Tag: Fleet Procure

‘Soft’ drop to EV sales following grant reduction

Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Edition

ELECTRIC vehicles took a drop in demand following the government change to the Plug-in Car Grant on 18 March 2021. But the change in EV orders – down by 24% – was described as ‘soft’ by Fleet Procure, the broker fleet procurement platform. Utilising the intelligence of its 61 broker database, Fleet Procure said that VW ID.4 sales were ‘fantastic’ pre-grant but…

Broker News Newsletter 10 March 2021

Mark Cox Volvo

Don’t ignore the brokers Volvo On a global basis, Volvo would dearly love its customer to form an orderly digital queue to acquire electric Volvos through Volvo channels. It’s a brand dream. And it simply won’t work. Market channels in the UK are too complex for such a simple approach and the broker market not only has digital advantage, it has consumer reach. And it…

Fleet Procure adds Skyfleet and Hippo Leasing to procurement platform

Fleet Procure logo

THE broker/dealer procurement platform, Fleet Procure, has extended its market reach with the inclusion of two new brokers to its system. Both Kent-based Skyfleet and Hippo Leasing from Blackburn, Lancashire, bring a further 2000 units annually to the procurement platform in agreements that were concluded in February and early March. It now takes the volume of vehicles transacted by Fleet Procure to…

FleetProcure adds Planet Leasing to its growing user base

Planet Leasing office

THE leasing software procurement system, FleetProcure, has added a further customer to its growing user base: Essex-based broker, Planet Leasing. The end-to-end procurement platform hit a record 50 broker partners at the end of December 2020, but the attractiveness of the system continues to see FleetProcure, run by Lee Jones and Arron Mogridge, attract greater numbers. Planet Leasing is the latest, the…

2020 review of the leasing broker sector

2020 Review Leasing Broker Sector

AS we prepare to park 2020 behind its COVID-19 face mask, it’s worth reflecting on some of the major trends in the leasing broker sector. Many of the changes were accelerated by the impact of coronavirus – in similar fashion to the way coronavirus accelerated trends already evident in society as a whole – such as the focus on improved digitisation, and…

Fleet Procure hits 50 broker partners

Fleet Procure logo

THE broker/dealer procurement platform, Fleet Procure, has hit a half century of broker partners. The significant growth for the online platform came in the second half of 2020, said Fleet Procure, with a further boost in December with the signing of 10 new broker partners, five of which were Bridle Group AR franchises and five independent brokers. It is double the projected…

Fire5 Digital is first CRM partner for broker platform Fleet Procure

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DIGITAL agency Fire5 Digital will be the first CRM partner with Fleet Procure, the broker/dealer procurement platform. Due to be launched Q1 2021, the integration will streamline and automate broker workflow. The CRM will use Fire5 Digital’s Automotus web platform – a Calas-type competitor – within Fleet Procure. The benefits are said to include time-saving on administration and a more seamless customer…

EV first as Kia e-Niro becomes most ordered car on Fleet Procure

Kia e Niro races ahead in Fleet Procure order league table

THE fully electric Kia e-Niro has pulled out a remarkable first by becoming the most ordered vehicle on Fleet Procure during September. It is the first time the broker/dealer procurement platform has seen an EV at the top of its table, edging the VW Polo and the Mercedes A-Class. However, not only was the e-Niro topping the table remarkable in itself, but…