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Writing your advert

To make your advert as effective as possible we need as much information as possible to help you sell your items. Try to include the following information:

  • Title of advert - Include the size and type of marquee as well as the makers name.
  • Description of item - This should include as much information as you have. This would include the size of the marquee. Height of the walls, material the marquee is made of, colour, is it flame retardant. I would also include information on how many people the marquee can accommodate, if it has wind speed calculations and erection instructions.  The condition of the marquee including if it has any rips, stains or repairs.
  • Price - This is the price you would like to charge for the marquee / item.  
  • VAT - If you are VAT registed you can either choose to include VAT within the price or add it to the advertised price. If you are not VAT registered you should chose VAT free (i.e you don't charge VAT). 
  • Location - Give us the postcode so we can include it to localise searches. Unless specified we will use your address from payment or company location. 
  • Delivery notes - Information on if you can assist with delivery and or erection as well as any cost involved. 
  • Contact details - Provide a phone number and / or email address. (If you don't supply us with this information we will use the email address you have contacted us with and any phone number we have for you).

Click here for our price list and instructions on how to advertise with us

Photographs

To get the best interest, it is advised that you include the best photos you can get of your marquee. A customer will base 90% of their purchasing decision on the first photograph they see. 

Taking time photographing can make the diference between getting the best price for your marquee or not.

  • If you can take the photo with natural light on a clear sunny day (overcast or rain never looks good).
  • If possible at least two of your photos should include the front and a side of the marquee, then some from the inside. If you are selling a marquee with a lining try and get photos of the marquee set out for an event.  The marquee looks loads better with tablecloths on the tables and chairs neatly laid out. 
  • Make the background as presentable as possible (remove any rubbish, move cars or vans etc.). 

You can have one or as many photos as you feel necessary to sell your marquee (within reason).  If something comes with instructions or receipts please scan this so we can include it. 

If you are sending us a lot of photos it may be worth resizing them. We normally suggest at least 640 x 480 and no bigger than 1200 x 900. Click here for information on how to resize your images

Tips and things to avoid:

  • Try to make the marquee fill the whole photograph and avoid anything distracting in the background. 
  • Avoid shooting into the sun (your marquee could appear very dark within the photograph). It's best if you have your back to the sun. 
  • If there is not enough light in the marquee, avoid flash and put the camera on a tripod or rest it on a table.