How to become a Car Accessories Retailer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: June 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Car accessories retailers supply a wide range of interior and exterior accessories including roof bars, wheel trims, wiper blades, wing mirrors, light bulbs and basic parts, along with car care products such as shampoo, polish, motor oil and screen wash.

Retailers typically supply accessories for a range of vehicle makes and models and there are also niche opportunities to supply to the classic car, motorbike, or car modification markets. Some retailers also provide a fitting service for accessories such as windscreen wipers and children's car seats.

Independent car accessories retailers face increasing competition from online retailers, supermarkets and national chains such as Halfords and Euro Car Parts.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a car accessories retailer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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