Selling auto parts is an increasingly big business.
In 2015, the American aftermarket automobile parts industry clocked in at $68.8 billion, a number that experts predict will rise steadily for the foreseeable future. This business benefits tremendously from the rise and public acceptance of online sales, especially the used parts segment, for everything from vehicle restorations to simply fixing everyday drivers. Salvage yards, for instance, now have national and international markets versus a geographically restricted market for previous generations of vehicles. About 1.1 million auto parts sources are listed on eBay for North America alone.
A particular challenge with auto parts sales is delivery. With its global growth and new online allure, buyers are less likely to drive down to a local shop and pick up their new parts in person. They need their parts shipped. However, so many auto parts don’t fit in standard shipping boxes. Tires, rims, bumpers, grills, dashboards, exhaust pipes and systems, radiators, engines - shipping items this large and this heavy can really ratchet up shipping costs with traditional carriers.
Our recommendation is to consider a discount carrier like Busfreighter.com. We offer substantial discounts on certain oversized, irregular and multi-box shipments through Greyhound Package Express (GPX) compared to big name national carriers. As a division of Greyhound© Lines, Inc., GPX uses the cargo space under the fleet of over 1,000 Greyhound buses in North America, and Busfrieghter.com can get your parts shipped at a low cost. With over 3,800 destinations to choose from, getting packages from your shop to your customers is easy. Busfreighter.com and GPX provide delivery options such as bus station to bus station and door to door service.
If Your Part Fits Under the Bus, We Can Ship It
Busfreighter.com and GPX can ship unconventionally shaped packages such as bumpers, grills and dashboards. Maximum weight per piece is 100 pounds and the maximum size that will fit under the bus is 29-inches x 47-inches x 82-inches - approximately 2.5 ft x 4 ft x 6.5 ft. If your part fits under the bus, we can ship it. Examples of auto parts that may not fit under the bus are engines and truck beds.
If you are using our service, we do suggest letting your parts buyers know before completing the transaction. Point to point distances on bus routes can result in shipping times of up to seven to 10 days in some cases. Managing the expectations of your customers is a key to keeping them happy, which will be reflected in the transaction score or review they give your business once the deal is complete and the package is received.
Busfreighter.com – Still the Best Kept Secret in Shipping
The more you ship, the more you save! Together, Busfreighter.com and GPX have nearly 30 years combined experience facilitating package shipments via a nationwide bus network. Our service is a great way to ship multiple boxes across the country while keeping within your budget. Whether you are relocating to a new city or shipping purchases to Etsy or Ebay customers, Busfreighter.com is an economical way to send packages long distance. Visit www.Busfreighter.com, fill the Instant Quote & Ordering form, buy moving supplies direct from the factory and save.