Charlotte’s first “car vending machine” is coming to South Blvd, directly across from the Scaleybark Light-rail Station. The new facility will be about 71 feet tall with 8,270 total square feet, according recently filed permit documents.
Carvana is a new online-focused car dealership that allows customers to go through the entire buying experience at home, then choose to have their new car delivered to their front door, or pick it up from one of their unique ‘vending machines’. They boast a 7-day ‘no-questions-asked’ return policy, which basically makes up for not being able to test drive the cars.
The CEO of Carvana recently explained the entire process on Fox Business:
The company stores most of its used-auto inventory away from — but within easy delivery distance of — the densely populated areas where most customers live, very similar to how Amazon.com runs their business.
They originally expanded to Charlotte in 2014, but their new vending machine concept will be a first for our city.
Here’s what the “car vending machine” process looks like in action:
The company has not yet released an opening date for their new South Blvd. car vending machine.
What do you think of Carvana’s new concept?