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12/16/2021

Carvana debuts next-day online delivery in Maine

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Carvana is bringing online vehicle shopping to Maine.

An omnichannel platform for buying and selling used cars is debuting in Maine in two metro areas.

Carvana is now offering as-soon-as next-day touchless home delivery to residents of the Portland and Lewiston, Maine areas. Customers can shop more than 55,000 used cars for sale; secure auto financing; use a digital car loan calculator; and purchase, trade-in, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery in as little as five minutes. 

Carvana gives customers a high-definition, 360-degree virtual tour of every vehicle, inside and out. Carvana vehicles have passed a rigorous 150-point inspection, have never been in a reported accident and have no frame damage. Features, imperfections, and updated information about open safety recalls are listed on every car’s vehicle description page.

All 45,000-plus vehicles in Carvana’s national inventory come with a seven-day return policy; as opposed to a traditional test drive. According to Carvana, this ensures customers have the right amount of time to determine if the vehicle fits their needs.

Customers can also sell their current vehicle to Carvana and receive a real offer in as little as five minutes, without having to purchase a vehicle. To sell a vehicle, customers enter their VIN or license plate number on Carvana.com, answering a few questions, and then Carvana can pick up the vehicle and bring them a check, as soon as the next day.

Carvana also operates “car vending machines” in 30 locations, including a recently opened location in Richmond, Va., as well as a “car slot machine” in Las Vegas. The vending machines are designed to offer a fast and convenient pickup option for customers who purchase a vehicle on the Carvana omnichannel platform for buying and selling used cars.

Customers who decide to pick up their car at the vending kiosk are greeted by a customer “advocate.” They receive a commemorative, oversized Carvana coin to insert into the vending machine, which will activate the automated vending process, and then watch their vehicle descending through the glass structure.

Carvana’s Maine debut follows its September 2021 expansion of same-as-next-day delivery to its sixth and seventh markets in the state of Missouri: Joplin and Springfield.

Carvana has car vending machines located in states including Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, and California.

“We’re on a mission to change the way people buy and sell cars, and now Portland and Lewiston area residents will be able to enjoy the ease and convenience that comes with as-soon-as-next-day delivery,” said Ernie Garcia, Carvana founder and CEO. “We’re confident area customers will embrace the new way to buy a car and we look forward to growing our presence across the state. “As we grow our footprint in Maine, we’re confident customers will embrace the ease and transparency Carvana offers.”

Carvana now offers as-soon-as next-day vehicle delivery to customers in 311 cities across the U.S.