Simple yet powerful administration area for adding and maintaining listings
No minimum term or hidden costs
No lock-in – export your data at any time
The Complete SmartBroker System
The SmartBroker system consists of two parts:
This is the part your visitors see. This is built using WordPress, a popular (and free) content-management system. Any static pages (e.g. buying advice), blogs or newsfeeds are handled by WordPress, and can be updated without any technical knowledge – no more waiting for the web guy to get round to your request!
SmartBroker listings are then inserted into your WordPress site using the SmartBroker plugin.
The administration area
This is where you log in to add, maintain and remove your listings. Powerful tools help with creating listings, uploading photos and videos and handling enquiries.
Use the power of WordPress to create your brokerage site
Insert your listing using the SmartBroker plugin
Plugin creates search page automatically
Featured boats widgets and small search boxes to place into your site design
No re-inventing the wheel, no obscure systems to learn
Create your site using WordPress, then embed SmartBroker
WordPress allows you to create a website to suit your business, and then the SmartBroker plugin will embed your listings.
The plugin automatically creates a search page. It also includes widgets and shortcodes to insert featured boats widgets and small search boxes into your site – maybe you’d like a search box at the top of every page?
The SmartBroker plugin is available for free at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smartbroker/, and there’s a demo server the plugin can use to show dummy boat listings. With these resources, it’s possible to develop your brokerage site without any costs or time constraints; you can then buy your SmartBroker subscription once you’re ready to go live.
Standard listing specifications ready-to-go in one click
Flexibility to add custom specifications
Seamless photo & video formatting and resizing
Prices converted from GBP – EUR
Automatic conversions for lengths, weights and capacities
The power of SmartBroker is in the Admin Area
Once you’ve got your WordPress site up and running, it’s time to get your boat listings online.
The admin area is the password-protected site where you can create boats, maintain your listings and perform a variety of advanced actions.
Creating a new boat listing is simple, as the software guide you through with pre-populated specification forms and broker’s notes fields. You can upload as many photos as you like, and embed YouTube videos directly into your listings.
Share listing data with popular listing sites
No more re-entering boat data into multiple sites
Uses the popular OpenMarine standard for data interchange
Compatible with YBW.com, RightBoat and Boatshop24.com
Listing sites may charge a fee to advertise your boats on their site.
SmartBroker has a range of features for the power user, including a system to get owner’s to approve listings online, and the potential to track users as they view your listings.
Get owners to check for listing errors – all online!
The approval system allows boat owners to check and correct any errors made in their boat listing. This keeps your listings accurate and converts visits into sales.
Automatic labelling of provisional listings
Submit listings for owner approval in just two clicks
Owner approves the listing or suggests amendments online
Re-assures owner you’re working hard for them
Full audit trail showing approval history
No lost paperwork or listing errors
Track potential buyers and start proactive marketing
You can request that potential buyers to go through a quick & free registration system which gives access to extra boat photos – this allows you to track them around your site and see what kind of boats they’re interested in. Aggregate statistics give you an in site into how popular a particular listing is – useful if considering a price change, of example.
Match boats and users to make more sales
Call or email to suggest a visit onboard – before they contact you!
Collect email addresses for your newsletter
Guidance to help comply with data protection law
Add notes to contacts and boats
Keep track of any phone enquiries or boat viewings by adding notes to the system – then all of your team will be up-to-date with recent events. No more lost paperwork or embarrassing blunders – all the information you need is available anywhere.
Add notes to record events or conversations
Link events with the relevant boats and contacts
Time and author information added automatically, so you know where to direct any queries.
All your team are up-to-date, all the time.
No more lost paperwork or embarrassing slips.
Sample contract templates
SmartBroker includes sample Sale & Purchase agreements, Listing agreements and supporting documents. These can be edited and styled to suit your business – never be without a listing agreement again!
Includes a custom data-collection form to help during yacht visits – make sure you collect all the details required for a great listing.
Comes with sample agreements for you to edit to suit your business
Contracts based on industry guidelines
Make sure your whole office is using the same paperwork
PC and Mac friendly – just access with your usual browser
Allow your staff to administer the system for you
Add unlimited administrators at no extra cost
Download and backup your data whenever you want
Can be integrated into your existing site
Nothing to download or install
Online, safe and secure
SmartBroker is a complete cloud solution for your boat listings. All your data is available 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.
SmartBroker data is held in secure, industry-standard data centres based in Reading, UK and backups are performed to off-site storage regularly.
The data you put onto your SmartBroker system belongs to you, not us, and you can download a complete copy of this information (including photos) at any time.
The SmartBroker contract is a month-by-month contract with no minimum term, so you’re not tied to one system for ever.
Smart Broker -
Web-based sales software for yacht brokers
Smart Broker is a brand of Zinc Event Production Ltd.