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Car Sales Go Mobile

October 12, 2012 -  Buying a car is a pretty big deal. Before you stop reading, let me acknowledge that I understand that that is not the most profound sentiment you’ve heard this week. But seriously, buying a car is a HUGE deal. For most of us it means making a large down payment, either out of our own pocket or by taking out a loan, and then making monthly payments at least for the next couple of years. I’m not trying to scare anyone but that is commitment level: serious. If every time you made a new friend you had to sign an agreement ahead of time to hang out with that person every day for the next two years, you would definitely be more selective about who you started hanging out with. That is a terrible example, but please hang in there-- don’t stop reading yet. The point I am trying to make is that most of us do not, and should not, take buying a new car lightly. So would it surprise you then, if I told you that eBay sold 9000 cars last week to people who bought them using a mobile device?

Let me repeat it, in case once wasn’t enough. 9000 cars…purchased on eBay…from people using a smart phone or tablet device! If that doesn’t blow your mind, you are officially allowed to stop reading. The fact the people are using their mobile devices to purchase something as expensive and important as their next vehicle, clearly points to the fact that mobile shopping is the future of e-commerce. In addition to selling 9000 cars, eBay users also buy an average of 34,000 auto parts and accessories each week on their mobile devices. No doubt, yours truly BuyAutoParts.com is responsible for many of those transactions each week.

The age of the internet is shifting from our desktops to our hands. More and more people are using mobile devices to access social media sites, shop, bank, blog, and game. A recent study I read, said that almost 70% of Twitter users access Twitter primarily from their mobile device. The evidence for the paradigm shift is endless. At BuyAutoParts.com we understand that many of our customers are still getting used to the idea of buying auto parts over the internet. We are doing everything we can to make people comfortable with this process and we feel like we are doing a pretty awesome job. We have 9.8 out of 10 rating on ResellerRatings.com and we ship thousands of parts each day to satisfied customers all over the world. The shift to mobile is important, but it’s not going to change anything about the way we do business. Whether you buy your parts on your phone or on your computer, it will always be easy to buy auto parts at BuyAutoParts.com.

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