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TecAlliance releases Automotive Report 2017

TecAlliance, the company behind TecDoc has just released this year’s Automotive Report including: automotive data for more than 50 countries from seven regions (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Oceania, North America, South America, and Africa) sales figures for top 3 brand names (by country) and the most important economic and automotive trends from 2015-2016 five-year forecasts for cars and light trucks (electric vehicles) and more. As is the case with previous editions, the 2017 Automotive Report is full of useful...

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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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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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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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