Importing a car can sometimes be tricky, especially when it involves untrustworthy dealers who may deliver below your expectations.
Unreliable exporters can send you a bad mechanical conditioned car, in fact there some instances where they intentionally hide damages of a car in photos they post online so when you pay for it, they just send it to you with the defect.
Worse still, there are some fraudulent ‘car importation companies’ in business-scammers who are waiting to receive your money and runaway.
Well, the good news is, with Nikkyo Co. Ltd, all those challenges surrounding car importation are going to become history in Uganda.
The Japan based global exporter recently opened offices in Uganda on Plot 37 Lumumba Avenue Kampala.
It partnered with Senkuba Trading, a local car dealership to offer quality services through assisting Ugandans buy first class, new and used Japan cars with the best value for their money.
With over 20 years of inexperience in international car trade, Nikkyo ensures a safe and legal business route for Japanese cars to the global market.
Hussein Semwanga, a sales manager at Senkuba Trading says their clients get a chance to choose what they want by visiting their website nikkyocars.com.
“What they choose is exactly what they get. We are not like other car dealers who upload nice car photos and on ordering, they ship for you a totally different car. On our side we hide nothing, if a car has damage, we show it to you,” he says.
“For our customers who are unable to pay full amount, we accept half payment and they finish the balance later. We also do the same on importation; a client can order for a car after paying half of the required money and clears the bill when the car is shipped to Mombasa Port.”
Yusuf Habib Lule, Importation Manager at the company says they have been in the business for a long time and they know what is best for their customers.
Lule says most companies use an advantage of a car’s high demand to hike prices but when it comes to Nikkyo it becomes a different story.
“Car prices are not fixed; they are determined by demand, if a car is on demand automatically its price will be high and most car dealers use it as a chance to hike the prices more but at Nikkyo we sell cars in excellent condition at a pocket friendly cost since we want to keep our customers happy and satisfied with our services,” he disclosed.
“You can access our website nikkyocars.com, chose the car you want. After, you contact us for negotiations if you’re convinced then we do business. And most importantly if you feel that you’re not comfortable with conducting business online, you can visit our offices and we go through the whole process together.”
Common inquiries by clients;
How do I buy a car?
- You will first need to register a customer ID and password with the Nikkyo. Once the process is complete, you can begin purchasing the vehicles.
What are the available payment methods?
Nikkyo accepts payments in the following forms;
- Telegraphic Transfer
- Letter of Credit at sight
- Online payment by credit card (visa, mastercard, American express) and Paypal.
How long does it take to ship the vehicle?
- Shipping time may vary depending on port and company used, but on average it takes about three to four weeks.
When will my vehicle be shipped?
- The estimated departure date will depend on the confirmation of your payment and the shipping company’s schedule. Your sales agent will keep you updated with this information once your order and payment have been confirmed.
How trustworthy is your company?
- Nikkyo has been an approved member of the Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association (JUMVEA) for over 20 years.
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