George M from Veriship

As ecommerce retailers, you know shipping procedures, surcharges, and fees can be complex. Whether you dropship or pick, pack, and ship your own inventory, there’s a lot of moving parts within the shipping and delivery process. Reconciling the monthly carrier charges and completed deliveries can be time consuming, especially if you’re a small business without…

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When it comes to building an auto parts ecommerce website, there are quite a few platform options to choose from. We maintain a list of different platforms here, but you can basically divide all auto the platforms into three categories: Platforms purpose built for OEM parts and accessories Platforms purpose built for aftermarket parts and…

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Pinterest logo connect with female customers

Pinterest is the site with all the recipes and crafts, right? There’s no way we could sell parts and accessories there, right? While it’s definitely true that Pinterest is a site dominated by recipes, crafts, and fashion, it’s also a massive social network that can be a decent source of website traffic and sales. As…

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How to build a content hub

As a marketing agency, we generate a lot of content. Over the years, we’ve used various processes to manage the ideation, creation, review, and publication of all the content we generate. For a long time, we used GatherContent for this, but things changed with that tool recently and we had to either: Change all our…

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How to fix bad reviews

If you’ve been in business for more than a minute, you know what it’s like to receive a bad review from a customer. Maybe the review is left on Google, maybe Yelp, maybe Facebook. Wherever it is left, it never feels good. Best case, a bad review is undeserved. Worst case, it isn’t. Bad reviews…

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E-Motive industry insider interview Karl Wellman

In today’s Parts Insider Interview, we’re talking with Karl Wellman, North American Business Development Director and Andrew Rowson, the CEO and Founder of E-Motive, a global company that specializes in omnichannel solutions for auto parts ecommerce. E-Motive Online assists auto parts businesses with multilingual, multi-marketplace setup and software integration, inventory management, data building, data management,…

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calculator invoice and high cost of revenue based marketing fees

There are two ways that most marketing agencies charge for their services: A fee for a service, where the agency and the client agree to charge a fixed dollar amount for a service A fee as a percentage of revenue, where the agency takes a slice of the total in exchange for services At first…

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American Express logo on computer

There’s a long list of companies that don’t want to accept American Express (AMEX), including a lot of auto parts and accessories etailers. AMEX charges hefty fees, their chargeback policies are skewed in the customer’s favor, and they can be difficult to work with whenever there’s a dispute. Compared to VISA and MasterCard, AMEX is…

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low quality video on computer

You know that old expression “you get what you pay for?” Turns out, when we’re talking about Internet video, that’s not always the case. There’s an awful lot of emphasis on video production quality in the marketing world, and when you call your local video production company you may find out that shooting a relatively…

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Chris Leebelt, CEO of EBIZPlatform

In today’s Parts Insider Interview, we’re talking with Chris Leebelt, CEO & CIO of EBIZPLATFORM. EBIZPLATFORM is a Unified Commerce Platform for Manufacturers and Suppliers of complex products (like auto parts). It offers businesses a way to simplify the data management process and enable ecommerce with an available API that offers almost limitless capabilities.

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