Online car sales will kill the traditional dealer with economists predicting 27,000 jobs on UK forecourts will be lost over the next decade.
More than 15 per cent of salesmen will be made redundant with one in five new and used cars predicted to be bought online by 2027, according to the Centre for Economics and Business (Cebr). This surge in online sales is expected to force 250 dealerships to close and wipe off £41 billion from dealer revenue over the next 10 years, too. By 2020 £1.5billion-worth of sales are expected to have shifted online, according to the report commissioned by review site Trustpilot.
See Trustpilot's press release here.