Who we are

Our strategy

Auto Trader exists to lead the future of the UK's digital automotive marketplace. We aim to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles in the UK, by continually evolving the ecosystem to provide a better experience for consumers, retailers and manufacturers alike

Our purpose is to improve car buying in the UK, whilst also evolving the wider automotive ecosystem. Our mission is to lead the future of the UK’s digital automotive marketplace and become the UK’s most admired business. In order to achieve our purpose and mission, our strategy focusses on three growth horizons:

Core

Maintain the best customer experience for buying and selling vehicles

Our core marketplace continues to offer a strong runway for growth, underpinned by continuous improvement of the car buying experience.

Continually innovate to create value for our customers

We continue to invest in the onsite experience and the tools available to consumers to help them make the most informed decisions.

Improve vehicle stock choice, volumes and accuracy

It is vitally important we maintain our leadership position across different stock profiles, including: age, price, make, model and region, across both new and used vehicles. All our stock is underpinned by our extensive vehicle taxonomy.

Adjacent

Become to new cars what we are in used

We’ve identified adjacent market opportunities which leverage either our large consumer audience or our relationships with retailers and manufacturers. Our proposition gives franchise retailers the ability to advertise physical new cars are immediately available to buy, and includes their associated discount.

Develop a more efficient way to source, dispose and move vehicles

A consistent pain point for retailers is how they currently source vehicles outside of consumer part-exchanges. Disposing of and moving vehicles in a cost effective way can also be challenging, with many retailers wedded to one supplier.

Future

Extend our product offering further down the buying funnel, towards online transactions

We believe future opportunities exist in creating an online transaction journey for car buyers. Our research suggests there is a growing desire to complete more aspects of the car buying journey online. While the options available to a consumer as they move through the car buying process will remain largely unchanged, how they interact with retailers and the technology through which they engage will evolve. We continue to look at the various component parts which make up the online transaction journey and how we might offer those ono Auto Trader.

Thanks to @ClarkRjoclark & @johnfohanlon1 for a fascinating interview. Great to hear such optimism for our industry!
Pre-#COVID19 - John believes their web presence wasn’t geared to help facilitate remote sales but, as a result of the pandemic, they have focussed on enabling more of the car buying journey to take place online - something they will continue to do into the future
John expects a slight softening in the next 2-3 weeks but this will be due to holiday season so no reason to panic – key is to focus on the quarters performance which has been incredibly strong for @WaylandsVolvo
We've been looking forward to this! @ClarkRjoclark has just started our interview with @johnfohanlon1 - sure to be some great insights here https://t.co/3IfhnCO5D4
Don't forget our extra stock offer is still live - contact your account manager for more info https://t.co/RRCO4RghyZ
Our self nomination categories are now open until Friday 4th September. Enter now for your chance to be a Retailer Award winner! You can view the awards and enter at https://t.co/GfRlphxZ4d #ATAwards https://t.co/JpbdNgbTBG
This year's awards will be entirely digital in October with further details coming soon! https://t.co/KH3fMBgG3I
Over to @MarcThornboroug who is going to take us through a plethora of topics inc whats next for the Auto Trader Retailer Awards! #ATAwards
Daily visitor growth to Auto Trader is up 21% compared to this time last year - demand still strong https://t.co/G1qfUdVWDv
Now its over to @therickw for the latest audience and market data

Auto Trader Group plc
Registered in England (Company number: 09439967)

Auto Trader Limited
Registered in England and Wales (Company number: 03909628)

Registered address:

1 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN
VAT number: GB 614 8918 20

Keep in touch

We use social media to speak to the UK’s largest car buying audience