Buying parts online is not new, but traditional online sources usually don’t offer the kind of support, understanding and proven quality modern transport businesses have come to expect. Buyparts.com.au was developed to fill the void. In 2013, a new website entered the scene to fill a gap previously ignored in the transport equipment scene – e-commerce. Developed to provide trade workshops, fleets and owner-drivers with 24-7 access to commercial vehicle parts, consumables and workshop equipment, buyparts.com.au is the first website to tap the full potential of the booming online shopping market. “Seeing a yawning gap in the market for a professionally presented, innovative e-commerce platform dedicated to the commercial vehicle industry was the catalyst to create buyparts.com.au in mid-2013,” says Managing Director, Steve Tabacchiera. “With a growth rate of 20 to 30 per cent per year, coupled with the mass adoption of mobile technology in trucking, it was hard to ignore the potential of e-commerce.” According to Steve, the idea was to combine all the best quality brands available in the market place today in one easily accessible location, so customers could not only find the part they required, but also purchase it on the spot. So far, the response has been overwhelming, with thousands of customers now experiencing the convenience of mobile component sourcing. “Buying truck and trailer parts has never been easier,” says Steve – pointing out that the buyparts.com.au platform is not just as an online retail channel, but an industry resource providing all the information you need to make the right purchase decision on parts. “By connecting customers directly with the best suppliers, we are able to ensure convenience, store availability, support and, most importantly, of all the best prices,” Steve explains. “Whether you are fleet purchasing officer, independent workshop or owner-driver, buyparts.com.au puts the parts counter in your office, workshop or home. With just the click of your mouse, you have access to tens of thousands of quality parts and the industry’s leading brands.” Steve says the buyparts.com.au project was developed to support local industry – especially suppliers, many of whom have supported the local market for a long time but have recently come under pressure due to a rising number of parallel imports and the “home branding” strategies of large-scale distributors. “Come and experience buyparts.com.au at the 2014 ITTES in Melbourne. The buyparts.com.au marque will be located at MP19 to show you just how easy buying parts from trusted local suppliers can be,” Steve says."