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Autobytel.com Names CyberStore Director

Irvine, CA-based Internet car-buying service Autobytel.com Inc. promoted Tim Walker to director, Pre-Owned CyberStore and DRT (Dealer Real Time), Autobytel.com's proprietary accredited dealer extranet.

The move is intended to eliminate some of the inherent inefficiencies found in the pre-owned car sales process, the company said. Walker will focus on increasing the representation of Autobytel.com's Pre-Owned CyberStore and initiating enhancements to the DRT system.

"Pre-owned vehicles are typically touched by three parties before being retailed--ranging from wholesalers to auctions and dealers," Walker said. "Autobytel.com is uniquely positioned to reduce costs in this value chain and cause the pre-owned distribution model to evolve dramatically. This will result in better prices for consumers and more profit opportunities for dealers--it's a win-win situation."

Walker was promoted from the position of director, Market Representation, where, he redefined and implemented a market representation model for the Autobytel.com Accredited Dealer Network.

The Autobytel.com Pre-Owned CyberStore houses thousands of pre-owned vehicles, all of which include a digital image and come with a 72-hour money-back guarantee and a 90-day warranty.

Autobytel.com's DRT system enables Autobytel.com Accredited Dealers to receive purchase requests in real time via a dedicated extranet. The system includes a full contact management function, reporting capabilities and access to Pre- Owned CyberStore inventory.



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