Test the Trade

the new, quick and cost effective way to dispose of your overage vehicles

"I had an offer on the car within 5 minutes of uploading the advert”

Duncan Metcalf – Dukes Cars

Advertise to retail and the trade in just a few clicks

In Autotrade-mail, there is now a new way to dispose of your vehicles that just won’t sell, despite having great photos and being priced right. Test the Trade means that in just a few clicks, you can upload these vehicles to Autotrade-mail at trade price, whilst keeping them advertised to retail on at the same time. And there’s no selling fees – the best of both worlds. 

How to Test the Trade

in quick and easy steps on Autotrade-mail

You don’t even need to create an ad, as it’s automatically generated from your existing retail advert. Simply set a price that’s interesting to other traders and hit confirm. Quick, easy and effective.


Did you know, the average cost to stock vehicles on your forecourt is £6 per car per day?

Therefore, a vehicle advertised for 90 days could have already cost you £540 in stocking costs alone. Automotive vehicles are a rapidly depreciating asset. That means you need to sell fast, before they become undesirable, overage and begin to eat away at your profit margins.

Interested to find out how Autotrade-mail can help you manage a more efficient forecourt?

Get in touch via the form below, call us or contact your account manager for more details.

See what our customers have to say...

Duncan Metcalf – Dukes Cars

“We had a car which we really couldn’t sell. I tried everything to get rid of it, amending my ad, increasing, decreasing my pricing, giving it all my love, but 140 days went by and it was still on my forecourt. I didn’t know what to do. One day I received a call from my contact at Auto Trader, Tim Lawton, I told him about my problem and he suggested to “Test the trade”. He showed me how, with a few clicks, I could advertise my car to retail and trade at the same time, maximising my opportunities to sell. I couldn’t believe it; from uploading the advert to the trade I had an offer on the car in 5 minutes. I took the offer, sent the invoice, money in the bank.”


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