Whittley Marine, Australia’s premium fiberglass trailer boat builder, releases their new online dealership feature on the Whittley Marine website. Designed to provide potential customers and researching new boat buyers with an in dealership experience on their screen, via a desktop, smart phone or smart device. The new feature was created to make the new boat buying experience as easy and un-confrontational as possible, and aims to assist new comers to boating and the growing Asian Australian boat buyer.
In an Australian marine industry first, the new boat buyer can now gain access to key buying tools, providing a premium ‘in dealership feel,’ online. The research and information tools via the Build A Boat tab on the Whittley Marine website include the following features;
Virtual tour: where new boat buyers can move and walk through the boat via clicking a mouse or pushing a finger to the screen.
Build A Boat: provides a platform for potential customers to select factory options, including colour selections and provide a MRRP price, to customize a package around their needs and budget.
Live Chat With Whittley: new boat buyers can have any questions answered by Whittley Factory staff, via live chat.
Apply For Finance: available on screen is an example of the repayment costs per week to own the desired model, and potential buyers can also start their application for finance online.
View New Whittley stock In dealership: want a boat immediately? Check what new Whittley boats are in stock at your local Authorized Dealer, for immediate delivery, via the new boat stock listing tab.
Locate Authorized Whittley Dealer: to find your local Authorized Whittley dealer has also been made easy, with the Locate Dealer tab.
Request A Brochure: the new 72 page Whittley brochure is available to download to view instantly on screen.
Review Standard Equipment Listings: at anytime in this area, the boat model of interest’s standard equipment list can be viewed. Ensuring new boat researchers can see a detailed list of exactly what comes in the standard boat package.
Alan Whittley, Director of Sales & Marketing at Whittley Marine had this to say about the industry leading initiative. “These innovative new user focused features, via the Build A Boat section of the new website, are not designed to reduce the importance of our dealership. But rather provide as much information to customers and to make the new boat buying experience and research stage as easy as possible before arriving at an Authorized Whittley dealership to review the physical boat and talk with a factory trainer salesperson. Buying a new boat should be an easy process, and providing interested parties with as much information as possible and a virtual show room experience with our product, is a key area to ensuring the customer makes an informed decision.”
Coinciding with the launch of this exciting new retail focused Virtual Show Room experience feature, Whittley Marine have also released a new dealer login area where Whittley dealers can order their boats with the factory, launch warranty claims, order spare parts and view production scheduling all online.
“The new dealer login area, is important for existing and new customers as it streamlines the business to business relationship between Whittley Marine and the Authorized dealer network around Australia. Customers can buy with assurance that the processes and relationships between Whittley and their dealer network is one of the strongest in the industry, and this can only lead to a higher level of customer satisfaction and after sales service,” Mr. Whittley said.
To explore this new and exciting in dealership experience, via the Build A Boat section of the Website, log onto the Whittley Marine website; www.whittleymarinegroup.com.au or for more information please contact your local Authorized Whittley dealer across Australia.