We have seen how the e-commerce industry is fledging due to the Coronavirus situation and while we can say that they are doing the best they can to help people in these times, we also know that the industry is hurting since the sales are for essential products only and the deliveries will probably cost them much more. Anyways, they are currently absorbing a lot of costs in order to gain momentum in the market and the first priority for them is to help people get what they need.
Also, it looks like the COVID-19 situation is not going to go anywhere anytime soon and there is still a lot of time before the vaccines will be found and people will be immune to the virus. So it is understood that we will see a lot of e-commerce activity in the next 12 months and it will affect every industry that we have traditionally not seen doing online sales. A new report reveals that online e-commerce stores will start to pop-up for the automakers as well. Tesla is one of the best automakers taking advantage of the technology as we can see from their cars as well.
On the other hand, there are others such as Carvana as well who is looking to embrace the online sales of their cars. CNBC also says that “Online sales is one of the last chances for salvation for some dealers that have had to close showrooms due to the pandemic and state orders”. Also known is that one dealership owner says “We’re doing very well with the appointment side of it,”. “People are more looking to see what we have online and then are giving us a call. It is working.” It is known that the owner has dealerships for Fiat and Chevrolet right now.