You can’t buy a car on Amazon yet but you can definitely do your research on its new platform before purchasing a car
Buying a new car is not an easy job. Potential customers usually look at all the details of the car; compare it with other cars before they make any decision. All this research can be a lengthy process and Amazon wants to make it easier for you to buy a car. The e-commerce giant has launched a new hub called Amazon Vehicles where users can compare and do research on cars they are interested in buying.
The new webpage has thousands of cars that can be browsed by users and potential buyers. Though you can’t buy a car on Amazon yet, however, you can read reviews about the car, know its strength and weaknesses and also compare it with older models. The portal has cars ranging from the 1965 Ford Mustang to Tesla Model S.
Adam Goetsch, Director of Automotive at Amazon.com said: “Amazon Vehicles is a great resource for customers who are interested in car information or looking for a broad selection of parts and accessories – all enhanced by the ability to tap into the knowledge, opinions, and experiences of other car owners within the Amazon customer community.”
Moreover, trucks and motorbikes are listed on the platform as well. The new car portal is an extension of Amazon Automotive Store where you can buy car parts and other accessories. The store currently has more than 35 million customers onboard.
The portal will be very useful for those who like to know all the nitty-gritties before they purchase a vehicle. You can also go through reviews that other users have posted about a certain car. Reviews will be based on seating capacity, transmission type, miles per gallon and other categories.
While the e-commerce giant doesn’t have any plans of selling cars on its platform yet, one never knows when Amazon might decide to do so. Interestingly, it teamed up with Hyundai earlier this week to offer test rides of Elantra from Amazon’s website.