The DRIVRZ™ virtual marketplace is resonating and capturing more market share because it eliminates costly middlemen
VANCOUVER, BC / March 8, 2021 / PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV:PBX) (OTCQB:PWWBF) (Frankfurt:1ZVA) (“PowerBand“, “PBX” or the “Company“), a comprehensive e-commerce solution allowing drivers and automotive dealers to buy, sell, trade, lease and finance vehicles from any digital device, is pleased to announce the Company’s February 2021 financial results demonstrate the continuation of strong month-over-month growth heading into 2021.
February’s gross sales totalled $8.0mm (CAN). This exceeds the $6.7mm in January 2021, an increase of $1.3mm (CAN).
This is a strong beginning for 2021, particularly in a short month that saw a major cold-weather incident that negatively impacted the economy in our key U.S market of Texas. Month-over-month growth rate was 19.4%. The year-to-date 2021 gross sales of $14.7mm is getting closer to the Company’s 2020 year-to-date gross sales of $21.7mm. Also, of note, the gross margin for the period remained consistent in the range of 60% to 65%.
“We are continuing to grow our market share and move toward profitability because the DRIVRZ™ virtual marketplace is eliminating the need for drivers and Dealers to engage unnecessary middlemen when they buy, sell, lease, trade, finance and insure vehicles,” said PowerBand CEO Kelly Jennings “The DRIVRZ™ virtual marketplace is truly disruptive because we do not acquire and hold costly inventory. Instead, we offer access to more than 4.5 million vehicles through our data bases and facilitate the ability of drivers and dealers to connect to those vehicles. We do not pass on substantial inventory-holding costs to the user and eliminate the bottom-line risk to the Company of debt costs and depreciating inventory.”
About PowerBand Solutions, Inc.
PowerBand Solutions Inc., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the OTCQB markets, is a fintech provider disrupting the automotive industry. PowerBand’s integrated, cloud-based transaction platform facilitates transactions amongst consumers, dealers, funders, and manufacturers (OEMs). It enables them to buy, sell, trade, finance, and lease new and used, electric and non-electric vehicles, on any phone, tablet or PC connected to the internet. PowerBand’s transaction platform – being trademarked under DRIVRZ™ – is being made available across North American and global markets.
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