The smarter way to search


Enhance your customers' car-buying experience and simplify the process of finding the perfect car with our advanced vehicle search. Our search technology uses real-world consumer searches to deliver personalised and accurate results, making it easier than ever for your customers to find the car they want.


Search for vehicles the way you think about vehicles

Engage is a game-changer in the world of vehicle searches, as it enables buyers to search for cars using natural language. This means they can search for cars in the same way they think about them, resulting in a more intuitive and seamless search experience.

With Engage, buyers can find the right car based on their real-world needs, rather than confusing industry jargon. Say goodbye to the frustration of traditional vehicle searches and start delivering more personalised and relevant results with Engage.

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ENGAGE delivers…

Platform figures for Jan - Dec 2023

14.5 mil +

Million Consumer Searches

61.4 mil +

Million Impressions

52 %

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The right way to start the vehicle buying journey


Understand your audience

Learn how your customers search with comprehensive reporting on your users’ most frequent searches, search terms and more. Engage analytics make it easier to understand your customers' needs with impressive insight into what your customers are searching for, from common misspellings to searches for stock you didn’t know you needed.


Spend less time searching

Don’t leave your customers waiting. Our search beats the competition in returning highly relevant search results, every time. While other users are searching through lists of features and specifications, Engage rapidly returns a set of relevant vehicle results, so users can quickly find the vehicle they want and move forward in the buying journey.


Modern inventory management

Easily create vehicle adverts from your existing stock using the iVendi Stock Engine. Upload high quality vehicle images and include content like vehicle imperfections and detailed specifications. Broadcast vehicle adverts across all your online sales channels including marketplaces, websites and digital marketing platforms.

Put finance first

Bring finance to the forefront of consumers minds, by letting them search for vehicles by affordability and budget.

Engage is a search engine designed to help consumers find the right vehicles and finance.

Bring finance front and centre and let consumers search by affordability. Introducing your finance products earlier in the buying journey, and opening consumers up to a world of available vehicles, based on their monthly budgets.


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Personalised vehicle & finance search

Engage uses intuitive search technology to understand what your customer is looking for before they even know themselves.

Engage delivers highly targeted, personalised search results based on search history, finance and location, returning every vehicle that meets their combined vehicle and finance needs in a single set of results.


A better search experience

Built with buyers in mind, Engage makes it easy for shoppers to find what they're looking for.

Whether they know the exact make and model, or only what they need their next vehicle to do, Engage goes beyond the exact match and suggests similar vehicles that meet the customer's needs, but that they may not have considered before. With Engage, customers are presented with a range of options that match their search criteria, ensuring they find the perfect car for their needs.

Improve the visibility of your stock and give your buyers more choice than ever before.


A simple way to search

A good customer experience isn't restrictive. Don't funnel prospective customers down buying journeys that lock them out of the majority of your stock and stop missing potential sales because your vehicles don’t match faceted criteria.

Traditionally, consumers needed to filter their searches based on criteria like make and model to find the vehicles they wanted.

Engage lets shoppers search without restrictions, allowing you to showcase more of your products without eliminating potential matches.

Strengthen sales strategies

No vehicle search enhances your user experience like Engage.

Build marketing strategies into the heart of your search capability.

Engage's built-in marketing tools showcase offers and promotions on products across your marketplace.

Meet your objectives faster by sending customers to the right part of the sales journey.

Speech to search

Future-proof your user experiences.

Change the way consumers interact with your buying journey with the latest technology.

Stay ahead of your competition by deploying a system that's built for what consumers want next.


Why choose Engage?

How many people know what car they want?

Consumers don’t come to market with a clear picture of what they’re looking for. Research shows that six out of ten car shoppers enter the market unsure of which vehicle to buy

Are people happy with the vehicle they choose?

Broadening the search results with an innovative and clever platform helps increase buyer satisfaction. According to Autotrader research, up to 85% of car buyers don’t think the car they purchased was the right vehicle for them. Make sure your customers find the vehicle they want easily and effectively.

Why should I care about the online shopping experience?

Consumers are expecting increasing digital engagement, and car retailers are up against the likes of Amazon, John Lewis or eBay, which are rated as the best online shopping experience by around two-thirds of shoppers.

Engage provides a similar retail experience to those giants for your business, incorporating targeted results and lifestyle or feature-based searches into the vehicle retail sector.

How far will customers travel to buy a vehicle?

Technology has opened consumers’ eyes to a wider pool of potential purchases across a much larger area, with the average distance a customer is willing to travel for their next vehicle growing significantly in recent years.

Engage allows visitors to control the radius and location of vehicles they are searching for, putting them in control without the retailer needing to do anything.

The next step in your sales journey

Provide your retail network with the tools they need to sell vehicles online.

iVendi WebShops is a complete e-commerce platform that plugs into any existing website.

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