July 23rd, 2008
To tell the truth, I have never had success with online auto parts sales. You need to deal with enormous catalogues; there are many details with auto parts that you simply can’t manage. And auto parts are not the product that most people go online to buy. Added to that be prepared to a quite high percentage of returns (like with online shoes sales).
On the other hand, online auto parts space is much less competitive than, say, books. Even number of nation recognized auto parts sellers is quite limited. Who should we mention? Autopartswarehouse, Partstrain, and a few more…
If you are passionate about cars and everything automobile related then it is probably your cup of tea – you can (and probably should) choose some auto parts niche like the below dropship business. And if you browse catalogues of dropshipping wholesalers you will run into a number of auto parts dealers.
Automotive Performance and Racing Parts Online Store with VP-ASP Shopping Cart.
• URL: www.500ms.com
• Established: Sun Nov 28 2004
• Page views/month: 13,500
• Monthly Revenue: 1200
• Google Pagerank: 2
• BIN: $12,000
Automotive Performance and Racing Parts Online Store with VP-ASP Shopping Cart. The shopping cart is easily edited and adding or removing items is a breeze.
This site was created November 2004 and has been in constant operation since. The site has over 500 pages of unique content and thousands of products listed by major manufacturers such as: Autometer, Bell, Clevite, Edelbrock, Fram, Isky Cams, K&N, MSD, Optima Batteries, RJS, Simpson, and Warn. The site is the online side of a Motor State Distributing dealership. All part numbers listed are Motor State numbers. I highly recommend the purchaser of this site become a Motor State Dealer. Motor State can drop ship straight to your customers.
This auction includes the site with content and domain names only, a Motor State Dealership is NOT included.
500ms.com, 500ms.net, and stevesperformanceproducts.com domain names are included with this auction. We have promoted the 500ms logo and you will find that a search of “500ms” on all the major search engines will list 500ms.net and 500ms.com as the top two listings.
The site is currently hosted on a Alentus.com server with a Comodo ssl certificate. Buyer could use the same services for roughly $250 per year.
We also have approximately $25,000 of parts and accessories in stock that would be available to the site buyer at or below wholesale prices. The inventory is an excellent mix of in store items for walk in customers.
This is a great opportunity for someone that wants to get into the performance parts business or add a new line to an existing business.
The site has never accepted advertising and most of our sales are over the phone, so the $1200 per month revenue is a combination of automated orders and phones sales from website leads.