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Irish Car Buyers Ready To Shop Online


Earning their stripes: 400 cars and 15 Irish car dealerships go completely online in just 5 days as DoneDeal empowers Irish car buyers to shop for and secure their car locally on Black Friday. While there are many sources of anxiety when focusing on buying a new car, recent research by DoneDeal revealed that one major fear is that the car you have fallen in love with will be bought by somebody else. Add this to the shopping frenzy of Black Friday, and the Irish-born company DoneDeal has responded by extended its stripe payments offering to trusted car dealers in Ireland so that customers can pay online to secure their desired vehicle at a time that suits them. From there, customers can collect the car or have the vehicle safely delivered. 

Rob Hume, General Manager at DoneDeal, explains, ”We know that our car dealerships are ready to offer deals on 211 vehicles on DoneDeal across Black Friday. It is important that both car dealerships and customers can trade safely and we’re conscious that people need to know they are paying through a secure site. Our stripe payment solution is a secure way to transfer money online safely, and we’re delighted to be able to offer the solution to our car dealerships and buyers at a time when there is plenty of value and demand in the market.”

Since the launch of Stripe Payments across the site earlier in the week, 400 cars and 15 dealers go completely online in just 5 days and these figures are set to grow exponentially. One such dealer leading the way is Sheils Motor Group, Main Ford Dealers for Galway, Clare and Limerick and one of the largest dealers of quality used cars nationally.

Company Director Ted Sheils, doesn’t necessarily expect that people will buy cars immediately without having first seen them, but that Done Deal’s online reservation facility will be useful in allowing customers secure their preferred vehicle at a time that suits them through a safe payment system with Stripe. Ted Sheils explains, “A customer can have a virtual sales call through connecting with us on DoneDeal and then take the time to consider the purchase. Once they have made up their mind, they can secure the vehicle with us through placing a deposit or purchasing the vehicle outright on DoneDeal at a time that suits them. We’ve been in operation since 1925 and the industry has obviously seen enormous changes since then. Online purchasing undoubtedly represents the next chapter in the industry, and we’re delighted to be at the forefront of this in association with great partners like Done Deal. We hope that the combination of online convenience combined with the support of experienced operators such as ourselves will be a compelling proposition for the next generation of car buyers”.

DoneDeal is well-positioned to address car buyers’ challenges, with 72,000 cars on sale today. The vast majority of those, 51,000, are from over 1,000 trusted dealerships like Shiels, that offer certainty in your purchase through warranties History checks

For more details, visit DoneDeal.ie