A new deal showcases a broader initiative by eBay to bring inventory to third-party shopping tools: eBay is hoping to reach independent car-repair shops by integrating its Motors Parts and Accessories with SHIFTMobility’s ShopLite service using its API technology. The announcement follows:
SHIFTMobility Inc., creator of the world’s most advanced telematics-enabled automotive platform, announced a partnership with eBay Motors. This new partnership combines SHIFTMobility’s mobile automotive aftermarket service center solutions with eBay’s robust inventory of auto parts.
Today’s consumers have become accustomed to seamless experiences on their mobile devices, and automotive professionals are no exception. On eBay Motors, a single car part is purchased every three seconds via mobile devices. Couple this mobile-first preference with the rise of the connected vehicle and it’s clear the automotive industry is poised for explosive growth – it simply needs the right platform.
Today’s repair order processes are costing repair shops an average of fifteen minutes, but technology can enable a quicker experience. By integrating with eBay’s APIs, ShopLite connects automotive repair shops to eBay’s vast selection of aftermarket automotive parts. With ShopLite, discovering and ordering the right part is a one-click affair.
“Through this partnership with SHIFTMobility, we are extending our technology and expansive selection of automotive parts to independent repair shops,” said Matt Thomas, Director of Merchandising, eBay Motors. “This relationship allows us to further provide a powerful and simplified shopping experience for these critical business customers.”
“We’re excited to partner with eBay Motors and provide our users with access to one of the world’s largest marketplaces of OEM, aftermarket, and hard-to-find parts,” said Pavana Jain, CEO and co-founder of SHIFTMobility. “With our revolutionary connected service network comprised of repair centers, parts distributors, manufacturers, and vehicles, SHIFTMobility makes it easy for automotive service centers to estimate, order parts, connect to vehicles, and build customer loyalty through transparency.”
The integration with SHIFTMobility is part of a broader API initiative undertaken by eBay to help connect buyers and sellers together seamlessly.
For additional information, visit www.shiftmobility.com. To get started using ShopLite™ powered by eBay, visit www.shiftmobility.com/ShopLite, or download the app from the Apple App Store® or Google Play store.
About SHIFTMobility Inc.
SHIFTMobility speaks automotive and drives connectivity – our innovative telematics platform revolutionizes the way car service is performed and parts are purchased. Built specifically for the automotive industry, our technology vertically integrates manufacturers, distributors, repair centers, and vehicles on a common platform – enabling organizations of any size to leverage the power of mobile connectivity to drive value, agility, commerce and deep insight at the speed of now. This Connected Service Network enables faster repairs and frictionless part commerce. Additionally, the extensible platform is well positioned to capitalize on and support the upcoming wave of new vehicles and their corresponding technologies. Discover which app is right for you at shiftmobility.com.
Source: eBay Announcement