Boat Trader has one of the largest collections of classified ads pertaining to boats. If you want to sell or buy a boat, the website Boat Trader should be your first stop. To make the most of your Boat Trader experience, you will need to know the basics of how to create a Boat Trader account, recognize tools on the "My Trader Page", search for items, ask questions of other Boat Trader sellers, complete a transaction, and post an item for sale.
Creating an account on boat trader is very similar to other classified ad websites. The first thing one should do is go to btol.mytraderonline.com. This is the link to join boat trader. You can also find it by going to Boat Trader's homepage and clicking the join now button at the top right side of the page. Once you have the join now page on your browser, fill out the form. You will need a valid email address. As soon as you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom of the page. As soon as the next page loads you will find yourself on a page titled "My Trader". Whenever you log onto the Boat Trader website, the site will default you to the "My Trader" page.
The "My Trader" page has several tools that will enhance your Boat Trader experience. There are 3 main tools you will want to familiarize yourself with. The first tool is "My Saved Searches", which will come in handy when you have found a category of boats you are interested in. The second tool is "My Boats", which will allow you to save boat listings and view them on your "My Trader" page. The third useful Boat Trader tool is "My Listings", which will show you your items for sale.
Now that you know where your tools are, lets search for an item. There are 4 tabs at the top section of the page called FIND, SELL, RESEARCH, and ABOUT US. The FIND tab is where you will want to start your searching. Once you click on the FIND tab, you will notice there are several choices. For our purpose we will click on Search Boats. This choice will open a form-like page that will allow you to choose exactly what type of boat you are looking for. Once you make your selections, click the submit button at the bottom of the page to show you your results. Your results, depending on how many selections you have made, will show several listings. Once you find a boat listing you are interested in, click on the listing. Depending on the seller, there should be photographs of the boat, boat details, a description, and contact information. At the top of the listing on the right hand side, there is a button called "Save this Listing", once you click that, the listing will show up on your "My Trader Page" under "My Boats". On the listings page, below the contact information, you can email the seller with an offer or ask questions. This is the primary way of getting more information as well as completing a transaction.
The last key piece of knowledge you will want to attain about Boat Trader is how to sell an item. This is very easy. To sell your boat or boat-related equipment, click SELL at the top of the page. You will start out by entering your zip code. Next you have to choose a selling package, which is basically your selling kit. There are 4 choices: basic, standard, enhanced, and deluxe. As soon as you choose your package, complete your listing. You will have the option of posting video as well as pictures on your ad. You also will have a chance to preview your ad before posting it. Before it is posted, you will have to pay for your package using a major credit card. After payment, your ad will be posted, and you will be able to see it on your "My Trader" page under "My Listings".
Good luck new Boat Trader users!