The Process

The process of buying a car withSmartRide is quite simple:

Selection: We will help you select your car from Japan or UK. After you have chosen your car, we will send emails with several options and price amount to be paid in Tshs. 
 
Negotiation:We encourage clients to choose two or three models. We will then conduct negotiations on their behalf using phone calls, emails or Skype.Once the negotiation arefinalized, we will fix the price and allow the client to sit and relax, waiting for his/her car.
 
Ordering: This means you will have to send moneyfor payment of CIF, FOB,marine insurance. This work will be done by SmartRide. The client will be informed, when a confirmation of payment is done by the bank and the exporter. We will keep the customer informed on the shipping progress and the expected date of arrival. Usually it takes 6 to 8 weeks from ordering to delivering the car. 
 
Clearing and forwarding:This stage includes payment of taxes, registration fees, port charges,TRA calculations and registration fees. All these processes require someone with the knowledge of clearing and forwarding. SmartRide works with experienced clearing and forwarding agents who provide competitive prices. We also pick and install plate numbers and code the respective mirrors with car’s registration numbers. 
 
Conveniences and Savings with SmartRide:
     • SmartRide will help you to easily convert Tshs to USD. Due to our strong relationship with banks where we often exchange in bulk, we save up to 15,000/- for every USD 1,000. We estimate that you will spend 5 hours to convert your money and you will have to incur some other costs such as transportation if you have to do this on your own. At times the client will be required to have a foreign account in order to do this process. Ordering with SmartRide, will save you from all the hurdles.
     • SmartRide helps the client save 20-30 USD for a transaction fee. Again, as we do this in bulk, we have negotiated for a cheaper transfer fee.
    • SmartRide offers the cheapest clearing and forwarding costs.
    • SmartRide will pick your car at the port and install number plates, code mirrors, fire extinguisher, triangle and all other car essentials. 
    • SmartRide helps the client save 20-30 USD for a transaction fee. Again, as we do this in bulk, we have negotiated for a cheaper transfer fee.
    • SmartRide offers the cheapest clearing and forwarding costs.
    • SmartRide will pick your car at the port and install number plates, code mirrors, fire extinguisher, triangle and all other car essentials..
 
Activity Responsible Savings in Cash
(WITH Smartride)
Savings (time)
Change Tshs to US$ SMARTRIDE 15,000 for every $1000 5 hours
Open US $ Account SMARTRIDE $1 for every $100 withdrawn 6 hours
Transfer Money (SWIFT) SMARTRIDE $20 - $30 5 hours
Deal with C&F agent SMARTRIDE Tshs. 100,000/- 8 hours 
Deal with Insurance company SMARTRIDE
.5 -1.5 %  of amount to be covered
5 hours
Pick up the vehicle SMARTRIDE Tshs. 70,000/- 8 hours 
Pick and install number plates, code mirrors etc SMARTRIDE Tshs. 50,000/- 5 hours 
TOTAL SAVINGS   Tshs. 500,000/- for <10m car
42 hours (5 days)
We estimate that we will help you to save up to  about 42hours (5days) if you have to do this process on your own. We also estimates that working with SmartRide you will save extra cost of up to 500,000/= in the whole process.