The owners of a New York state finance and insurance agency have created a wholesale Internet site to sell and auction RVs, boats and powersports equipment
“It’s a business-to-business site for the recreation industry,” said Mark Taylor, principal and marketing director of Global Resources Network LLC, Schenectady, N.Y. “Dealers join on a subscription basis, and they are able to buy, sell or trade product on a national basis.”
Taylor’s other company, Power Sports Outsourcing Group LLC, provides financing and insurance services to about 200 RV, marine and motorsport dealers in the northeast.
Dealers can join the wholesale site at WholesaleTrader.com for $99 per month and sell, buy or trade an unlimited number of units without a per-transaction service charge.
The site, which launched in mid-March, had 1,300 units available for purchase in mid-June. Besides RVs and boats, WholesaleTrader.com accepts postings for the sale of motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft.
Taylor said the company has about 400 dealerships subscribing to the service in 47 states. “It doesn’t take too many transactions to pay for your subscriptions,” he said.
WholesaleTrader also operates auctions of repossessed vehicles for banks, credit unions and liquidators.