TRADER Corporation Partners with Apex for Inspection Services
Toronto, ON – September 17, 2014 – Today, TRADER Corporation, the leader in automotive digital media and marketing solutions, announced it has finalized a partnership with Apex Inspection Solutions, a leading expert in used vehicle pre-purchase inspections. The partnership was formed in order to provide inspection reports and services for TRADER’s new online auction product called TRADER Exchange.
TRADER EXCHANGE is an online dealer to dealer auction platform that provides a quick and secure channel for sourcing and disposing vehicles. The platform boasts the only online auction system on the market today that enables dealer’s to tap into their existing inventory and select to wholesale or retail a vehicle in one easy step.
The partnership with Apex will provide users with an unbiased, third party inspection report to aid them in their purchasing decision. The inspection reports will be available for request within TRADER Exchange desktop and mobile applications during the arbitration process.
“We look forward to being a part of the growth of the new TRADER Exchange program and building out custom solutions for users of the system. With TRADER’s existing network reach and Apex’s services, we feel that this will be a highly regarded and successful program for dealer to dealer networking and sales,” says Craig Martin, Director of Canadian Operations and Managing Partner at Apex.
The inspection reports provided by Apex are a part of TRADER Exchange’s extensive arbitration process that includes predefined policies and regulations, as well as a dedicated arbitration support staff.
“The arbitration process is one of the most difficult parts of a wholesale auction, regardless of whether or not it’s live or online. From the get-go we knew we had to find a way to make this process a lot more transparent for dealers. Our partnership with Apex ensures we are providing dealers with a trusted resource should there be a need for arbitration,” adds Robert Rath, Vice President of Dealership Products and Business Development at TRADER Corporation.
TRADER Exchange is scheduled to roll out to Ontario dealers by the end of 2014 with a national roll out in 2015.
About TRADER Corporation
TRADER Corporation is a trusted Canadian leader in online media, automotive consumer marketplaces and automotive-focused digital marketing solutions. The company’s best-of-breed product portfolio includes dealerSMARTsolutions, a full arsenal of tools and technology to turn automobile dealerships into serious online competitors, and velociT Solutions, a robust offering to help clients make faster and smarter inventory decisions based on real time local market knowledge. Online marketplaces and destinations include: autoTRADER.ca™, autoHEBDO.net™ and Autos.ca. Visit go.trader.ca for more information.
About Apex Inspection Solutions
With over 20 years of automotive knowledge and expertise behind us, spanning retail and fleet sales to mechanical, collision and lease end knowledge, Apex Inspection Solutions can assist you with your automotive needs. Whether you are buying or selling, our inspection reports inspire confidence between all parties. Visit www.apexinspections.ca for more information.