October 8th, 2008
There was some research published early this year where car parts and accessories were obviously at the end of the list of popular products to sell online. So, I am a bit surprised as our auto parts dropshippers category grows so fast. A possible explanation might be that there is a lower level of competition in that industry (along with lower demand). But I might be wrong.
The best way is to test the niche yourself (FREE TRIAL is the cheapest way I guess) to get the feeling of the demand/ supply, market competition and if this is your kind of products to deal with. Is it a male oriented product category?
Huge Car/ Truck Accessory site. $237K in last 8 months!
With 8,052 Unique Visitors/ 32,000 page views PM. Site could easily be converted to a pay per click referral site.
• URL: www.dieselpro.net
• Established: Sat Sep 30 2000
• Uniques/Month: 8,052
• Page views/month: 32,635
• Monthly Revenue (USD): 3,500
• Google Pagerank: 3
• Min Bid: $45 000
• BIN: $95 000
With the industry specific targeted traffic this site receives it can be purchased and used as is, or easily converted to pay per click referral site. Average pay per click for automotive keywords we are found under exceeds $1 per click. Selling 8000 clicks a month at $0.80 per click will net $6400 a month. PM me for a list of the top 50 keywords we have been found under in the last 12 months
Selling site to start new business, well established auto accessory site www.dieselpro.net DBA AllTimeAuto and multiple domains, www.Alltimeauto.com, ALLTIMEAUTO.NET, ALLTIMEAUTO.ORG, PERFORMANCE-EXHAUST.NET, TPPACCESSORIES.COM, TRUCKFITTINGS.COM, TRUCKPERFORMANCEPLUS.COM, and TRUCKSUPERCHIPS.COM. This business is a drop ship company I currently spend around 4 hours a day processing orders, and doing customer service. Never deal directly with the product simply process orders and submit purchase orders to our warehouse distributors.
Site programming has been fully customized and streamlined with an owner admin center to manage all aspects of site including customer lookup, shipping tracking system, site content management system etc. Site has a fully functional dealer registration center and dealer account site with dealer pricing and has 80 registered dealers nationwide.
Business sale includes Amazon.com retail account (we are the largest Amazon.com automotive retailer) and all tools we have developed for maintaining products on Amazon, well established purchasing accounts with the best negotiated product discounts from 3 of the nation’s biggest warehouse distributors (these distributors have around 15 shipping locations so you never have to see the product and it gets to the customer quickly), Also includes 4 master distributor accounts with direct buying from 3 major manufacturers.
Site also includes installed Affiliate program made by Post Affiliate Pro software with 77 registered affiliates.
Site generates 32,635 page views, and 8,052 unique visitors per month. And has established first page rankings on Google, Yahoo, MSN
2007 Gross sales were $361,732 with less than $1,000 spent in advertising in 2007, I currently net $3,500 a month with dedicating 4 or less hours a day 5 days a week. With some dedication this site can easily gross $500,000+ plus a year.
Our site earns its revenue through a combination of avenues, direct retail sales on the site it’s self, wholesale sales thorough our dealer network and retail sales through our Amazon.com seller account. There are two screen shots of the revenue screen shot one shows the date range we are looking at and screen shot two has the totals. The list is to long to fit all in one screen.
Or site gets it’s traffic from natural listing from all major search engines, our affiliate program, links from forums, and auto related sites. We have done $0 in pay per click advertising and have spent under $1,000 in 2007/2008 for other advertising. The traffic I have quoted comes from three different domains with www.dieselpro.net getting the majority of the traffic. All domains are being sold in this sale.