Did you know Vroom just won a Webby Award? What’s a Webby Award? According to the New York Times, it’s the internet’s “highest honor.” Thousands of websites are nominated for a slew of categories from charities, to corporations, to startups, and beyond. Only the best claim the title of Webby Award Winner. Vroom won the category for Best Car Website and we couldn’t be happier.
Whether you’re a teen buying your first ride or an urbanite headed to the suburbs, purchasing your first vehicle can be a bit intimidating. Vroom Chief Revenue Officer Scott Chesrown sat down with Brit + Co to give the website’s readers some tips on “adulting.” From actually sticking to your budget to easily navigating financing, everyone can learn a thing or two from one of Vroom’s own experts.
Vroom, a startup that allows users to buy and sell cars on their smartphones, is set to become a lot bigger after announcing that it will purchase the top seller of automobiles on eBay EBAY +0.93%. On Wednesday, the New York-based company said that, subject to approval from the Department of Justice, it would be acquiring . . .
People seem to be comfortable buying an ever-growing number of things online, but are they ready to purchase their cars that way? Vroom says they are, and it’s making a couple of big deals to move forward with that vision.
The New York City-headquartered startup is announcing that it has raised $95 million in Series C funding, and it has also acquired competitor . . .
“Can $54 million make the used-car lot obsolete? Vroom is banking on it — or at least trying to make buying a car a little less horrible.
The startup announced Monday that it has raised eight figures from investors, including former Denver Broncos quarterback-turned-car dealer John Elway, to expand its ability to buy, fix up, resell and then deliver used cars faster than competitors to consumers throughout the United States.”
“Recently my younger brother bought his first car. He went to a random used sales lot near Boston, and let some guy with greasy hair talk him into something he didn’t want. Less than 24 hours later, he got a queasy feeling in his stomach and wanted to back out of the deal. Except, of course, the paperwork had been signed and the dealer wasn’t going to let him return the car or refund his money. He was stuck with it.
But that experience, a common one among young car buyers, may soon be a relic. A relatively young website called Vroom is trying to keep car buyers from feeling duped by giving them seven days to return a purchased car after it’s been delivered.”
“A new startup called Vroom wants to sell cars the way Zappos sells shoes: with a slick website, free delivery, and a return guarantee.
That sounds great—Hurrah, let’s never again set foot inside of a car dealership!—until you remember how you feel about used car salesmen. Even in an age where people order everything from toilet paper to lunch using their phones, selling cars online, to people who haven’t seen them, involves overcoming some serious trust issues.”
“Used car salesmen get a bad rap. This used car startup is trying to change all that.
New York City-based car sales startup Vroom announced today that it received $54 million in Series B funding. The company, founded in 2013, says its goal is to make buying a used car online as easy as ordering a pair of shoes. That means a refurbished car arriving at your home one to two days after purchase, with free shipping and a seven-day money back guarantee.”