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How it works


To list vehicles using our mass upload option please click one of the following guides:-


If you are listing a number of vehicles and would like further information about our mass upload options
just get in touch – send us an email or give us a call.

List vehicles manually

Prior to listing your vehicle(s) it is worth thinking about how and where you wish to place the listing. You can choose to place you listing on one or both of our sites. If you choose to advertise on both trade and retail sites you will have the option to set a different price for each.

Retail Only – this will place your listing on Retailmotors.com and will be available for public viewing to enable customers from the general public to see your advert

Trade Only – this will place your listing on Motortradebids.com and will be available for other trade members of Motortradebids to view. Select this option if you wish to sell your vehicle to another dealer.

Retail and Trade – this will place your listing on both sites. Options will become available which will enable you to set methods and prices for each site.

From the menu at the left of the screen click on ‘Add Car’

It's really simple to list a vehicle with us. Just enter your vehicle registration number and our system will pull information automatically from the DVLA database (You can also enter all details manually if you have used all of your registration searches). Fill in the remaining fields such as mileage, description and additional car features.



You can add photographs and video footage to increase your chances of selling. Please be aware that video uploads will only be visible to Trade members on Motortradebids and not to retail customers on Retailmotors.

Once you have completed all required information about your vehicle you will come to the Car Price section. This is where you can specify where you wish to list...

Trade Only

When selecting Trade Only simply choose the format in which you wish to place the listing – offers around, make me an offer, auction etc.

Choose Continue to confirm your listing. Your vehicle will now be visible on RetailMotors.com and you will be able to manage and edit your listing from ‘My Cars’ in Motortradebids

Trade listings will automatically appear online for 14 days, after this time you will receive a notification enabling you to extend the listing or remove it.



Retail Only

When choosing Retail Only simply specify a retail price that you wish to sell your vehicle for. This is the price that will appear on Retailmotors for the general public to view and purchase.

Choose Continue

Retail listings will need to be removed by you when required. This can be done via ‘My Cars’ in Motortradebids



Trade and Retail

When selecting to list your vehicle on both the trade and retail sites you will need to specify how you wish your listing to appear on the trade site - offers around, make me an offer, auction etc. Then specify a retail price that you wish to sell your vehicle for to the general public.

This will ensure that your vehicle is listed on both Motortradebids and Retailmotors. You will be able to track and edit your listings from ‘My Cars’ in Motortradebids.

Choose Continue

Trade listings will automatically appear online for 14 days, after this time you will receive a notification enabling you to extend the listing or remove it. Retail listings will need to be removed by you when required.



If your listing is for the trade the following options will also be available to you...

You can choose to email other dealers about your listing. These will be dealers looking specifically for a vehicle like yours. Just select a message template from the dropdown list or type in a message of your own.

Our SMS service also enables you to opt in to receiving messages from dealers looking for a vehicle like the one you are listing. If you are on an initial trial of the site you will be limited to 1 SMS message per month. If you are a subscribing member your limit will be increased to 20 SMS messages per month.

Choose continue once you are happy with this section. If you wish to make any changes to your listing at this stage click on the grey ‘Edit Car’ button to the left of the screen



The next screen will enable you to select areas that you would like to inform dealers of your listing. To select an area simply click on the interactive map. Selected areas will be displayed in dark green



Click on Publish to confirm and place your listing.

Motortradebids don't take part in the negotiating or payment stage of the sale – and we don't charge buying or selling fees or take commission on purchases.

Request vehicles

If you are looking to buy a specific vehicle from another dealer and can't find it listed on Motortradebids you can submit a request. Tell us the make, model, age, mileage and price that you can go up to along with any extra features you're looking for. This will be emailed to carefully selected dealers and will also be listed on the site.

To add a vehicle request

From the wanted section in the left menu click on Add Car

Manually add all information using the dropdown boxes



Add any extras that you would like the vehicle to have and then enter your budget

Click Publish Offer to proceed



The next step enables you to add a message that will be sent out to dealers who use our site.

Just select a template or type in your own text.

Our SMS service also enables you to opt in to receiving messages from dealers listing a vehicle similar to the one that you are looking for. If you are on an initial trial of the site you will be limited to 1 SMS message per month. If you are a subscribing member your limit will be increased to 20 SMS messages per month.

Choose continue once you are happy with this section. If you wish to make any changes to your listing at this stage click on the grey ‘Edit Vehicle’ button to the left of the screen

The next screen will enable you to select areas that you would like to inform dealers of your listing. To select an area simply click on the interactive map. Selected areas will be displayed in dark green



Click on Publish to confirm and place your listing.

Search vehicles

Searches can be carried out from the ‘All Cars’ page.

Our comprehensive filter feature makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. Search using as few or as many fields as you like.



You can view further information about the vehicle by clicking on the Car Details Button. Click on the dealer button to view dealer contact information.

Add the vehicle to your watch list – this will save the vehicle in watched cars for you to view at a later stage.

If you find a vehicle that you wish to purchase you can request additional information from the dealer, make an offer or if the vehicle is listed in auction format you can place a bid. If you bid on a vehicle you will receive email notifications to let you know if you are the highest bidder, if you have been outbid, and if you have secured the deal with the highest ending bid.



Motortradebids don't take part in the negotiating or payment stage of the purchase – and we don't charge buying or selling fees or take commission on purchases.

If you buy a vehicle from our site but are unable to collect it, our site can provide you with a competitive delivery service via responsible solutions ltd. our logistics partner.

Messages

Keep track of correspondence with other dealers using the message centre. From here you can see messages sent and received and can sort by any of the headings, making finding messages a doddle.

Each time a dealer contacts you through the system you will receive an email. Each time you list a car, place a bid on a car, are outbid, or secure a winning bid, you will receive an email.

Each time you contact a dealer through any of their listings the message will be saved in your sent items.

This message system allows you to keep track on your bids and contact with other dealers.




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