DroneTrades.com

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Drone Dealer Directory and Used Gear Marketplace with Users *NO RESERVE*

DroneTrades helps drone pilots buy and sell used gear as well as find the nearest drone dealer in their area. 132 drone dealer profiles, a partnership with an established dealer and 5 existing users

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Platform
Word​​Press
Site Age
2 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
66
Unique Visits
27

Financials ?

No financial data has been provided for this website

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Jun 15 57 102
May 15 25 96
Apr 15 1 2
Mar 15 0 0
Feb 15 0 0
Jan 15 0 0
Dec 14 0 0
Nov 14 0 0
Oct 14 0 0
Sep 14 0 0
Aug 14 0 0
Jul 14 0 0

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.83
Avg. Session Duration
00:01:15
Bounce Rate
79.96%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Direct 101 99%
Organic Search 1 0.98%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 74
India 8
Germany 6
France 6
Brazil 5

Seller's Notes

Highlights:

-Partnership with established drone dealer

-Premium Domain Dronetrades.com

-5 existing users

-132 drone dealer profiles

-Passive income opportunity from subscription packages.

Intro Video

Drones are exploding and new drone pilots are made everyday. With the industry growing so fast, its becoming common to see more and more drone dealers entering the market. In addition to this, new drone technology is replacing older drone technology and pilots are upgrading their equipment frequently. Aside from eBay and maybe a few forums, there really isn’t a go-to place to sell your drone and drone gear. So I came up with the concept of DroneTrades.com at the end of april of this year, surprisingly the domain was still available on godaddy. 

History:

Up for sale is another one of my drone startups, DroneTrades.com. I originally intended to build a drone dealer directory but then after speaking with one of the dealers I realized that there would actually be a market for used gear and equipment. The dealer I spoke with told me that they get inquiries all the time from customers about trading in their used drone so I figured out a way to integrate a marketplace into the site. Drone dealers can create dealer profiles based on three subscriptions plans and drone pilots can create listings for their used gear or drones. The site is powered by the Listify directory theme and uses the WooCommerce subscriptions plugin, WP job manager paid listings plugin and wp job manager field editor. I created all of the logos and the pictures that are used were taken of me by my photographer friend. We used to actually take aerial pictures for real estate agents so you’ll also notice for example, the image of the property behind the call to action on the homepage is actually a picture we took a long time ago. 

After I built the site, I compiled a list of authorized DJI dealers and compiled a contact list. I sent out an invitation to claim their profile and I was able to get 5 of the dealers to create accounts and one dealer even asked if we could partner up and cross promote each others services on our websites. They really like the idea because they said that drone pilots inquire if they can sell their drone, so my site actually provides even more value to their customers. I have a drone trades banner on their online store and I’ve given them a premium featured dealer subscription package for free. I’m also waiting on a banner from them to put in my footer. I will give the new owner of the site the details of the partnership.

Monetization:

Classified Listings: I’ve integrated the site with the WooCommerce Paid Listings plugin ($39 value), which allows for you to charge a fee per classified listing. You could also charge a fee for a featured classified listing. As of right now I have the classified listings set at free and $5 for a featured classified listing.

Subscriptions Packages: The site is integrated with the WooCommerce Subscriptions Plugin ($199 value) and is currently setup with three different customizable packages for drone dealers: Basic (free), Premium ($19) and Premium Featured ($29). You could add a yearly version of each plan with a discount or add another package and even change the profile fields if you have more ideas with the WP Job Manager Custom Field Editor Plugin ($29 Value). The new owner will simply need a paypal business account which is free. Here’s a list of the subscription packages and features: dronetrades.com/plans-and-pricing.

Affiliate program: Since the end users will be drone pilots looking to buy sell and trade used gear, it could work well to integrate an affiliate program and promote drone and drone accessories. 

Banner ads: Ads could work well, personally however, I would lean in a direction away from banner ads, it just keeps the site clean and simple providing a better user experience. 

Ideas for expansion:

Since I already have the directory populated with a few existing users and a partnership with a pretty big drone dealer you could actually start marketing to the end user at this point, (drone pilots looking to buy and sell their gear). I would run a few Facebook PPC campaigns, maybe start with something as simple as “looking to upgrade your rig? Sell your drone for cash”. I’d also explore instagram’s new ad platform, i’ve heard positive things about it. I also love the idea of sponsoring a drone/UAV podcast, in fact I think this route might be the biggest bang for your buck. You could start generating cash flow from day one. After you have some end user traffic and maybe a little buzz you could start following up with the initial dealer contacts I’ve made. I’ll be giving you an updated contact list of where each dealer stands with follow up, responses and notes.  You could then start promoting the dealer subscription packages. I would contact the dealers and let them know that you have a site that could bring them more traffic and sales, would they be interested? 

Whats included in the sale:

-DroneTrades.com Domain

-All site files and license keys.

-Listify wordpress theme. ($63 value)

-WooCommerce Subscriptions Plugin ($199 value)

-WP Job Manager Paid Listings Plugin ($39 value)

-Job Manager Field Editor Plugin ($29 value). Allows you to edit the listing fields for dealer profiles and classified listings

-DroneTrades.com Facebook account.

-All custom and original logos, banners and icons on the site. All created by me.

-Original professional photos taken by me, (the main picture on the home page and the aerial picture of the property near the bottom of the page.

-.psd files for all of the images.

-Lists of all 132 drone dealers listed on the site. Contact info includes, email address, website, name, address and phone number.

-The cross promotion partnership information and all other emails conversations with drone dealers who responded to my initial email invitation. 

-90 day support from me for smooth transition

-Video walkthrough tutorials to help you takeover the site and manage it. The videos will go over everything from updating paypal information, customizing subscription packages, adding more content, editing the site to email and contact tips.

Why am I selling:  

I’ve mentioned before in my previous Flippa listings that I've realized that I love the building and creative phase, it puts me in a flow state and I enjoy it. Its the next step: sales/marketing that I dislike the most, I honestly just don't enjoy making sales calls, sending emails and following up even though most entrepreneurs enjoy it the most. So essentially I've done the gritty work of building the entire site, writing the content along with creating the logos, icons and images so all that you would have to do to start generating sales immediately would be to update your paypal information in the woo commerce settings and start reaching out to the 4,845 clubs, venues and bars to claim their listings.

Plan For Transaction and Site Transfer:

We'll use Flippa's escrow service for the payment. I'll transfer the domain over to your registrar, after the domain has been transferred I'll migrate the wordpress site into your hosting account. I'll put all of the site files, plugin license keys, .psd files, contact .csv sheet, photos and the video tutorial into a google drive and share it with you. Once you have all of the files you'll release the funds.

Site Info

Site Established ? April 2015
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 4 April 2015
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 17
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 0
SEOmoz mozRank ? 0.0
Alexa Rank ? 0
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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N_Cvetty ( | $50 )
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:59:29 AEST

Love the idea, it's something I'd love to work with and I think has huge potential. Is there any chance of you accepting payments by PayPal?

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aleclarson ( | $13.2K )
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:03:35 AEST

@N_Cvetty Thanks for the kind words. I would really prefer using the Flippa escrow because it protects both parties so effectively. I'll consider taking payment via paypal depending on the final price.

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helpman ( banned )
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:05:14 AEST

do you build websites for a topic?

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aleclarson ( | $13.2K )
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:08:11 AEST

@helpman Hey, thanks for asking. Yes I do, depending on whether or not I think I'm capable of building the project. PM me the details and I can tell you if I'm the right guy for the job.

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zoughriss ( banned )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:47:20 AEST

This is getting too expensive! I don't know if it worth the risk.

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srlodhi ( suspended )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:52:43 AEST

We would like to build website similar to www.purple. com, can you?

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srlodhi ( suspended )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:53:38 AEST

Purplle.com

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zoughriss ( banned )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:48:31 AEST

Hey Seller: are you extending time? It seems to say 2 days left since yesterday or maybe even more....

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zoughriss ( banned )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:32:16 AEST

it keep saying " 2 days left"

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aleclarson ( | $13.2K )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:48:26 AEST

@zoughriss Flippa actually doesn't give the option or feature for a seller to extend the listing. Flippa will automatically extend the listing by a few minutes if there is another bid placed in the last hour. It's scheduled to end Tuesday night around 9-10pm EST.

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zoughriss ( banned )
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:59:10 AEST

@aleclarson Thank you,

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gabefat ( | $15 )
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:38:47 AEST

Hello,

We're a tech news blog that covers the evolving world of robots and drones. We're interested in partnering up with the future owner of DroneTrades. This would mean sponsoring certain content, helping get more drone dealers and other drone startups, covering it on the blog, and referring it to our readers. If you're interested, please email contact (at) simplebotics.com.

Best regards,

SimpleBotics Team
simplebotics.com

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medayoub ( banned )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:17:57 AEST

The site looks reasonably nice and tempting, but at the same time it could be a trap for an overpriced product. Here is why:
The website could be easily duplicated/replicated using the same theme ($65).
http://themeforest.net/item/wordpress-directory-theme-listify/full_screen_preview/9602611
The domain “DroneTrades” is bringing more business to this preexisting website which it gets lot of hits when you type anything about drones and trades.
This guy comes on the first page.
https://dronetraderads.com/
There are so many issues with the site itself and it needs a huge facelift.

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aleclarson ( | $13.2K )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:46:25 AEST

@medayoub Thanks for the comment. Actually, to replicate it completely you would still need to buy the woocommerce subscriptions plugin ($199), the paid listings plugin ($39) and the field editor ($29) so it would actually cost $330 to replicate. In addition to the initial costs you'd have to spend time creating or hire someone to design the logos, find the same quality pictures or have a photographer take them like I did and if you're unfamiliar with wordpress, spend a lot of hours integrating the theme/plugins, setting up the site, writing the content and working out the bugs. It also took me a lot of time compiling the list of drone dealers, sending 134 emails, getting 5 users on board and securing a partnership with 1 dealer and one pending (in the comments section). This isn't even taking into consideration the value of the domain name. You mentioned the SEO with the dronetraderads, I'm not saying that their site could be better but I think dronetrades is much more brand-able, its more specific to one feature and there is and will be more space in the market for competition anyway. It's not about the idea, it's about the execution.

Taking into consideration the costs and factors I've stated above, I'd have to disagree with you when you say the site could be an overpriced product.

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pwsites ( | $4.25K )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:08:25 AEST

@zoughriss if it is getting to expensive and you don't know if its worth the risk why are you the one the highest bidder bidding up the price hmm lol yall crazy!..

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zoughriss ( banned )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:14:41 AEST

That was my wife comments....! I told her to watch this and she wrote that comment... She said she was speaking her mind! I want to take a risk.... Hopefully My wife doesn't go crazy on me lol!

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zoughriss ( banned )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:19:35 AEST

Hey Bidders, don't wait until last minute and start bidding... Flippa has a rule for what they call "Snippers" if someone bids on the last minute, they automatically add 60mins to the auction...
Good luck to you all!

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pwsites ( | $4.25K )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:47:42 AEST

lol nice that's good teamwork happy wife happy life!

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zoughriss ( banned )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:13:15 AEST

I hate this Flippa rules.... it adds 60 mins when someone place a bid..... man my wife going to kill me... :(
Good luck everyone :)

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zoughriss ( banned )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:29:48 AEST

Do you guys know how this auction will finish if it keeps reseting to 60mins after a bid is placed?

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aleclarson ( | $13.2K )
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:41:06 AEST

@zoughriss Here's some info on the Flippa auction extension policy: https://support.flippa.com/hc/en-us/articles/202469574-What-Happens-in-the-Last-Hour-of-an-Auction-

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