerships and future partnerships developing on the horizon, MyDealerOnline intends to reach more dealers and expand both domestically and internationally.
With inventory available from auto auctions around the globe, the focus remains on introducing dealers to MyDealerOnline’s revolutionary wholesale to retail purchasing product. Stephens’ goal for MyDealerOnline is to build the largest network of connected dealers throughout the world. Stephens feels that, “MyDealerOnline provides dealers, both domestically and internationally, with greater selling opportunities - reaching more consumers with expanded inventory options.” The contribution of Stephens’ international auto experience will assist in MyDealerOnline’s continued expansion efforts.
MyDealerOnline® is a wholesale to retail digital product that allows car dealers to broker wholesale auto auction inventory straight from their own website. MyDealerOnline removes the guessing game from the wholesale car buying experience and enables dealers to “Sell Before You Buy.” MyDealerOnline provides the auction houses and their consignors with a broader buyer base and car dealers with a greater virtual inventory for direct consumer shopping. Visit MyDealerOnline at mydealeronline.com.
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Philadelphia-Based Startup, MyDealerOnline®, Raised $1.6 Million to Allow Car Dealers to Sell Cars Before They Buy Them
Trevose, PA (August 24, 2015) - MyDealerOnline® is a wholesale to retail digital product that allows car dealerships to broker wholesale auto auction inventory straight from their own websites. MyDealerOnline® partners with auction houses, takes their available inventory feed and places it directly onto the car dealer's website. Developed by Alteso®, a company that prides itself on accelerating the auto remarketing industry, MyDealerOnline® removes the guessing game from the wholesale car buying experience and enables dealers to “Sell Before You Buy.”
After three rounds of funding, MyDealerOnline® has received 1.6 million investment dollars; 1.1M in October of 2013, 200K in December of 2014 and 300K in August of 2015. These investments have allowed MyDealerOnline® to develop the technology, submit a patent, pursue and establish auction inventory partners and begin marketing to auto dealers around the globe. "It starts with the inventory.", stated Cheryl Munce, Chief Executive Consultant at Alteso®. According to Munce, the beauty of such a product is that, “It essentially puts the retail transaction ahead of the wholesale transaction.” She went on to say that, "Consumers can now shop a dealer's website and browse 'virtual' inventory to look for the car of their dreams. Of course the wholesale price is NOT displayed to the consumer so the dealer can protect their profit margins and handle the acquisition and sale directly to their customer."
MyDealerOnline® is an invisible technology that seamlessly integrates off-site auction inventory within a dealership website, thereby keeping shopping consumers engaged on the dealer's website. The dealer can sell more cars, maximize their digital marketing expense by attracting and retaining more customers and minimize inventory acquisition risk. With plans to obtain a greater amount of inventory vehicles and cater to a broader client base of car dealers, MyDealerOnline® aims for a promising and prosperous future. MyDealerOnline’s® vision is to revolutionize the way auto remarketers and car dealers do business by giving every dealer a "virtual" showroom of FREE inventory.
MyDealerOnline® is an auto remarketing product of Alteso. Founded in 2002, Alteso® develops revolutionary digital solutions that accelerate and enhance automobile remarketing programs. Alteso’s® commitment to the auto remarketing industry is delivering timely, easily integrated, on-demand digital solutions supported by best-in-class employees. With a lifetime of experience in technology and nearly a century of combined automobile remarketing expertise, Alteso® has products that meet the rapidly changing demands of the industry while delivering value for all stakeholders. For more information, visit Alteso’s® website at www.alteso.com/