We know our customers are not sitting in front of their computer screen the whole day. Whether it’s dealing with clients, being on the road or working on cars, you want to keep a constant eye on those cars you’re currently bidding on. And we’ve got just the tool for that.
The CarsOnTheWeb mobile app allows you to manage your bids, find cars and remain informed about the most important auction events. On this page, you’ll read how to use the app and get the most out of it.
How do I start using the app?
Obviously, you’ll need to start by downloading the application from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android).
The application is free of charge.
⇒ Go to Google Play (Android)
⇒ Go to App Store (iOS)
Start up the app and log in using your CarsOnTheWeb user name and password. The app will remember your login details for 6 months, so don’t forget to change your password should your smartphone get lost or stolen.
Once logged in, you’ll see three tabs: Search, My Bids and User.
How do I search for vehicles?
Open the Search tab. You can search for vehicles based on:
• Price range
• Mileage range
• Fuel type
The “search” button will show the number of cars currently online that correspond to your criteria. Click it to execute the search. If there are currently no cars online that correspond to your criteria, the button will become inactive.
The search results are sorted by auction end date (the auctions ending first are on top). You can bid directly from here, start following the car by clicking the binoculars, or go to the car detail page by clicking the picture or the link below.
How do I bid?
The best way to place and manage your bids is by using the My Bids tab in the app. It is synchronized with the My Bids tab on the website, so you will see all the cars you are currently following or bidding on.
Select a car to expand the bid buttons. You can:
• Select a quick bid amount
• Type in an amount of your choice
Press submit to place the bid. You will see a message on top of the screen confirming a successful bid.
To avoid placing involuntary bids, you can activate a bid confirmation functionality in the User menu. A message will be shown every time you place a bid, asking you to confirm.
How do I use Ultimo?
If you are the winner of an auction, Ultimo gives you 5 additional minutes to give your best and final offer, in order to increase your assignment chances dramatically. Read more about Ultimo here.
Our app will send a notification when an auction ends and you are the highest bidder. By clicking it, you will be directed to the app. Go to My Bids and open the relevant vehicle. Click on the button “Place your Ultimo bid now”. You will now go to the car detail page, where you can place your best and final offer.
You can manage your notification settings, as well as your language settings and the extra bid confirmation, from the “My account” menu.
Do you have any questions? We are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us.