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eBay Motors Group extends free classified advertising package for dealers during lockdown

  • Free classified advertising to cover latest government lockdown extension
  • Removal of over posting fees also extended
  • Measures to continue for eight days after showrooms allowed to reopen

27 April 2020: eBay Motors Group has announced a continuation of its support package for dealers to cover the government's extension of its COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Dealers advertising vehicles across eBay Motors, Motors.co.uk and Gumtree Motors will not be charged during the three-week lockdown extension. These measures will also be applied to any further extension of the lockdown in May.

eBay Motors Group will also provide a further eight days of free vehicle advertising once dealerships are permitted to reopen.

The classifieds group is also continuing to waive over posting fees to enable dealers to maintain high levels of stock visibility during the lockdown. This will also be offered if the lockdown is further extended in May and will include a further eight days after dealers are allowed to reopen.

"Given the continued uncertainty facing car retailers, I am delighted we are able to support our industry by extending our free advertising," said Phill Jones, head of eBay Motors Group. 

"We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will work closely with our dealer partners during the lockdown.

"We are seeing positive signs of demand across our platforms as consumers use this period to research their next car.  It is essential for dealers to maintain visibility and use this time to keep talking with customers so that sales can return once measures allow, " he said.

eBay Motors Group will also continue to publish its weekly Market View, providing a snapshot of online search trends, analysis and best practice ideas from industry leaders