The Trade Centre Group reopened its five outlets in England and Wales yesterday, marking the reopening of non-essential retail with a record day of sales. The group sold 605 cars on the day, with value-driven car buyers eager to bag themselves a bargain in the groups £3,000 SALE event.
The campaign sees every single car significantly marked down in price, showrooms have been filled to the brim with stock replenished during lockdown and every car available to be driven away in 1 hour.
Tim Carr, CEO told us “It was a phenomenal resumption of trading and it was clear that our customers relished the opportunity to go car shopping again. Whilst we knew that the offers, combined with the huge marketing investment, would make for a busy reopening day, I don’t think that anybody imagined that we would sell so many cars. The team did a remarkable job in providing 5-star service to so many customers whilst taking pride in our COVID-secure policy which makes the Trade Centre the safest place in the UK to buy a used car.”
The group sold its first car, a Fiesta with £3,000 discount, just 4 minutes after opening at 9am and the last car sold for the day was a BMW 1 series, with £3,000 discount at 9:45 pm. Tim explained “We close at 9pm midweek but we had so many customers on site that we kept the doors open so that nobody was disappointed. I fully expect that our sales record will be broken again by the end of the week.”
The Trade Centre Group trades from five outlets, two in South Wales at Neath and Cardiff North which operate as The Trade Centre Wales, two in the West Midlands and one in the North-West at Rochdale which operate as The Trade Centre UK. The company are set to open their sixth store, one of the largest in the group, at Parkgate, Rotherham on Friday 7th May.