USS (USED CAR SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS) is a membership-based organization with close to 50,000 corporate members. These members pay fees to participate in used car auctions, which are held all over Japan. USS is by far the Number One player in the Japanese used vehicle auction market, with a share of over 35%.
The company goes to great lengths to bring its auctions to its members, wherever they may be, and to give them access to detailed information about the products they may wish to buy.
1) USS members can participate directly in auctions at any of 19 ultra-modern, high-tech locations throughout the country.
2) For members who cannot conveniently attend one of the live auctions, USS provides a satellite-based service (“Globe Network”) to beam the live trading in real time to fixed sites in over a dozen other localities around Japan.
3) And, for those members who cannot attend a live, on-site auction or participate via a dedicated, live-feed auction terminal, USS provides a Web-based (“Internet Live”) service, available to anyone with a computer, which also allows real-time remote participation in the auctions.
All of these services give members direct access to the huge, sophisticated USS data base of information on vehicles going under the hammer.
For the history of USS, please check: https://www.akebono-akb.com/post/history-of-used-car-auction-development