Wouldn’t it be great if dealers had a resource to connect them directly to customers? The auto industry has a good platform for this in websites like AutoTrader and Cars.com but golf cart dealers and forced to either build up their own website or resort to Craigslist or Ebay. This can be a very expensive and not always a great experience for buyers or sellers. It can be very expensive for dealers to invest in trying to increase their websites pagerank and this process generally takes a very long time to become a trusted site, and when you sell on Craigslist or Ebay buyers are usually expecting used equipment at bargain basement pricing and that is not what most dealers are providing. So what is a dealer left to do?
Don’t fear there could be a solution. Let me introduce you to www.SmallVehicleResource.com this is a site that allows dealers to list their carts and equipment so that consumers can easily browse and purchase. The site is loaded with many makes and models of small, task-oriented vehicles to allow dealers to list and customers to use as filters. SVR’s layout is similar to auto sites so buyers will already be comfortable navigating to exactly what they want and not abandoning searches in frustration. If you are selling carts I would suggest that you check out www.SmallVehicleResource.com.
As with anything you will only get what you put into it so if you are going to sign-up and start listing your vehicles for sale I would make sure that you take the time to fill out your information completely so that consumers can contact you via telephone, email, fax, ect. Also when you put your vehicles on for sale make sure to list all features, upgrades, flaws, several photos and most important price, if you neglect any of these points a potential buyer will most likely just scan your listing and move on.
It is nice to see developers creating websites geared specifically for the SMVs and I’m sure that this trend will only continue to grow with the ever increasing popularity of “green” vehicles. With smaller electric vehicles becoming a staple in many communities like The Villages, FL it is only a matter of time before other sites start popping up to connect golf cart dealers and service stations directly to the consumers.
Written by Steve Wilmer
Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint. This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest. Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.