Clutch has been around since 2017, dubbing itself Canada’s first online car retailer. The company operates in Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia, and has about 1,000 cars in stock, according to its CEO.
Park says the automobile industry has been working to break through the world of e-commerce since way before COVID-19, albeit very slowly. But the pandemic forced dealerships and customers to get behind the idea — and fast. More Canadians are browsing and buying cars from start to finish online.
In 2020, the Better Business Bureau received 260 reports of online car scams, with losses coming up at $650,000.