Automotive

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E-Commerce, Exports to Turbocharge the Vehicle Accessory Industry

Ahead of the 2018 SEMA Show, let’s look at the greatest opportunities for aspiring automotive leaders.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association likes to say its members don’t sell products that customers need. SEMA members sell products that customers crave, products designed to customize or enhance the performance, handling and appearance of their vehicles, both new and old. Exhaust, suspension and body kits. Spoilers. Custom wheels. Horsepower-enhancing engine modifications. Restoration parts for […]

Driving Transformation

It's essential that original equipment manufacturers establish firm digital foundations to define themselves as next-generation automakers.

When it comes to buying a car today, connected technologies are the new deal breakers. According to the recent Car Tech Impact Study from AutoTrader, 89 percent of buyers are willing to wait for must-have technology features, and nearly half would switch brands to get the features they want. It’s no surprise then that a recent IBM […]

A World of Opportunity for the Automotive Aftermarket

The world is open for business, and now is the time to cross borders and find new opportunities for success. So, what are you waiting for?

In this increasingly connected world, doing business across borders isn’t as complex as it once was. Purchasing something from another continent is almost as easy as walking to the neighborhood market – though deliveries may take longer. That’s changing business. The recently released Global Pulse of the Online Shopper found most consumers in Canada, Brazil […]

Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

It's time to rethink the return on investment for cleaner technologies.

Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space. But something important is going on in the world of commercial vehicles as well. Last year Tesla announced it would produce an electric long-haul big rig. PepsiCo, Walmart and UPS promptly committed to buying a few hundred. More recently, UPS made an important […]

The Next Frontier: Selling Auto Parts Online

Smart dealerships see e-commerce as a friend – not a foe.

All dealerships – regardless of specialty or volume – would be wise to pay attention to this statistic: Twelve percent of online shoppers reported that they purchased automotive parts accessories in the last three months, according to the latest UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study. While that is a small percentage, it is growing […]