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Starting from loading to unloading and maintaining the highest standards in terms of safety while in transit, we take nothing to chance.

SafeTrade ® is a European online vehicle movement exchange which matches vehicle movements to car transport capacity.

Our team of experienced professionals support our customers with a system that allows users to improve efficiency in finding transporter capacity for vehicle movements or finding available loads for empty transporters.

With a growing member network, we have access to transporter capacity and available vehicle loads Europe-wide.

You have cars to move from Leeds to London or from Paris to Prague, but no available transportation… Click Here

You have an empty truck anywhere in Europe and need a load for the return journey… Click Here

Our job is to transport your cars or fill your empty transporter

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“We have just used your service to process a transaction (purchase of a website) for around £65,000* and it went through without any problems. I thought your service was fantastic. I must admit when I first found your site I was very sceptical, especially in light of the size of transaction and the low value of your fee. So I did a lot of digging around first, spoke to FCA, etc. I was still a bit nervous about using the service but it went extremely well. You have an excellent service and I would definitely use you again!

PS. I probably shouldn’t say this but, my advice would be to actually put your prices up for higher value transactions as it appears too cheap and people think it is too good to be true.”

*Amount adjusted for anonymity

“We are a global logistics company, moving over $1bn of our customers’ goods around the world.

Having the ability to use SafeTrade to ensure that our suppliers deliver on time and perform to specification is a real boon, and gives us a competitive advantage.”

Andy Costara, Global Forwarding Ltd

“I was initially sceptical about SafeTrade, but when our first customer payment was received into SafeTrade, it became apparent that we can now get paid with 100% certainty.

Looking back, I wish SafeTrade had been operational earlier to save all those previous cases of payment aggravation that businesses inevitably run into.”

Derek Lowe, Chief Executive, Storm Communication

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Our services are available for private car sellers, dealers and traders. They must be represented by persons who are authorized to enter into legally binding contracts in accordance with the legislation in effect.

In order to register with SafeTrade, sellers, dealers and traders must provide legitimate ID, company and VAT credentials. They are also required to allow us to check their activities. For this reason, they must provide us with their NACE codes.

If this is you, please do register with us. If you have any questions, please contact a customer service representative.
Related questions:

How do I get a quote as a private seller
How can I prove my activity as a vehicle trader or dealer?
How do I register?

After you have made your bid, you are unable to cancel it until the item is delivered. Once the item is delivered you can decide if you want to keep it or not.

Every contract is binding. If your offer is accepted and the vehicle is sold to you, you cannot cancel your bid before the delivery has been made. The payment must be made.

If you refuse to pay? You will be breaking a legal contract. Aside from the obvious legal ramifications, your account will be blocked from the SDE system.

Each member of the Buyer Community has the possibility to submit a binding offer for the purchase of such set of Vehicles from COTW Group, by submitting an Offer (Purchase price out of Taxes and costs) at which such member of the Buyer Community offers to purchase such Vehicles from COTW Group (“Buyer Community Offers”).

If you have any additional questions about this topic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You won the auction and the seller assigned the vehicle to you? Congratulations! Now you just need to get it to your doorstep. We are happy to arrange transport for you.

You can order transport:

      • During your confirmation process;
        • Or by sending an email to your

customer service contact

      . In this case, the transport invoice will be separate from the purchase invoice.

We will deliver the vehicle to an address of your choosing, or to a pickup hub near your location. Just let us know what suits you best.

Own transport

Please note that you are welcome to arrange transport yourself. You still need to make sure you the necessary documents with you.

If you have any further questions about transportation, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.

Related questions:

What is the pickup procedure?
What is a Pickup Authorisation (PuA)?
What is a CMR form and how do I complete it?
What is a Certificate of Delivery (CoD) and how do I complete it?

Good news? We think so.

If you do win an auction, certain mandatory fees apply. They include country-specific import fees, auction fees and fees for the related customs documentation. Please always remember to take these costs into account when it comes to international delivery.

Pricing Scheme 2017 EN
* Rates are applicable as from 01/01/2017.

Fee for export documents

Scenarios Cost Remark
1. Vehicles from the EU are exported to a country outside the EU
(example: Belgian car is exported to Serbia)
EX: 100 euro Mandatory document, always provided by COTW.
EUR1: 50 euro Optional document. COTW will attempt to provide it upon request.
2. Vehicles from the EU are sold to another EU country.
(Example: a Belgian car is sold to Romania)
N/A No export documents needed.

Transport fees

Don’t forget that when you order transport with us, you will face a transport fee. This depends on your location and the location of the vehicle you purchase.

Related questions:

How does the auction process work?
What’s the most effective way to search for vehicles?

The best way to follow up on your purchases is through your SDE account. When we have received your payment, you can easily see it in your account. The vehicle will move from To be paid into Not ready for pickup. The E-invoice will also appear under My invoices.

You will also receive an email from us as soon as your payment has been confirmed by our bookkeepers and your invoice processed.

Still not sure? Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions.

Related questions:

How and when do I pay for the vehicle?
What are the rates for 2016?
Can I get a hard copy of my invoice?

What makes us special?

Over 42,000 vehicles delivered, working in 17 regional clusters around the globe, deliver operational excellence.

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