RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carvana, the first complete online auto retailer and Forbes 5th Most Promising Company, has officially launched in Raleigh, N.C. This new market will complement Carvana’s existing presence in Charlotte, enabling the company to reach Raleigh’s more than 5.75 million consumers with free, next-day delivery. The Raleigh launch marks the sixth new market launch for Carvana in 2015.
The company’s new location in Raleigh allows residents within a 100-mile radius of the city center to log onto Carvana.com, purchase a vehicle entirely online from the comfort of their own home and have it delivered for free, as soon as the next day. Additionally, new markets like Raleigh help satisfy the increasingly high demand for Carvana’s online car buying experience.
“Carvana is the only place where you can search for, buy, trade-in and finance a car entirely online and, with the Raleigh expansion, we’re excited to now also be able to offer free, next-day delivery to consumers in this market,” said Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana. “We’ve already seen great response to our offering and how it enables consumers to skip the dealership and experience a better way to buy a car, and the Raleigh market is a huge milestone for us to continue to offer this great experience.”
With more than $300 million in funding, Carvana plans to continue aggressive growth, and the addition of Raleigh to the company’s portfolio is a key part of that plan. Carvana now offers free, next-day delivery to more than 55 million consumers across the country, in eight markets including Austin, Tex., Birmingham, Ala., Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Tenn., San Antonio and, now, Raleigh, N.C. Carvana also offers additional delivery options to consumers across the country, ensuring nationwide access to the Carvana experience.
To show appreciation for Raleigh’s early adopters who purchased a vehicle through Carvana prior to today’s launch, Carvana will refund the delivery fee they previously paid with their purchase.
Founded in 2013 and based in Phoenix, Ariz., Carvana is the first complete online auto retailer offering vehicle purchase in as little at 11 minutes, with an average savings of $1,681. With Carvana you can shop for, finance, purchase and trade-in a car entirely online, while also receiving as soon as next-day vehicle delivery or pick-up at the nation's first vehicle vending machine. Carvana cars are accident-free, undergo a 150-point inspection and come with a 100-day/4,189 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, as well as a 7-Day Test Drive and No-Questions-Asked Return Policy. Carvana is revolutionizing the car buying process through technology, transparency and exceptional customer service, while eliminating the pressure, hassles and hidden fees that come with buying from a dealership.