AuctionACCESS Partnership With uShip Saving Dealers Money On Vehicle Transportation

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AutoTec, the developers of AuctionACCESS, has partnered with uShip to offer their members, who represent more than 200,000 licensed vehicle dealers and representatives, discounts on vehicle transportation costs.

Auto transport for dealers has long been a key friction point, both financially and logistically

The growing online auto remarketing industry has gotten another boost, thanks to AutoTec's recent alliance with online shipping marketplace uShip. The two companies have been offering significant savings to AuctionACCESS members on recurring vehicle transportation costs.

This partnership has helped reduce transport costs for AuctionACCESS members in two ways:
1.) When a vehicle is listed and transported through uShip, members are able to save an average of 40-50 percent by taking advantage of competitive quoting and excess capacity from uShip's network of feedback-rated transport companies.
2.) AuctionACCESS members will save 50 percent on uShip service fees, which will add up for dealers who regularly ship significant numbers of cars and trucks every month.

"We wanted to offer our members savings on products and services that would help their businesses succeed," said Chuck Redden, AutoTec's president and CEO. "And transportation plays a vital role in ensuring that the trend of online wholesaling continues to rise. Not only are there savings through the competitive bidding process, but the service fee savings will add up quickly for our members."

"I am an independent auto dealer who ships more than 30 vehicles a month," said uShip customer Dale Calvin of Omega Auto Sales in Birmingham, Ala. "I have found uShip's pricing to be well below that of brokers, and uShip's service providers have been timely and reliable beyond my expectations. In fact, my first listing got eight bids and the car was delivered within three days."

"Auto transport for dealers has long been a key friction point, both financially and logistically," said Matt Chasen, founder and CEO of uShip. "Now it costs dealers, specifically AuctionACCESS members, less money and gets the shipment done more efficiently on uShip through this partnership. We are thrilled to be working with AutoTec to offer this solution to its members."

This latest successful partnership is one of many announced recently that benefit AuctionACCESS members. Others include an a free inventory report from Black Book's Inventory Wizard, as well as a free set-up with a subscription to Black Book's Activator. Another offer, thanks to an agreement with FedEx, saves AuctionACCESS members 25% on shipping and up to 20% on printing.

AuctionACCESS members can take advantage of these offers by visiting http://www.more4dealers.com.

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About AuctionACCESS
AuctionACCESS was developed more than ten years ago by AutoTec, LLC, a privately held company based in Birmingham, Ala. AutoTec provides e-business solutions to the automotive remarketing industry. AuctionACCESS is the industry standard for managing access to wholesale auto auctions. It is currently used by more than 200 wholesale auto auctions across North America, with further expansion into 70 countries around the world. Visit http://www.auctionaccess.com for details.

About uShip
uShip.com is the first and largest online shipping marketplace that connects people and businesses with feedback-rated Service Providers to make shipping more affordable and efficient. uShip's search technology helps 150,000 Service Providers find and bid on hard-to-ship items, such as cars, boats, motorcycles, heavy equipment, freight, households and more, dramatically reducing transport costs for consumers and businesses. Based in Austin, Texas, uShip's reverse-auction format has generated over $100 million in gross shipping volume since it was launched in 2004.

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