Important market trends and research on the auto parts industry including parts trends, eBay, Amazon, AutoZone, Advance and other companies.

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Vehicles in Operation (VIO) FAQs

Here are some questions we get a lot on our analysis and custom reporting of vehicle registration data. Note that we do not provide raw data, we only produce custom reporting that utilizes vehicles in operation (VIO) data. Q: How many cars…
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Online Parts Sales to Top $10 Billion in 2018

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Annual automotive aftermarket trends forecast of auto parts ecommerce summary: • Auto parts ecommerce sales will break $10B for the first time, excluding auctions and used parts; a key automotive aftermarket industry trend for 2018. •…

Car Parts Industry Trends: Online Parts Sales to Reach $8.9 Billion in 2017

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Our annual ecommerce automotive aftermarket industry size forecast for vehicle parts puts online retail sales at $8.89 billion in 2017, posting a 16% increase over 2016. Online Parts Sales Summary: ...Ecommerce car parts sales are outpacing…

VIO Big Data Shootout: Performance V8 Sedans

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For our latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Big Data Shootout we put seven Euro and American premium performance sedans to the test: the Audi RS 7, BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet SS, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63…
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Big Data Shootout: Vehicles In Operation (VIO) Stats for New Mustang, Challenger and Camaro

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Who's winning the new vehicle registration race for late model muscle cars in 2016? We wanted to see which car had the most total new vehicle registrations, as well as the biggest increase or decrease for the first half of 2016 vs. last year.…
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How to Increase Your Digital Presence in the Automotive Industry and Who’s Doing it Right!

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As people turn to more digital outlets to get information, it's important for companies to alter their marketing styles to meet the digital needs of consumers. The automotive industry is no exception; however, these companies need to approach…

Paid Search vs SEO Case Study #2 for Auto Parts

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Pay per click (PPC) vs automotive SEO is a marketing combination we monitor very closely. A common question in the auto parts industry is the PPC vs SEO debate and whether both types of online marketing are necessary, or and whether these efforts…
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Auto Parts: Online Sales to Break $6 Billion in 2015

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(Editor's note: this article was originally published in November 2014,  for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. Aftermarket auto parts online continues to grow as a sales channel, and online sales will break the…

Everything You Need to Know About Using Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Registration Analysis

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We get a lot of questions on US vehicle registration data and the vehicle registration database, like "how many cars are in the U.S.?" so here are some important things you need to know about buying and using automotive registration data. What…
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Automotive Industry Trends: Auto Parts & Tire Stores Start 2014 With 3.1% Sales Increase

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Automotive parts and tire stores are showing a sales increase over last year, in one of the important automotive industry trends for 2014. Brick and mortar auto parts, auto accessory and tire stores showed a 3.7% sales increase in April 2014,…
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Auto Parts Marketing: Case Studies in Automotive SEO vs PPC

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SEO case studies: If you sell aftermarket car parts online and are new to PPC (paid search), or are just focused on SEO, you may wonder what will happen to your site's existing organic traffic when you start paid search marketing. It's a frequent question…
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Auto Parts Sales: Is Google Forecasting a Good 2nd Quarter?

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A promising second quarter of 2014 for auto parts and tire sales may be on the way, based off data from Google Trends. The ability to use Google Trends to forecast certain things such as flu outbreaks is well documented. We used data…