COVID-related dealership shutdowns last year greatly sped up the previously slow and uneven development and implementation of online sales at dealerships.
As a result, "end-to-end" retail selling and financing, performed entirely online, are now available at hundreds of dealerships and climbing.
Before last year, what most dealerships considered "online selling" was mostly collecting leads on the Web. At some point before delivery, pretty much all customers had to switch to doing business in person at the dealership, especially to get financing there and to get paperwork signed. No longer.