Openbay, an online marketplace that connects customers with auto repair shops, has joined forces with eBay Motors to provide a searchable automotive parts accessories site for its online marketplace for auto repair and service.
Openbay will use eBay data to provide businesses tools to research, source and acquire automotive parts directly through the Openbay dashboard. With this added service, businesses will have access to a wide selection of parts including genuine OEM automotive parts, white label parts, national brand aftermarket parts, remanufactured and used parts as well as hard-to-find parts that are no longer manufactured.
“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.”
Rob Infantino, founder and CEO of Openbay, said millennials, the largest population in U.S. history, are driving older cars as their first car and because of that, online sales of auto parts are at an all time high.
“More than 60 million vehicles older than 16-years in age are in operation on U.S. roads that will require more repair and service when compared to later model vehicles,” he said. “These trends translate to a large and growing opportunity to service a unique customer segment. Openbay and eBay Motors are helping improve the customer experience when getting a vehicle serviced and helping increase efficiency and profitability for automotive care businesses.”