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Enform reports 25% plus growth for auto parts sales on Ebay

                              Our integration partner Enform Networks has just posted a blog reporting on the latest data from its new Ebay Australia auto parts sales index showing over 25% growth compared with 2014. Compared with industry projections of 10-12% growth pa for online and e-commerce sales overall this shows the importance of this market place for Australian parts and accessories retailers. Enform claim that Ebay category...

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The Race for Auto Aftermarket Ecommerce Dominance

Recently Forbes contributor Sarwant Singh wrote about Future Of Automotive Aftermarket And Car Servicing_ Consumers Will Have More Channels To Shop Around – Forbes. Singh pointed out that automotive aftermarket and car servicing consumers will have more and more channels to shop around. This future, Singh indicated, is due to converging trends in the global aftermarket and car servicing sector.   Citing “The Future of Parts and Service Retailing in the Automotive Aftermarket,” a study published by Frost & Sullivan, Singh...

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Spares Box Chooses PARtsDB for Auto Parts Data

Spares Box chose PARts DB as their preferred auto parts data source to power their new pure-play online e-tailing business. Even if it’s a relatively new player in the online market for auto parts and accessories, Spares Box is already one of Australia’s fastest growing auto parts e-tailers. Spares Box currently gives the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) and the “Do It For Me” (DIFM) markets access to over 150,000 parts. Part of Spare Box’s rapid growth as a popular go-to for...

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PARts Helps Take SuperPro to the Next Level

SuperPro Australia uses PARtsDB to store, manage, publish and display their data the way they want to on their new web sites. PARts, leading Australian content provider of vehicle parts data, has once again been called upon by the power behind SuperPro Suspension Parts’ improved website. PARts supplies the database behind leading (and up-and-coming) online automotive parts and accessories distributors in Australia, working with web developers in creating compelling online experiences for online auto parts customers. SuperPro, manufacturer of superior...

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Century Yuasa Batteries signs on with PARts

We are delighted to announce that Century Yuasa Batteries Australia have signed on with PARts to provide its product catalogue and fitment management solution for the Australian aftermarket. PARts Australia will provide a complete solution to these iconic brands including integration to TecDoc vehicle and product standards and Autodata technical information for the Australian and New Zealand markets. This includes complete product and catalogue fitment management, rich content linking, technical information and data distribution to Century and Yuasa Batteries customers, business...

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Required Product Identifiers For Item Visibility in eBay

Below is based on an API Guide document recently circulated to eBay partners by eBay Australia. It contains some very important information for eBay sellers and in particular, those selling auto parts and products that are branded. In a nutshell, the change requires sellers of certain products to add brand and part number data to their new listings where available by 30th June 2015 The good news is that a lot of this information is already available through data and...

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Case Profile: MotoParts Parts-Centric Approach with PARts

Reprint from Power Retail magazine “Case Profile: MotoParts Parts-Centric Approach” published  20th May 2015. Selling automotive parts online has proved challenging for MotoParts, but developing a parts-centric approach has helped the company progress. Power Retail chats to MotoParts’ Scott Shillinglaw to find out more. With a long history in the B2B commerce space supplying wholesale auto parts throughout NSW and Australia, MotoParts decided to launch into a completely new sales channel to leverage their existing business model. As one of...

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How MotoParts Went Online Profitably with PARts

  MotoParts has been a long time wholesale B2B supplier of automotive parts and car accessories in Australia, being one of Australia’s leading auto parts distributor, when they decided to go online to further grow their business. This decision was prompted by the rapid growth of the Australian online automotive parts sales industry (estimated to be worth $380.3 million in 2014-2015 and growing annually at a compounded rate of 17%) centred on New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland –...

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Business Intelligence Service in PARts

Introducing PARts BI (Business Intelligence) Service Do you want to know where the competitive “herd” is for your product category? Do you want to know which specific VID’s or vehicle are the most popular within each vehicle Make? PARts now provides the answer with its new PARts BI service starting with BI Lite for Suppliers Starting now, PARts Supplier subscribers and customers can automatically receive this service via the PARts Console interface as part of their subscription, free. These insights...

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Google Search and Importance of Mobile Friendly Websites

Come 21st of April, Google rolled out its new “Mobile Friendly” algorithm update which will preference search results for web sites that are mobile friendly. This simply means you’ll get left out in mobile search results unless your website is deemed by Google bots to be mobile friendly. For auto parts suppliers and sellers it’s critical that they stay connected to search tools and have the best possible web site for indexing. With out that you’re virtually invisible to Google,...

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