Parts trade - how does it look in different parts of the world?
Each country is characterized by varying degrees of development, with different customs ruled by history. This is reflected in the area of culture, science as well as in economy and trade. In the past, trade was dependent on geographical conditions - states with access to the sea or large rivers had an advantage over others. Utilizing the forces of nature accelerated the transport and expanded the territorial capabilities of potential transactions. With the development of technology and transport, people have been able to "overtake" nature. Horse or river transport was replaced by postal services. There were cars, planes, or even drones. But let's focus on automotive. What does it look like today to sell car parts in different parts of the world?
It is the least developed continent in terms of trade and technology. This is a very big market for used parts - they are easier to find from new and original parts. Car manufacturers rarely invest in saloons with new cars. Unless in the more developed countries like Egypt, South Africa and Tunisia. What does the traditional African shop with parts look like? This is usually a one-person activity. The "shop owner" is both a seller and a supplier. Sales take place on a stall or a specially designated piece of land. It is usually limited to direct sales, without shipping.
Next to cash is the possibility of trading. You can replace, for example, groceries with broken parts of your vehicle. The product line is very often located directly in front of the seller's home. Having a business with car accessories firmly maintains a high social position. They can afford richer townspeople or medium entrepreneurs in larger cities. However, it is important to remember that everything depends on the particular state. In Egypt, the sale looks different than in Ethiopia or Madagascar.
In this area the shops look very similar. The store owner has a representative function. Dressed in a suit, a shirt and a distinctive long tie welcomes potential customers already on the doorstep of their store. Surrounded by a multitude of parts at the sight, with various caps, gaskets and screws, the quality of the products is encouraged. As a result, the customer outside the necessary parts takes with him a few more gadgets. It is also worth noting that no country in the world of Ford Transit is not worshiped in this part of the world. Chrome mirrors? Low suspension? Custom alu wheels? Plush seats? Dozens of lights on the vehicle body? In Turkey such things are common bread. In addition, the majority of parts are manufactured in this part of the world, so there are a huge number of spare parts and accessories. The choice is almost as big as our store! Buying in that region - Do not forget about bargaining. Prices on store shelves are often overpriced, and sellers are well trained in negotiations! For some, the lack of negotiation can be treated as an offense!
Stationary sales in this region are slowly losing importance. Thanks to the European Union and the Schengen area - the borders have lost their importance. This makes it easy to travel and business. Therefore, companies from this region often expand their activities and territorial scope to the whole of Europe, or at least the whole of the European Union. The best example is the Transit Center. Over time, progress has been made - apart from stationary sales, mail sales have also developed. The small shop has been replaced by a large magazine. A simple website has been replaced by an extensive online store. The approach to the customer is professional and fast. The client is keen to accept orders quickly, ship the goods and deliver quickly. Years of practice have been able to minimize the margin of error to zero and optimize the shopping process itself. The Internet is the biggest competition, because there is the largest selection of parts. The offered prices must be very competitive - the cheapest. Companies in this region to be on the market also associate car owners in social media, online forums, or at various types of rallies.
Of course - every shop is different from each other, each state is developed to a different degree - so the text is some simplification. Please treat it with a grain of salt (except for the part about Transit Center).
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