High demand of CarFirst sales center franchise amoung used car dealers

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Lahore(Cliff News)In line with their commitment to revolutionize the used car industry in Pakistan, CarFirst, Pakistan’s most trusted used car trading platform, under their CarFirst Sales Center business introduced a complete franchising business solution for used car dealers and traders. After multiple successful launches in Lahore, a high demand for the franchise came in from used car traders and dealers from cities across Pakistan, and thus, CarFirst Sales Center Franchise is now available nationwide.All CarFirst Sales Center franchisees enjoy exclusive access to arguably the largest inventory of used cars in Pakistan at the best prices, as well as the standard online marketplace, easing the buying and selling of cars, as well as marketing and branding support. The Franchising services provide full support to used car dealerships and traders and helps them in increasing their revenue and profitability. The franchises also enable ease of access to CarFirst Sales Center customer base and digital operations.Commenting on this Shanawar Khan, Head of Operations,  at CarFirst Sales Center said, “ Our innovative franchising business solutions helps increase brand value, with franchisees receiving an increasing number of customers at their locations, with our dedicated Call Center generating leads and redirecting them to their dealerships. Our regular Gala events exclusively allow franchisees in their city to showcase their stock to a wide range of potential buyers. The Franchise Support Executives present at franchises helps improve customer service experience. We also help in generating additional income by providing our Franchise owners’ customers with many value added services under one roof, like Insurance, Takaful, Financing, Tracker, Auto service and many more.”Commenting on this Sheikh Rehan Ahmed, Owner of Car Boulevard, a CarFirst Sales Center Franchise said,“Working with CarFirst Sales Center has increased my customers and I have been able to multiply the scale of my business. It has taught me the benefit of bringing my business online, with more information on prices and varieties of cars.  By owning a CarFirst Sales Center Franchise I get exclusive access to inventory as well as 10 free OLX featured Ads that really help in getting attraction. Marketing and branding support to maximize lead generation and people who are helpful in managing operations is another bonus. The tech element of inspected cars in an online inventory has helped increase the speed of operations. I have had a very good experience so far and Insha Allah it will become even better. I recommend this exceptional service to my peers in the used car auto industry.”

About CarFirst

CarFirst is Pakistan’s most trusted trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centres and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series ‘A’ investment in Pakistan from Frontier Car Group, and the largest Series ‘B’ investment from OLX Group. Consumers Association of Pakistan awarded CarFirst as the ‘Fastest Growing Tech Company’ in 2019. CarFirst aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. CarFirst aim is to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.

 

 

CarFirst expands its operation to Faisalabad

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Faisalabad(Cliff News)CarFirst, Pakistan’s most trusted used car trading platform commenced its operations in Faisalabad with the bid to rapidly expand its network in the major metro cities in Punjab. CarFirst will be opening purchase centres, sales centres and offering franchising services in Faisalabad within the next two months.The expansion aims to provide potential car sellers with a safe and hassle-free car trading service in Faisalabad. Quick, transparent and seamless car trading, fuelled by innovation and implementation of international best practices, serve as primary drivers of the demand for CarFirst services in Faisalabad. CarFirst has catered to the rising demand trends of the used car market by rapidly expanding its services across Pakistan. Foree Payment recently launched by CarFirst marked it as the fastest way to sell a used car in Pakistan. CarFirst aims to always put their customer’s convenience first and to further simplify and expedite the car selling process in Pakistan.Present at the inauguration Mr Rana Muhammad Sikandar Azam President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) said: ““The biggest challenge facing the industry was reliable sources and quick payment, CarFirst directly solves these problems eliminating any elements of fraud with their instant inspection and payment system. The contemporary world requires digitalization and innovate solutions to our problems, for all these reasons and more we welcome CarFirst to Faisalabad and pray for their prosperity”Commenting at the inauguration Faisalabad operations, Raja Murad Khan, Co-Founder and CEO of CarFirst said, “Increasing demand of CarFirst’s services in central Punjab has brought us to Pakistan’s third-largest city – Faisalabad. We look forward to providing Faisalabad with a quick, convenient, innovative and secure way of selling and buying a used car. 

About CarFirst

CarFirst is Pakistan’s most trusted trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centres and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series ‘A’ investment in Pakistan from Frontier Car Group, and the largest Series ‘B’ investment from OLX Group. Consumers Association of Pakistan awarded CarFirst as the ‘Fastest Growing Tech Company’ in 2019. CarFirst aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. CarFirst aim is to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.

 

 

CARFIRST wins Consumers Choice Award of fastest growing tech company in Pakistan

Karachi(Cliff News)CarFirst, Pakistan’s most trusted used car trading platform, was awarded the prestigious ‘Icon Award’ for ‘Fastest Growing Tech Company In Pakistan’ at the 14th Consumers Choice Awards 2019 in Karachi by the Consumers Association of Pakistan.Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, presented the award to CarFirst’s CEO & Co-Founder, Raja Murad Khan. The award reflects the CarFirst’s growth and its customer-centric approach, innovative products and how well it caters to the evolving needs of customers. Consumers Association of Pakistan is the largest network of consumers rights in Pakistan and gives out awards to consumer-friendly companies who offer their products and services in the best interest of Pakistani consumers. These awards are especially gratifying as the winners are selected from a wide cross-section of Pakistani consumers through different surveys conducted by the Consumers Association of Pakistan (CAP).Accepting the Consumers Association of Pakistan’s Icon Award for the Fastest Growing Tech Company In Pakistan, Raja Murad Khan, CEO & Co-Founder of CarFirst said: It is an honour for each and every member of the CarFirst family to receive this recognition from the biggest network of consumers rights in Pakistan. CarFirst has been a consumer-centric company from the get-go, and we are proud to play our part in simplifying the lives of our consumers through technology and innovation. Today, CarFirst stands proud to have revolutionized the way used cars are traded in Pakistan, and are grateful to be known as the most trusted used car trading platform by our consumers. This award goes out to our customers – Thank you for believing in us, as we continue to work endlessly to make the car selling process in Pakistan, fast, simple, secure and stress-free. ”The event was attended by, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consulate General of Japan, Mr. Wang Hua, Chief Executive Officer ZONG China Mobile Pakistan(CMPak) Ltd, Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman Baig Group, Sr. Vice President (FPCCI), Mr. Samir Mir Shaikh Chairman Standing Committee on Education, Science and Technology (FPCCI) and Mr. Jam Ikramullah Dharejo, Minister of Industries & Commerce, Co-Operation Department, renowned industrialist, dignitaries from the Federal and Provincial Government, Diplomats and Media personalities.

About CarFirst

CarFirst is Pakistan’s most trusted trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centres and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series ‘A’ investment in Pakistan from Frontier Car Group, and the largest Series ‘B’ investment from OLX Group. CarFirst aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. CarFirst aim is to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.

 

Over 8000 people signed up for CarFirst’s Dost Program

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Lahore(Cliff News)CarFirst, Pakistan’s leading used car online auction and trading platform, launched their Dost Program in January, an incentive program open to everyone who wishes to help their friends sell their cars to CarFirst.  Over 8000  people signed up for the program within weeks of its launchThe Dost Program an incentive program is open to every city in Pakistan. Anyone can become a CarFirst Dost by registering online, free of cost and start receiving cash rewards for each car sold to CarFirst via their reference. For the CarFirst Dost, the first car sold with his or her reference gets Rs. 3,000, the second Rs. 9,000, and the first payout is made as soon as the first two cars are purchased. For every subsequent car, the CarFirst Dost will earn Rs. 6,000, with chances of unlocking additional rewards and bonuses by achieving target milestones. Incentives are earned only when the car is purchased by CarFirst.Commenting on the success of this program, Gauher Aftab, Chief Strategy Officer of CarFirst said, “Our Dost Referral Program has received a tremendous response in just the first few weeks. Over 8,000 people signed up for the program and began earning cash rewards right away. A vibrant online community has sprung up overnight, with YouTubers Vlogging about how easy it is to earn as a CarFirst Dost and people collaborating online to help each other sell their cars to us. Our program’s tagline ‘Akir dost hi toh dost kay kaam ayega’ was right on the mark, and we aim to help this community grow by offering many such incentive-based programs so we can all win through CarFirst and have fun doing it”.CarFirst is a first of its kind used-car online auction and trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centers and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series ‘A’ investment in Pakistan from Frontier Car Group, and the largest Series ‘B’ investment from OLX Group. CarFirst aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. CarFirst aim is to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.
 

 

CarFirst Rapidly grows by Focusing on Operations,Innovation and Services

Lahore(Cliff News)CarFirst, Pakistan’s leading used-car online auction and trading platform, grew tremendously in 2018. Based on its success the company was able to secure its second-round funding from Frontier Car Group and the OLX Group in May 2018.CarFirst strategically invested its funding with the focus to grow on three fronts, Operations, Innovation, and Services.

Operations
In 2018, CarFirst focused on expanding its operations by opening 6 Purchase Centres. It zoned in at opening purchase centers at commercial hubs in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. The centers were opened at City Sales in Lahore, Gulistan-e-Johar, Shell Lucky Star Saddar, Malir Cantt and Khayaban-e-Badar Commercial in Karachi with Metro Cash & Carry I-11 in Islamabad.CarFirst also launched Pakistan’s first all-female staff Purchase Center in Lahore catering to its strong customer demand. The center is purely run and operated by a female purchase center manager and an inspection specialist.

Innovation
CarFirst developed new technologies with the sole aim of changing the way used cars were traded in Pakistan. It set a new benchmark in innovation by launching Pakistan’s first live auction platform for used cars. CarFirst also further developed its algorithm which estimates a fair market price of a used car based on an inspection report. The company also developed various tech-based tools which aid in accurately diagnosing a car when it comes in for an inspection.

Services
CarFirst focused on responding to its strong customer demands by launching new services such as Car Bazaar, Dost Program, Financing and Insurance Services. It also launched its Car Diagnostic Apprenticeship Program to develop technical skills for university students.

CarFirst now employs over 200 people with 23 purchase centers across Pakistan with plans to expand further in 2019 with the aim to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. They aim to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.
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CarFirst launches Pakistan first All-Female purchase center

CARFIRST LAUNCHES PAKISTAN'S FIRST ALL-FEMALE STAFF PURCHASE CENTER FOR USED CARS 2

Lahore(Cliff News)CarFirst (an OLX Group company), Pakistan’s leading used-car online auction, and trading platform have launched Pakistan’s first all-female staff Purchase Center. The Purchase Center is located in heart of Lahore’s corporate business hub in Mini Market in Gulberg.CarFirst’s Mini Market Gulberg Purchase Center operations are fully managed by a female purchase manager and a female inspection specialist, who happens to be Pakistan’s 1st car mechanic! Women car owners will be able to have their cars inspected by a female mechanic and negotiate their sale with a female manager, so they never feel uncomfortable in such a situation ever again.Commenting on this, Raja Murad Khan, Co-Founder, and CEO of CarFirst said, “A large number of female customers had requested an all-female center where they can come and have their cars inspected and sold. We are happy to cater to their request and create a space for women to comfortably interact with our female staff. Building a female-friendly purchase center has been a very important goal for us and bringing Uzma on board as an Inspection Specialist, who I believe is the first female mechanic at Toyota in Pakistan, has organically fit in well with CarFirst achieving that goal.CarFirst wants to change this persistent cultural narrative that the auto industry mostly employs men. We are proud of our female staff members who excel across all company departments, and am happy to share that we are constantly looking to hire women for traditionally male-dominated roles such as inspection specialists, purchase center managers, dealer and sales managers, customers services, etc.”CarFirst recently also launched their Dost Program, an incentive program open to everyone who wishes to help their friends and loved ones sell their cars to CarFirst. Anyone can become a CarFirst Dost by registering online, free of cost, and receive a cash reward for each car sold to CarFirst via their reference. The first car gets Rs. 3,000, the second Rs. 9,000, and the first payout is made as soon as the first two cars are purchased. For every subsequent car, the CarFirst Dost will earn Rs. 6,000, with chances of unlocking additional rewards and bonuses by achieving target milestones. Incentives are earned only when the car is Purchased by CarFirst.CarFirst is a first of its kind used-car online auction and trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centers and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series ‘A’ investment in Pakistan from FCG, and the largest Series ‘B’ investment from OLX Group. CarFirst, (an OLX Group Company) aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. CarFirst aim is to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.

 

Carfirst and OLX bring car bazar to Lahore

Karachi (Cliff News)OLX, the No.1 App in auto classifieds and CarFirst, a leading used-car online auction and trading platform, are set to bring their second OLX CarFirst Car Bazaar to Lahore happening at the Expo Center Lahore on the 18th of November 2018 from 11 am to 7 pm. Attendees will be able to trade their used cars in the most secure, convenient, and transparent manner. Car owners will be able to sell their used cars hassle-free, while car buyers will get access to CarFirst Partner Dealer inventory and drive home a pre-checked used car. Car owners can also pre-book free inspections and appointments to sell their car at http://www.carfirst.com. Car owners will be able to sell their cars through a 15-minute live auction.Joining CarFirst’s commitment to better the used car trading, we are proud to have PSO as our title sponsor, as well as other partners such TPL Insurance, Al- Haj Faw Motors, Daewoo Battery, Food Panda, and City 42. The OLX CarFirst Car Bazaar will have amazing financing and insurance deals and Food Panda certified food stalls for families and entry to the event will be free of charge.Raja Murad Khan, CEO, and Co-Founder of CarFirst said, “Following the success of our OLX CarFirst Car Bazaar in Karachi, which was attended by more than 10,000+ people, and in response to our customers and partner dealers popular demand, we are happy to bring Car Bazaar to Lahore. We are excited to see car owners participate in a first of its kind, used car live auction at the Expo. ”Bilal Bajwa, CEO of OLX Pakistan said, “I would like to invite everyone to attend the OLX CarFirst CarBazaar. Car buying and selling is a major decision for all of us and it can often be stressful if we don’t know the value of the car we want to buy or sell. CarBazaar’s takes away the stress for car buyers by providing them with lots of choices under one roof and ensures car sellers obtain the best price through Pakistan’s first live auction platform. Most importantly, people can do all this in a nice environment with their families and friends. CarBazaar takes the hassle out of the car purchase process so come and join OLX and CarFirst and our amazing partners for a fun day on November 18th!”CarFirst is a first of its kind used-car online auction and trading platform, with a nationwide network of purchase centers and warehouses. CarFirst was founded in 2016 and has been the recipient of the largest Series A investment in Pakistan from FCG, and the largest Series B investment from OLX Group. CarFirst aims to revolutionize the way cars are traded in Pakistan by offering comprehensive solutions for all things related to cars, such as evaluation, certification, financing, insurance, live auctions, and many more. We aim to keep adding value across the customer’s journey, improving efficiency and transparency at every milestone of the car trading process.OLX is the world’s largest online buying and selling platform powered by a team of 5,000 people, working on 17 brands, from 35 offices across five continents and 40 countries. In Pakistan, OLX is the No.1 Marketplace across 14 different categories. OLX gets more than 150,000 car listings every month/5000 in a day; which is 10 times bigger than any other player operating in Pakistan making it undisputed market leader. OLX generates more than 20 Million page views in a day having 5 million App downloads. Over 50,000 conversations take place daily on OLX with an ad being posted every 2 seconds A research study by Nielsen stamps this fact by indicating 87% awareness and preference level of OLX in comparison with any other tech company operating in Classifieds and Shopping category of Pakistan. According to SimilarWeb, OLX is Pakistan’s No.1 web platform (local domain/Engagement/Traffic).