From the beginning, we’ve believed that car buying should be simple and fair. In April, we wrote about our recent updates to Shift and how we’ve taken steps towards that goal.
Progress has continued in the months since, and while we aren’t anywhere close to done, I just wanted to take a step back and make 8 arguments for why we think that’s true: Continue reading “8 Reasons Shift is the Simplest, Fairest Way to Buy a Used Car”
Yesterday evening we drew the winners of the first prizes for our Shift summer giveaway. Congratulations to the folks below! Continue reading “Here Are the 1st Prize Winners for the Shift Hit The Road Giveaway”
It was just three years ago this month that our team sold our first car using a new platform we were creating, and boom: Shift was born. But things were a lot different back in 2014. We were working out of my apartment living room and parking cars on the street (or in the Costco parking lot), and doing the sales ourselves, all because we had this crazy idea about transforming the used car industry. Needless to say, it was a wild first couple of months.
Since that time, we have become the largest used-car seller in the Bay Area, built an incredible team, expanded to new markets, brought on board great investors, and have thousands of happy customers. It’s an awesome time for Shift and we are all incredibly bullish about where we are headed. Continue reading “Congratulations Minnie!”
One of the most common discussions we have with customers deals with matching the right car to a given budget. It can be tough! We’ve seen cars that cost less than $10k, one car that cost $138k, and thousands of cars in between.
To help you better calibrate your car budget and get a better sense for the Shift inventory that matches it, we’ve created a quick and easy car loan calculator. Continue reading “Navigate Car Loan Calculation More Easily with Shift”
Now that spring is upon us, the new season marks a moment for us to reflect on the past several months of product development at Shift. We’ve been hard at work filling in gaps to build Shift into a streamlined car buying experience for you: Continue reading “Shipping Shift: a Spring Product Roundup”
One of the most common reasons we see buyers buy a Shift car is because they are getting rid of an old one. Whether you’re downsizing, having a new baby, or it’s just time for an upgrade, Shift makes trading in one car for another easier than it’s ever been. Continue reading “One Step Shift Trade-Ins Are Finally Here”
San Diego—here we come! We’re thrilled to announce that beginning today, Shift will begin offering test drives and selling cars in San Diego. Continue reading “Shift Now Proudly Offering Test Drives in San Diego”
Starting this month, Shift customers will now have more options and a better chance at getting a low rate when financing their car. We’re happy to announce that Ally and Santander are joining Shift’s network of banks that will compete on your loan application. Continue reading “Two New Financing Options for Shift Customers: Ally and Santander”
Plain and simple: being underwater on an asset you own sucks. Unfortunately, becoming underwater—owing more than a car is worth—on a car is a reality. Cars are driven. Things happen. Values depreciate.
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To help our customers protect against ever becoming underwater on their car, we’re working with Ally to now offer gap insurance on all cars sold through Shift. Continue reading “Mind the Gap: Gap Insurance Now Offered on Shift”
When you’re buying a car, you want to know exactly how much you’re paying and whether you’re getting a deal. Both of those things are a lot easier with two new updates to Shift’s vehicle pages: a market comparison tool from CarGurus and an improved price calculator. Continue reading “At Shift, Used Car Prices that Bare it All”