Selling Auto Parts on eBay

Selling auto parts on eBay can be a good way to increase revenue. While it’s not necessarily the most profitable place to sell auto parts (most eBay retailers who drop-ship are earning just 2 or 3% profit margins), eBay offers the possibility of substantial sales volumes. Additionally, for start-up parts retailers, eBay can be a…

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Many auto part and accessory etailers – including a few Spork Marketing clients – use WooCommerce to power their online store. A popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress, WooCommerce is one of the most popular and fastest growing ecommerce platforms in use. While we don’t recommend WooCommerce for all applications, we do find that WooCommerce is…

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Shipping is a big deal to people who buy auto parts online and to people who sell auto parts online, and for good reason: Shipping costs (and delivery times) can make or break an online transaction. Consumers often cite shipping costs and delivery time as their primary objections to buying parts online. Likewise, e-tailers often…

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Most website owners want to know where they rank for a specific search term on Google or Bing. Meaning, when a potential customer searches Google for “sunroof parts” (or whatever), where is your website? While the value of knowing where your site ranks is attenuated a bit by personalized search (Google changes search results for…

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Selling auto parts and accessories on marketplace sites like Amazon, Jet, eBay, or Walmart.com can be a great way to sell a large volume of product for a small (but consistent) profit margin. It’s a tricky business to get into, but it’s definitely working for quite a few companies that drop-ship their products. However, a…

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Here’s a secret: UPS, FedEx, and US Postal Service shipping rates are not set in stone. These carriers want your business, and for larger retailers, they’re often willing to negotiate rates. In fact, negotiating shipping rates is so common that there are entire companies dedicated to doing it for you. However, if you prefer to…

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As an auto parts marketing firm that specializes in search engine optimization, we’re¬†always following news about the search engines. From technical analysis of various patents and case studies, to more general news about algorithm updates, we’ve always got our ears on the rail. This technical information is interesting, and it’s often helpful to know this…

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When it comes to ecommerce, security is paramount. To ensure security, most websites use something called SSL encryption to protect any data passed between a website and a shopper (and vice versa). However, SSL encryption requires a secure form of communication between a website and a customer, and that secure form of communication is known…

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