Bumper and REALtime communications (RTC) have been working together to further develop the ‘pay now’ and ‘buy now, pay later’ integration between the two systems.

This helps dealers to increase their conversion of repair work identified as part of an eVHC as a result of the new faster service.

Using Bumper’s API integration, RTC connect both payment options from the customers’ eVHC directly to the Bumper platform, meaning customer information and invoice amount can be pre-populated, and the outcome of the transaction is automatically updated within RTC.

This integration enables a more convenient way for customers to pay online, either in full or in instalments (depending on the dealership setup with Bumper), while saving the dealer huge amounts of time and helping to boost conversion of repair work.

Alistair Jeff, RTC Commercial Director commented “We’re really pleased that this integration is now in place, helping customer to transact faster and to support the dealer network sell more repair work. We always work to add more value to dealers and are always looking to find new ways to maximise the lifetime value of their customers. We see short term finance options as a key route for dealers to achieve this by offering customers flexibility and creating better outcomes.”

Jack Allman, Co-founder at Bumper stated “We’re delighted that this integration is now enabled for RTC dealership partners, highlighting our focus on enhancing the customer experience and bringing ultimate convenience to them. Nearly 25% of all integrated transactions happen outside of working hours, so it is critical the customer can transact at a time that is convenient for them. The other side of this coin is the time saved for the dealer, with 1 in 4 customers requiring no further service advisor time, it frees them up to spend more time with those that need it. It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with RTC and an incredible joint effort between our tech teams.”

For more information about the new integration, or about RTC’s Workshop Management solution please REALtime Communications.

About Real Time Communications

Real Time Communications (RTC) is a digitalisation specialist, working with UK dealerships to deliver complete, seamlessly integrated solutions for sales and aftersales. With 20 years’ experience developing and deploying software, RTC is proven as an expert in digital transformation and a growth partner for dealerships in a fast-changing industry. More than 700 franchised dealers now use RTC tools.

RTC’s technologies allow systems, processes and communication channels to integrate and share data in real time, leading to revenue opportunities, efficiency savings and sustainable benefits. With a full-service approach, RTC is committed to helping dealerships adopt a customer-centric model, meeting motorists’ demands with a personalised experience.

About Bumper

Bumper is a multi-award-winning digital payments platform who facilitates Buy Now Pay Later and PayNow services to the automotive industry. The platform provides interest-free vehicle repairs and digital payments in-full, offering drivers payment flexibility and security. The solution utilises proprietary AI-enabled technology to facilitate real-time lending decisions, enhancing the conversion of aftersales revenue opportunities, reducing the need to discount, and increasing repeat custom.

Bumper is integrated into the leading VHC systems – including RTC – providing a seamless and convenient digital experience to drivers. The solution also enhances workshop efficiency by passing secure and accurate data in real-time, meaning manual admin is reduced and work is approved up to six times quicker.