How videos can help you sell your car faster online?


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Every car seller needs an extra edge to sell these days. How videos can help you sell your car faster online is a topic you ought to be interested in. You can follow the guide here. Read now!

Many car dealers are desperately searching for the best strategies that will help to drive more sales to their auto businesses. However, most people end up feeling disappointed with the low response of their potential customers. Back in the days when video ads were less popular in the digital world, car dealers used images to showcase their cars on various online platforms. Now, however, you should know that videos help you sell your car faster online.


If a pic speaks a thousand words, how many does a video speak?

With the pace of the world as it is today, especially online, image ads create less impact in displaying every feature of the car for sale. The need for videos suddenly increased in recent years due to just that reason. Car owners and dealers that wish to sell off their cars today totally need to use videos to easily convince the targeted audience.

You will find that even if your cars for sale are not among the top 10 cars to buy in 2020 for Nigerians, using a video as part of your sales campaign will help in selling them faster.

In most cases, a video helps to describe every feature of the car better. The audience can easily identify what they want from a good descriptive video. In most countries, video ads are more effective than other forms of ads. Every car buyer wants to deeply inspect their new choices of cars before proceeding to the purchasing point.

During the inspection process, a lot of factors are put into consideration. The content of your video will help to determine if the interested client will end up buying the car from you. These are some ways you would do better with a video on your car ad as follows:

1. Videos convince a car buyer more easily

Imagine shipping cars from developed countries into Nigeria, and you end up selling only a few cars at the end of the day. Depression can take over your mind and business. The reason why most businesses fail online is due to a lack of a proper marketing strategy.

Generally, videos can help customers connect better with the product as well as the seller. You can use video ads to enlighten people about the features of the car you wish to sell. This makes it easier to convince the buyer that it is a solid buy.

Before a client considers purchasing a car, he/she will find it difficult to decide on a particular choice of car. However, a convincing video ad will do the entire job for you. You can contact any reliable video creator to come up with relevant content that will summarize every feature of your car. 

To conquer the market, you need to be more creative and smart. Videos are one of the best marketing strategies that can make your business smarter and more convincing.


Every car listed on an auto site would do better with a video

2. Videos effectively identify the unique selling points

Every car or product has unique selling points (USPs). The USPs can be added to the video to help car buyers identify those factors. This will lead to the dealer selling off the cars faster.

When you reach out to your targeted audience through images or written ads, you may be able to express the USPs convincingly. However, video ads can easily drive the points home more effectively using graphics, music, and the video itself. For instance, for this post, the best cars to buy according to your job, the unique selling point, which is the suitability for certain jobs, can be shown very well through a video.

Before putting your car in the digital market, do a lot of research to discover the features of the car that triggers clients' interests. Almost every car has a unique feature. This may be performance, size, or design.

What the video creator does is to turn those into a unique selling point. For example, a car dealer that wishes to showcase Bugatti Chiron can use its fantastic horsepower as the unique selling point. The Bugatti Chiron comes with a 1,479hp which makes it belong to the supercar family.

A video can show this performance factor more effectively than a written description or a still image. Every car model has a unique selling point to help it conquer in any targeted market. Before you consider making a video about the car, identify the USPs to secure greater leverage in the market.

3. The buyer can be reached faster using video ads

Do you notice that you can hardly scroll past a video without clicking on it to play? Everyone is attracted to a great video with an interesting thumbnail. Thus, a video reaches the buyer pretty fast. People would probably click a video faster than they would read a block of text. You need to take advantage of this video attractiveness to increase sales.


Grab one of these and make that video for your car list

4. Specific videos can be created to suit the car

Most unproductive video ads are usually a result of the wrong approach. The type of videos you design for your car matters a lot. If the video is not able to cover every relevant feature of the car, you will end up not actualizing your sales goals and objectives.

Automobile marketing requires a certain type of video to showcase the fascinating features of the car. Google datasheet described the best video ads for automobile sales as vehicle walkthroughs, vehicle test drives, and highlights of features.

You can structure your video ads to consist of these three basic approaches; and you can reach a bigger audience using this strategy.

5. Videos are more personal

When you visit any social media platform, you will discover that video ads drive tremendous attention to the advertiser. This is because somehow, a video is a much more personal medium than say, an image or a piece of writing.

While creating a video ad, you are expected to work with the best content creator to project yourself. The essence of creating any video ad is to attract more sales to the product and to your brand. Therefore, you should endeavour to create videos that will help to sell yourself as well as your cars on various online platforms.


You can tell your story with the right video

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6. Videos help you target buyers

The moment you conclude on selling your car online, you should figure out the target market and their demography and location through analysis. This strategy will enable you to put up the best possible video ad for the car. Let’s take, for instance, that you decide to find your client within Lagos State, Nigeria.

A convincing video ad will enlighten car lovers in Lagos about the brand of the automobiles you wish to sell and what it can do for them in their location. For instance, you can demonstrate in the video that the car is best suited to Lagos traffic because of its fuel efficiency or the car's fuel economy.

You can also include your address in the video to increase your clients’ trust in the ad.

The video below gives you a good example of a car video ad:

Car Dealership Ad

Final note

Now that you know videos help you sell your car faster onlineyou should upload a creative video telling your targeted market about the car. You can hire a good video creator to help you out with the video ads. However, if your phone can do the job perfectly, record as many videos as you can, and upload it to your fan page.

No matter the type of video ads you wish to create for your car, your primary goal should always be selling the car at the end of the day.

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Joshua-Philip Okeafor

Joshua-Philip Okeafor

Car buying & selling

Joshua, or KK as friends call him, is a Filmmaker, Writer and Director. A Christian, Joshua is a product of Nigeria’s foremost film school, the National Film Institute, Jos, where he majored in Writing/Directing. Joshua began his writing career at age 18 when an older brother gave him a four page outline of a children novel. Joshua intends to keep writing and directing. His screen name is sometimes Joshua Kalu Ephraim (Writing), and sometimes Joshua KK (directing).

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