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SureSale’s automotive certification-as-a-service platform was named “Innovation of the Year”


Los Angeles, CA – May 26, 2020 – SureSale, the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection, won the Gold Stevie® Award in the “Innovation of the Year” Business Services “category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.  The category recognizes singular innovations in product development.


“The SureSale team is proud to receive this honor which validates our mission of enabling auto dealers to more easily certify more of their used vehicles inventory while providing greater peace of mind to used car buyers,” said SureSale President and Co-founder Jeffrey Schwartz.  “We are particularly gratified that SureSale’s innovation was recognized by this award. Our information-rich certification-as-a-service platform could not be timelier as transactions between consumers and auto dealers have, by necessity, become more digital and contactless.”

SureSale bridges a major auto market gap by expanding the certified category to meet demand for Certified Pre-Owned vehicles (CPO) among the US’ 40 million used car buyers. SureSale is poised to create a sea change in the ability of automobile dealers to earn consumer trust for a much larger percentage of their used vehicle inventory, while meeting and exceeding the needs of shoppers who want to “be sure” about their used vehicle purchase.  SureSale’s certification and marketing platform offers franchise and independent dealers across the US a turnkey program and technology that enables them to certify more of their used vehicle inventory. The platform, which helps to facilitate a more socially distanced purchasing process, provides vehicle history data, mobile vehicle inspections, and VIN specific data, including recalls, warranty coverages, and purchase protection, all presented through SureSale’s industry leading, proprietary Comprehensive Auto Report (CAReport).

“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion.  We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”


The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 


Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5.  Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale.


More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.


Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at   



About SureSale

Founded and led by a team of automotive/tech innovators, SureSale has created the gold standard for quality used vehicles and purchase protection.  Delivered through the industry’s first, and only, Certification-as-a-Service platform, SureSale bridges a major auto market gap, dramatically expanding the certified category and meeting the growing demand for Certified Pre-Owned vehicles (CPO) among the US’ 40 million used car buyers. SureSale’s certification and marketing platform, which is supported nationally by the SureSale brand, offers franchise and independent dealers across the US a turnkey program and technology that enables them to certify more of their used vehicle inventory.   Each SureSale Certified vehicle comes with a CAReport (Comprehensive Auto Report), the single source of truth on the past history, present condition and future assurance of a used car, as well as comprehensive warranty and purchase protection. SureSale is based in Santa Monica, CA. Visit for more information.


About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at



SureSale Media Contact:

Angela Jacobson, mWEBB Communications,, (714) 454-8776

Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications,, (949) 307-1723


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