The seven golden rules for commercial traders
From creating the listing to optimal pricing, here are our top seven tips to shine as a commercial:r trader:in on buycycle.
1. do not spare on details
Provide as many details as possible about the components and condition of your bike. The more information your listing contains, the more often it will appear in the search of interested buyers. buycycle's intelligent listing tool, which automatically adds the components of several models, makes it especially easy for you to add and change components.
2. good pictures are the be-all and end-all
Our experience shows: The better the photos, the faster the sale. That's why we advise you to invest time in photographing your bike. Follow our tips and don't forget to take close-ups of details and defects.
3. be transparent
Be transparent with defects in the sale advertisement and honestly assess the condition of your bike. Concealing defects usually leads to unpleasant surprises and to the fact that the sales process stalls at a later point in time. Therefore: Honesty is the best policy!
4. the optimal price
This is where you need to find the sweet spot: You shouldn't sell your bike for less than it's worth, but you also need to make sure your bike sells. That's why we advise you to use our intelligent tool to help you find the right price and compare current ads for similar models on buycycle. This way you can sell your bike promptly at a good price.
5. respond to comments and offers
Once your bike is online, you need to respond to comments, inquiries and counter-offers from potential buyers. The more engaged you are, the better your chances of making a sale.
6. upload regularly
If you upload new bikes on a regular basis, more people will visit your buycycle profile. This way not only your latest ads but all bikes in your profile will get more attention. Feel free to contact our support team if you need help with uploading. We also support CSV files and web feeds.
7. share your ads on social media
buycycle helps your bikes to get more reach. On our platform your ads are already seen by 5 million bike enthusiasts all over Europe, your bikes get visibility on our socials and reach potential buyers thanks to targeted marketing campaigns. But you also have the opportunity to increase the reach of your ads: When creating your ad, in the last step you have the possibility to share your ad on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
You have further questions about how to optimize your appearance on buycycle? The buycycle team is ready to help you with words and deeds. Until then, we wish you: Happy selling!