Starting up a parts store on eBay Motors can reel in a lot of new profit for your dealership, but it’s not something you should start on a whim. Just like any business, you need to consider the logistics of how you’re going to sell before jumping into it. This means figuring out a selling strategy and allocating the right resources (such as time and money) so you can start your eBay Motors career strong.
eBay boasts over 155 million ready-to-buy customers worldwide—a number that grows every year. And since the online parts market is on the rise, it makes sense that auto parts are selling like hot cakes on eBay, too.
But even though eBay is fairly simple to get started on, there are some mistakes that new auto parts sellers tend to make simply because they’re new to eBay. Even if your dealership is already selling online, eBay buyers have a unique mindset that you have to adjust for, or else it could cost you sales. It’s an entirely different market, after all, and you need to adjust accordingly.
Learn about these common mistakes before you fall victim to them yourself.
Want to know a fail-safe way to draw in customers? One word: sales.
Shoppers get excited about finding good deals and often end up buying more than they would without the discount. As a result, sales events and promotions make your customers happy and make you happy—everyone wins.
Selling on eBay is no exception. Since eBay knows all about the excitement of promotions, they’ve made it easy for your store to run one yourself.
There are a lot of great reasons to sell on eBay, and “Top Seller” status is one of them. But what exactly is it, and how much can it help you sell auto parts on eBay? The answer: a lot.
In case you haven’t heard, eBay is a great place to sell auto parts online, especially since there are 155 million shoppers visiting this marketplace each year.
But for all of the benefits to selling on eBay, there is one glaring challenge: standing out from the crowd. A lot of competing parts stores will also be selling on eBay, and sometimes it might feel like random chance if a customer chooses them over you. Other than lowering price, how much more can you do?
A selling channel like eBay is really easy to get started on. With only a few clicks, your inventory will be available to over 155 million ready-to-buy customers around the world.
Better yet, the automotive segment of eBay—eBay Motors—is booming. The industry is seeing growth rates across the board, and the early adapters are taking the heft of the profits. Is your dealership selling auto parts on eBay? If not, you should be. We're about to tell you all the reasons why eBay might just be a total game changer for your dealership.