Manheim says its new integration with what it describes as “the largest transportation platform in the industry” can help dealers handle vehicle transportation more simply and easily.
The company says its integration with Central Dispatch is part of its broader strategy to help dealers make good use of “new digital technologies to more efficiently run their businesses.”
Manheim says its buyers now have “seamless access” to Central Dispatch’s digital shipping platform so they can directly list vehicles on Central Dispatch. Manheim says that with the integration, dealers can directly post to Central Dispatch after inventory has been purchased.
Central Dispatch averages more than 500,000 posts monthly, according to Manheim. The company said half of all Central Dispatch subscribers already buy with Manheim, so the integration provides “an immediate benefit to these clients,” Manheim said.
Manheim dealers who haven’t yet transported their vehicles with Central Dispatch can try the integration for free during their first 60 days. After dealers log into Central Dispatch and confirm their order, their purchases are directly posted to Central Dispatch. A carrier that can transport their vehicle from the auction to its final destination will contact them in minutes.
“Whether shipping a vehicle across town or across the country, dealers need a logistics company they trust,” Manheim senior vice president of Logistics Jim Williams said in a news release. “With Central Dispatch, Manheim clients can instantly tap into a vast network of carriers to meet their needs.”
The integration also offers Manheim dealers the ability to compare rates for transportation on Central Dispatch without even posting a vehicle. They can log in and see what dealers typically pay for shipping costs to ensure Manheim’s dealer clients get the most competitive rates from carriers.