How videos can grow your business

In this blog I wanted to recognise the power of video and the power it has for your business. Surf Coast Marine a client of EnquireMe has for the past 5 months been focusing its marketing strategy at the digital movement and how its customers react to videos. Paul Banning the Dealer Principal of Surf Coast Marine in collaboration with Media Booth Australia and Proflight have teamed up to present a series of boat reviews called “Boat Reviews on the Broadwater” Broadwater being the local boating destination on the Gold Coast. The most recent video published on Facebook received around 1200 plays per day and growing! Paul Banning said he has also sold 3 of the same boat directly off someone watching the videos online, now thats powerful!

In the series of videos Paul does a complete overview of the Quintrex model giving customers a pretty good understanding of the key features of the boat and its performance. EnquireMe offers a variety of video integration technics by adding a video button to each listing by simply copying the youtube or video link into the video field located in the panel or for those that want a little more can embed the video right on the boat listing page with a very simply piece of code available on Youtube. Ross Meadows one of EnquireMe’s Managing Directors is a partner in Media Booth Australia who are digital marketing experts and the ones that produce and edit the boat review series and he would be more than happy to assist your business in growing its digital footprint.

Behind the scenes the team go to great lengths to get the best shots utilising ProFlights drone operator to fly the drone and a second operator to control the camera, everything including the drone footage is shot in UHD 4k resolution giving flexibility in the editing room to zoom on shots and generally easier to work with. Media Booth covers all the onboard shots, audio and has a range of equipment in use from the Panasonic GH4, Canon 7D, DJI OSMO handheld 4k camera and much more to produce a high quality product. Checkout the behind the scenes video here

Is video the new picture? I think so!

EnquireMe WordPress Plugin Now Available

With the huge success of WordPress around the globe and a much loved developing platform for many developers due to its simple architecture makes WordPress not only a very flexible solution but a hugely popular one. Around 19% of ALL websites in the world are using WordPress and with this growing number it was hard for EnquireMe not to offer a solution for those using WordPress. EnquireMe‘s WordPress plugin utilises our flexible xml feed system to run a cron job at determined intervals to fetch the latest listings for the website it is displaying on, to save on resources the plugin can run a cron job in a number of ways, when a visitor hits the site, hourly, daily, weekly and more, this ensures that the visitor to our dealers website is up to date with the freshest listing no matter what!

The plugin features 3 of our popular layout options to display your vessels on the boats page, first being a 250px image of the vessel with the short description to the right, secondly offers 3 images to the left and short description to the right and the third shows one larger thumbnail image with 3 smaller images to the right.

Next it features our enquiry form which pops up in a Lightbox and can be customised to have any type of data input fields you like and features a anti spam one click verification to stop those unwanted emails. The enquiry form uses the popular contact form 7 system which is the most used enquiry form on the WordPress platform, behind the scenes we captcha a backup of all email enquiries that are available to download in a csv, pdf or xml formats, this is a handy feature for adding to newsletter databases or if your company has had email issues there is a 99.9% data capture rate.

WordPress also allows us to offer EnquireMe packages at about half the normal build rate due to its streamline functionality and 1000’s of off the shelf themes for under $99.00 making the design process much quicker therefore cheaper to you.

If you would like more information on our new WordPress plugin drop us a line

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Casual Sales Consultant – Business Development Manager – Marine Industry

Have you got what it takes to join our exciting team?

Casual Sales Consultant – Business Development Manager – Marine Industry

Enquire Me is an Australian owned and operated company servicing the Marine industry.  We have developed an industry specific application that significantly cuts down the time Marine dealers spend manually posting boat/marine/vessel ads to popular external boat advertising sites.

Our system is unique to the industry as it encompasses the full sales lifecycle, from listing through the sale, including inventory and contract generation.  The Enquire Me application is highly intuitive and can be accessed from any device, be it mobile or otherwise, allowing our clients complete flexibility to post ads on the run.

This is your opportunity to further grow our brand and tap into a market that will be responsive to our service offerings.  While the position is initially a commission only casual role, we are committed to business development and for the right person there is definitely opportunities for a more permanent employment structure down the track. Reporting directly to the owners, you will ultimately be responsible for business development and new lead generation of potential Marine Dealerships to partner with Enquire Me.

Make no mistake, this is a business development role and you will need to be a natural communicator, someone who isn’t afraid to pick up the phone and network to generate new business partners.  Leveraging from your existing relationships with help you initially, however, your innate ability to employ creative and innovative strategies to the way you approach the market is what will set you apart from the rest.

The successful candidate, will have the charisma, creativity and drive to succeed.  We can teach you the industry but you must have a proven track record in Business Development.

If you are creative, persuasive and driven to succeed please read on…

Key skills and attributes include:

  • Exceptional relationship building and networking capabilities ideally within a services industry
  • Establish, drive and build new B2B partnerships to support the growth of our portfolio
  • Filtrate the marine market, conduct market research and identify areas for growth
  • Experience in the Marine industry would be an advantage but is not mandatory.

This role is perfect someone with drive, ambition and exceptional sales/business development skills.  To be considered you must have your own ABN (Sole Trader).  Being a greenfield opportunity, the sky is the limit!  If you think you have the charisma, drive and personality to join our team please apply now!

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Powering Leigh-Smith Yachts – LSYachts

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Leigh-Smith Yachts (LSYachts) has just released its brand new EnquireMe powered website, Directors Dean & Ryan Leigh-Smith had several custom requirements for the new marine website. The new marine website features loads of input fields for boat specifications from engines to tenders and loads more.

With the latest version of EnquireMe just released it now offers window card generation, simply so a new boat listing can now be generated from your vessel listing with the click of a button. The photo card generation also allows for unlimited customisations of the design, including, selling broker details, additional photos and much more. Along with this LSYachts also utilises the iPhone/iPad app with one touch contract generation with finger signing on the go.

Additionally the new EnquireMe update now also features a new photo editor which allows images uploaded to be edited, adjust colours, resize and even add filters.

The LSYachts team valued there website real estate and opted for a different approach to show loads of vessels on the home page rather than fancy lifestyle banners, the home page showcases new boats in a scrolling banner, a luxury yacht selection and a brokerage section.

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Photo Card (Window Card)

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For more information on how the EnquireMe system can power your marine business, contact us

App Update 2.1.0 – New Features

Over the past few months are development team has been working on some great new features for our iPad and iPhone app, with version 2.1.0 now released we are excited to bring you some amazing new business features.

Features:

Contract Generation on iPad/iPhone

Dealers can now generate a full purchase contract on any vessel in the EnquireMe system, simply select the vessel and click generate contract and all fields within the contract will be populated from the listing and the client can sign on the iPad or iPhone with their finger making it a legal binding contract. This features offers sales staff the potential to signup a new deal while on a test drive or anywhere for that matter.

Authority to Sell Generation on iPad/iPhone

The latest update allows dealers to consign a vessel using the app, this allows brokers and dealers to fill in the vessel details to not only list the vessel on the market right their, but also generate a legal consignment authority to sell and have the seller sign on the dotted line. This features offers your sales team the ability to be one step ahead of your competition by not only getting the vessel listed for sale on the spot but cover off all the paperwork and more in a fast, efficient and professional manner.

EnquireMe has load more features included in this update plus over 10 more exciting new features coming in the next 30 days.

For a personal demonstration of our system or any pre sales questions please contact us

 

EnquireMe SugarCRM Integration in the latest release

EnquireMe allows you to upload a single vessel to the EnquireMe system and distribute that vessel to all major boat sales sites and has now introduced Sugar CRM integration.

This CRM integration is very powerful for senior management allowing them to track individual staff members, print reports and even carry out marketing tasks directly through the system. Check out the video below for more information.

EnquireMe can integrate with many other CRM system, contact us to learn more.

Want to find out more about EnquireMe? Contact Us to arrange a free demonstration

Powering Integrity Boats

Integrity Boats Australia (Corporate) and Integrity Boat Sales Queensland (QLD Dealer) recently engaged EnquireMe to develop a brand new custom website for each division along with the amazing EnquireMe integration software. The integration was taken to a new level on this build where the corporate sector wanted to control and upload all the new listings and then feed out to the dealer network allowing for full control of the inventory. On top of the build EnquireMe launched its brand new integration with Sugar CRM which feeds any enquiry into the system pre filling the leads details and allows the salesmen to log calls, schedule appointments, demonstrations and leave notes. The CRM also allows for marketing campaigns to be built right in the CRM along with cost control and analytics. This new features is very powerful for marine business owners and managers allowing them to pull reports on sales staff performance, activity and much more. Both sites also features mail chimp newsletter subscriptions straight into the respective database for marketing emails and more. Check out our Portfolio for more information

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Ipad App Now Available

With the EnquireMe iPad app in development and BETA for the past 12 months we now have released to our clients. The iPad app is set to make adding or editing a vessel on the fly easier and faster than ever before. The app has been welcomed by many high end boat brokers and dealers saving time and mistakes when adding an open listing vessel. The app doubles as a check list for the user starting from the bow and working its way to the stern of the boat and includes all the come to expect fields for buyer information. The app works on either 3G, 4G, Wifi or even offline, that’s right if you are in an area where there is no reception you simply continue adding a vessel as normal and when the iPad regains reception your add will automatically sync to all websites.

 

Marine Search Engine Optimisation Now Available

EnquireMe are proud to announce the incorporation of SEO features in the EnquireMe uploading panel. In the uploading panel you will now have keyword, meta title description and page title description fields which are automatically generated by the EnquireME system to help improve the ranking of every ad uploaded to the system.

On top of this feature we now also offer in-house SEO packages for client websites using the latest white hat SEO technics, with a proven background in SEO improvement EnquireMe can now roll SEO into your pay by the month integration starting from as little as $299 extra per month.

To find out more about our software or any features, please contact us.

EnquireMe iPhone App Coming Soon

The development of the new EnquireMe app is due very soon, the app allows the dealership to take pictures of the vessel, write descriptions, add features and extras all from within the app. The app can be run on wifi, 3G, 4G or even offline, so you will never loose any data and will be uploaded next time you enter back into reception or a wifi network.