IAA Launches Buyer App For Apple Watch™
Published June 18, 2015 - Written by IAA, Inc.
WESTCHESTER, Ill., June 18, 2015 — Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, today announced the launch of the IAA Buyer Watch App, an application customized for the Apple Watch, that enables buyers to view the status of their vehicles in the bidding process through notifications on their wrists. The first app of its kind to be adapted for wearable technology, the IAA Buyer Watch App gives buyers a quick graphical view of the status of their vehicles during the Watch and Pre-bid portions of the bidding process without having to use their mobile phones.
“IAA is proud to be the first to market for smart wearable device technology in the salvage industry,” said John Kett, CEO and president, IAA. “We have built a culture that encourages the development of innovation at an accelerated pace to be responsive to our buyers’ needs. IAA’s speed of delivery continues to improve as a result of our teams embracing agility as a philosophy, allowing us to stay ahead of the digital transformation in the business.
In addition to offering a best-in-class buyer experience for customers, the IAA Buyer Watch App adds a critical element of time saving for buyers. The watch interface shows buyers a summary of their Watch/Pre-bid vehicles and the total vehicles on their lists that are at auction on that particular day. The IAA Buyer Watch App is free for download from the Apple Watch App StoreSM.
A video demonstration of the IAA Buyer Watch App can be seen here.
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About IAA, Inc.
IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique multi-channel platform processes approximately 2.5 million total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles annually. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 talented employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a rapidly growing global buyer base – located throughout over 135 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to innovative vehicle merchandising, efficient evaluation services and digital bidding tools, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns.
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