Carvana follows path through upper Midwest

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Carvana is providing soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to three new markets in Minnesota and one in Wisconsin.

An omnichannel platform for buying and selling used cars, Carvana has launched operations in the Minnesota metro markets of St. Cloud, Mankato, and Rochester; as well as in Eau Claire, Wis. Carvana allows customers to shop more than 15,000 vehicles on its site in as little as 10 minutes, with ability to finance, purchase, trade-in, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day delivery of a vehicle. All vehicles come with a seven-day return policy.

In addition, Carvana offers a two-minute real online offer for customers who want to sell their car to the retailer. Vehicle owners can enter their car’s license plate, VIN number, and state online, and receive an official offer which is guaranteed for seven days or 1,000 additional miles. If an offer is accepted, Carvana will pick the car up as soon as the next day and pay by check on the spot, after inspecting the vehicle. Customers can also enter a vehicle’s year, make, model, and trim to receive an online estimate.

Carvana now offers as-soon-as-next day delivery in 153 markets across the U.S. Select markets (although not any of its four newest) offer “car vending machines,” which are automated facilities designed to offer customers a convenient pickup option for online purchases.