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Now you can BUY ONLINE with Phillips

Posted on 8 May 2020

With our new buy online feature, you can easily reserve or purchase your next car without having to leave your home. Browse over 120 vehicles to find your perfect car.

It's safe and easy to do with only a few simple steps to buy your chosen car.

Browse with over 120 cars to choose from.

We have a fantastic range of cars in stock from small city cars to MPVs to SUVs of different ages. Now you can sit at your computer or on your tablet in the comfort of your own home, or you can even browse wherever you are from your mobile on our fully responsive website. Pick the car you would like and click the 'Buy Now' button. You will be asked for your email address which will take you into a secure area where you can follow through the next stages to buy the car.

Value your part exchange online.

If you have a car to trade in, you can value it within your secure area. Just enter your registration number to get a value for your car using the industry favourite CAP. If not just move on to the next stage.

Pay securely in full, reserve for £99 or apply for finance.

The next step will allow you to either reserve the car with a fully refundable £99. This will put the car on hold for 48 hours. Maybe you want to see the car first or take a test drive, or maybe you need to check your funding options but whatever your reason, the car car is held for you and for 48 hours you have exclusive rights to conclude the purchase and enter into an agreement to buy the vehicle from us. Obviously we still have customers coming into our showroom during the day and your chosen car may have been sold, but we will contact you via email to confirm your reservation once we have checked with our sales team.

You can also pay for the car in full using a secure payment method called Stripe. Stripe process millions of secure online payments every day and for lots of big companies that you may have heard of, like, Amazon, Deliveroo, Expedia, Spotify, & Reddit to name just a few. You can use many types of payment cards to pay for your car. You will need to reserve the car first but the £99 will just come off the total that you owe.

Finance is also available should you need it. There is a finance calculator available to tailor a quote to your liking. Once you have a deposit, term & monthly payment you are happy with you can apply for finance online and get an answer within a couple of hours, sometimes within minutes. We generally use Volkswagen Financial services Ltd to fund cars for customers but we can also use Blackhorse Finance if you prefer.

Organise collection at our dealership or have it delivered to your door.

The last stage in your online car buying journey is to arrange delivery with us. Currently, we are not able to arrange a definite time until the government tell us it is safe to do so, but rest assured that the car you have chosen will be made ready for you whenever we are back in the showroom and we can make arrangements then for you to either come to Phillips and collect your car or have it delivered to your door.

Should I buy online?

In a recent survey by major UK dealer group, Peter Vardy, 27% of people in the UK would be happy to buy a car online without the need for a test drive. Scotland showed the highest figures for buying a car online with 40% of people in Glasgow and 45% of people in Edinburgh happy to part with their money over the internet for a new car.

When asked about which high value items they would be happy to purchase online, cars ranked 6th behind holidays, jewellery, and TVs, which is pretty respectable given the value of a car.


Are you one of those 27%? Spending has already been moving rapidly online with 18.6% of all money spent being online. With our current situation in lockdown and with the prospect of social distancing being with us for a while, it seems that online spending is going to continue and most likely increase. Some people don't want to come to a showroom. Whether that's because they don't like to deal with salespeople, they're afraid of their trade-in being inspected or they don't like noisy, crowded places, or even if they don't have time to take out of their busy day. Now you don't have to. You can pick up your phone/tablet/laptop and do it all digitally. You don't even need to come and collect the car - we can bring it to you.

Having a dealer you can trust when buying a car is very important and especially if you intend to buy digitally. At Phillips, trust is an integral part of our business and we are and have been trusted by many customers for nearly 40 years, both in servicing and sales. That is why many customers come to us again and again and recommend us to family and friends. We want to have long term relationships with our customers and hope that you will feel that you can put your trust in us when buying your next car, whether physically or digitally.

But don't worry. If you have any questions about any of our cars or about the buying online process, you can still talk to our sales team on 028 9266 4354 - Option 1. (Currently we are only available by email - see our Covid 19 news article for details)

Buying Online FAQs 

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Delivery will depend on where you live. We can deliver to most parts of the UK but check with our sales team if you are unsure.

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