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Tips for Aftermarket Suppliers and Retailers Before Gearing Up for e-Commerce

Tips for Aftermarket Suppliers and Retailers Before Gearing Up for e-Commerce The online retail market for automotive aftermarket parts industry and accessories continues to emerge as a tremendous growth opportunity for the aftermarket parts industry. While estimated sales volumes of the online parts industry vary, assessments range from $2 billion to $4 billion annually.The “2013 SEMA Annual Market Report” found that 46.2% of consumers cited “chain auto parts stores” and “specialty parts stores” as their primary outlets for purchasing automotive parts and accessories. “Online retail” was the next highest at 25.6%, up 1.1% from 2012. Online retailers ranged from online auction sites and chain auto parts online stores to online-only retailers.

SEMA News—October 2013

BUSINESS
By Kristin DeBates

Shift Into Fun

Powersports & Utility Vehicles Exhibitors Show Off At the 2011 SEMA Show exhibitors in the Powersports & Utility Vehicles section unveiled more than 45 new products in the Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase display. For buyers hoping to establish a direct link to leading manufacturers in this exciting market, these products provided the touch point.

SEMA News—September 2012 

Shift Into Fun

Powersports & Utility Vehicles Exhibitors Show Off

At the 2011 SEMA Show exhibitors in the Powersports & Utility Vehicles section unveiled more than 45 new products in the Ideas Alive: Featuring the New Products Showcase display.

Overall Profits Edge Up for Powersports Industry Segment

The powersports industry is showing strong economic recovery indicators, including reduced inventory and an increase in floor traffic and parts and service sales, according to one industry poll.
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