Say sayonara to the car salesman: New study claims that a fifth of cars will be bought online by 2027 - putting 27,000 dealership jobs at risk

Mail Online

Car salesmen's jobs are at risk due to a predicted rise in Amazon-style online vehicle purchases in the future. According to a new study, 20 per cent of all new cars bought in the UK by 2027 will simply be purchased on the internet rather than though dealerships.

The research estimated that this will cost 27,000 jobs across the nation's dealer network

The study by online review site Trustpilot and the Centre of Economics and Business calculated that internet-bought motors will cost car dealers £41billion in revenue if they fail to adapt to this new online sales environment.  As a result, more than 250 existing dealers will disappear from our areas in the next decade, which represents around seven per cent of the entire network.

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