EBlock Expands Partnership with McConkey Group

By Staff Writer June 26, 2024
EBlock’s platform provides ways for dealers to buy and sell cars while enjoying a single login, one condition report, and a single run list. EBlock’s platform provides ways for dealers to buy and sell cars while enjoying a single login, one condition report, and a single run list.

The McConkey Group has long been using EBlock’s dealer-to-dealer auction platform for its Spokane-based MAG NOW auction, which features EBlock’s Live Auction channel, enabling dealers to buy and sell cars in less time. Now, they are expanding that platform to serve buyers and sellers in northern California, stitching together EBlock’s territory in southern California and the state’s northern regions. 

“This technology has enabled us to grow in our Pacific Northwest and now our Alaska marketplace,” said Bob McConkey, president, and CEO of McConkey Auction Group. “Our partnership with EBlock continues to deliver a best-in-class auction experience to our shared customers and this expansion is the outcome of our longstanding partnership.”

This move marks another buying and selling opportunity in EBlock’s Omnichannel Auction strategy, offering multiple buying and selling channels under one consistent and connected auction platform. It has been an exciting year for EBlock, with the launch of their Inland Empire Corona, CA full-service, physical auction and the introduction of their Omnichannel Marketplace, featuring LiveLanes. 

Bob McConkey, president, and CEO of McConkey Auction Group.

LiveLanes is a first-of-its-kind simulcast technology that merges physical and digital auctions into one consistent, and seamless auction event. LiveLanes was unveiled earlier this year at Inland Empire. The McConkey Auction group launched LiveLanes successfully in their Alaska market in January 2024. 

“Time and again our buyers and sellers tell me what a uniquely easy and beneficial way of doing business LiveLines has created.” said David Thompson, general manager of EBlock Inland Empire “With the Omnichannel Marketplace and LiveLanes, EBlock delivers what others have tried – taking technology and our team’s experience into a singular platform that helps our customers transact the way they want.”

EBlock’s versatile platform provides multiple ways for dealers to buy and sell cars while enjoying a single login, one condition report, a single run list, and so much more, all in one place. The technology has the potential to scale in a multitude of ways. 

“In recent years we’ve realized that working with well-established leaders in key markets is a fast track to success,” said Lisa Scott, president of EBlock. “Being able to license our technology to valuable partners like the McConkey Auction Group in order to expand dealers’ access to inventory, buyers, and end–to-end services is just one of the ways EBlock is evolving the wholesale experience. There are a great deal of opportunities we are pursuing, and we look forward to delivering the future of automotive wholesale.”

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