Wal-Mart Enters Car-Selling Business

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is foraying into car sales through partnerships with dealership groups, including AutoNation Inc., USA’s largest new-vehicle retailer.
  • CarSaver, an online auto retail platform will launch the program on April 1 at about 25 Wal-Mart Supercentres.
  • Customers will be able to select a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle and apply for financing and insurance on the kiosk at the CarSaver Center.
  • CarSaver, Wal-Mart and auto lenders conducted a pilot version of the program in Stuart, Florida in April 2016. Ally Financial has signed onto the program as the preferred lender after participating in the pilot.
  • The Wal-Mart program gives Ally an opportunity to build another channel and improve the customer experience. Wal-Mart is expanding itself in a market no one expected it to enter. This is what competition does to companies, it compels them to wade into uncharted waters.
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