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Registration guide

How do I register?

CarsOnTheWeb is an online car auction website aimed specifically at professional car traders and dealers. Registration is free, but we do require certain information:

1.  Fill out your vat number 
Please enter your VAT number and click “verify vat number”. The system will automatically check the validity of your VAT number.

2.   Company and contact details
Fill out your company and contact details. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address. Choose your login and password. Also choose if you would like to stay informed by email and phone. Later you can change this in your own user account (MyCOTW). Acknowledge that you are a professional car trader, agree with the terms and conditions and click submit and you are all set to go!

3.  Confirm your e-mail address
Immediately after registration on our website you will receive a confirmation email. Please click on the link to activate your account. If you skip this step you will not be able to start bidding!

4.   First auction won
What happens if your bid wins? It’s now time to verify your identity. Upload a copy of your identity card in MyCOTW. We’ll check it within one working day. In the meantime, you’ll not be able to place bids. Once your ID is approved, you can continue placing bids.

5.  A five-time winner
After winning 5 auctions, it’s time for you to provide us your company documents. Upload a copy of your company registration documents in MyCOTW. We’ll use these documents to verify your status as a professional car trader.

6.  Full access to COTW
After validating your id card and your company registration documents, you get full access to CarsOnTheWeb!



If you’re not entirely sure which documents you need, if you have any questions or if you would like more detailed, country-specific information, make sure you contact us. We are here to help.

Under normal circumstances, we will approve your account within one working day. After this, you can start bidding, buying and winning with CarsOnTheWeb.

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