tips for shipping auto parts

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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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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Affiliate Marketing for Auto Parts Pros and Cons

Affiliate programs come in all shapes and sizes, but the basic concept is simple: Independent parties will help you sell your parts, and you’ll give them a percentage of the sale for their trouble (see graphic below). Conceptually, it seems like a win-win. In practice, affiliate programs can be hit or miss. Here’s our assessment…

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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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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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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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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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