Think Amazon is okay? Would you be happy if it killed your local brick and mortar auto parts store?
The New York Post recently ran an article about how the online retailer is looking to go up against the likes of Autozone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Napa Auto Parts, Pep Boys and Advance Auto Parts.
According to this report, Amazon has sealed up contracts with big parts suppliers like Cardone Industries, Robert Bosch and Dorman. Apparently, the next phase involves agreements with regional parts distributors, hurting traditional stores even more.
Plenty of people get car parts online these days. The prices can be incredible, the selection is great and you don’t have to deal with weirdos during the whole process.
One big drawback is if you don’t live where same-day delivery for Prime customers is an option, there’s some wait involved when getting parts from Amazon. So killing off brick and mortar stores probably won’t happen, at least not entirely. Plus, Amazon has to contend with some pretty big online parts stores.