July 06, 2016 11:00 ET

Shift Technologies Unveils New iOS App to Streamline On-Demand Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2016) - Shift Technologies, a San Francisco-based marketplace that uses technology to transform the car buying and selling experience, today unveiled the new Shift iPhone app: a free, interactive tool that streamlines the on-demand experience, allowing customers to request test drives brought directly to them and to receive immediate vehicle appraisals.

Car buyers are able to set notifications within the app so that they will be alerted the moment a desired vehicle becomes available. Once matched with a car, the buyer can have it brought to them for a test drive at the tap of a button.

Any seller looking for an appraisal can enter their vehicle's basic information or scan the VIN and Shift will respond with an immediate estimate. Shift's innovative pricing model utilizes an algorithm that takes into account real-time listings and previous sales in a local market to provide competitive quotes.

"Creating a mobile experience for our customers marks the next step in redefining what it means to conveniently buy or sell a used car," said Jon Vincent, Shift's Head of Engineering. "Mobile commerce is growing at a record pace across most sectors. We are excited to take advantage of that trend and to bring cutting edge technology to the used car marketplace."

Shift provides a friendly experience and top value for both buyers and sellers through its comprehensive concierge service, which includes free on-demand test drives, on-site appraisals and car pick-up; now every aspect of that experience can be accessed on the go. Sellers are guaranteed a minimum sale price for their vehicle and earn, on average, thousands more with Shift than through traditional car sales methods. Shift also manages the entire buying and selling process, ranging from routine inspections to detailing and DMV paperwork. In the event that Shift does not have the right car on-hand, a Shift Car Enthusiast will work with the buyer to find them the perfect ride.

About Shift
Shift Technologies Inc. is a startup that is changing the experience of buying and selling cars. The company -- which was named one of Business Insider's "25 hottest startups to watch in 2016," and has raised $73.8 million in total funding -- has created a new peer-to-peer marketplace that uses technology to connect car buyers and sellers. From getting the car ready for sale to managing inquiries and handling test drives, Shift saves sellers time while helping them to secure the best price for their car. Buyers have access to Shift's fleet of knowledgeable Car Enthusiasts who deliver on-demand test drives and white glove service without pushy sales tactics. Plus, Shift's 150-point inspection and seven-day money back guarantee helps a buyer purchase with confidence. For more information please visit and follow us on Twitter at @driveshift.