Can I tell you... there are a few, I would say, young innovative thinkers, who are helping to redefine the auto industry in Jamaica - using technology.
One of those persons is Mr. Hutchinson, founder and CEO of (the aptly named) CarsInJamaica.com.
Gone are the days when we had to walk to the car dealerships, from city to city and parish to parish, hunting down the ideal car.
Now you and I can stay in the comfort of our homes, or wherever we are with our smartphone, and find the perfect car - new or used!
Simple... An robust Jamaican website that offers an extensive array of benefits to both sellers (private individuals & dealers) and buyers.
For sellers, CarsInJamaica.com allows private individuals and car dealers to list their car for sale online - doing so themselves and thereby giving full control.
Meaning, for example, those selling wouldn't need to send anything to a webmaster... its all 1-2-3!
Via an online form, persons looking to sell their vehicles will simply upload the pictures and create a description of the vehicle, including type, model, price and condition.
Moreover, they are able to create their own little online 'space', if you will, by showcasing their company's logo, description, et al.
And yes, just in case you were wondering, it is completely free! Yup!
You, and others like you, would then be able to search and compare vehicles based on a number of options, inclding:
According to Damar, not only are private individuals and dealers able to list their cars for sale, thus allowing potential car buyers to see and review there offerings, CarsInJamaica.com now also allows them to list cars for rent!
As far as I know, this particular facility is the first of its kind in Jamaica, and definitely something that I'm really excited to see.
Yep, there is!
And there will be even more!
And I sense the excitement, passion and enthusiasm from Damar :-)
You and others like you who visit their site will be provided with extremely helpful information that will aid in your car buying or car renting decision.
And for those learning to drive, stay tuned, there will be a special area for you too!