RVT.com, a leading Internet classified ad site for new and used RVs for sale, said that dealer signups for online accounts during the 2010 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., last week were up more than 50% over 2009 and over 80% from 2008.
“We were very encouraged by the positive response we got at this year’s show, and want to thank all of those who stopped by our booth,” Shawn Friesen, RVT.com marketing director, stated in a news release. “It’s always nice to meet our customers face to face, as well as meet new ones.”
For the third straight year, Sumas, Wash,-based RVT.com held its annual Harley Giveaway for RV Dealers at the show. Doug Ross, managing partner of Grove RV and Leisure in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada, was the winner of a new 2010 Harley Street Bob.
Friesen said that based on positive dealer response to the RVT.com dealer listings program, the website is extending its RVIA Show Special until the end of the year. The promotion allows new customers to sign up for a dealer listings account that lets them place their entire inventory on RVT.com‘s powerful classifieds network, and receive up to three months free. To join the over 450 dealers who use it as a source of quality leads, contact the sales team at (800) 282-2183 for details.
According to Friesen, the website generates over 7,000 leads per month by exposing dealer inventory and private RV listings to over a half million monthly RV shopper visits. RVT listings appear on the site’s network of RV related websites, including RVTowables.com and RVMotorized.com.
Every RVT.com listing is optimized to be indexed by Google and other popular search engines; listings have received over 4 million visits in the last year from Google alone.
Earlier this year, RVT.com introduced its Mobile iPhone app, an iPad RV shopper magazine, a Facebook Marketplace presence and a new partnership with Google Dart for Publishers for targeted RV ad placement by geography, category or keyword.
The site also provides an online ad generator so posting an ad and photos is simple and streamlined, and the RVT Price Checker searches the entire site’s inventory to provide high, low and average prices by vehicle make and model.
For dealers, RVT.com offers a Dealer Management Interface that allows dealers to easily upload and change multiple ads, track email leads and monitor traffic. Multiple listing accounts are available for a low monthly fee. RVT.com can also receive inventory from a dealership’s existing database.
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 500,000 monthly visits, showcasing 40,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. Built on a platform of “Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together,” the website has assisted in the sale of over 45,000 RVs since 2002, and currently hosts inventory for over 450 RV dealerships.