RVT.com Launches Follow-Up Assistant to Increase Dealer Lead Conversion Rates SUMAS, WA, January 13, 2015 -- RVT.com, the leading classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, travel and 5th wheel trailers, motor homes and campers, has launched a new service — RVT Follow-Up Assistant — designed to help buyers and sellers connect better online and boost lead conversion rates for RV dealers.

In-house research by RVT.com has shown that one of the top complaints among site users is a lack of response from RV dealers.  The RVT Follow-Up Assistant is a virtual customer service representative who contacts leads within 24 hours to assist in the buyer-seller connection.  The RVT Follow-Up Assistant first determines whether or not the inquiry has been responded to and, if not, gathers additional information from the inquiring party to pass back to the dealer.

“The typical RV dealer is handling so many leads, that there are times when they may not have all the necessary resources to respond in a timely fashion, or the lead may be missed altogether,” said Shawn Friesen, RVT.com vice president.  “We want to ensure that these leads never ‘fall through the cracks’ and that consumers who are interested in making a purchase are able to make the connection with a dealer – quickly and conveniently.”

The RVT Follow-Up Assistant also helps dealers determine buyer intent through email contact with each prospect. Friesen noted that during the two-week beta phase of the new service, the RVT Follow-Up Assistant was able to engage over one thousand leads, assist in obtaining hundreds of new phone numbers and set up more than fifty appointments.

Friesen said that the new service would also flag RV dealers who neglect responding to inquiries, enabling RVT to take appropriate action to ensure visitor satisfaction remains high, and the site remain a top destination for RV consumers.

The RVT Follow-Up Assistant program is included in all RVT.com Dealer Listing packages at no additional cost.

For more information, visit RVT.com.

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About RVT.com

RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider visited by millions of RV consumers who search over seventy-thousand new and used RVs for sale by owners and dealers. Built on a platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of tens of thousands of RVs since 2002, and currently showcases inventory for hundreds of RV dealerships.

RVT.com Finds New Ways to Keep RV Consumers Engaged With RV Sellers and Dealers RVT.com, the leading Internet classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, today announced the “RV Consumer Engagement Initiative.” A program designed to further assist RV Dealers and RV sellers in closing more sales.

Sumas, WA (PRWEB) Apr 02, 2014

RV buyers, sellers and dealers are finding new ways to connect and stay engaged online thanks to a unique consumer engagement initiative from RVT.com, the leading classifieds listing service for new and used RVs for sale.

Leveraging their extensive reach into the RV marketplace and robust classifieds platform, RVT.com is now offering four unique ways to keep RV buyers, sellers, and dealers, engaged with each other, ensuring that more RVs are sold, and that millions of RVers continue to use the site to find their next RV.

  • Auto-email alerts – a rapidly growing pool of more than 60,000 RV buyers have signed up to receive notifications automatically generated by RVT.com when pricing is reduced on a “Watched RV” listing or when a comparable RV they are looking for becomes available. Buyers also receive a monthly summary of similar RVs for sale. Several thousand emails are sent daily to prospective RV buyers, keeping them connected to the listing they are most interested in.
  • Proactive lead follow-up – To keep negotiations moving along, whenever a buyer sends an inquiry to a private seller or RV dealer, RVT.com generates a series of follow-up emails to ensure inquiries are responded to in a timely manner. Reports are then generated for Dealers, showing average response time and consumer feedback.
  • Facebook engagement – Compared with last year, weekly engagement by RVT.com’s Facebook followers increased over 600%. With followers now numbering over 46,000 – posts are viewed by more than one million consumers every week with an engagement rate (measured by “Likes,” “Follows” and “Shares”) of 100,000 to 200,000 unique visitors per week. Thousands of additional consumer visits to RVT.com listings are generated through this channel, every month.
  • Online newsletter – more than 18,000 RV consumers and enthusiasts subscribe to the RVT Insight Weekly Newsletter that contains original content on buying and selling RVs, the RV lifestyle and more.

“From the very beginning, RVT.com has always been very focused on finding new and better ways for RV buyers and sellers to find each other and make a deal,” said Shawn Friesen, RVT.com vice president. “Consumers today demand responsive and intuitive services, so we seek to give them what they want, which in turn, assists our private sellers and RV dealers in making more sales.”

Friesen noted that RV dealers and private sellers that list on RVT.com have immediate access to the benefits of the site’s consumer engagement initiative.

About RVT.com
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 9.2 million annual consumer visits, featuring over 60,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. Built on a platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of more than 55,000 RVs since 2002, and currently showcases inventory for nearly 700 RV dealerships.

RVT.com Partners with DealerXchange Web Solutions to Offer a Complete RV Dealership Online Marketing Solution RVT.com, the leading Internet classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, has partnered with DealerXchange Web Solutions to serve RV Dealers a complete and robust online marketing and inventory management service.

Sumas, WA (PRWEB) Feb 21, 2014

RVT.com announced today, a partnership with DealerXchange, an integrated online marketing platform provider for RV dealers. The DealerXchange marketing platform is a dynamic inventory management tool and website product, giving RV Dealers powerful tools to manage their inventory, website content and client relationships. The platform is designed to generate a high volume of quality sales leads and create loyal customers.

“Our goal is, and always has been, to connect RV buyers and sellers online. Though we are focused on driving quality leads to RV Dealers through our online classifieds network, we recognize the critical importance of an RV dealer’s own website,” said Shawn Friesen, Senior VP of RVT.com.

“DealerXchange is a cutting edge web services solution that, when used in conjunction with RVT.com, gives RV Dealers an amazing website, powerful inventory management tools and more, all-the-while showcasing their inventory on the ‘broader’ web to our massive audience of RV consumers.”

Steve Devries, President of DealerXChange stated that “DealerXchange’s goal is to draw more leads to an RV dealer’s website, track and convert them to sales. Our partnership with RVT.com integrates the power of online classifieds with the DealerXchange web services platform, so that an RV Dealer’s inventory can be automatically published to both their own website and RVT.com’s vast network of RV shoppers.’

In addition, DealerXchange’s marketing platform also features:

  • Website platform with a content management system (CMS) – allowing for content and images to be easily managed.
  • Website designs that are mobile friendly – allowing site editors to add inventory from any mobile device and giving site visitors access to the website on any mobile device.
  • Inventory management to import, add and export RV Listings automatically – reducing the time spent behind the desk.
  • Tools to capture, track and manage incoming leads – making it easier for sales staff to follow up and close leads.

For more information visit: http://www.dealerxchange.com/landing-page.

About RVT.com
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 9.2 million annual consumer visits, featuring over 60,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. Built on a platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of more than 55,000 RVs since 2002, and currently showcases inventory for nearly 700 RV dealerships.

RVT.com Unveils Two New Marketing Products for RV Dealers and Industry RVT.com, the leading Internet classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, is introducing two new marketing products for RV dealers and RV industry that include Targeted Remarketing and Large Rectangle RV Description (RVDP) Display Ads.

Sumas, WA (PRWEB) Dec 06, 2013

The new RVT.com Targeted Remarketing product uses sophisticated tracking data to target a highly specific group of people using RVT.com, then serves an advertisers banner ad to each individual in that group, as they traverse various websites across on the Internet.

For example, using the RVT.com Targeted Remarketing Campaign, a dealer could target people who have viewed RVs in California and Oregon on RVT.com in the past 15 days, RV shoppers who have viewed Class A RVs on RVT.com in the past 30 days or even RV shoppers who have viewed a competitor’s listings on RVT.com in the past month.

“This new targeted marketing product allows us to pull very qualified prospects for any RV dealership or company interested in getting their message to RV consumers, and allows them to promote their business in ways they have never done before,” said Shawn Friesen, Senior VP of RVT.com. “Dealer ads are served to these prospects across the Internet, at just the right time…when they are in the market to buy! This is a revolutionary new marketing product for the RV industry, that allows other companies access to our massive RV consumer base.”

The new RVT.com Large Rectangle (R)VDP Display Ads appear in RV description pages, which are the most viewed pages on RVT.com, and often the first page a visitor lands on from a Google or Bing search. Not only do these pages advertise dealer inventory and generate shopper inquiries, they are a prime opportunity for dealers to highlight the benefits of their dealership.

Using this new top performing display ad, dealers can now reach RV consumers on all of their listings with a personalized dealership message. The large rectangle size (336×280 pixels) gives dealers ample room to advertise current sales or specials, as well as the benefits of shopping at the dealership. The banner can be linked to a dealer website or custom landing page.

For more information:
Dealers visit https://www.rvt.com/rv-display-advertising-dealer.php
Industry visit https://www.rvt.com/rvt-manufacturers.php

About RVT.com
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 9.2 million annual consumer visits, featuring over 60,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. Built on a platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of more than 55,000 RVs since 2002, and currently showcases inventory for nearly 700 RV dealerships.

RVT.com Introduces Live Chat Feature for RV Dealer Clients RVT.com has introduced a Live Chat feature for RV dealer advertisers that will connect sales reps directly with visitors to that dealership’s inventory on RVT.com. The new feature is included free with every RVT.com dealership account.

Sumas, WA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

RVT.com, the leading internet classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, travel and 5th wheel trailers, motor homes and campers, has introduced a Live Chat feature for RV dealer classifieds, included free with every RVT.com dealership account, allowing RV dealer sales reps to engage directly with potential RV buyers.

The Live Chat feature enables a dealership’s sales force to have a live conversation with a prospective RV buyer while they are viewing the unit online. When an RVT.com visitor clicks on the Live Chat icon, a message appears instantly in the dealer sales rep’s Skype or Google Talk account. The rep can immediately see which ad the visitor is viewing and respond to the buyers request. When the chat is concluded, an email of the conversation is sent to the representative.

In addition, the Live Chat feature will proactively prompt a conversation if a visitor stays on the listing page for more than 15 seconds. If the visitor engages with the prompting, the dealer is notified.

“Current research shows that websites with a Live Chat feature experience an immediate increase in customer satisfaction and sales,” said Shawn Friesen, RVT.com Vice President. “Allowing dealer sales reps to respond instantaneously to consumer interest will allow them to negotiate deals online and close those deals more quickly and efficiently.” Setting up the Live Chat feature is simple, and can be activated immediately through a dealer’s RVT.com account under the Dealer Info tab. To watch a video explaining the new feature, visit https://youtu.be/-b5t53yzhlk.

Currently, RVT.com showcases 60,000 new and used RVs for sale and generates more than 9.2 million U.S. and Canadian consumer visits, making it North America’s premier RV marketplace. For more information, visit https://www.RVT.com.

About RVT.com
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 9.2 million annual consumer visits, featuring 60,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealers. Built on a platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of more than 60,000 RVs since 2002, and currently showcases inventory for more than 650 RV dealerships.

RV Dealership Walks Away With Worthy Grand Prize Package from RVT.com Popular RV Classified Ads Website RVT.com Caps Off the World’s Largest RV Trade Show by Announcing the Winner of $1.5 Million in Potential RV Sales.

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 6, 2012

At the close of this year’s RVIA Industry RV show in Louisville, KY, RVT.com Classifieds announced the winner of their annual grand prize giveaway – ‘$1.5 Million in Potential Gross RV Sales.’

Chuck Jung was announced the winner, and will receive 600 RV consumer inquiries (up to a maximum 5 years of free RV classified advertising on RVT.com) for his dealership – Colerain RV (three locations – Cincinnati, Dayton and Indianapolis). In addition, his dealership will receive valuable advertising upgrades to enhance the classified ad listings.

Chuck and his brother Steve Jung were on hand to accept the prize on behalf of their dealership. “We’re thrilled! Winning $1.5 million in RV sales will be a major motivator to everyone at Colerain RV to continue to give great service to our valued customers,” said Chuck.

The primary purpose of this year’s giveaway, was to highlight RVT.com as a premier source for sales leads, according Shawn Friesen, Vice President of RVT.com. “Our role in the RV industry, is to generate thousands of quality RV consumer inquiries every month, and distribute them to RV dealers across the USA and Canada,” said Friesen.

“We want to make known the ‘gold’ that is found in a lead generated on RVT.com,” according to Friesen. ”Of the 600 leads we will present to Colerain RV, it is likely they will close at least 1 in 10, with an average of $25,000 gross, per sale. That translates to $1.5 Million in potential gross RV sales for the dealership. And in keeping with this year’s RVIA show theme – truly a ‘Golden’ Opportunity! Congratulations to Chuck and Colerain RV on winning this years prize.”

RVT.com provides effective and economical, multiple listing RV classifieds accounts for RV dealers, and presents their listings to hundreds of thousands of RV shoppers, who visit the site every month. For inquiries or to subscribe, visit https://www.rvt.com/rv-dealer-advertising-classifieds.php.

About Colerain RV
A family-owned business, Colerain RV specializes in sales, service, parts and accessories. Founded by Charles and Lolly Jung in 1968, three of the family’s five children are active in the business today which has grown to 90 employees

About RVT.com
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 800,000 monthly consumer visits, which showcases over 55,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. Built on the platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of more than 55,000 RVs since 2002, and currently showcases inventory for over 600 RV dealerships.

RVT.com Reports Record Growth as More RV Sales Move Online RVT.com says its online RV marketplace has experienced record growth since the beginning of 2011 and currently hosts more than 45,000 RV listings — 8,500 of which are For-Sale-By-Owner RV listings. RV Dealer accounts are growing at a rate of 20 percent annually, and are at an all-time high of 500 Featured Dealer accounts.

Sumas, WA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

RVT.com, North America’s leading Internet classified ad site for new and used RVs for sale, travel trailers, motor homes and campers, reports that its online RV marketplace has experienced record growth since the beginning of 2011, and expects that growth to continue throughout the peak summer RV sales season.

“RVT.com has seen a massive increase in RVs For Sale by Owner ad listings over the past several months, especially since we began offering free ads,” said Shawn Friesen, RVT.com marketing director. “RVT.com now has the most FSBO inventory of any RV classified website — 300% more than our closest competitor.”

Friesen noted that over 20,000 RV shoppers visit RVT.com daily, and the site currently has over 45,000 ad listings — of which 8,500 are FSBO RV listings, with hundreds of new listings being added every month.

In addition, with over 20,000 potential customers visiting the RVT.com ‘showroom’ daily, Friesen reported that RV Dealership participation has reached an all-time high, with over 500 Featured RVT.com Dealers posting over 37,000 RVs for Sale. He said that dealer account activations have reached an unprecedented level, and they will likely see over 200 new Dealer subscriptions this year alone.

Earlier this year, RVT.com teamed with iSocket to provide RV dealers and industry advertisers with a quick, convenient way to select an exceptionally targeted online display ad package and easily set up an ad. Advertisers can order and start premium campaigns in minutes — targeting any demographic by geography or type of RV — and buy, manage and track multiple campaigns from one page, all at no extra cost.

The company has also developed a mobile RVT.com iPhone appas well as an RVT.com iPad app that puts all the features and functionality of its industry-leading RV classifieds website directly in the hands of RV buyers, sellers and dealers. Both apps are free and available for download from iTunes.

For more information, visit https://www.RVT.com.

About RVT.com
RVT.com is North America’s leading RV Classifieds provider and part of a larger network of RV related websites with over 600,000 monthly unique visitors, showcasing over 45,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. Built on a platform of Bringing RV Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com has assisted in the sale of over 50,000 RVs since 2002, and currently hosts inventory for over 500 RV dealerships.

RVT.com Launches Dealer Web Services RVT.com has announced the launch of a new website development and hosting service for RV dealers that features search engine optimization (SEO), inventory synchronization, lead generation and custom website design and email services.

Sumas, WA (PRWEB) September 3, 2009 — RVT.com, the leading Internet classified ad site for new and used RVs, has enhanced its RV dealer marketing program with the introduction of RVT Dealer Web Services, providing RV dealers with website development and hosting services that feature the same technology and design that has made RVT.com America’s leading online RV classifieds website, with over 20,000 daily visitors.

RVT.com developed its new Web Services program to assist RV dealers with their online marketing efforts. The new service includes:

  • Customized Web Site — featuring dealer logo, inventory, contact information and more;
  • Domain Name — a unique domain name for each dealership;
  • Synchronized Inventory — all dealer inventory is automatically synchronized and managed from the dealer’s RVT.com account;
  • SEO — each dealer site is optimized for Google and other popular search engines;
  • Lead Generation — leads are generated through an easy-to-use “Get a Quote” form sent directly to the dealer’s inbox;
  • Custom Email Addresses — for a more professional presentation.

“RVT.com has more than a decade of experience in successfully selling RVs online, and we understand how to help RV dealers bring customers in the door,” said Shawn Friesen, RVT.com director of sales and marketing. “RV dealers can now access our many years of experience in the online marketplace and our leading-edge technology through this new web design and hosting service.”

In addition to its new Dealer Web Services, RVT.com is the only online RV classifieds site that offers individual sales associate accounts for dealers, where each sales person can create their own account, place ads and respond to buyer inquiries.

For more information, visit www.RVT.com.

About RVT.com:
RVT.com specializes in the sale of new and used motor homes online. Built on a platform of Bringing More Buyers and Sellers Together, RVT.com and its affiliate websites — OldCarOnline.com for collector car classifieds, and UsedAircraftOnline.com for new and used aircraft — attract more than 30,000 visitors every day to view over 100,000 listings from private sellers and dealers.