Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Articles, Analysis and Information of Interest to Members of SEMA


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Online Parts Sales to Top $10 Billion in 2018

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. •…

Drive Auto Parts Sales with Remarketing and Google Shopping

Free Webinar Presented by Google and Hedges & Company Sept. 20, 2017 Hedges & Company is holding an exclusive webinar in conjunction with Google. The webinar is designed specifically for OEM or aftermarket parts & accessories retailers…

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…

Top Automobile Industry Trends for 2014

New vehicle registrations grew 7.2% in 2013 and here are some of the important automotive industry trends that "drove" growth, which makes them important trends for 2014. Over 15.2 million vehicles were registered in 2013 so let's jump into…
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Automotive SEO Ranking Factors and Correlations Study

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If you sell automotive parts or services online then you need to know what we discovered in our automotive SEO ranking factors and correlations study. This study evaluated factors that may contribute to a high SEO ranking in Google. This market…
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Google Auto Aftermarket SEO & PPC Predictions for 2014

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Here are our 5 Google automotive SEO and paid search predictions for 2014. Regular readers of this blog may be familiar with our previous Google predictions for the SEMA industry, which we're proud to say, have mostly been on target. Prediction…
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6 Reasons Why Manufacturers Should Advertise on Google or Bing With Paid Search Ads

Why advertise on Google: If you're in the automotive specialty equipment industry, learn about digital advertising for manufacturers. Here are 6 important reasons to advertise on Google or Bing right now. Paid search, or pay per click (PPC)…

Vehicles at the 2012 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show draws all kinds of different entities of the automotive sector, and with them they bring the best products, parts, facts and research they have. Perhaps the largest attractions at the show, however, are the custom vehicles. Here…

3 Things You Didn't Know about 1994-2004 Mustang Owners

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The fourth generation Ford Mustang, also known as "SN-95," included styling from previous Mustangs and came with a 3.8 liter overhead valve V6 engine or a 4.6 liter single overhead camshaft V8. This generation included three alternate models:…

A Sign Auto Parts Retail Sales Are Slowing?

Today's trend is a little concerning: the growth in auto parts sales is slowing down compared to the first half of 2012. This is important to watch as you plan your company's automotive aftermarket forecast for 2013. Auto parts trends 2012 Retail…

Grow Sales With New Products From the SEMA Show

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Welcome back to the Hedges & Company blog, today we cover how to grow your sales with new products. We're introducing a new term for some of our readers, the New Product Ratio (NPR). The specialty auto parts industry thrives on new products…

Retail Auto Parts Sales Outlook for 2012

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Welcome back to our blog! Today we'll look at auto aftermarket Trend 25: Our outlook for retail auto parts and accessories sales for 2012 and two important industry trends you should know: Auto parts trends 2012 1). January-June 2012 showed…