Help us celebrate SHIFTependence this weekend by posting your #ShiftSelfie for a chance to win!
How it works: Take a selfie of your Shift car (whether you’re buying a Shift car this weekend or you’d just like to show us some love and post your Shift smile, we’d like to hear from you!) and post on your social media of choice (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter).
Rules: Simply follow Shift, tag us, and use the hashtag #ShiftSelfie to be sure we see it. You’ll automatically be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Pro tip: Submitting on more than one social media platform will increase your chance to win, so get posting!
No purchase necessary. Must submit entries before 7/7/2019 at 11:59pm PT. Earn 1 entry for each post on social media when you follow and tag Shift, post a selfie with your purchase or sharing your love for Shift, and use the hashtag #ShiftSelfie. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified via direct message on their social media account.
We gave away a car for the first time last Thanksgiving and weren’t sure how it would go. We did it in the spirit of the season to thank our customers for making Shift the largest seller of used cars in the Bay (we’re still really grateful for that, thanks again to everyone who’s worked with us.) It turned out great, and the peak driving season of summer is now here, so we’re doing it again.
At Shift, we want a car’s detail page to be a virtual window into its heart and soul. To do that, we need to first give you all the information that’ll help you decide whether to schedule a test drive.
That’s why we just made a few changes to Shift’s vehicle detail pages that’ll make it easier for you to preview the condition of any car.
This is something our Shift Advisors frequently hear from prospective buyers. Not only that, the features tend to be the same ones: auxiliary inputs, leather seats, backup cameras, and other creature comforts that can really make the difference for some drivers. Continue reading “Filter Cars by Your Favorite Feature”
When it comes to a car’s condition, we often mention the Carfax report. A Carfax report is your window into a car’s past. Like a private eye, it gleans cues from insurance companies, DMVs, and even the police to tell you about a car’s background.
Buying a used car can be a stressful experience. After all, your car is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make—second only to purchasing a home. The stress level is often compounded by a pushy salesman, doused in cologne, buzzing in your ear. Price haggling and mounds of paperwork can also make you sweat like a summer afternoon in Arizona. Distractions abound, and you can easily forget to check the basics.
One of the core tenets of the culture at Shift is personal responsibility, and that comes through in the way that we organize the Shift engineering team. We’re a small, growing team (21 engineers as of this writing) that have come from Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, and other great places to build the future of car ownership. We strive to leave code better than we found it, enjoy building tools to make the whole team more effective, and we emphasize both autonomy and accountability.