Auto Service World
News   March 3, 2015   by Auto Service World

Online Parts Sales To Double By 2018

#aftermarket – The Auto Care Association has released a new infographic detailing the expanding trend of e-tailing, the fastest-growing retail sector in the auto care industry and a significant revenue stream for auto parts sales. The infographic, a snapshot of the association’s new online study, E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket, highlights five online purchasing trends essential to existing and future businesses.

The infographic illustrates some of the study’s key findings including:

* E-tailing accounts for $6 billion in replacement parts sales;

* Service providers make more online parts purchases than consumers/DIYers;

* Online parts sales will double in volume by 2018; and

* Automotive replacements parts are among the top purchases in overall online consumer purchasing trends.

“Our new infographic provides unique insight into the e-tailing purchase behaviors that are most impacting our industry,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “These select details from our groundbreaking new study provide succinct perspective of this growing trend, and how it is shaping our industry now and in the future.”

The E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket full report provides a comprehensive analysis of the e-tailing channel based upon a triangulated analysis of pre-existing studies, existing data, consumer and installer surveys, and in-depth interviews (IDIs) within the auto care industry. It serves as the foundation for the association to provide a unified estimate of online sales within the aftermarket. In addition to the full report, the research is also available in four modules: Executive Summary, Market Size and Growth, Repair Shop/Installer Survey Results and Consumer/Vehicle Owner Survey Results.

The e-tailing infographic is available at Online ordering for the study is now available at