In number of visits alone, www.BoatsandCycles.com has soared over the competition with more than 2 million hits in its first year fully active online. It is now considered to be one of the largest marine and powersports portals on the web, matching prospective buyers with both private sellers and dealer advertisers.
Visitors are able to search listings for sales of boats, PWC, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, RVs, campers and trailers by manufacturer and model. The site features more than 100,000 units nationwide.
“We have experienced explosive growth in the third and fourth quarter of 2014, mainly due to our automated integration platform,” said J. Futch, BoatsandCycles.com senior managing partner.
Powersports and marine dealers that have websites hosted by Dealer Spike, ARI and PSN can automatically list and update entire inventories on the Boats & Cycles site, with no redundant data entry required.
BoatsandCycles.com is expecting a greater increase in the coming year.
“In 2015, we will broaden our base of integration partners to include all website providers that are able to offer dealer XML feeds and expand our portal coverage to the provinces of Canada,” Futch said.