ST. LOUIS, Mo. – ACERTUS, a tech-enabled automotive logistics and services company, today announced that 2019 was a record year for vehicles delivered via their Last-Mile Delivery service, resulting in a 53% increase over the prior year.
“The increased demand for our home delivery service is evidence that automotive retailing is in the midst of a paradigm shift,” says William Billiter, ACERTUS Co-Founder and CEO. “Digitization is revolutionizing car sales and service: consumers have unparalleled access to inventory, more transactions are happening online, and there is an expectation for faster fulfillment. Dealers are then left with the challenge of how to move more product faster and upshift customer experience. ACERUTS helps meet this demand of speed and service through our last mile offering.”
“Digitization is revolutionizing car sales and service: consumers have unparalleled access to inventory, more transactions are happening online, and there is an expectation for faster fulfillment."
This announcement comes at the start of a year when online car sales are anticipated to surpass one million and grow to more than six million by 2025 according to research conducted by Frost & Sullivan. Consequently, last mile logistics will continue to be a focus of change for the automotive industry in the coming year and decade.
“We are proud to serve as the logistics arm for our dealer customers, empowering them to provide a seamless omnichannel sales experience and grow their e-commerce business,” said Michael Malakhov, executive vice president. “ACERTUS’ unique multimodal infrastructure combined with our ability to execute a hub and spoke model increases speed, efficiency and cost savings all while delivering vehicles in road ready condition. With more than two decades of residential delivery experience, we are well positioned to support the increasing need for digital retail and mobility.”