Published on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 07:42
Do you participate in a National Promotional Boat Program? Always concerned about selling the boat at the end of the season? If so, then this announcement is for you!
SKI-IT-AGAIN.COM and BallOfSpray have devised an EXCLUSIVE SIA category just for you! The PROMO BOAT category!
PROMO BOAT tops the long list of available categories on the SIA website and is part of a new PRO CATEGORIES section. The PROMO BOAT category is aimed at providing the Professional Skier and Promotional Boat Program participant an exclusive place to post their annual work horse, in an attempt to increase exposure to prompt a quick sale. The MONSTER PLUS is the addition of a PROMO BOAT RSS FEED to the SIA RSS page, so other websites can pick up on this exclusive category, getting your boat posting out to that many more people beyond the SIA website.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The PROMO BOAT category is an option on the standard CREATE POSTING form, however, a special code is required at the bottom of the form since this is an exclusive category. The code can be obtained directly from SIA or BOS, or another qualified Promo Boat Program Participant who already has a posting in PROMO BOAT category. This special access code will be changed periodically but existing posting owners will be notified.
Most of the boat manufacturer's require Promo Boat owners to NOT post a price to protect their retailers. The CREATE POSTING form still gives you the option, but if you leave it blank, the ASKING PRICE will say "Contact Seller". Further refinements of the CREATE POST page and details page are underway, to customize the page specifically for the PROMO BOAT owner needs.
ALREADY HAVE YOUR BOAT LISTED IN THE COMP BOAT CATEGORY?
You can transfer your posting to the PROMO BOAT category one of two ways. The easiest way: let SIA know you are part of a National Program and it will move your posting. This has already been done for many who have their posting on the site. The next option, is use the REVISE POSTING feature along with your normal posting credentials (email and password used to create the posting), and change the category yourself and enter the PROMO BOAT CODE at the bottom of the form.
WHAT DO I DO ONCE THE BOAT SELLS?
There is no change to the process to remove the posting. Simply use the REVISE POSTING feature with your posting credentials to mark your posting as SOLD or REMOVE. The idea is: SOLD means the SIA site helped sell the item. REMOVE means you sold it another way or just need to delete it.
WHAT DOES THIS SERVICE COST?
NADA ... ZIP ... ZERO ... IT'S FREE BABY!!! Just another way SIA is trying to serve the water ski community.
Have any questions? Drop a line to John or LarryG and they will be happy to help out.
NOTE: Click the link under BallOfSpray logo that says “Promo Boats”. This is an RSS feed. ANY web site can have this link.