Selling your vehicle inventory at a dealer auction in 4 steps

Is your dealership drowning in stock cars or trade-ins? As you are well aware, when you need to sell trade-in vehicles, finding local buyers can be like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Especially when dealing with certain types of cars, like damaged cars, electric cars or hybrid vehicles. And even if you find someone who’s interested, the prices they offer doesn’t get you excited …

So, what’s a dealer to do? Contact OPENLANE. Our network reaches right across Europe, so you access a huge number of international buyers—and more buyers means better prices! All without the need to worry about cross-border complications. We handle the logistics and paperwork; you sell your trade-ins and stock cars for the highest price. It’s a win-win..

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How will OPENLANE help you?

With several decades of experience and the whole continent at our fingertips, OPENLANE has the resources to find you the best prices for trade-ins and stock cars. We give you access to over 100,000 registered buyers. And because we take care of all the admin and logistics, selling to buyers in other countries is simple. You experience the same ease as selling to a buyer just down the road.

From the initial inspection to the final delivery, our experts do all the work and take care of every little detail. It’s completely risk free—no hidden costs, no unexpected headaches. Whatever sort of trade-in vehicles you’re selling, from passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs), to luxury cars, vans, and even damaged vehicles, the outcome is always in your favour.

The OPENLANE benefits

  • One dedicated contact
    We pair you with a sales contact who becomes your go-to for everything. They’re by your side every step of the way.
  • Quick and easy sales
    We understand that moving those trade-ins isn’t the only thing on your to-do list, so we keep things simple and efficient.
  • Really fast payments
    All payments are guaranteed by us. You receive your settlement within 2 days and don’t need to follow up with the buyer.
  • It’s risk free!
    Partner with us and you’re in very safe hands. There are no hidden fees and no risks. You’re always paid promptly after the sale.

What's the process?

Our process makes selling trade-in vehicles and stock cars online as easy as can be.

As someone in the car-selling game, you probably already know what you want. With the help of your sales contact, you define how you’ll proceed through the next four steps.



The pre-auction process is free for franchised dealers. One of our (external) qualified experts* will give your vehicle a thorough going over. They’ll take pictures, make notes, and if you want them to, compile detailed vehicle descriptions and damage reports. You can also choose to supply these yourself.

*This service is only available in certain countries.



Your vehicle will be given its very own page at, complete with a detailed description, pictures and a damage report. We manage the bids and take care of all communication with buyers. After the gavel has made its final strike, we’ll present you the best offers received.


Sale & Payment

You have one day to decide if you are happy to accept an offer. If you decide to go ahead, the sale is official, and you can expect your payment within two working days.



We pick the car up and transport it to its new owner. You sit back, relax and get on with your other dealings.

All reward, no risk!

We want you to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why we bear all the risks, and you don’t have to worry about a thing.

  • No sale? No fees to pay
    An offer does not meet your expectations? No costs will be charged to you: no cure, no pay!
  • No export hassles
    There’s a good chance your buyer is waiting on the other side of a border, which is fine! Because with OPENLANE, international sales are a piece of cake.
  • No waiting for payments
    The last thing you need after selling a car is to be left waiting around for the buyer to pay up. Not to worry, the payments all go through us, and we guarantee to deliver yours within two days of the finalised sale.


OPENLANE: the answer for auto dealer inventory management

Ready to clear up some space on your lot? Partner with OPENLANE. Your vehicles reach over 100,000 international buyers, and you barely need to lift a finger.

  • Personalised help for every sale
    Your personal contact is not only a car-sales expert; they quickly become an expert at meeting your specific needs. You always have trade-ins to move, and OPENLANE is the perfect partner to make sure the process runs perfectly every time.
  • Convenient, flexible service
    We can arrange to take your cars off the lot quickly, enabling a smooth and efficient stock flow for your dealership.
  • Huge network of buyers
    You don’t have time to wait around, hoping a local buyer will materialise. With access to buyers all over Europe and simplified international sales, we find you fantastic offers quickly.
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