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Building an Auto Parts Business

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 257 comments
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Building an Auto Parts Business




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When one starts any kind of business he or she needs to think not only about the ramifications and consequences of doing so, but also about the main part of the business plan that he or she will be sticking to. The same goes if you would like to start an auto parts business, and there are many dilemmas and decisions that you may run into along the way that you’ll have to consider and make. However, starting an auto parts business doesn’t have to be that big of a job, especially if one already knows a little bit about the business in the first place. It’s very true that starting up an auto parts business can be a very lucrative business opportunity, but it may be a little difficult if he or she has no experience with cars whatsoever. Nevertheless, here are some important guidelines to remember about starting this type of a business:

#1: Keep a List

This isn’t Christmastime and one should probably check this list over more than twice, but keeping a list of the auto parts that one has in stock in his or her warehouse is absolutely crucial in this type of a business. Many people usually turn to third-party stores that carry the types of auto parts that they need. A few examples of these types of stores are AutoZone, NAPA, as well as various other hardware stores that can be found. You can bet that all of these companies have lists that they started in order to keep track of the auto parts that they’re selling and the ones that they are also stocking. Although it’s not necessary to write this type of a list down by hand, it is definitely worthwhile to keep everything in a database on a computer’s hard drive so that it will always be easily accessible.

#2: Memorize Your Auto Parts

There are also customers who will come in your store from time to time who have no idea what they’re looking for. On the other hand, someone may know the job that they want to do to their car, but won’t have a clue as to what auto parts that they’ll need to get the job done. This is where memorization comes in. You will want to memorize that auto parts that you currently have, but you’ll also want to know which auto parts are required for which types of repair jobs so that you will be more valuable to your customers.

#3: Stock more than just Auto Parts

A third thing that one should take upon themselves to do is to stock more than just auto parts in their business. Even though the majority of the time there will be individuals who will be real quick at choosing the parts that they need, there are always those who will browse the whole store and see what you’ve got for sale. Business owners can

Why Auto Parts Stores Will Never Go Out of Business

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 269 comments
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Why Auto Parts Stores Will Never Go Out of Business




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If you have ever wanted to start your own business, have you ever thought about starting an auto parts stores. Even though you may never have considered it before, there are actually very few chain auto parts retail stores on the market that would be competing with you. But why not start your own auto parts store? In fact, starting up one of these types of businesses is just like any other retail store that could be set up. But the number one reason why a person should choose to setup an auto parts store of their own is because they will never go out of businesses. There are several reasons for that, too, and here are some things to consider:

People & Automobiles Will Never Change

The best reason to set up an auto parts store is that there will always be plenty of people who are dependent on automobiles to get to work, school, and use as transportation throughout the day. Automobiles seems like they aren’t going anywhere, which is why auto parts will always be needed. People will always need to buy first-hand, after-market auto parts in order to fix their cars. The retail stores that are set up to do this, like AutoZone or NAPA; do have a good business for themselves in the foreseeable future in order to take care of cars and people.

Less Competition

Another reason that you may have to set up your auto parts store is that there is generally less competition in the auto parts industry. Consider: how many auto parts stores do you know of that are set up in your city or town? Chances are that there aren’t much more than the amount of fingers that you have on one hand. This ultimately means that there is still a market for an auto parts store where you live. One shouldn’t underestimate the power of not having very much competition. All one has to do is set up an auto parts store, along with something different that not another one is offering, and customers will automatically be attracted to you.

More Expertise

Auto parts stores are stores that can be set up whether you have any expertise in the business or not. However, many customers go walk into auto parts stores generally have questions about their automobiles and auto parts that they believe the clerk at the desk will know how to answer. If you would like to set up your own auto parts stores then the best idea would be to have some expertise in the business before you even start. This may take reading lots of automobile magazines and research materials, but you will be a lot better off for it in the long run when helping customers.

All in all, auto parts stores are some of the best stores that one could ever set up. There is

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