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Have you out of that test driving new model cars that hate dealing with the dealership.
We'll once started can make it happen and ease the pain of car buying from your doorstep our next guest is -- -- this -- if needed game changer.
Grant -- is the CEO and founder of tread grant welcome to you great to -- you tell me how -- works.
Hey thanks Annie -- So -- is the first of its kind at home.
Test driving and -- service that users go to -- dot com.
They -- the cars they're interested then -- -- auto expert shows up at the time and place of their choosing.
They do an exterior sort of walk around curbside -- in the drive way.
-- then explain the interior of the car they the customer takes the expert on a fifteen mile.
Estrada last about going to thirty minutes.
Though neighbor you're not dropping off a car and leaving and coming back the next day to ensure it still there's -- somebody in air monitoring it right.
There actually is that option at the customer has its training and then we -- overnight Hester and how much does it cost the customer.
Nineteen dollars per car that's how do you make money that's ahead.
So we've held off slightly on a -- Yes we do we have a flat fee on the shoppers side in a flat -- on the deuce side and that's.
Really important because.
Our employees and on and set -- -- to sell -- car.
So for example we had a mother looking at a hot -- sits there and a you know or if for example there's -- auditors -- BMW we might be incentivized to sell the higher priced car but because -- make a flat feet.
There's no commission there's no pressure on the customer.
You know there's so much information about car prices on -- these days -- it's almost.
Less painful some would say to go to the car dealership because the -- and in note that you have the latest and most.
Competitive pricing information -- various car models so is that an issue for you at all is that a challenge that you had to deal with.
I'm wolf that's that's maybe one piece of what we do is helping with pricing but really our belief is that there's much more to sort of -- certainly prices -- -- single most important.
And other than saying I'm wondering if going to the dealership and dealing with the sales people is is intimidating an uncomfortable the process -- as it was even you know just five years ago.
Because of all of the available price information -- there there's no haggling not as much rather.
Right -- on the BS also the average consumer spends eleven and a half thought eleven and a half hours of the car dealership.
When they buy their car.
And with -- you know you sort of doing that from the comfort of your home and spent far less time -- the store.
I think that price is getting more transparent and it's a good thing for the industry.
And yeah I do think that experience is is getting better at the dealership.
So how do you plan at -- to -- are you available all over the country here.
Particular markets larger cities.
So we're we're -- just available in Seattle only.
But we are looking at a number of markets that sort of I density of population in urban areas.
And we get emails and and calls from dealers and customers all the time.
Saying you know what please come to Atlanta and help -- by -- car please you know please come to Sanders is gonna help us out.
So we are we are death and looking at at expansion plans but at the time we're we're focused on Seattle.
And you have some pretty impressive financial backers grant former General Motors chairman CEO Rick Wagoner -- should become capital lower case capital.
Are you taking any more on investors.
Kind of -- -- in terms of your expansion plan -- you are you going out -- -- -- -- Well it's it's a very capital intensive.
-- concept there's market in as operations.
And it's also a very large market opportunity.
So in terms of whether we're going to be raising -- capital I can't say for certain we're currently not fundraising.
We have been very fortunate CU I get a really solid group of investors -- very different skill sets some -- -- -- -- -- some problems come come from consumers start ups.
But we -- you know down the road we may be looking and two to raise more money.
So grand as -- -- that I'm curious for the most popular most in demand cars people looking to test drive from the comfort of their own curbside.
-- that that is that's highly classified information really I mean it's an outside panel him.
So I would say the most popular brands are forwards Subaru Honda Toyota we do a lot of -- and Audi.
And really runs the gamut but doesn't the highest -- -- so far so.
The ever had to call for some ridiculous high end luxury Ferrari tight -- something just.
So -- Tesla is pretty popular here which is awesome because that's a great company.
And so we are we are in the process of talking to.
Various companies about delivering their cars that -- our -- right now bit.
For the most part the most premium car we -- is -- -- Porsche.
I don't know I think we had delivered -- -- audio Ferrari and that stuff.
Irate I hope you -- start delivering to New York City now to be a lot of fun -- Sunday afternoon or evening -- I'll turn it appears that okay.
Grants -- -- CEO of tread that at home car test drive service thanks for your time good luck to you.
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