Online shopping has made life so easy for us these days. Why bother going out to a shop and standing in a long line to buy something when you could just do it from the comfort of your own home? You don’t even need to get out of bed if you don’t want to, in just a few clicks, you can have whatever you want delivered to your door in a matter of days. That’s why the number of online shoppers in Canada has been steadily rising over the last decade and people are increasingly using their phones to buy things instead of inconveniencing themselves by going to the shop. In 2019, 80% of Canadians shopped online and 32% said that they planned to make more online purchases in the future. Most people assume that it’s mainly younger people that shop online but that isn’t actually the case. The largest percentage of online shoppers are people between the ages of 53 and 72 (37%). The range of products that you can buy online is expanding rapidly and you can get pretty much anything you want from sites like Amazon, and it will be delivered in a matter of days or even hours.
But there are some things that you just can’t get online, like cars, right? If you want a new car you still have to take the time to go to the dealership, deal with pushy sales guys, spend hours filling out paperwork for your financing and go through endless credit checks. The thing is, that’s not actually true. With our new RideFast program, buying a car is just as easy as buying a new iPhone online and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.
In the last couple of years, online car sales have increased in Canada and the recent coronavirus pandemic has caused a big boost in the number of people that want to buy cars online. Over 60% of Canadians said that they would use an online purchase option when buying a new car and 17% said that they would purchase a car sooner if there was an online option available to them. Although a lot of car dealers have been resistant to selling online because they think that people still want that personal touch, that isn’t the case. In fact, 66% of people view positive digital interactions and experiences as a good alternative to visiting a dealership in person.
Studies show that 59% of Canadians already do a lot of online research when buying a car but the majority of people are still making the purchase in person at a dealership. People want the same convenience that they get with Amazon or eBay when they’re buying a new set of wheels, which is why a lot of car manufacturers sell directly to customers online. If you’re looking for a brand new model and you know what specs you want, you can head to their website, select all of the different options and have the car delivered to your door. But what about used cars?
Most Winnipeg used car dealers are a bit behind the times when it comes to online sales. They don’t yet realize the importance of online sales and, in most cases, you still have to do things the old, long winded way if you want to buy second hand. A lot of used car dealers have a website where you can browse their inventory and decide what car you might be interested in but that’s as far as it goes. When it comes to the actual buying process, you still need to do everything in person at the dealership, which is not what people want anymore.
That’s where we are different because we understand that the future of car sales is digital, whether you are buying new or used, and we have created the RideFast program to give you what you want. We can take you through the whole process of buying a used car and sorting your finance online, so you don’t need to move a muscle. It might sound too good to be true but read on to find out just how it works and why you should buy your next used car through our RideFast program.
How Does It Work?
The RideFast program is so quick and easy that you’ll wonder why you ever wasted time visiting a Winnipeg used car dealer and it will change the way that you buy cars for good. So, here’s how it works.
Choose Your Car
The first step to buying a used car online in Winnipeg is to choose the car that you want. Instead of wandering around a dealership, asking questions to a pushy sales guy that will tell you exactly what you want to hear, you can browse through our full range at your own leisure. If you can’t find exactly what you want in our inventory, you can build your own model using our simple online tool. If you do want to ask any questions, you will have a personal customer experience expert to help you out whenever you need it. You’ll notice a big difference when interacting with our customer service staff because they aren’t paid on commission. That means that they won’t just tell you anything to make a sale and get their commission, they will give you the right advice and give you an honest answer to any questions that you might have.
Next comes the pricing, which is often the worst part of buying a used car. You go to a Winnipeg used car dealer and find something you like and that’s when the sales team starts trying to negotiate prices and get you to pay more than the car is worth. But that’s not how we like to do things here. We were one of the first dealerships in Canada to use third-party software to price our cars and we always price under market value. The price that you see is the price that you get and there’s no messing around. This fair pricing and level of transparency is one of the reasons why we sell cars so fast.
If you have a car that you want to trade in, we will give you a price upfront. Most of the time, when you visit a Winnipeg used car dealer, they will offer you a price for a trade in, but you’ll only get that price if you purchase a new car from them. We don’t think that’s fair and we’re not in the business of trying to rip off our customers. We used historical sale data, current market prices and export data to give you an accurate price for the car that matches its true value. The best thing is, we will buy the car for that price whether you purchase your new vehicle from us or not.
Our RideFast technology allows you to scan your VIN from home so you can get a trade in price in a matter of hours and we will notify you when the price is ready. You can then decide to take that offer whether you’re buying a new car from us or not.
Once the new car price and the trade in value for your old car are set, we will send over a deal sheet that outlines everything for you, including your different financing options. At this point, you are under no obligation to move forward with the trade in or purchase of a new car, so the power is always in your hands.
If you decide that you want to move forward, we will need you to complete a short credit check and upload pictures of your driving license online. Again, this can all be done from the comfort of your own home. When the credit check is completed, you will be sent a final deal sheet with financing options based on your credit.
At this point, you are still under no obligation to make a purchase. You can review the final deal sheet at your own leisure and decide whether you want to move forward. If you’re happy with the car and the price (which we are sure you will be), let us know and we will finalize everything for you.
Now comes the best bit, taking delivery of your new car! It’s up to you whether you want to head to the dealership and pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your home or office. The best bit is, we literally ship cars all around the world, so don’t worry if you’re not buying cars online in Winnipeg or even in Canada, you can still benefit from our incredible RideFast service.
A member of our expert delivery team will bring the car to your front door, we just need to see your driver’s license, sign a few papers, and take payment. We can then walk you through any features on the car that you are unsure about and help you set up your Bluetooth phone connection so you’re ready to go as soon as you get the keys.
If you have a trade in, we’ll collect that too. We just need to see your ownership & registration and, of course, we’ll need the keys. As long as you have all of that, we will write you a check there and then.
It sounds too good to be true but buying a car online in Winnipeg really is as simple as that. You don’t need to leave your house at all to get yourself a new set of wheels and trade in your old one.
You’re probably already thinking that RideFast is the future of buying used cars and no other used car dealer in Winnipeg can match that service. Surely it can’t get any better than that? Well, we’ve got news for you, it can get better because we also offer a whole host of extra benefits when you buy a used car online from us.
AIR MILES® Reward Miles
If you’re planning a trip soon and you want to build up some AIR MILES, there’s no better time to buy a car through the RideFast program. We are the only car dealership in Manitoba that offers air miles whenever you purchase a vehicle.
The running costs of a car can creep up on you and it’s those small things, like paying for oil changes, that you don’t always account for. But when you buy a used car online in Winnipeg through the RideFast program, you don’t need to worry about that. All of our customers are automatically enrolled in our Oil 4 Life program, so we will always cover the cost of oil changes for as long as you own the vehicle.
After you have bought a car through the RideFast program, you will probably be shouting from the rooftops about how amazing it is. Whenever you speak to friends or family, you’ll be telling them how quick and easy the whole process was and how they never need to visit a Winnipeg used car dealer again. If you’re going to be singing our praises, you might as well make some money while you’re at it, which is why we created our referral program. Every time you refer somebody to us and they buy a car through the RideFast program, we will give you $300, no strings attached.
What Are The Risks?
People often have concerns about buying a used car because they’ve heard horror stories about dodgy Winnipeg used car dealers ripping people off and selling them cars that break down every five minutes. Things could be even riskier when buying a used car online because you don’t even get to see it before you agree to buy it, so is it a really good idea?
Well, you don’t need to worry about that when you deal with us because, even though the cars are used, they are always in perfect condition. We employ the top people in our detailing department so every car that you buy will be washed, shampooed and detailed to ensure that it’s in the best possible condition.
In fact, it’s much riskier to go to a standard car dealership and pick up a used car because you will have a commission-driven sales team pushing the price up and convincing you to pay for things that you don’t really need. Our focus is on transparency and offering quality used cars at fair prices, so there are no risks for the customer.
What’s The Catch?
So, let’s get this straight. You can buy a great quality used car at an incredibly low price, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to deal with a sales team trying to push the price up and get more commission, you’ll get a fair trade in price whether you buy from us or not, and your new car will be delivered straight to your home. On top of that, we’ll give you air miles, free oil changes, and $300 every time you refer a friend. You’re probably thinking, this all sounds too good to be true, what’s the catch?
We don’t blame you, we’d be thinking the same if we were in your position. It does sound too good to be true and you’re probably wondering whether you will be hit with hidden fees that drive the price up or you will find that these amazing deals are only available on a select few models. Maybe the whole process isn’t as simple as we make it out to be and somewhere along the line, you’ll realize that the RideFast program isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
But they don’t call us the Brothers of Bargains for nothing. When we started Ride Time back in 2007, our main focus was on the customers and fulfilling their needs, and that’s all there is to it. We changed the game by offering the best prices and employing a sales team that doesn’t work on commission, so the customer experience is always the number one focus. We close deals quickly and ship cars all around the world because we are completely transparent, we offer the best prices and every car that we sell is of the highest quality.
In short, there is no catch, we created the RideFast program to change the way that people buy used cars in Winnipeg and around the world. We are confident that the future of buying used cars is digital and we wanted to give customers the same convenience they get when buying any other product online.