The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Tue Aug 28, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
See Dealer Cost, a consumer-based research and information resource, has launched a new website.
The SeeDealerCost.com website has been completely redesigned with a user-friendly interface enabling visitors to more quickly and easily search through an extensive online database of recreational powerboats, outboard motors, RVs, ATVs, motorcycles, scooters, and other powersports products from nearly 2,500 brands, with records spanning from 2010 to current model year.
See Dealer Cost offers access to pricing and specifications on more than 36,000 models of recreational products, along with an array of shopping tools to help buyers to compare products, features, options, and packages, all at no cost to the consumer.
“Since our initial launch, See Dealer Cost has curated the largest pricing database in the recreational industry and our visitor traffic continues to increase exponentially,” says Paul Crewe, president. “With this relaunch, we have created a faster and more easily navigable, mobile friendly website that helps potential buyers quickly find the product they’re looking for, learn more about it, obtain pricing information, and make an informed decision to get the best deal.”
Having hosted more than 10 million visitors, who have created nearly 18 million product configurations since launch, the website has developed detailed insights into the shopping habits and preferences of recreational consumers, enabling the company to fine-tune its approach to assist consumers, dealers, and manufacturers alike.
“Consumer buying habits have changed for good, and we’re helping dealers and manufacturers to meet the expectations of today’s customers,” Crewe says. “Over 90 percent of our visitors have indicated that our website helped them to make an informed purchase decision, and with our brand new website we will assist more buyers than ever before.”
Seedealercost.com by the numbers:
• Total unique visitors since launch: More than 10 million.
• Percentage of visitors who purchased within 45 days of their first visit: 59 percent*.
• Percentage of visitors who have not bought but intend to do so within 60 days: 67 percent*.
• Percentage of visitors comparing three or more brands: 64 percent*.
• Percentage of visitors stating that seedealercost.com information influenced what they bought: 62 percent*.
(* Based on internal surveys of users of SeeDealerCost.com.)
Manufacturers and dealers are invited to join See Dealer Cost. For more information, contact Steve Nielsen at 888.780.2678, Ext. 304 or Steve.Nielsen@SeeDealerCost.com.