Manheim now offers in-lane bidding at 30 pilot sites, with 13 of those locations added in mid-July, the company announced.
After the success of in-lane bidding pilots (also known as Digital Block sales) at 17 locations, Manheim added 13 more sites, according to the auction.
Digital Block sales are those held at Manheim physical locations using Simulcast: The vehicle never physically moves across the block; it is only displayed on-screen. Should data continue to support a safe environment, Manheim said it anticipates adding more sites in the coming weeks. With the service, sellers can now represent their vehicles on the block at all Manheim locations.
All Manheim sites will now also offer expanded viewing days and times for clients. Most locations, except for some Northeast sites, have returned to staging vehicles in proper order.
As a result of this continuing progress, Manheim has been able to bring back approximately 3,000 furloughed team members to support our clients and facilities.
In recent months, Manheim has seen strong resale values, a record increase in vehicle and transport demand, and dealer adoption for Manheim’s digital platforms that continues to climb.
Manheim Pennsylvania for the week ending June 19, dealers bought 8,200 of the approximately 10,000 vehicles offered for sale via digital channels. The results topped their combined physical and digital sales performance from the same period a year ago. And, at Manheim St. Pete, weekly sales are experiencing an unprecedented 450 Simulcast buyers per lane.
“We are truly pleased to begin offering the type of access that our clients have asked for and appreciate their patience and support of our safety policies and protocols,” said Grace Huang, president for Manheim.
Other ongoing processes from Manheim include:
- Waiving Simulcast buyer and seller success fees.
- Waiving fee for vehicles sold without a title or Title Absent (TA).
- Providing clients complimentary access to Central Dispatch for 30-days.