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eBay Motors Gives Auto Parts Greater Exposure to Repair Shops

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eBay MotorseBay Motors is giving listings for car parts greater exposure to auto repair shops by partnering with Openbay, a marketplace that brings together automotive repair services and customers who need service and repairs on their vehicles.

Powered by eBay Motors, auto repair businesses can research, source and acquire automotive parts directly through the Openbay dashboard. “This selection features a wide spectrum of value including genuine OEM automotive parts, white label parts, national brand aftermarket parts, remanufactured and used parts, as well as hard-to-find parts that are no longer manufactured,” Openbay said.

eBay Motors Director of Category Management Jordan Hettinga said the press release announcing the partnership, “By collaborating with Openbay, we are making it extremely easy for automotive repair businesses to get their hands on the parts they need, when they need them.”

eBay Motors is popular among Do It Yourself consumers, but Openbay said a survey it conducted of 180 automotive care businesses found they are willing to consider alternate suppliers “in order to increase profitability through competitive parts pricing and to improve operational efficiency.”

The survey found: “More than 77% of respondents with service revenue exceeding $1 million are “moderately-to-extremely likely” to switch away from their current auto parts supplier. The percentage of businesses willing to switch suppliers increased to 89% for those businesses with service revenue under $1 million.”

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See the full announcement on Openbay’s website.

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