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Best websites to sell cars online: 5 places with millions of shoppers

To find the best websites to sell cars online, you need to keep in mind some rules that people forget sometimes. The most important one is the number of users who visit these sites and compare them to find the most visited (popular) platforms, where posting listing is not a waste of time.

Another important rule is the trust and security of the website. Of course, traffic is important, but if the site is not really trusted by thousands or millions of users, then, no one will take consider the ads or offers as serious and contact the car owner for more information, or simply buy.

Now, let’s see the great places where you can sell your car.

Top places for selling cars online

1. Aol Autos

The biggest website to find thousands, if not millions of shoppers. This site is owned by Aol, Aol Autos receive millions of visitors every day, with Alexa traffic rank of 106 and improving. You’re in the right place to sell cars, best of all, your listing is free and if you compare that free listing to the traffic you will receive, you’re getting free advertising that worth dollars.

All you have to do is to create a free Aol account and start selling, with one of the biggest classifieds.

At the end of the home page, you can read great articles and tips about how to sell your car with the best price and how to do with your customers and more.

2. Autotrader

Autotrader is a big platform to find car shoppers, their Alexa traffic rank is 1300 which means millions there are two options. The first is to add the listing yourself, and the second that I recommend is letting their experts help you.

Follow some simple tips and learn how to do things better to optimize your listing, that can give you better results, if you’re an expert and you know what you do, you can add the listing yourself.

Autotrader has a great option to let you post your ad on big networks and websites like MSN Autos, and others. Thus, you get the maximum visitors who really want to buy vehicles and not just people who browse websites for fun.

Another good thing you should know is that Autotrader is the best place to list your classic car for sale, and Motorcycle, there is a special listing type for that.

3. Cars.com

This is a great website designed and launched, especially for vehicles to advertise with photos, the platform receives up to 11 million visits per month. You can start with a free package, that includes 5 photos for 30 days, and can be renewed for free.

This is a good choice for newbies who don’t have any experience in selling. You can also select other packages with more features and benefits.

4. Carwow

Carwow is one of my best sites to read reviews, comparisons and in-depth test drive of new and old cars. However, it’s in the UK, so, if you think that you’re going to find a buyer from there, then, signup and get an instant evaluation of your vehicle. Then, they’ll need more details from you over the phone, tell their expert about the issues or pros of your automobile.

5. Edmunds

This is another big website to sell your used cars online, they have great features and can help you with tips on how to sell and buy any brand. Shoppers browse their listings by model, and year, keep that in mind and list your ad in the best category with all the appropriate details.

This website has an Alexa traffic rank of 1700, and you can expect thousands of interested shoppers to your listing.

These are the most visited and best sites to list and find a buyer for used cars online. Of course, you can find thousands of others, but you can’t guarantee real and targeted visitors. It’s better to focus on one or two websites as a maximum.

Tips for selling your used car online

Check your listing daily, and you will get a better result than switching with many sites that receive few shoppers per day. Traffic is everything in marketing, if you get huge traffic, then you will sell without a doubt.

Another advice before listing your car for sale is to browse similar vehicles and compare their prices. Make sure to create a good description with attractive and clear photos in high resolution to give a real idea about your car and its value.

Sometimes people forget or neglect the ad listing if it has low-quality photos, the more you tell people about your car’s features, the more chances will get real offers. In addition, great car description and clear photos will answer your visitor’s questions.

Here is what to do: Make sure you add the brand and model in the title of the ad, this is important for Google to index the listing, so, you get more visits from Google organic traffic.

Next, take your time and write a unique description, don’t just copy and paste other people’s text, that’s bad. That will be a duplicate content that may not be indexed and rank well in Google and also in the site search system as there will be other cars with the same descriptions.

Now, add all the technical specification of the vehicle you have like the following:

  • type of engine
  • paint (original or not)
  • type of fuel
  • gearbox (manual or automatic)
  • mileage
  • in case there is a problem to fix, mention that and tell the buyer what he or she needs to do
  • if there is any leak, mention it (it’s too good to be true)
  • if you change the types, add that information, it’s important for the buyer
  • the conditions of the interior and if there are scratches on the exterior as well, tell everything

You don’t have to add all these details, but trust me, you’ll save a lot of time when you do. You don’t need to waste the time negotiating and then, discover that the buyer is not interested because you did not mention the gearbox or engine model.

Also, if you think that the engine is clean and you can showcase it with photos, do that. The same things apply to headlights, so if you have LED or HID xenon headlights, make the photos show the details clearly.

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