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How To Place An Ad On DieselTraderOnline.com

 

Step1:

Sign Up!  Enter your first name and last name in the appropriate boxes.  Next create a user name and password.  Make sure your user name and password are both at least 6 characters each.  After you create your password, confirm it by typing it again.

In the next box type your valid email address.  Make sure it’s valid because important information about your account will be sent there.  The next box is for your phone number but it is not required.

Last type your city, state, and zip code and then click on the “Sign Me Up!” button on the right.

 

Step 2:

Next you will be taken to the Control Panel login page.  Here you will need to enter the user name and password you just created.  Enter this information and then click on “Sign In”.

 

Step 3:

After you have entered your user name and password you will be at the Listings Manager.  This is where you will control your ad.  To get started placing your ad click on “Add Listing”.

 

Step 4:

Once you are at the “Add Listing” page you will see a form with various blanks that need to be filled in.  The fields with the * next to them mean that you are required to fill them out before your ad can be placed.  The fields without an * by them do not have to be completed, but it is recommended to have a more complete ad.

The first drop down box you see will have your user name in it already.  You do not need to do anything with this box.  The second drop down box is the default and cannot be changed at this time, so you don’t need to do anything with this box either.  The third drop down box is your listing status.  You can mark your vehicle as either “Available”, “Sale Pending”, or “Sold”.  Obviously, if you’re listing your ad for the first time you will want to mark it as “Available”.  You can come back and change the status later if you want.

 

Step 5:

The next section of boxes is self explanatory but we will go through them real quick.

Stock Number:  If you are a dealer and have a stock number for your vehicle you can type it here.

VIN:  This is where you will place your vehicle identification number.

Model Year:   This is where you put the model year of your vehicle.  The number (2006) next to the box is just to show that you need to use 4 digits instead of 2.

Make:  Choose the make of your vehicle from the drop down box.

Model:  This is where you should write the model of your vehicle.  For example if you have a Ford F-250 you would write F-250 in the box.

Condition:  Choose either “New” or “Pre-Owned” from the drop down box.

Category:  Choose either “Diesel Truck”, “Diesel SUV”, or "Diesel Other".

Secondary Category:  You will not use this category.

Miles:  This is where you put your vehicle’s mileage.

Usage:  Here you can write what your truck is used for.  For example you can put “Work Truck” or “Commuter” or “Pleasure Driving”, etc…

Price:  Here you will put the asking price of your vehicle.

Sale Price:  If you are a dealer you can place a sales price for your vehicle.

Price Alternative:  This is where you can put phrases like, "Or Best Offer", "Trades Considered", etc.

Exterior Color:  This is where you will put the exterior color of your vehicle.

Interior Color:  Put your vehicle’s interior color here.

Doors:  You can put how many doors your vehicle has here.

Fuel type:  There is only one option since this is a diesel site.  Select “Diesel/Biodiesel”.

Drive Train:  Put the kind of drive train your vehicle has here.  For example, you could put “Allison Transmission”.

Engine:  Put the kind of engine your vehicle has here.

Transmission:  Select “Automatic” or “Manual” from the drop down box.

Top Speed:  You can place the top speed your vehicle will reach here.

Horsepower:  This is where you can put your vehicle’s horsepower if you know it.

Torque:  This is where you can put the amount of torque your vehicle has if you know it.

Towing Capacity:  If you know the towing capacity of your vehicle, place it here.

 

Step 6:

The next section lists potential options that your vehicle may have.  Go through and mark the options that apply to your vehicle.  You are not required to mark any of the options, but the more information you give, the better informed your potential buyers will be when they contact you about your vehicle.

 

Step 7:

The next section let’s you describe anything else you may want to add about your vehicle.

In the “Additional Features” box you may type any other options that were not covered in the above sections.  Please place the features in list form using one line per feature.

In the “Description” box you can add any additional comments you may have about your vehicle.  For example you may want to put something like, “Runs great!  Just tuned up a week ago!” in this box.

 

Step 8:

In the last section on this page you can direct potential buyers to other places on the web where more information about your vehicle can be found.  You can also add a sub-headline to your listing.

In the box labeled “Tagline” you can put a line of text that is used as a sub-headline for your listing.  When someone searches for a vehicle and yours shows up, this “Tagline” will appear under the title of your listing.  You may want to put something like, “Awesome F-250 Waiting For A New Owner!”

In the box “Additional Info URL:” you can put a website address (if you have one) where more information can be found about your vehicle.

In the “Additional Info Text” box you can put a title (anchor text) that will direct customers to your “Additional Info URL”.  This text will be hyperlinked with your “Additional Info URL:”  For example, if your “Additional Info URL:” is http://www.dieseltraderonline.com and your “Additional Info Text” is More Info About this Truck… Then this is what you will see on the top and bottom borders in your listing: More Info About This Truck  When you click on this text it will take people to your other site.

In the “ebaY Auction URL:” box you can put the link to your ebaY auction (if you have your vehicle listed on ebaY.)  The easiest way to put this link here is to go to your ebaY auction and highlight the URL in the browser, then right click on the highlighted URL, then select “Copy”.  Next go back to the “Add Listing” page and right click in the “ebaY Auction URL:”  box and select “Paste”.

 

Step 9:

Next, double check that everything is how you want it and click on “Submit Listing”.

 

Step 10:

Now it’s time to add your photos if you have some.  You can include up to 20 photos! 

To add a photo click on the “Photo Manager” tab at the top of the page.  (Please note:  At this  point you should have already taken pictures of your vehicle and uploaded them to your computer.  Make sure you save them in a folder or location that you will remember.  These instructions apply to Windows users.  Instructions may vary for other users.)

Next, go to the “Photo Upload 1” box and click on “Browse”.  When you click on “Browse” a new window should pop up that show files and folders on your computer.  Go to the location you saved your photos of your vehicle and open this folder or location.

Once open click on the first picture you want to add to your listing and then click “Open”.  You should now see the location of your first picture in the “Photo Upload 1” box.  Repeat this step for your next 4 photos.

When you have a total of 5 photos selected (if you don’t have 5 photos you can still follow this step) click on the “Upload Photos” button.  It will take a few seconds (maybe longer depending on your Internet connection speed) to load your photos.  Next you should see small versions of the photos you uploaded.  You can now continue to upload the next 5 photos by repeating the steps above.  You can do this for a total of 20 photos.

 

Step 11:

Once you have successfully uploaded your photos to the site, you can now preview how your listing will look by clicking on the “Listings Summary” tab at the top of the page.  Your listing will look similar to how it looks here.

If you would like to go back and edit your listing you can click on the “Edit Listing” tab at the top of the page.  If you want to remove your listing and start over you can click on the “Remove Listing” tab at the top of the page.

If you would like to edit your contact information or any other part of your account you may click on the “User Manager” tab at the top of the page and then click on “Edit User”.

 

That’s it!  You’ve successfully placed your ad on Diesel Trader Online.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at admin(at)dieseltraderonline.com .

Good luck selling your vehicle!

Best Regards,

Jerod Watson

http://www.dieseltraderonline.com

 

 



 


 


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