Impact Auto Auctions launches enhanced online buyer portal and bidding platform

New website innovations simplify auction bidding process for salvage vehicle buyers

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Impact Auto Actions Ltd., a subsidiary of Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) and a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), has launched a new website (www.impactauto.ca) with a modern interface and an array of enhancements. The new site also offers Impact's buying customers access to two new tools: My Auction Center, a personalized dashboard designed to streamline the process of sourcing and purchasing salvage vehicles, and Impact AuctionNowTM, an online bidding platform that helps buyers optimize their time online which seamlessly integrates with My Auction Centre ensuring all account activity is accessible at the click of a button.  

"We are delighted to launch our new online buyer portal which not only simplifies the bidding process for our customers, but reinforces our commitment to investing in our diverse and growing buyer market," said Terry Daniels, Impact's Managing Director. "Together these enhancements constitute one of our largest investments in our buyer base to-date and we are already getting great feedback from buyers."

The updated website includes an advanced search function which allows users to find vehicles with ease by choosing from several pre-defined categories, as well as a 'saved search' option which stores users' most frequently used search terms to improve the online experience. The site also now offers a simplified registration process for new buying customers which eliminates the need to complete extensive paperwork with a fast, simple and secure online registration to access Impact's auctions.

Registered buying customers can also now access My Auction Center and Impact AuctionNow. My Auction Center is a comprehensive dashboard which facilitates buying and account management activities by enabling customers to bid in real time, receive vehicle pick-up notifications and view upcoming auctions and announcements on a single page. Impact AuctionNow brings domestic and international buyers side-by-side with live bidders at Impact's auctions. Building on the company's previous LiveBlock Hybrid Auction system, the site now has a contemporary interface and new features that enable buyers to find and purchase salvage vehicles through Impact's website with greater ease and efficiency.

In addition, AuctionNow allows customers to gain faster and easier access to Impact's vehicle inventory, streamlining the buying process and providing a better customer experience. Through the upgraded platform, buyers can now view and bid on multiple auction lanes or sales from one screen, track active bids across all auctions sites, pre-bid on a vehicle the moment it is posted until its auction date, and monitor upcoming buying opportunities via an automated Watch List.

Visit Impact's new website at www.impactauto.ca.

About Impact Auto Auctions

Impact Auto Auctions is Canada's leading live and live-online salvage vehicle auction company with 14 auction facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Impact's national service offering allows sellers to standardize processes across the country, and provides buyers with Canada's most extensive selection of salvage vehicles. Impact is a subsidiary of Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), and a business unit of KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR).  For more information, please visit www.impactauto.ca.

About Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.

Insurance Auto Auctions is the leading live and live-online salvage vehicle auction company and a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR). Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has 170 auction facilities throughout North America offering towing, financing and titling services. With the most auction facilities in North America, IAA provides registered buyers from around the globe with millions of opportunities to bid on and purchase donated and salvaged vehicles. Since 1982, IAA has sold millions of vehicles through its weekly auctions for insurance companies, fleet and rental companies, financing companies, charity organizations and the general public. IAA also leverages its business model to assist charitable organizations in the US through its One Car One Difference® campaign. To date IAA has provided millions of dollars in additional funding to charities by assisting in the processing of donated vehicles. Learn how we are making a difference by visiting www.1car1difference.com. With a talented team of over 2,000 employees, IAA is committed to providing customers with the highest level of services in the salvage auto industry. Go to www.IAA-Auctions.com to learn more, and follow IAA on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Impact Auto Auctions

For further information: Media contact: Sandy Blackwood, (416) 920-0716 ext. 240, sblackwood@counselpa.com

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