Bring Buyers to Your Doorstep with Premium Items

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Used-Line dealers can promote their products and bring more potential buyers to their equipment listings with one or more of our special marketing Add-Ons. Each of our three Add-Ons offers a unique function that will enhance your advertising on Used-Line. Let’s take a look at Used-Line Premium Items.

Premium Items Add-On

A Premium Item refers to a Used-Line listing that includes a clickable thumbnail of your item’s  page on your website.

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How Premium Items work

Imagine a user looking for a particular item on Used-Line. Suddenly he notices a clickable thumbnail embedded in one of the listings of this item, which links directly to the item’s product page on the seller’s own website! This valuable Add-On, available at our special low cost, will literally bring our users to your doorstep.

How to add Premium Items to your listings

All your ads will be shown on Used-Line with the clickable thumbnail that links directly to your item’s page on your website.

  • If you purchased your listing plan by consulting with a Used-Line representative, you may have chosen to make some of your items Premium – but not necessarily all.

To tell the system which of your products are Premium Items:

  1. Send an Excel Spreadsheet to data@used-line.com. Include all the columns as described on our website, making sure to include a column labelled, Link.
  2. Enter a link to the item’s product page in the column labelled Link, next to each item that you wish to make into a Premium Item. A thumbnail will be embedded into each of your Premium ads. The thumbnail will link our users to the item’s product page on your website.
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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Featured Items

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Used-Line dealers can promote their products and bring more potential buyers to their equipment listings with one or more of our special marketing Add-Ons. Each of our three Add-Ons offers a unique function that will enhance your advertising on Used-Line. Let’s take a look at Used-Line Featured Items.

Featured Items Add-On

A Featured Item is a Used-Line listing that includes the following three special benefits:

  • Your product listing will appear near the top of page results when searched for on Used-Line.
  • You can include up to 5 images with your product listing.
  • You can edit your listing at any time – there is no need to wait for the Spider to scan for changes or for you to send in a spreadsheet with the changes.

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How to purchase Featured Items

  • If you have purchased your listing plan on the Used-Line SELL page:
    1. Proceed to the Customize Your Plan page.
    2. Under Add-Ons, select the Featured Items checkbox.
    3. From the drop-down box, selected the number of items you would like to feature: 25, 45, 65, or 85.
  • If you purchased your listing plan by consulting with a Used-Line representative, let your representative know how many Featured Items you would like to purchase. You can contact your representative directly or email sales1@used-line.com.

TIP: You can also – at any point – purchase up to 5 Featured Items on the Used-Line SELL page under For Occasional Sellers. The products you advertise in these ad slots become Featured Items.


How to create Featured Items

After you have purchased your Featured Items:

  1. Choose the My UL menu at the top of any page on Used-Line, and log in to Used-Line if you haven’t already done so.
  2. Click My Ads in the menu on the left side of the page.
  3. Select the My Auto Ads tab for a list of all the bulk load products you have uploaded to Used-Line.
  4. Select an item you want to Feature, then click the Make featured item button for this item. Do the same for all the items you wish to Feature.
  5. Switch to the My Featured Items tab, then edit each item as desired.
  6. Enter up to five images for each Featured Item in the spaces provided for them.
  7. Click Submit.

 

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Tell Users That Your Equipment is In Stock with the Used-Line In-Stock Icon

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Used-Line dealers can promote their products and bring more potential buyers to their equipment listings with one or more of our special marketing Add-Ons. Each of our three Add-Ons offers a unique function that will enhance your advertising on Used-Line. Let’s take a look at the Used-Line In-Stock Add-On.

In-Stock Icon Add-On

The In-Stock icon highlights ads for items that are currently in your inventory.

How the In-Stock Icon works

The In-Stock Icon highlights ads for equipment that is currently in your inventory and can ship immediately.

Nothing is more frustrating for a buyer than to order equipment, and then to find out that the item is not currently in stock. A dealer who can ship immediately has an edge on those who are unable to provide a short-term delivery date or who cannot guarantee availability of the item in the near future.

But how does a user know which sellers are stocking their requested item right now?

He looks for the Used-Line In-Stock Icon, of course! The Used-Line In-Stock Icon is an Add-On you can purchase from a Used-Line Sales Representative or purchase directly on the Used-Line website.

How to add In-Stock Icons to your listings

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All the products that are labelled as in stock on your website, will be shown with the Used-Line In-Stock Icon. If none of your products are labelled as in stock on your website, then all of your product listings will be shown with the In-Stock Icon.

  • If you purchased your listing plan by consulting with a Used-Line representative, you may have chosen to show that some of your items are in stock – but not necessarily all your items.

To tell the Used-Line Spider which of your products are in stock:

  1. Send an Excel Spreadsheet to data@used-line.com. Include all the columns as described on our website, making sure to include a column labelled, in_stock.
  2. Enter a “1” or the words, “in stock” in the column labelled in_stock, next to each item that is currently in your inventory.

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Specifications and Features Now Showing in Used-Line Listings

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You’ve seen our T&M Specifications page, haven’t you? Well, it just got smarter. We added behind-the-scenes instruments that don’t necessarily fit into the T&M Specifications categories, but that do show up under ads in Used-Line listing categories.

Ok, we can hear you saying now: What are they talking about?

So, let’s explain.

Here’s how it usually works.

If you visit our Specs page, you’ll find 31 Test & Measurement Categories in which you can perform two tasks:

  • Check and compare product specs.
  • Find a particular model’s listings on Used-Line.

Let’s choose Signal Generators, for example. You view a table of (currently) 426 models and their specs, such as frequency ranges and output power.

Signal Generator Specifications

Signal Generators Specs on Used-Line T&M Specs page.

So, let’s pick one. We’ll select the Spanawave (formerly Giga-tronics) 2550B. When we click through we land on a page showing the specifications and a description of the 2550B. (Scroll up to view the 2550B product listings.)

That is the usual case.

Now, what happens if you want to view the specs of an item that we have not showcased on our T&M Specifications page?

What about a resistor, for example?

A pile of old resistors

Resistor, anyone?

A resistor?! You’re right. We do not have a special category for resistors in our T&M Specifications, but we do have the following categories in Used-Line’s listings of resistors ads:

Now, let’s go to Used-Line and search for a Guildline Instruments 9330, a standard resistor whose design meets the need to reduce the typical sources of errors found in older designs – that is:

  • Temperature coefficients
  • Thermal and electrical time constraints
  • Thermal EMF’s
  • Voltage and power coefficients

Scroll to the bottom of the 9330 listing results and what do you see?! A paragraph discussing the  specifications and features of the 9330 based on the manufacturer’s description!

Now you’re not going to find descriptions of every single product that is advertised for sale on Used-Line.

Yet!

But we’re working on it!

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Special lab equipment update for the 2016/2017 academic year

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Used Equipment Auctions

Used-Line has been serving its colleagues in the world of academia since 1999. We view our involvement in the institutions of science and engineering not only as a business, but also as a kind of community commitment.

PRICE CHALLENGE

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We are challenging our dealers to offer special discounted pricing for scientists and researchers in academic institutions, be it for anything from logic analyzers and microscopes, to Bunsen Burners and osmometers, breadboards, or etchers.

 

THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017 IS HERE

Used lab equipment auctionsTHE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017 IS HERE
The new academic year is upon us, and university labs and research centers all over the globe have started to make their equipment selections for upcoming research and development programs.

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As shown by the U.S. National Science Foundation, academic institutions performed 53 percent of the U.S. total basic research, and 36 percent of all U.S. research (basic + applied), as far back as 2009. This increasing trend in research conducted by academia is now reflected in the numbers for 2015.

Visit Used-Line and find all the equipment you require from thousands of new special listings for academic laboratories in the many fields of science and engineering.

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Online Advertising—What It’s Worth

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More and more spending is going towards online advertising than ever before.

Are you onboard?

Let’s think about why this is happening, and consider the following:Why online? Well, how many ads have you seen in newspapers lately? In truth, how many newspapers have you read recently?! Your answer could explain why already way back in 2011, eMarketer correctly predicted a decline in spending for print advertising in the US in 2012, with a rise in online advertising to be seen each year including 2016

 

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But have you been online in the last 24 hours? How many times? Perhaps a brand name entered that area of your brain that stores useful stuff! Without your even realizing it!

There must be a reason that, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report,$60 billion dollars was spent on online advertising in the United States in 2015.

It’s simple! Online Advertising is successful!

How? – You may ask.

  1. You have the right audience.
  2. Your ad works 24 hours a day.
  3. Your ad brings the user to you immediately.

Ok. So what does this all have to do with Used-Line Online Advertising?

B1You have the right audience. Your ad is targeted to Used-Line’s specialized audiences. What are your specialties? Gas Chromatographs? Logic Analyzer Modules? Clean Room Equipment? Well, go ahead and advertise. Your ad will be viewable on the listings page of your specialty.

B2Your listings work 24 hours a day. Well, sure. Used-Line is global. There are users all over the globe checking your listings at any moment of the day. An online audience is HUGE and is INTERESTED. Offline audiences are harder to reach and need to be persuaded. Online audiences are typically right there where you want them to be – where your listings are. More importantly, online audiences are right where they want to be.

B3Your listing on Used-Line brings the user to you immediately. Of course, you could be fast asleep! After all, many of us are – at 3:00 AM. But if a user on the other side of the world sees something he likes after clicking your listing, and fills a quote cart or shopping cart, then you’re in business without lifting a finger!

So, Does Online Advertising succeed?!

Let’s give that a big resounding YES! On Used-Line!

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