San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — CrashSpace.com was designed to let consumers with damaged vehicles get quotes from local body shops via the Internet. Jugdip Bath, CEO, said, “no longer do people have to waste their precious time driving around getting estimates from body shops.” Consumers enter information about themselves, their vehicle and upload photos – that’s it and it’s free.”
The website takes the information and notifies body shops within a 25 mile radius of a repair request. The body shop/s review the information and photos and if they need to ask a question, they can send a message to the consumer (who remain anonymous until they accept a shop’s bid) through the website. Once the shop feels they have all the information they need, they put in a quote for the repair. The consumer is notified via email whenever a shop sends a message or a quote. “We’re excited about the new messaging enhancement where clients can communicate with body shops online,” said James Tang, CrashSpace’s COO. This was feedback that we received from our clients and body shop partners during the Beta test. “Not only that, we now have a free iPhone app where consumers can upload their repair request.”
The site is also designed to be a new revenue stream for body shops. “Due to the economy this past year, there’s a lot of people waiting to get their vehicle fixed. Nor do they have the time to go figure out how much it will cost,” added Mr. Bath. “With CrashSpace, body shops get new leads through the Internet. It’s convenient for them and the consumer. It’s a win-win.” Body shops currently do not pay a fee for being part of the CrashSpace network. “We will continue to work with our shop partners to come up with an agreeable pricing structure. We first want to ensure that CrashSpace adds value and new revenue to their business.”
CrashSpace is currently available in the US. Roll-out plans for Canada and other countries are on the company’s roadmap.
Visit the site at: http://www.crashspace.com.
Download the free iPhone app at the Apple App Store: itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crashspace/id339015069?mt=8
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