BodyShopBids Processes $1.5 Million in Car Repair Estimates in First Five Months of Service - BodyShop Business

BodyShopBids Processes $1.5 Million in Car Repair Estimates in First Five Months of Service

BodyShopBids, an
online and mobile platform that enables consumers to solicit custom car repair
estimates by uploading a photo, today announced it has written $1.5 million in
body repair estimates within its first five months of service.

The company launched in June 2011 to make the process of getting cars repaired easier for consumers. Since then,
BodyShopBids has partnered with more than 160 body shops in Chicago and claims to have saved
its customers an average of 60 percent on each car repaired.

Accessible for free via iPhone, Android and the Web,
BodyShopBids is the first of its kind to connect consumers with body shops through a bidding system. Consumers upload a
photo of their damaged vehicles and receive custom quotes from nearby body
shops within 24 hours. A personal concierge also educates consumers on the
repair process. From there, the consumer chooses an estimate and books an
appointment with the body shop.

"We’re excited to experience such tremendous growth
in a short period of time, and our goal is to continue to build on that
success," said Brad Weisberg, founder and president of BodyShopBids.
"We’ve seen that there’s a demand for a service like ours – people want to
be able to find reputable body shops nearby, choose the fairest price,
understand what’s actually wrong with their car and book an appointment, all
from the comfort of their own home. We want to expand what we’ve started in
Chicago to other cities in the very near future."

Unlike other companies that provide auto repair
estimates, BodyShopBids does not require detailed information on damage to the car. The company works with local body shops to ensure they honor estimates and
provide reputable service.

BodyShopBids is currently active in Chicago, with plans
to expand to Los Angeles and other U.S. cities in the upcoming months. 

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