eBay, Openbay Partner to Expand Auto Parts Sales
Dec. 20, 2017—Today, Openbay announced it has partnered with eBay Motors to provide the availability of millions of searchable automotive parts and accessories for its online marketplace for auto repair and service.
Powered by eBay Motors, businesses can research, source and acquire automotive parts directly through the Openbay dashboard.
This selection includes genuine OEM automotive parts, white label parts, national brand aftermarket parts, remanufactured and used parts, as well as parts that are no longer manufactured.
“The largest population in U.S. history is now of driving age [millennials] and buying older vehicles as their first car. Acquisition of online services is at an all-time high," said Rob Infantino, founder and CEO of Openbay. "More than 60 million vehicles older than 16-years in age are in operation on U.S. roads that will require more repair and service when compared to later model vehicles.
"These trends translate to a large and growing opportunity to service a unique customer segment. Openbay and eBay Motors are helping improve the customer experience when getting a vehicle serviced and helping increase efficiency and profitability for automotive care businesses.”
Openbay has leveraged eBay’s APIs to streamline the end-to-end customer service experience and to attempt to drive efficiency and profitability for automotive care businesses.
Openbay said that additional benefits for automotive care businesses include:
- Access to genuine OEM automotive parts from franchises across the U.S., branded aftermarket products, new white label parts, remanufactured and used parts.
- Opportunity to stock up on parts used most frequently in bulk.
- Access to hard-to-find parts, obsolete or no longer available parts.
- Unique accessories outside of a repair that might be requested by the customer.