Private Number Plates, an online buyer and seller of private registration plates, is making it easier for UK drivers to get the speciality plates they need.
Jon Kirkbright, sales director at Private Number Plates, specialises in buying and selling private registration plates. His business has been trading for 11 years and currently has over 56 million personalised number plates for sale.
Private Number Plates prides itself on being a customer-first number plate supplier, with plates for sale starting from just Pound 39 plus VAT and transfer fee. And while many people in the UK want specialised plates for their own cars, a significant portion of their business comes from those hunting for gifts.
Jon Kirkbright says, "Around 25% of our customers are purchasing plates for a third party. We often find that people purchase them for special occasions such as Christmas or birthdays.
"Buying a private plate for events like Father's Day makes the gift-giving process easy. Some families have multiple children who could all put together to get their loved one an amazing present."
A Father's Day buyers survey by Create Gift Love found that almost half (44%) of shoppers budget up to Pound 30 for gifts. Personalised presents were found to be one of the five most popular gift categories for the occasion.
The survey also found that 78% of people admitted to finding it difficult to come up with a gift idea for their father. Jon insists that a private number plate would be a thoughtful - and personal - gift that any parent would be delighted to receive.
Private Number Plates also takes the guesswork out of buying a new plate so their customers don't have to worry about any red tape.
Jon says, "We offer a transfer service which means that we can arrange for the number plate to be valid on the vehicle from a given date, for example, June 18. We also arrange for physical number plates to be delivered to your door, meaning that only a simple swap needs to be made before the new number plate is proudly displayed on the car and ready to use."
Gift givers looking to purchase private number plates will likely be searching for those which resemble names, initials or words that are meaningful - as well as numbers which correlate with special events such as birthdays.
While Private Number Plates does have a huge selection of number plates available to purchase today, Jon points out that the company also has a plate alert system in place which can help to locate a particular number plate if needed.
Jon says, "If customers cannot find what they are looking for, they can inform us of their specifications and we can notify them if it becomes available. We are also able to get any number plate to auction from the DVLA, as long as it is legal and has never been issued before.
For many, a personalised number plate serves as a valuable investment if they ever decide to part with it.
Jon explains, "I always say that every three to five years, private number plates should double in value. Buying a private plate is a really good investment opportunity."
Private Number Plates offers a free registration valuation service that can be completed hassle-free online.
Jon adds, "We review 250 requests each day and provide the customer with the price we would offer to stock it as well as the price that they should expect for retail.'