Auto Service World
News   January 17, 2018   by Adam Malik

Digital offerings expand with eBay, Openbay partnership

eBay Motors continues to expand its reach in the automotive aftermarket. The global commerce giant and U.S.-based online marketplace Openbay announced a partnership that will increase the number of automotive parts and accessories available online.

The Openbay dashboard will be powered by eBay Motors to allow shops to search and buy parts directly. Selection ranges from original equipment to white label to aftermarket and remanufactured parts.

“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,” said Jordan Hettinga, director of category management at eBay Motors. “With millions of items available on eBay – everything from OEM to hard-to-find parts, we’re arming the Openbay community with the access to this inventory. With our wide spectrum of value, we’re hoping to save customers time, money, all while improving their profitability.”

Openbay noted that the majority of its shop customers service out-of-warranty vehicles, many of which are 11 years old or more. As most drivers are now in the Millennial age category and their first cars are typically older models, offering online services for parts is a must, the company said, along with being able to source parts for these vehicles.

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