Avis Direct tops 3,000 registered dealers


Avis Budget Group announced on Tuesday that more than 3,000 dealers have registered to date to participate in Avis Direct, the company's used-vehicle sales program designed exclusively for licensed dealers.

Launched in February of last year, Avis Direct is designed to provide dealers with a dedicated website to buy late-model, off-rental vehicles from the Avis, Budget, Payless and Zipcar brands — with no enrollment or purchase fees.

“Avis Direct was designed to provide dealers with a direct, easy, fast and no-fee way to purchase our high-quality used vehicles, while providing us with a way to maximize the financial return from our vehicle sales and minimize our fleet costs," said Michael Schmidt, senior vice president of fleet services at Avis Budget Group.

“We’re excited that, in less than two years, more than 3,000 dealers have enrolled in the program,” Schmidt continued. “The initiative is proving to be a great alternative distribution channel for vehicle disposition, and a success in terms of our strategic goal of driving efficiency throughout the organization.”

Avis Direct can enables dealers to purchase Avis Budget Group's used vehicles at many locations across the United States. Dealers also can benefit from online photos and independent third-party condition reports.

Furthermore, regional consultants are available to assist with the purchase process.

For more information, dealers should visit www.avisdirect.com or call (855) 289-2847.

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