Carhuna - The new car buying auction platform
Author: Wardah Sempa | Friday 1st May 2020
Carhuna, a fast-expanding online community of car lovers, was established in May earlier this year. The platform is intended to change how cars are advertised and sold online. Carhuna (the same company that successfully hosted an impressive Pop-up Museum of rare and expensive automobiles in early May), provides a previously unheard-of digital solution for vehicle buyers and automotive dealerships alike.
The rapidly-growing online automotive enthusiasts community - Carhuna - launched in Spring this year. The platform has been designed to revolutionise how vehicles are sold and marketed online. From the team which successfully delivered the Pop-up Museum of exclusive and rare cars a few months ago, Carhuna offers a digital solution for buyers and sellers which has not existed until now.
The team who built and designed this very website - DigitalFlare Web and Graphic Design are proud to have played a part in the launch of the website by assisting the project developers with some vehicle make/model data, and by testing and creating the very first API link on the site between their long-term client DK Engineering and Carhuna. The DigitalFlare team opted for an hourly cron job (via cPanel) that runs a PHP script to post vehicle images, vehicle descriptions and videos to the platform. DigitalFlare go into a little more detail about the technicalities of their involvement with Carhuna via their own blog at DigitalFlare.co.uk.
Live at carhuna.com, the platform provides classified adverts, the trade-focused Power Sell bidding tool, and online auctions. From launch, the platform has seen some very interesting and rare vehicles, such as the Porsche Carrera GT Zagato! (Side note: watch a brilliant video on the Porsche Carrera GT Zagato here).
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As more individuals become comfortable purchasing cars through online auctions, where the price they pay is supported by other participants, the digital marketplace for automotive sales continues to expand. In response to this shift in mindset, the Carhuna platform has been developed to benefit both dealers and buyers, receiving support from leading names in the automotive retail industry. Already, more than 60 dealers, including Jeremy Cottingham Classics, Clive Sutton, Revere London, DD Classics, Gravelwood Cars, 442 Automotive and many others have joined and used the platform.
Andrew Hall, one of the founding members of Carhuna, explains, "Carhuna is designed to simplify the day-to-day operations of dealerships by providing transparent listing capabilities for buyers while fostering a community of car enthusiasts."
Carhuna offers dealers a comprehensive range of tools to streamline online sales. Users gain access to a community-driven marketplace where they can easily create listings. Private users have the option to list their own auctions or sell directly to dealers in a straightforward manner. Moreover, private users can connect with reputable and well-established dealers, participating in trustworthy online auctions. Carhuna ensures peace of mind through advanced dealer verification and additional benefits such as warranties.
The Carhuna platform includes an extensive classified section that consolidates the inventory of all registered dealers in a user-friendly location. This allows for convenient searching of specific vehicles across all dealers, consistently displayed with clear branding. Users can easily compare options without the need to navigate multiple platforms.
With its launch, the platform introduces the groundbreaking 'Power Sell' feature. This unique bidding functionality caters to trade-focused transactions and includes a sealed bidding process. Users have the opportunity to add terms to their bids, and all transactions are promptly processed within 72 hours. The service aims to establish an organic and transparent ecosystem that prioritises dealer-centric car trading.
Carhuna's online auction facility sets new standards for transparency and reassurance, surpassing existing platforms. Users will have clear visibility of the seller's identity, purchase details, estimated completion time, and specifics regarding the transaction process.
To express interest and stay updated with the latest information, visit carhuna.com. We extend our best wishes to all those involved in this exciting venture and hope to see the platform experience exponential growth in the coming years.