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How to take advantage of the growing DIY market

How to take advantage of the growing DIY market

By: Jamie Bryson | May 18th, 2018

According to a recent Hedges & Company study, the e-commerce auto parts industry is set to top $10 Billion in 2018, boasting a 16.3 percent increase from 2017. And these DIY retail sales are growing at an annual rate of…

What a low quality part really costs

What a low quality part really costs

By: Heather King | November 16th, 2017

Just like many products on the market today, there is a significant amount of options when it comes to auto parts. So how do you really measure the monetary value in quality? GMB recently released a study on the high costs of…

Take a look at the 'new age' part selling industry

Take a look at the 'new age' part selling industry

September 14th, 2017

“Synthetic oil, check. Filter, check. Gasket, check, Drip pan, check. Rags and wrench, check. As you already probably know I`m in my garage changing the oil on my truck. I’ve done this time and time again and could probably do…

It’s National Car Care Month!

It’s National Car Care Month!

By: Heather Sinchak | April 13th, 2017

With Spring slowly arriving, it’s time to make sure consumers are ready for the warmer days – and road trips – ahead. Here are a few ideas on how you can leverage Car Care Month with your customers (and your…

Transform into an eBay Top Rated Seller with 4 strategic (and simple!) steps

Transform into an eBay Top Rated Seller with 4 strategic (and simple!) steps

By: Ashraf Sobeh | December 15th, 2016

In our personal lives, buying online is not an uncommon practice. Some do it for the convenience, while others do it to avoid having to go to a “big box” store. But, once we hear the words “sell online,” suddenly…

Tips to becoming a pro at selling online that you can do now

Tips to becoming a pro at selling online that you can do now

By: Ashraf Sobeh | November 23rd, 2016

If you’re a dealer and you aren’t selling parts online, you’re light years behind. In fact, according to Auto Care Association (ACA), selling parts online (also known as “e-tailing”) of aftermarket replacement parts will DOUBLE in size by 2018 to…
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