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How Do I Start Selling Car Parts?

Educational  ·  July 15, 2020

How Do I Start Selling Car Parts?

Some years back, the only way you’d sell car parts was through advertising to people one-on-one. While some moved door to door with their products, car boot sales were the more preferred method. Selling car parts was tiresome and less rewarding, considering the effort to reward ratio.

Then came the digital transformation. The global automotive industry has been one of its largest beneficiaries. Although the sector used electronic ordering systems long before the 90s dot-com boom, the methods were not widely used. 

Over the years, the e-commerce model of doing business has flourished and changed customer behaviour. People now prefer buying online, and car part sellers like you need to establish a commanding presence on this space.  

Why Sell Car Parts at Online Platforms

For one, the global aftermarket industry is projected to grow by 3% for the coming ten years. North America is expected to contribute 1.5% of the worldwide market, with business models projected to lean towards e-commerce.

As CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers) Secretary-General Sigrid de Vries said, 'Intelligent and innovative solutions from automotive suppliers are an important driver for safe, smart, and sustainable mobility.' It is along this direction that came up with the Car Parts Finder.

At our platform, buyers can use this car part finder to locate cheap new auto parts, as well as OEM, aftermarket, and used auto parts in a quick and easy way. On the other side of the coin are sellers who benefit from a vast pool of potential buyers. It allows sellers to reach more people without spending so much and sell their goods at a lower price.

How the Car Part Finder Works

For a long time, online car part buyers needed a car part locator that would give them leads to the exact item their car required. Most of the time, buyers had to look through adverts or a long list of merchandise and match the available parts with what they needed. 

Buyer Sends a Request

With this tool, however, if what they're looking for isn't on our advertised car part listing, they can place a request for a specific part. Our registered sellers will then check their stocks, and those who have the auto part available will reach out to the buyer with a quote. Or buyers may skip the ads and request for parts right away

In short, the car part locator handles the searching, while the customer needs only to fill in a request form. He or she provides information and details specific to the part, including the car make, model, and year of manufacture, the type of car part, whether new, used, OEM or aftermarket, and a brief description. Personal info, such as the name and contact details where the quote will be sent, must also be provided. 

Sellers Prepare Quote While Buyer Waits

The customer needs to give the dealers some time to respond as they confirm if they have the car part in stock. This can take a few minutes to several hours. 

Buyer Assesses the Offers

Sellers send their quotations to the customer, who then evaluates the quotes and makes the final decision. The decision to pick one supplier over the others depends solely on the buyer but will undoubtedly be influenced by the price and the distance needed to transport the auto part (farther distance means higher shipping cost).

Buyer and Seller Finalise their Transaction

The buyer picks a seller, and both agree on the payment mode and shipping arrangements.  


Buying and selling car parts has no doubt gone online. As you can see, your options as a seller are limitless. You can choose from various platforms, including eBay, Amazon, Gumtree, and others. 

However, if you’re new to selling car parts, it will be to your benefit to sell through CarPart. It is the best place for car parts in Australia and it allows sellers like you to reach a broad audience while lowering business costs. Register as a dealer now and experience what we offer! 

By Eric Anyega

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