31st March 2020 - Shane Ennis
In light of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Sweep have taken steps to support all dealerships in the Republic of Ireland.
Effectively immediately, all dealerships can list on the Sweep app completely free until 1st June 2020.
The health and well-being of dealership staff and consumers is the top priority for all of us now, and we want to continue to enable dealerships to keep their online presence 24/7. As more people are spending time at home, we have noticed a significant increase in app downloads and usage over the past week. The Sweep team will be working remotely (and are fully operational) until such time as it is safe to return to the office.
In a survey of 1,000 random active Sweep users we learned that consumers are continuing to do research around what vehicle they are going to buy next. Users are eager to engage on channels such as Sweep Chat and Scheduled Callbacks, and Video Demos & Online Finance Application forms are helping them to make informed decisions. Exactly half of respondents indicated they were willing to reserve now and collect later, when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.