WeBuyCars was founded in 2001 in a warehouse in Pretoria East by the dynamic brother duo, Faan and Dirk Van der Walt. The business specializes in buying and selling pre-owned cars, and now has the largest showroom in South Africa. Spanning 8 warehouses, 17 regional teams, and 190 buyers, the Van der Walt brothers prioritize immediacy, reliability, and convenience in their business model.

The Van der Walt brothers started the car supermarket, WeBuyCars, in 2001 and today it has the largest showroom in South Africa.

There are many moving pieces in the business of buying and selling cars. The Van der Walt brothers, along with Quantin van Rensburg, head of IT, recognized they needed real-time inventory analytics to reduce the complexity of their multivendor environment. They also wanted to balance and optimize internal and external user experiences, while controlling operational costs. They chose Cisco Meraki cloud network and Cisco SD-WAN solutions to help manage an efficient inventory system, enable all vehicles to be tracked from delivery through sale, enrich client experience, secure data and services, and simplify technology. The result is an engaging physical and digital experience.

Rensburg noted, “Cisco’s Meraki cloud network plays a pivotal role across our business. I believe that Meraki can help drive further innovations for the business that delivers improved interaction with customers and increased sales conversions.”

WeBuyCars buys and sells an average of 6,000 vehicles each month. Learn how Cisco solutions help this car supermarket drive business.


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