Instead of producing numerous cars that may sit on a lot until a year-end clearance sale, Ford will adjust their production model to "Build-to-Order." While dealerships aren’t going anywhere, and it will probably take some time for Ford to fully adapt to this new sales and supply model, early implementations are already in place.
Ford Express Buy is the online buying platform for new cars. It's already live and active, but still has more features to come. For starters, it's not a universal nationwide buying platform. Rather, it is dealer-specific. Authorized Ford dealers can choose if they want to use Ford Express Buy or not.
Additionally, the only vehicle currently available on Ford Express Buy is the Mustang Mach-E. All other models will have to wait to be added to the platform. Credit checks can also be done on the platform via "Ford Credit."
While Ford Express Buy is in its infancy, we anticipate it will grow soon. Ford's President of the Americas and International Markets Group, Kumar Galhotra, has expressed his enthusiasm for the new online platform.
"It's a really exciting way for us to sell vehicles in partnership with our dealers. You can start building your vehicle, pricing it, put it in the cart, and you can go all the way to make a transaction," Galhotra said, according to Car and Driver.
Whether you are buying your next car online or the traditional way from a dealership,
Lisa Steuer McArdle is an insurance writer with over 15 years of experience writing and editing content in a variety of industries, including insurance and personal finance. Lisa specializes in taking deep dives into make and model-specific content that helps car owners and buyers make solid money-saving choices. Lisa has written over 350 articles for Jerry on topics including electric vehicles to classic cars. Before joining Jerry, Lisa worked in various aspects of the printing industry as a content writer, developer, and editor and earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Lycoming College.