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Placing an Advert – help & information

Placing an advert in DinghyMart is simple and takes less than a couple of minutes. Once your advert has been vetted, normally within 12 hours, it will go LIVE. Once live you can share the link on forums, Facebook pages etc. If someone is interested in your boat or gear they simply press CONTACT SELLER button on your advert. This opens a FORM. The potential buyer complete the form and a copy of the message* is sent directly to YOUR email address. It is then between you and the buyer to discuss the best way to move the sale forward.

*All buyer / seller messages are passed through the Akismet profanity / spam filter to protest our customers from abuse

What Personal Data is displayed in the Advert

The only personal field that is PUBLICLY displayed is your PHONE number IF you choose to list one (it is NOT mandatory). Your EMAIL address is NOT displayed. The system uses your email for 3 reasons. 1) An access code needed to edit your listing is emailed to you. 2) It is used to forward messages to you from potential buyers. 3) It is used to VERIFY you’re a real person. PLEASE CHECK junk / spam folder.

1) Choose your listing plan

FREE – This plan is indeed 100% FREE. You will not be asked to enter any payment details and your advert will be LIVE as soon as it’s been vetted by the Dinghy Mart team. Your advert will remain LIVE for 120 days. You can upload 8 images. The website is FREE because we earn a small percentage of commission from our SHOP selling, gloves, hats, tools etc. A small selection of personally tried and tested sailing gear. We ae affiliated to the Amazon Associates program which pays commission on sales. These sales support the website and keep it FREE. Please visit the Dinghy Mart Shop here

BUSINESS – We welcome small businesses to advertise sailing dinghies on Dinghy Mart – a few adverts now and then is fine. If we think a business is adding too many boats we will get in touch to discuss options. We are in the process of adding a BANNER ADVERT option whereby business advertisers can purchase, on a monthly basis, headline banner space on a per category basis. Please contact Tristan for options. It is possible to sponsor a SINGLE category eg. Dart 18 or the entire website. Advertising on a per category basis starts at just £50 / month.

2) Select the BEST CATEGORY

Put your boat or item in the BEST FIT category from the list below. If there isn’t a specific category use the OTHER DINGHIES or OTHER PARTS categories. Now simply follow the steps as they are offered completing all fields.