We're excited to help you set up and start showcasing your inventory to the world. Let's walk through the first steps to get your site up and running. Remember, we're here to assist you every step of the way, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need help!


Step 1: Enter Your Dealer Code

  • Log into your site: Start by logging into your BarnDealer site with the credentials provided in your welcome email. Once logged in, enter your Dealer Code and Business Name. This simple step helps us link your profile with your assigned inventory, ensuring everything runs smoothly. 


NOTE: Your dealer code can be found in your Old Hickory Dealer Portal.



Step 2: Set Up Your Business Details

  • Enter business details: Fill in your business information thoroughly. Accuracy here is key to a professional appearance.

  • Address formatting: To make sure customers can find you easily, google search your business address and copy the format exactly as it appears on Google—no extra details like "behind the gas station" or "near Taco Bell." We see this often and these tend to confuse search engines and could mislead your customers. 

NOTE: When inputing your address information into the Business Details section, input your address exactly as Google lists your address. For example, if Google lists your address as:

    123 Main St, Suite 200, Mainland, IL 62701

Then you should enter the address that same way into your Business Details section, and do not deviate like follows:
    
    123 Main Street, Suite #200, Mainland, IL 62701

  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of your Business Details page to add the content that shows up on your 'About Us' section. This page introduces your business to potential customers. Keep it simple yet informative: Mention your location and your reason for doing business. 

Step 3. How do I Manage and Display my Inventory?


1. View Inventory: Navigate to the "Buildings" section to see all inventory associated with your Dealer Code from the Old Hickory database. BarnDealer receives all buildings that are assigned to you in the Old Hickory system.

To edit a building, click the "Edit" button next to it.


2. Edit Building Details: In the edit view, you can see the finer details of the building.

Be sure to add a photo of the building. The featured image will be the first image visitors see, and the gallery photos will display on the building's product page.


3. Display on Website: As long as a building has a photo added, it will appear live on your website for customers to see. You can verify this by navigating to "View Site" on the left side of the page and then going to the inventory page.


4. Manually Add Inventory: If your inventory is not listed in the Old Hickory database under your Dealer Code, you can manually add it using the "+ Add Building" button. Once a building is manually added and a photo is uploaded, it will show up on the website!










What’s Next?

In the next section of our guide, we'll dive into how to your inventory system works!

Learn more about your Inventory System (Click Here!)


Remember, your journey with BarnDealer is just beginning, and we’re here to support you in making it a success. Let's make your online presence as robust and vibrant as your business!


For support reach out to us with detailed information on how we can help at support@barndealer.freshdesk.com!