DETROIT – SmartAuction, Ally Financial’s online vehicle auction website, announced that it has formed an agreement with CentralDispatch® to allow SmartAuction users to upload daily SmartAuction transaction activity to their CentralDispatch accounts.
The enhancement simplifies the vehicle transport process by allowing SmartAuction users who subscribe to the CentralDispatch service to automatically populate a vehicle transport service request, saving them both time and money. Providing access to more than 6,500 carriers in the U.S., CentralDispatch is the industry’s largest online auto transport marketplace.
“The functionality and value that SmartAuction offers its broad community of dealers and consignors is the leading factor in the growth of our online marketplace, which provides our clients with the broadest vehicle choice and the best opportunity to keep their inventories moving,” said Steve Kapusta, vice president of SmartAuction. “We’re pleased to be able to offer this enhancement.”
SmartAuction will also continue to enable users to obtain real-time transportation quotes directly from Ready Auto Transport, McNutt Auto Transport Service, and United Road Transportation through the SmartAuction website.
Launched in 2000, more than 3.7 million vehicles have been sold through SmartAuction since its inception. More than 13,000 vehicles are listed on the online auction site daily representing more than 50 vehicle makes and 18 recreational vehicle and motorcycle makes in 2011. SmartAuction is a unit of Ally Financial Inc. For more information, visit www.smartauction.biz.
About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC Inc.) is one of the world’s largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. Ally’s other business units include mortgage operations and commercial finance, and the company’s subsidiary, Ally Bank, offers retail banking products. With approximately $179 billion in assets as of June 30, 2011, Ally operates as a bank holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com.