You have to hand it to Carvana for creating a need in the marketplace that few would have guessed even existed. People love vending machines (in that tactile, midcentury throwback sort of way) and they love cars.
The brand bills itself as the fastest-growing used automotive retailer in U.S. history. The industry pioneer, which buys and sells used cars online, just unveiled its newest car vending machine, in Hollywood. The state-of-the-art steel and glass structure stands eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering South Florida car shoppers a second facility to enjoy a futuristic yet retro car buying experience. (Carvana has an additional location in Miami.)
Carvana customers can choose to either pick up their vehicle at the car vending machine or have the vehicle delivered to their home. When customers opt for a car vending machine pick up, upon their arrival at the tower, they will be greeted by a customer advocate and receive a commemorative, oversized Carvana coin to activate the automated vending process. Then, Carvana customers get a front-row seat to watch their newly purchased vehicle descend through the brightly lit vending structure from the heart of the all-glass tower. So basically, Carvana is providing an experience as well as a product.
Whether South Floridians are shopping for a spacious crossover with enough cargo room for a family trip to South Beach, or looking to test the towing capacity of an all-wheel drive SUV on a weekend excursion to the Everglades, Carvana offers a nationwide inventory of vehicles at competitive prices.
“We first launched in the Miami area more than six years ago and the response from customers has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Jacari Green, Carvana’s market operations manager. “Since then, we’ve expanded across the Sunshine State with four of our iconic car vending machines. We’re excited to be opening our fifth, most technologically advanced tower in the state, and look forward to bringing even more memorable car-buying experiences to Florida residents.” The new facility is located at 3950 N. 28th Terrace in Hollywood.
Photo by Larry Wood