Vintage British Bikes launched at the beginning of this month.
Aiming to become a world leader by helping owners of vintage British motorcycles to find anything and everything to do with their passion, this directory will put retailers and owners together quickly and easily using all the latest technology used to run a successful, fully searchable, constantly updated resource for users.
Vintage British Bikes aims to become the leading source of news, intelligence and conversation for the global vintage British motorcycle community.
The years of publishing experience behind the site’s team puts them in a strong position achieve their goals and they will start by partnering the directory facility with magazine style content in a rich but streamlined design giving readers access to interesting and insightful information from experienced insiders.
The team have also committed to an ongoing programme to continually evolve and even try to predict the needs of this niche community. Further developments include increasing communication with the readers/owners and retailers. This will require readers and advertisers to participate so rewards will be offered to any party who choose to participate. The end result will be the flow of information, stock, tracking and customer satisfaction into a seamless, painless and easy process based on trust.
“Trust. Not something to be taken for granted. Who do we trust? Who trusts us? Someone has to make the first move and we decided it would be us” said Ed Tackas, MD of Portsea Publishing Company.
“We’re offering all our advertisers a cast-iron guarantee, in black and white on our site in plain English, and we’re so committed to this ethos, we promise to bend over backwards to accommodate any readers, advertisers, clubs and associated organisations requirements and give them levels of service beyond their expectations. We’re demonstrating that commitment with our ‘trust’ guarantee and it won’t stop there.”
A huge focus was placed on making it so easy for potential advertisers to create an account and start ‘listing’ their stock, accessories and services etc. that during the final testing process a team members friend who had absolutely no knowledge of the subject matter and had no idea of the purpose of the site before seeing it for the first time set up an account, bought a package from the range of different options available and posted a listing in just under 7 minutes. Even we were impressed.
‘We’re not under any illusions though, we’ve been through this process before and we’ve learnt that there is no such thing as an overnight success and we certainly don’t plan to be shooting stars, here one minute and gone the next. Even the likes of Amazon, eBay, Aliexpress et al had to start somewhere!’.
Ed Tackas has been a Publisher since 1998. He launched BestAdvice.co.uk as an online magazine for financial advisers and brokers to read industry news whilst downloading a software system developed by his software company as internet connections were so slow he thought subscribers would like ‘something to read’
BestAdvice bucked the trend and went into ‘print’ when print was deemed ‘dead’.
BestAdvice morphed into Niche News & Publishing. By 2007 it employed over 40 people in offices in the City of London and just outside Portsmouth in Hampshire. With a deal all agreed and contracts for a sale for almost £6 million due to be signed the Credit Crunch hit and the deal fell through.
Undeterred, he has continued publishing BestAdvice and Vintage British Bikes is his latest title.
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