ATLANTA -, recently announced that 25 independent auctions have signed agreements to act as facilitating locations for the site’s online wholesale vehicle transactions.

National Auto Auction Association (NAAA)-based is Manheim’s 24/7 virtual wholesale marketplace and an online marketplace where physical auctions play a pivotal role in the success of the business.

Independent auctions that partner with act as facilitating locations, guaranteeing title and money, and providing arbitration if needed for the site’s online wholesale vehicle transactions. announced its intent to partner with independent auctions in September 2007. BSC America’s auction locations were among the first to partner with, and since then, independent auctions of all sizes have taken advantage of this mutually beneficial offering.

Glenn O’Leary,’s director of independent auctions, said, “We believe that the reason so many independent auctions have signed so quickly with us is simple: Our independent facilitating locations get an instant online remarketing solution for their buyers and sellers with no upfront costs; plus, they're able to expand their business ‘beyond the gates’ with a top-notch online platform that can connect them to new customers and allow them to play a part in wholesale transactions that might not normally come to their locations.”’s independent auction partners benefit from the ability to meet their customer’s online remarketing needs with no membership fees and no listing fees. Also, a relationship with gives these auctions access to the largest dealer base for expanding sales nationwide and the ability to increase profits through the collection of facilitation fees, the addition of new buyers, and the expansion of an auction’s reach to include national business.

“As a result of partnering with, we have increased our customer base and grown our business,” said Jerry Barker, general manager at Greensboro Auto Auction. “I appreciate the personal attention I receive from, and I know that they have my best interests in mind. At the end of the day, it’s all about serving our customers better, and helps me to do that.”

Independent auctions interested in partnering with can contact O’Leary at (678) 645-2253 or