Kingfisher Inspection System
Vehicle Inspection: Central to the success of Live Bid, and internet auctions in general, is the ability to provide potential buyers with as much information as possible on vehicles being offered at auction. The Vehicle Inspection system allows vehicles to be appraised in a consistent manner with supporting images. This information is available on the Live Bid platform allowing buyers to make informed decisions as to which vehicles to bid on. Providing the pertinent information in an easy to understand format results in increased online sales.
Developed on the .Net framework, this handheld solution allows a vehicle to be barcoded and fully inspected at time of collection.
Kingfisher Barcoding System
The barcode system allows a pre printed barcode to be attached to a vehicle at the point of arrival. The barcode is then scanned using a handheld and the user enters the vehicle's VRM. The handheld queries Auction Manager for details of the vehicle. If the vehicle is not found on Auction Manager, the handheld connects to Experian to obtain vehicle details. The user then enters additional information such as the vendor, the collection agent etc.
When the vehicle exits the site, the barcode is scanned and Auction Manager updated with the offsite date. Additionally as the vehicle moves around within the site, the barcode can be scanned to provide an up to date location for the vehicle.
The handheld also allows physical stock takes to be done, and can also be used to 'lot' the auction sale.
Inspection System Functionality
Creates a graphical vehicle splat allowing damage details to be recorded and costed
Produces supporting pictures of the vehicle highlighting any refurb requirement
Records the customer's signature
Produces a printed inspection report for the customer detailing any damage or additional charges
The inspection report can be emailed directly to the vendor
Provides an end to end paperless solution.