Many construction machine owners may be concerned about purchasing spare parts during COVID -19. The need to avoid contact, as well as various travel restrictions, can make shopping nearly impossible.
These reasons, combined with the need to save, lead the owner of heavy machinery to seek practical and convenient solutions. Even before the pandemic, used parts and equipment were bought online, but from now on this type of transaction will increasingly become the norm. Buyers will choose to buy from companies that have products with a high value and a quick and easy buying process.
In fact, the recent COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we interact with customers. In our case, we received visits from many clients, national and international, who came to “know personally” our company. In this situation, all this has become impossible, so we have implemented a series of strategies to share online as much information as possible about our business and our company.
Buying spare parts for excavators, loaders, backhoe loaders, bulldozers, dump trucks etc., is not like buying a book or a mobile phone. It is necessary for the buyer to know exactly what he needs and, if he does not know, to provide all the technical information to the seller.
In recent years (source Oberlo.com) online shopping has increased by more than 150% and there has been a significant growth, especially in 2020. This has made it possible for online scams to grow too.
In the next paragraph we will give you some useful tips to buy online and avoid scams.
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Tips for buying used parts online
To help you feel more confident buying used parts online, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips for evaluating the products you want to buy, regardless of whether you buy them from Taop Parts or not.
Know your seller
The first rule is to verify that the company exists. A reliable company has a website, a profile on the main social networks and is georeferenced.
The website must function and contain as much information about the company as possible, especially photos and descriptions of the products it sells.
Social profiles must be up to date to make sure the business is up and running.
You also need to look up the business on the maps to verify its physical address.
If these three conditions are present, then you are relying on an existing company.
But the fact that the company exists does not mean that it is the most suitable for your purchases and that leads to the second rule, that is, check the competency and the ability of the company to solve your problem in a specific way.
The seller must speak several languages and he must know the technical aspects of the part that the buyer needs. A good seller asks for the technical data of the machine, he asks for a photo of the part to be replaced and if you have it, the seller will have to send them a photo of the spare part that is available.
Define your budget
Recycled parts do not have a defined price list, since the latter depends on the condition of the machine, the year of construction and the hours of operation. In addition, you must consider the state of wear of your machine and the rest of its components. Finally, don’t forget that, if you don’t have your own mechanical workshop, you should also consider the assembly costs.
If you are on a very high budget, you probably wouldn’t be reading this article, but in most cases, the budget is tight or limited. In the latter case, you should pay attention to the quality of the spare parts offered, normally a very low price is associated with a low quality. It is always convenient to buy spare parts from companies that carry out internal disassembly by specialized mechanics. The reason is that all the technical information on the machine can be obtained from the companies that carry out the disassembly directly, whereas it can be difficult for a dealer to find such information.
After evaluating all these aspects, you can make your purchase online.
Taop Parts is our trusted supplier
Our company has all the characteristics listed above. Website with the publication of all our products, profiles on social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram).
A full page of photos, posts and videos on Google My Business. A YouTube channel where we publish videos of functional tests of machines and motors, as well as tutorial videos on some repairs and checks (hydraulic pump, level checks and leaks or torque converter assembly, etc.).
In addition, when purchasing the machines and dismantling them, we are sure of the quality and functionality of the spare parts we sell.
We have a commercial network that speaks the main languages, giving our clients the possibility of having an interlocutor capable of helping them to solve problems related to their machines.
Last but not least, we collaborate with the best international transport companies in order to provide our clients with a transport service with the certainty of costs and delivery times.
These characteristics make Taop Parts the best supplier of used and recycled parts that you can find. What are you waiting for to request a quote?
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