Quick Prop 65 Guide For Online Parts and Accessories Retailers

Prop 65 Warning for Online Parts Sellers

If you’re an online retailer of parts or accessories, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Prop 65. Basically, it requires anyone selling products that contain lead, phthalates, asbestos or any other chemicals found on the California Prop 65 Chemical list to notify California consumers before they make a purchase. Here’s some detailed information for retailers along with…

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7 Tips For Reducing Shipping Costs On Auto Parts

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Shipping is often a ecommerce company’s greatest expense. Therefore, anything your company can do to keep shipping costs down will have a big impact on profits. Here are seven of our best tips for reducing ecommerce shipping and fulfillment costs.

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Should Your Ecommerce Store Be Collecting Sales Tax?

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If you’re new to selling online – or if your store has only started to grow recently – you may be wondering about sales tax. What should you collect? What rates apply in which states? How do you collect and send money to the right entities? etc. The good news is that, if either a)…

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How To Organize An Auto Parts Ecommerce Site

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There are two ways that most auto parts and accessories ecommerce websites are organized: Category-Based Organization, where the consumer finds parts by navigating categories, sub-categories, and sub-sub-categories Year-Make-Model Search + Categories, where the consumer filters all parts by year, make, and model before they see any categories Both options have merit, and deciding between these…

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Parts and Accessories Packaging Design Tips For Ecommerce

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Packaging is a key component of ecommerce success – so much so that many auto parts and accessories manufacturers should re-evaluate all of their existing packaging. For years, packaging has been designed with two primary concerns: Packaging as a sales tool – Conveying product value, helping the customer visualize product ownership, and addressing common objections.…

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Personalization In Parts And Accessories Ecommerce – Pros And Cons

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Thanks to ever-advancing technologies and data collection tools, it’s possible to market to specific individuals in a personal way. The industry calls this “personalized marketing,” and while it’s not a new concept (direct mail was using personalization decades ago), today’s version of personalized marketing is…personal.

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Selling Parts On eBay, Amazon, And Other Marketplaces

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eBay and Amazon sell a lot of auto parts and accessories. So do Sears.com, Newegg, and Rakuten. All of these sites are open to 3rd party auto part retailers, and many find them to be a great source of additional revenue. Here’s a rundown of each marketplace, with some tips and advice.

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