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Writing your advert

To make your advert as effective as possible we need as much information as possible to help you sell your trailer. Try to include the following information:

  • Title of advert - Try to describe your item and include the size of the bed and any makers name and model number (if available). 
  • Description of item - This should include as much information as you can find out. For example the age and condition. Dimensions, total length, size of bed, condition of the tyres. Include the gross trailer weight and unladen weight and the load weight.  If you can find any information from the manufacturers website include this as the better / longer the description the more likely you are to be found. 
  • Price - This is the price you would like to charge.   
  • VAT - VAT registered companies can either choose to include VAT within the price or add it to the advertised price.  Most private individuals should choose VAT free (i.e you don't charge VAT)
  • Location - Give us the postcode so we can include it to localise searches. Unless specified we will use your address from payment or company location.
  • Delivery notes - Advise buyer of your location for collection the trailer, or if you can deliver and at what cost and  payment requirements.
  • Contact details - Provide a phone number and / or email address. (If you don't supply us with this information we will use the email address you have contacted us with and any phone number we have for you).

We also advise that you include key words in your advert, for example if you want your advert to appear when someone types in "flat bed" or "twin axle" you need to include the text "flat bed" and "twin axle" within the title or body of the advert. 

Click here for our price list and instructions on how to advertise with us

Photographs

To get the best interest, it is advised that you include the best photos you can get of your trailer. A customer will base 90% of their purchasing decision on the first photograph they see. I would try the whole trailer in one photo. Showing two sides is much better than one side at a time. 

It could be worth getting a professional to take a photo of expensive trailers. Taking time photographing can make the diference between getting the best price for your trailer or not.

You can have one or as many photos as you feel necessary to sell your advert (within reason).  

Include the following

  • A photo showing the tow hitch and one side and another showing the back and the other side.
  • Inside a box trailer.
  • The tyres.
  • The tow hitch
  • The bed of the trailer.
  • The sides up and down. 
  • Any damage to the trailer. 
  • Any special features.

If you are sending us a lot of photos it may be worth resizing them. We normally suggest at least 640 x 480 and no bigger than 1200 x 900. Click here for information on how to resize your images

Tips and things to avoid:

  • Try to make the trailer is as large as possible in the photo and do not capture random objects, rubbish or distracting backgrounds.
  • Avoid camera shake - Take your photographs in a well lit area or outside. If possible use a tripod, or alternatively rest your camera on a solid object like a chair if it's dark.
  • Only use flash as a last resort - it will not flatter the subject of your photograph.
  • Make sure the photo is taken with the lighting from behind the photographer. Back lit objects often appear much darker. 
  • Dirty trailers don't sell - clean your trailer before photos.