When the internet first entered peoples’ homes, everyone was a bit unsure – and understandably – as to how their details would be used and stored. These days, many people now do all their shopping online. The security used by online retailers and service providers is up to date and gives shoppers peace of mind when ordering products online. The process of buying or selling a number plate through a reputable plate supplier is certainly secure.
From a buyer perspective, most of the transaction takes place through the sending in of registration details and over-the-phone / cheque payment and so, it is slightly different from most other forms of online trading.
The transaction also depends on whether you are buying from a third party or direct from the number plate supplier. You will need to show that you have your vehicle documents or the exact name which will appear on the V5/C form of the vehicle to which the mark will be assigned.
It is still important to deal through an established company, as you will be entitled to a full refund on all monies paid if anything goes wrong (unless you fail to produce the right documentation). But, as long as you work through a dependable company with all the right credentials, the deal will go smoothly.