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“How can we help customers buy a Volvo from our website?” Volvo Cars UK

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What Volvo wanted

Volvo Cars UK needed to find a digital solutions provider to build and integrate a full eRetail journey into their website. The solution would need to be market-leading and differentiate them from other manufacturers.

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Why they chose us

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Providing proof

In the tender process, we produced a sophisticated working proof of our concept in just two days, demonstrating speed of delivery.

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Tipping the scales

Codeweavers is experienced in delivering large scale software projects. We have extensive experience in both the automotive industry and automotive finance.

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Yes we can. Now what’s the question?

The Codeweavers way of working, responsiveness and can-do, nothing is impossible attitude were key factors in the decision-making process.

What we did

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What we did

Working closely with Volvo Cars UK, Santander, Intelligent Environments and Mannheim, it took us just 118 days, from proof-of-concept to launch, to build a comprehensive eRetail journey.

Following an initial meeting with stakeholders, we built a platform from scratch in small increments, enabling Volvo to see the system evolve step-by-step so that any feature could be instantly changed.

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Customer-built

The main focus of the project was developing a supremely customer-friendly online car buying experience comprising the following steps:

  • Choose a retailer
  • Find the right finance option
  • Consider part-exchange
  • Set a budget
  • Select a model
  • Have a car built or select a stocked vehicle
  • Buy the car.

 

With the order agreed, buyers will complete the online process with a digital signature, all facilitated by a customer portal tailored to Volvo’s individual requirements.

 

Further developments of Volvo’s eRetail journey are currently in the pipeline.

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The final analysis

Using Snowplow, our event data collection engine, we built a bespoke analytics solution to provide Volvo with the capability to answer questions. Our high quality event data is visualised and accessed through Looker, offering a flexible and powerful view of the complete eRetail journey.

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Take a look at what we achieved

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  • Volvo customers can now reserve and purchase their chosen car online
  • Purchase process fully managed by Volvo through custom-built customer portal
  • Solution reflects the Volvo brand 
  • Affordability established upfront with finance procedure seamlessly integrated into the journey.

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