Posts Tagged ‘ eBay Motors ’

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

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Our annual forecast for online parts sales puts projected retail sales at $8.89 billion in 2017, posting a 16% increase over 2016. Online Sales Summary: …Ecommerce auto parts sales outpacing brick & mortar, will reach $8.9B excluding auctions and used parts …Over $4B in online sales will be on mobile devices in 2017 …Ecommerce auto parts sales projected to grow by 15% in 2017 and 2018 …Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) projects total aftermarket to have compound annual growth rate of 3.6% through 2019; Do It Yourself (DIY) retail sales to grow approximately the same rate …2016 online sales...

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Auto Parts Marketing: Online Parts Sales to Reach $7.4 Billion in 2016

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Note: this article is from January 2016. For an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. How big is the automotive aftermarket industry? Ecommerce auto parts sales will narrow the gap with traditional brick and mortar retail sales in 2016, and reach $7.4 billion excluding auctions and used parts. Ecommerce auto parts sales are projected to grow about 16% in 2016. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Joint Channel Forecast Model projects conventional retail do it yourself (DIY) sales to grow 3.5% in 2016. The size of the online auto parts market—sales of automotive and truck parts...

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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 $6 billion mark in 2015. It’s an amazing online shopping growth statistic for our industry and auto parts market size is an aftermarket industry trend that we follow closely. Online sales of new auto parts, excluding online auctions, broke $5 billion for the first time in 2014 and will increase over 17% to hit $6 billion in 2015. That trend will...

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Auto Parts Marketing: Online Sales of Parts & Accessories to Hit $5 Billion in 2014

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Note: this article was originally published in April 2014,  for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. If you’re marketing automotive parts online, parts and accessories once again showed a significant sales increase over traditional brick and mortar retail sales in 2013. The dramatic transition in the automotive industry from brick and mortar to online continues to be one of the important auto parts industry trends to watch. This year will be our industry’s first year over $5 billion in online auto parts sales. Online sales in 2013 (excluding auctions) showed nearly a 16% increase over 2012 and online sales...

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Aftermarket Marketing: 2013 Online Sales of Auto Parts & Accessories Growing

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Note: this article is originally from June 2013,  for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. Online sales of auto parts and accessories continue to significantly outpace brick and mortar sales. It’s one of the biggest auto aftermarket industry trends to watch for 2013. The growth in online sales of auto parts has been much faster than the rest of the industry for many years. This year will continue that trend and we’re forecasting online sales to grow by 15.5% from 2012. We’re projecting online sales of auto parts and accessories to be nearly $4.4 billion...

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eBay and 3 Predictions for the Automotive Aftermarket

The online giant eBay is growing and evolving with both consumers and merchants in mind. It’s now more than an online auction site and “the world’s online marketplace.” It has evolved into sales platforms and technologies, through its many subsidiaries, supporting both online and offline retail sales. There’s a solution for large online retailers as well as “mom and pop” local retailers. Today, eBay’s mission is to take the “e” out of “ecommerce” and support commerce at all levels through all channels. Shopping anytime, anywhere is eBay’s new vision. Here are our predictions for eBay and the automotive aftermarket....

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Facts About Amazon and eBay Automotive Market Share

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Today we’ll cover the trend of sales of auto parts and accessories (called “P&A”) through Amazon.com and eBay Motors and their market share. Combined, these two online giants represented a whopping $3.5 billion in sales of auto parts and accessories in 2011! That means for every retail dollar generated in the specialty parts aftermarket, seven to 10 cents flow through eBay or Amazon…and that’s not counting PayPal, eBay’s payment processing business. eBay auto parts statistics Sales channel or reseller? Remember, eBay is not a single reseller, we consider it a sales channel because thousands of sellers use it to...

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Hedges & Company to Reveal 66 New Aftermarket Trends in 66 Days Leading to SEMA/AAPEX

Hedges & Company to Reveal 66 New Aftermarket Trends in 66 Days Leading to SEMA/AAPEX

Hedges & Company will be counting down to the 2012 SEMA and AAPEX shows by revealing 66 new aftermarket automotive trends and facts in 66 days, starting on Saturday, August 25. Our market research staff has identified new trends, facts and statistics about the industry and we’ll unveil a new one each day. Learn about new aftermarket industry trends, consumer behavior, the future of our industry and much more. Learn how today’s consumer has changed and how you can have a marketing advantage in 2013. We’ll be covering industry sales and growth, online retailing trends (including updates on Amazon...

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New Auto Market Research: Secrets of Parts Buyers Revealed

New Auto Market Research: Secrets of Parts Buyers Revealed

New BuyerZoom and BrandZoom research reports are available through the Hedges & Company Market Research Store. We’ve added new reports covering engine bearings, carburetors, connecting rods, cylinder heads, engine blocks, performance fasteners, fuel and oil pumps, gaskets, lifters, pistons, push rods, rocker arms, valves, and valve springs. For the first time in the automotive aftermarket it is possible to obtain affordable research reports focused on buyers of specific types of parts. BuyerZoom reports give you extensive behavioral data on consumers who shopped for or purchased specific types of parts, while BrandZoom reports show consumer perceptions and opinions on brands...

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2012 Online Sales of Auto Parts Growing

2012 Online Sales of Auto Parts Growing

Note: this article was originally published in April 2012, for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. With the Catalyst 2012 conference this week — ChannelAdvisor’s annual ecommerce gathering — we thought this would be a good time to examine online sales of auto parts, aftermarket auto parts sales statistics and multichannel shopping. Car part sales over the Internet The growth in online sales of auto parts has been outpacing the rest of the industry for many years. In 2009 we saw the slowest growth rate at just under 10% over 2008. More recently, we’re seeing a...

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2011 Auto Parts Sales Looking Good

2011 Auto Parts Sales Looking Good

Note: this article was originally written in December 2011, for an updated forecast, click here for a more current article. 2011 has been a strong year for the performance & accessory and replacement parts market. Auto parts sales are up and there are several positive year-end economic indicators. The auto parts industry is poised to come into 2012 with momentum. We are projecting retail sales of auto parts to have a 4.5% increase over 2010 (including replacement parts, performance parts & accessories, tires and wheels). The graph shown here shows two consecutive years of growth, a far improvement over...

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A Checklist If You’re Thinking of Selling Online

A Checklist If You’re Thinking of Selling Online

A friend of ours, Rob Eberhart, posted a good checklist to follow if you’re considering selling automotive performance parts and accessories online. Rob’s an expert on selling auto parts online and works at Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi), and his blog is over on the CatalogRack eStore site, found here. His checklist is good advice for anyone starting out. His six most important things to check off: 1). First, decide how you’ll sell online: turnkey website, through shopping sites like eBay, or build your own site from scratch (very expensive!). 2). Don’t forget the data! The average online store sells...

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