Seller FAQs

Questions About a Listing on BoatPartsFerret.com

 

How does it work?

BoatPartsFerret.com brings motivated buyers to you– worldwide– because we have the largest list of used boat parts, equipment and supply vendors on the Web. When buyers come to BoatPartsFerret.com seeking a hard to find item, they can search our listings by item category or by Country and State– or they can complete a simple form that sends out an e-mail inquiry to multiple vendors at one time.

Any sale or business arrangements are strictly between you and your customer. We only connect you with buyers.

Only Featured Listings get the inquiry e-mails via the “Send Freddy On a Mission” widget.
And Featured Listings get special exposure on our site.  They appear in the main page rotating “carousel” and at the top of search results pages when somebody manually searches our directory.  To inquire at multiple vendors with only one email, buyers will fill out our form, describe the item they are seeking, then choose a Country and State or Province to send emails to. Or they will choose the worldwide coverage option. But only Featured Listings receive the inquiry e-mails. Here are the various Listing Packages:

  • Standard Free Listing. Visitors can search in categories and by Country/State, but this Listing Package has fewer privileges.
  • Free 90-day Featured Listing. All the privileges of a Featured Listing.
  • Featured Listing. A paid, renewable 1-year subscription for a very reasonable price of $29.00.

If you currently have a Free Listing or a Free 90-day Featured Listing, you can upgrade at any time.
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I would like to make changes on my courtesy listing.  How do I do that?

You may have a courtesy listing we created for you, and you would like to add more information and photos.  Or you just want to make some simple changes.  Understand that the basic Free Listing Package has fewer privileges, mainly, you don’t get inquiry e-mails from motivated buyers via the “Send Freddy on a Mission” widget.  So consider upgrading to a Featured Listing to get more customers!

  • You will need to claim your courtesy listing. Here’s how:
  • Register an account if you don’t already have one.  Click here to Register or click on “Submit Your Business” in the overhead menu.
  • Then e-mail us and let us know your new username and the title of your courtesy listing that you saw live on the Web.
  • We will transfer ownership of the listing over to you and let you know when it’s ready for you.
  • Now simply log into your account and you will see your listing under “My Listings.” (See the red arrow in the Member’s Account Dashboard, below.  This is the Dashboard of a brand new user named “Example Listing.”)  Now you can improve your information! Be thorough and imaginative. Enter all the info you can, because your listing page will become an important worldwide marketing tool for you.
  • If you don’t already have the Featured Listing you may upgrade at any time thereafter.

 

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We make a diligent effort to provide accurate information in your listing.  We are not responsible for typographical errors.  Please contact us if your details are wrong or if you need to make a change.

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I do not have a listing yet. I would like to create one. What do I need to do?

Register an Account, choose a Listing Package, and then create your listing. Now you will be able to add text and upload photos.

  • First, you Register an account.  Click here or click on “Submit Your Business” in the overhead menu.
  • After you submit your form you will automatically jump to your Dashboard page.  Then click on the “Create Listing” link (indicated by the red arrow, below).
  • You will be taken to the Per Listing Packages page where you choose a Package.
  • If you choose the paid Featured Listing Package, you can pay securely through an encrypted PayPal page. (Your payment will be made to Barefoot Logic, LLC—the North Carolina owner of BoatPartsFerret.com. )
  • You may return whenever you like to make changes to your Listing.
  • Be sure to read the hints and information on creating your Listing.

 

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I received an e-mail saying you created a free listing for my business. What does this mean?

We created a listing that shows your basic business details and contact information, and possibly a “screenshot” of your Website’s main page. You will want to claim your listing and improve it with more information. Please understand that only Featured Listings get the inquiry e-mails via the “Send Freddy On a Mission” widget. We will transfer ownership of the listing over to you. You can upload more photos and tell site visitors more about your inventory, shipping policy etc. You are getting worldwide exposure– so you will want to make the most of your listing. Here are the steps:

  • Register an account.  Click here or click on “Submit Your Business” in the overhead menu.  When you hit the Submit button you will be automatically to your Dashboard.  Of course, there’s no Listing in there, since we haven’t transferred it over to you yet.
  • E-mail us and let us know your username and the title of your listing you saw on BoatPartsFerret.com.
  • We will transfer ownership over to you ASAP.
  • Log into your account, where you will now see your listing under “My Directory Listings.”  Now you can edit and improve your information!
  • You may want to upgrade to a Featured Listing so that you can receive e-mail inquiries from buyers seeking hard to find items.  You can do that from your account.

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I would like a listing, but I don’t have the time. Can you create a listing for me?

Yes, we can do that. Don’t let busy days, or being uncomfortable with computers, keep you from making more sales. Just collect all your business details, information and photos and be prepared to e-mail them to us. In many cases we can simply copy existing photos from your business Website. Or just call us to discuss how we can help you. We will create your listing for free.  If you want a paid listing we will set up your account in your name, send you the login instructions and you can make the secure payment yourself, from your account, through PayPal.  E-mail us and tell us about your plans!
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Every e-mail originating from the “Contact Owner” button on your listing will go to your private email address– but only if you have claimed your listing.  For details on how to claim a listing, see I would like to make changes on my current listing. How do I do that?, above.

Please note that email inquiries sent from the “Send Freddy on a Mission” widget will come direct to your regular email box.
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