With international borders mostly closed, many Australians have been forced to take holidays within Australia. In addition, travellers fear forms of travel where they may be exposed to COVID-19 (such as planes and trains) and have turned to road trips instead. In 2020, stocks of new cars from international manufacturers were restricted meaning the demand spilled over in to used cars which are currently often selling for the same price or higher than they did a few years ago. Online car sales sites are reporting record business as many avoided dealerships due to the pandemic. Read our case study ‘carsales.com.au: Effective business strategy for online success’ to find out how carsales.com.au retains its strength in a highly competitive marketplace.