A car selling app that enables you to browse and shop for cars online is gaining popularity, with the potential to help car owners navigate the world of car sales.
Car-Selling Tips, launched in March by auto-industry consulting firm CarSellers, is the brainchild of three-time Forbes 50 list member Tom DeBolt.
DeBolts startup offers the option to search for vehicles and make an online purchase.
In addition to car-sales, it also offers a number of other services, such as car auctions and online car showrooms.
Its first business, CarSelling Tools, lets users track the status of cars, and offer suggestions for buyers.
DeSoto, a company founded in 2013 by DeBols father, has since expanded to include auto auctions, auto shows, and more.
It’s a small but growing business, DeBolaso said.
He said the startup will eventually expand to the car-selling business.
The app was initially launched in May 2017.
The company launched a Facebook page in March that has about 1,600 likes and has been watched more than 1.6 million times.
The site’s founder, DeSótos son, told Bloomberg that he wanted to bring the business to the masses and he wanted it to be a service that anyone could use.
De Soto said the app has been downloaded more than a million times in the last year and is available on iOS and Android.
The website is owned by the De Sotos family, De Bolts family, and their business partner, De Sota Auto Services.
De Bols family told Bloomberg he plans to open a dealership in Los Angeles next year and expects to hire more than 30 full-time employees.
The idea of offering a car-buying service is appealing to DeSotos son, De-Bolots daughter, and his sister, De Solovos.
The couple, who are also investors in CarSellerers, want to create an alternative to car buying through a mobile app, Debs father said.
“I think that if it’s possible, we can build an app that will be used by millions,” DeSolovos said.
Debs family hopes to launch the app in the coming weeks.
He told Bloomberg the app would initially offer car-buyer recommendations from around the world.
But the app could expand beyond just cars, he said.
If the app becomes a real-time shopping experience, DeVos said, he could imagine making suggestions about car brands.
He plans to launch in partnership with a car dealer.
“It’s not about buying cars, but it’s about buying quality cars, making sure they’re up to date,” DeVossos said of the app.