Sell Your Bike FAST With Our “Ultimate Listing”!

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If your motorcycle is for sale, now is the best time to list it on ChopperExchange.com. More and more people are looking to buy motorcycles and start riding again now that the weather is warming up. This month is the best time to list your bike for sale.

The best listing option that we offer is our “Ultimate Listing”. It is the best bang for your buck because it is an “until sold” listing and offers all of our listing upgrades for one flat price of $137. This listing option guarantees your bike will get the most exposure on ChopperExchange, compared to our other listing options.

For the entire month of April, we’re offering 40% OFF our “Ultimate Listing” using the promo code APCX15 at checkout. Click here to list your bike for sale today: chopperexchange.com/SellYourBike

An “until sold” listing means that your ad will run however long it takes your bike to sell, whether it be 5 days or 5 months. Bikes on our website typically sell within the first 2 months, however some more custom motorcycles take a bit longer to find the right buyer. By having an “until sold” listing option, you won’t have to worry about the ad time running out before the bike gets sold, then risk paying additional fees to re-list.

The Ultimate Listing option also includes the following listing upgrades that our other listings do not offer:

  • Featured Listing ($30 value): Your motorcycle appears at the beginning (top) of search results, with a red Featured stamp on the main image, anytime someone searches for any of the criteria that match your motorcycle’s description. This is an ideal upgrade for popular motorcycle models. It prevents the motorcycle from being buried in other listings in its category. Featured Listing feature only takes effect in the search results and not on the Home page for aesthetic purposes.
  • Highlighted Listing ($20 value): Your motorcycle listing appears highlighted in yellow in the search results. The yellow highlighting makes it stand out from other listings and grabs the potential buyers’ attention.
  • Showcase Listing ($60 value): Your motorcycle appears in a Showcased area on every search page. That means that your motorcycle will be seen by all buyers searching for motorcycles on ChopperExchange. Showcased motorcycles are rotated every 7 seconds to make sure that each one gets equal amount of exposure.
  • Anonymous Telephone Number ($7 value): Assigned telephone number that will forward all calls from interested buyers to the telephone number on my account. The text messages sent to the anonymous number will be intercepted by ChopperExchange to weed out any messages that might be from online scam artists.

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Hot Rides of February and March

HeadlineGraphicSpring is almost here! Now is the perfect time to list your bike for sale as the riding season is approaching. We have selected our Top 15 favorite motorcycles that were listed during February and March of this year.

All of these beautiful bikes are still for sale, so please feel free to click on each of the images below to be taken to each individual bike listing on ChopperExchange to view more bike details and seller contact information. Enjoy!

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1998 Harley-Davidson – FLSTF Fat Boy

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2002 Big Dog Motorcycles – Pitbull

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2004 Harley-Davidson – Custom FXSTI

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2005 Custom Rigid Chopper

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1983 Harley-Davidson – Custom Bobber

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2005 Harley-Davidson – FLTRI Road Glide

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2008 Custom Pro-Street

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2007 American IronHorse – Texas Chopper

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2008 Harley-Davidson – FLSTN Softail Deluxe

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2002 Harley-Davidson – FLSTF/I Softail Fat Boy

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2003 Custom Pro-Street

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2007 Big Dog Motorcycles – K-9

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2007 American IronHorse – Texas Chopper

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2005 Titan – Sidewinder

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2000 Bourget Bike Works – Low-Blow

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Motorcycle Match

bikematchOne of the most popular questions we hear from a new rider is: “What type of Harley should I buy?” The answer to this question really depends on the rider. Everyone is made differently, so you need to take your height and weight into consideration when deciding which new bike to purchase.

One of the biggest misconceptions when deciding which Harley to buy is that women should choose smaller models and men should buy the remaining bigger models. The truth of the matter is that some of the bigger bikes are more appropriate for smaller riders because of their comfort and stability level. It is very important to consider more than just the size of the motorcycle and further examine all of its benefits and features.

ChopperExchange has put together a very short survey questionnaire to help guide you in the right direction of which Harley-Davidson motorcycle might be the best fit for you. It’s 100% FREE and provides instant results on which H-D models might be best for you.

Click here to find out which Harley you match up with: ChopperExchange.com/Match.

We recommend visiting a local dealer and sitting on a few different models to figure out which bike you feel more comfortable on. Some bikes have lowered seats and handle bars. Some are made for touring, while others are best for shorter trips.

Please call us at (800)-523-7274 if you have any questions or need help finding your next motorcycle.

Hot Rides of December and January

HOT RIDES

It may be winter, but it’s there’s still good riding weather in the South.  We have selected our Top-10 favorite motorcycles that were listed during the months of December 2014 and January 2015 to feature here on our blog.

All of these beautiful bikes are still for sale, so please feel free to click on each of the images below to be taken to each individual bike listing on ChopperExchange to view more bike details and seller contact information. Enjoy!

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2005 Custom Chopper

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2007 Big Dog Motorcycles – Mastiff

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2011 Bourget Bike Works – Python 330

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2010 Harley-Davidson – FLTRX Road Glide Custom

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2005 Independence – 240STC

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2007 Harley-Davidson – FLHRC Road King Classic

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2005 Custom Chopper

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2000 Harley-Davidson – FXSTC Softail Custom

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2002 Custom Chopper

 

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1998 Harley-Davidson – FXSTS Springer Softail

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Word of Mouth Marketing = Handshakes + Proactive Social Media Posts

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As more and more motorcycle dealers are being acquired by large companies with a strong focus on the revenue and market share, the competition in the motorcycle market is becoming fiercer by the minute. Dealers now have to perform better and carefully watch their bottom line more than ever before. Huge parts of this fiercer approach to business are customer service and repeat business.

While word of mouth marketing is still considered the most powerful form of marketing, dealers now have consider the fact that it has changed over the recent years. Word of mouth no longer includes face-to-face conversations and handshakes, but also text messages and other personalized communication exchanged between the dealership and its customers. It is no longer enough just to focus on “old school” communication and hope that customers will innately spread “good words” about your business.

Instead, motorcycle dealers are now expected to have face-to-face conversations and shake hands with their customer, and also continue the conversation via e-mail, text messages and social media interactions.  More importantly, motorcycle dealers can no longer expect customers to spread the “good word” about their business because today’s customers suffer from social media fatigue. They simply have too many options and in the end may not end up sharing all of their positive experiences. As a result, dealers have to do a lot of word of mouth marketing themselves, if they really wish to increase repeat business and beat their competition.

Some of the best ways for dealers to spread good words about their establishments are posts on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. All three of these social media platforms are great for sharing personal and unique stories, such customer bike purchases and other happenings at the dealerships. Such posts are even more powerful when the mentioned individuals are tagged.

With the next year just around the corner, this is the perfect time to try a new approach to word of mouth marketing and customer retention. Happy 2015!

How To Make Your Listing Stand Out With A Video

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Over the last few months we’ve blogged about how to make your listing stand out with great photos, a detailed bike description, and a fair asking price. This month we’d like to focus on a FREE feature that we offer on ChopperExchange.com that not as many people utilize. Therefore, this will offer you another chance to “one-up” other sellers on our website to help your bike get noticed. This blog post will teach you how to create and upload a video of your motorcycle.

The easiest, simplest way to add a video to your listing on ChopperExchange.com is to record one using your cell phone’s “video” record option that can be found on the “camera” app on your phone. After the video is recorded, you can then directly email it to us at info@chopperexchange.com from your phone for us to upload to your listing for you.

Here are a few important things to include in the video recording:

  1. Start the video with the bike turned off. Then start it up, and let it idle.
  2. Walk completely around your bike, and move the camera close up to the engine and exhaust pipes.
  3. Include close-ups of any non-stock items that have been added on to your bike (ape hangers, passenger seat, saddlebags, LED lights, etc.).
  4. Show any damage that might have been done to the bike.
  5. Gently rev the engine, while the bike is parked, and make sure the sound of the engine and exhaust pipes can be heard clearly.
  6. While the bike is still running, show the odometer and other gauges that your bike might have.
  7. If your motorcycle has a stereo system, turn it on for the buyer to listen to the clear sound from the speakers.
  8. You can also record someone sitting on the motorcycle for a potential buyer to get a better feel of the height of the bike and sitting position.

Here is a great example of a bike video on one of the listings on found on ChopperExchange.com:

 

Below are screenshots of how people will be able to view your videos on your listing:

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If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800) 523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

Promote Your Events and Specials for FREE on Facebook and BikerOrNot!

The winter holidays are on our doorsteps. Businesses are scrambling to promote all the amazing deals they are offering and store events they are hosting, and attract as many shoppers as possible for as little money as possible. This includes both brick-and-mortar and online establishments. The race is now on to finish the current year by beating last year’s sales record and comfortably cruising into the new year.

Since every business, including motorcycle dealerships, has a set marketing budget for the holiday season, ChopperExchange is offering the following advertising freebies to our member dealers: FREE promotional posts on our Facebook Page and $500/month in BikerOrNot.com Bucks that can be used to invite local riders to events.

FREE Facebook Promotional Posts

With more than 600,000 American V-twin enthusiast followers, the ChopperExchange.com Facebook Page is a great place to promote your upcoming events and specials. Each post includes a detailed description, large image, and links. The post can be for an upcoming event or promotional offer. There is a limit of two (2) posts per dealer per month.
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$500 in BON Bucks to Spend on BikerOrNot.com

BikerOrNot.com (BON) is a social network of more than 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and it is also owned by our parents company, Marco Polo Publications. To help our member dealers promote store events and increase foot traffic, we are offering dealers who have an active ChopperExchange account $500 per month in BON Bucks to use toward event invitations on BikerOrNot. A direct link to this offer is available in the ChopperExchange dealer account admin. We are also available to offer assistance with the BikerOrNot account set-up, event creation, and sending invitations.
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For additional information, please contact us at 1-800-523-7274 or info@chopperexchange.com.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Hot Rides of October & November

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As the autumn weather is cooling down, many our private sellers have listed their motorcycles for sale on ChopperExchange before it’s time to winterize them this holiday season. We’ve selected our Top-10 favorite motorcycles that were listed during the months of October and November 2014 to feature here on our blog.

All of these beautiful motorcycles are still for sale, so please feel free to click on each of the images below to be taken to each individual bike listing on ChopperExchange to view more bike details and seller contact information. Enjoy!

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2005 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide

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2009 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide

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2011 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King

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2005 American IronHorse Legend

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2006 Vengeance Teacher

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2005 Arlen Ness Pro Street Custom

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2004 Custom Built Chopper

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2000 Denver’s Choppers Easy Rider Rigid

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2014 Fat Baggers Inc. (FBI) Razor Limited

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2012 Harley-Davidson FLHRC Road King Classic

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.

How Good is Your Customer Support?

According to ResponseTap, 64% of consumers experience some level of frustration when companies only offer online customer support. This is hugely important given the fact that those who shop online also tend to voice their frustrations on social media and review websites, which can negatively affect a business’ reputation.

Given the current consumer credit strains and decline in sales, motorcycle dealers cannot afford to sacrifice any customers because of poor customer support. According to an an article published in DealerNews September 2014 issue, only two in 10 customers are approved for a vehicle loan. This means that there is no longer a sea of customers waiting to buy motorcycles like 10 years ago. Those days are gone.

To provide excellent or exceptional customer support, motorcycle dealers must be available online, in person, via telephone, on social media, and any other communication platform preferred by the consumers. Also, customer support should be available after regular business hours.

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How To Gain More Ad Exposure With A Facebook Status Upgrade

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If you’re looking to get even more exposure for your motorcycle listed for sale on ChopperExchange.com, you should consider purchasing one of our Facebook Status Upgrades. We offer a regional status upgrade (additional $47) and a national status upgrade (additional $147).

Your motorcycle listing will be posted as a status update on our ChopperExchange Facebook Page with more than 600,000 American V-twin bikers. The post includes a large photo of your motorcycle, brief bike description, direct link to the listing, and a method of contact should one of our followers be interested in your bike.

The post will appear in our Fans’ Facebook News Feed, and you can choose between having it displayed nationwide (national) or in your geographic area (regional). This is a great way to bring social media exposure to your motorcycle at a very affordable price.

Below is an example of how the Facebook Status Update post may look:

FB Post ExampleIf you’re interested in purchasing a Facebook Status Update for your ChopperExchange.com listing, simply login to your account and select the “Facebook Status Update” link in the list of upgrades that we offer. Then you’ll be promoted to select either the regional or national upgrade. Select the option you choose by pressing the yellow buttons that will appear at the top of the Facebook Status Update prompt page, then continue on to the checkout page.

Listing Upgrades List

If you’re interested in listing your American V-Twin motorcycle for sale, please feel free to visit our website at ChopperExchange.com and use the promo code CXBL20 for 20% off any listing option at checkout.

Feel free to call (800)-523-7274 or email info@chopperexchange.com with any questions.