January 28, 2021

Stay-at-Home Economy Creates Surge in Demand for Vehicle Delivery Services From Local Dealerships

As Car Shopping and Selling Continues to Transform, Contactless Home Delivery Grows and More Than 60% of Recent Buyers Say They Want Their Local Dealers to Deliver

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The stay-at-home economy is understandably driving trends toward home cooking and home improvement projects, but surprisingly, it is creating a surge in buying cars delivered directly to consumers’ homes, as well. New research from Cars.com (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider, finds that 61% of recent car buyers said they would want their newly purchased car delivered at home from their local dealership.1 And dealers are responding in kind: Local dealerships offering home delivery services are up 35% since March.2

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Consumers are finding new ways to purchase their new or used cars from local dealerships, leaning on real-time messaging and chat functionality, virtual vehicle walk-arounds and test

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