RVUSA.com Sneak Peek: Take a look at the new website design and Dealer Management Console

For over 10 years, the RVUSA Dealer Management System has led the RV Industry in helping Dealers more effectively market their dealerships and inventory online.  As technology has continued to advance, we decided 18 months ago that it was time to rebuild our system architecture, management tools and the RVUSA.com website.  Our new platform is state-of-the-art and will enable us to grow and adapt as new technology becomes available in the future.  This is the most extensive overhaul of the RVUSA platform since 2000, replacing virtually all of our existing code. 

In early July, Version 10.0 of the new RVUSA Dealer Management Console and RVUSA.com website will go LIVE, featuring a host of brand new features and improvements to make it easier to maintain and market your inventory online.  The new system architecture will increase performance of inventory listings and displays.  The new Dealer Management Console will give you more power than ever before to manage your dealership and inventory online including greatly improved usability and the ability to easily manage all of the media (pictures and videos) that you have associated with a unit.  The new look and feel for RVUSA.com will make it easier for visitors to find your units, and improved calls to action will drive more leads and sales to your dealership. 

Take a look at the sneak peek to see all the new and exciting tools and features we’ve added. 

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Click on the “Get A Sneak Peek Now” button and choose which area you would like to preview – the DMC or new RVUSA.com.  At the top of both demos, you can click on the tabs to move to the next area to review.  

For the DMC, you’ll be able to review the login page, dashboard, inventory, media and manage members sections. 

For RVUSA.com, you’ll be able to review the homepage, dealer search, dealer inventory and inventory detail pages. 

When you’re done, email me your feedback, comments, questions, etc. 

Cindy Spencer
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PS:  If you think this is the last update you will see from us in a while, think again.  We have a host of new features and updates that we will be adding to the new platform already planned for the next 12 months.  If you like what you see so far – just wait till you see what we have up our sleeves next!!

Fee-Free Weekends at National Parks!!

I have good news!!  National Parks and Monuments across the US, 147 of them to be exact, will have fee-free weekends you can take advantage of in June, July and August.  The weekends are:

June 20-21 – Father’s Day Weekend!!
July 18-19
August 15-16 – just before school starts… perfect!!

The fee waiver includes:  entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees.  Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

You may find that many national park concessioners will be offering specials including:  free shopping bag, free digital photo of your group, discounted group rates, free or discounted rides, etc.

You can review the National Parks and Monuments offering the fee-free weekends here:  http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

You can review the specials provided by the concessioners at each park here:  http://www.parkpartners.org/view/324/28725/Special-2009-Offers.html

Get your family together and go camping!!

Cindy Spencer 🙂

Managing Your Inventory: It’s easy with our Inventory Distribution Service

I know the most time-consuming part of your day, as the Internet Manager, is posting your inventory on the internet. Most RV Dealers I talk to have their inventory on multiple websites, which is really the best possible scenario, as long as you’re on the major RV classified websites and then also listing your inventory on your website of course.

When I say “major RV classified websites” I mean the three largest in traffic and units:

  • RVTraderOnline.com (Compete Rank: 5,672)
  • RVUSA.com (Compete Rank: 9,006)
  • RVT.com (Compete Rank: 11,602)

Keep in mind, with Compete.com the closer you get to 1 the better, and Google.com holds that position.

The task of listing your inventory on several different websites and then managing all of them from day-to-day could be a full-time job, depending on the size of your dealership. That’s why several years ago we were the first company to send a successful inventory feed to RVTraderOnline.com and have since then added feeds to RVT.com, RVSearch.com, Jayco.com, RV4Sale.com, Oodle.com, Vast.com, Google Base, CarSoup.com, RV2Buy.com, RVRegistry.com, MyRVLink.com, SellingMyRV.com, RVListingsOnline.com, BuyandSellRV.com and most recently Twitter.com.

You must have an active account with the websites you want us to send your inventory to in order to utilize that feed to them.

I know it’s not feasible for you to advertise on all of them and some of you will like one website better than the other, but I just wanted to let you know those feeds are setup and running if/when you need them.

Here’s how you would manage your inventory and an example of how the inventory distribution service works:

This whole process starts with you. You can enter your inventory manually on RVUSA.com or have your inventory automatically sent to us. We accept inventory feeds from RVT.com, RVSearch.com, Channel Blade, MyRVAdvantage, Ultimate Video Showcase, Dealer Peak, PSN, RV Logic, Dealer Specialties, eBiz Auto, Interact RV, MyRVLink, RVData, IDS, Galaxy and direct from dealers. Keep in mind that most, if not all of those providers, do not allow unit videos – and we do. If you want to upload videos, which I would highly recommend, you can do so through our Dealer Management Console.

If you have 10 minutes to talk to me, I would like to help you streamline your inventory entry and distribution processes. Give me a call (866-643-4625 x 120) or send me an email (cindy@rvusa.com).

Cindy Spencer 🙂