How To Order Car Parts Online
Online shopping has become a massive industry, and it is no wonder that the more advanced and reputable car businesses have joined the online space. Africaboyzonline is one such company that is at the forefront of this technology, making it easy and safe to purchase virtually any car part online from their online shop. It no longer needs to be an intimidating process as the website is user-friendly and streamlined so that even novice web users can find exactly what they want.
By going mobile, you no longer need to drive around looking for the best deals and the correct part. You can now click your way to great discounts and offers from the comfort of your home. It all starts with a simple online search on your smartphone or computer.
When you are looking to purchase a car part online, you must ensure you follow a few steps so that you can buy your part safely and confidently. A little education and research upfront can save you a lot of time, money, and potential trouble!
1. DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET AND CHOOSE BETWEEN OEM, AFTERMARKET AND USED PARTS
Before you start your search, decide if you want to purchase Genuine, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), Aftermarket parts or Used parts. Once you have made your decision you should add one of these keywords to your search words so as to refine your search and target only those specific suppliers.
2. FIND THE CORRECT PART
The onus is on the buyer to purchase the correct part from the online store so you want to get it right the first time. There are a few ways you can identify your car part:
SEARCH FOR SPARES BY PART NUMBER
Each auto part has a unique ID number from the original manufacturer, also known as an OEM (Original Manufacturer Equipment) number. This number can be found on the auto part itself, on the packaging, in accompanying documentation, on the manufacturer’s website or can be obtained from a supplier of car parts.
SEARCH FOR SPARES BY CONTACTING A SUPPLIER OF CAR PARTS
An online search for auto parts suppliers using search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing for example, will result in several pages of links to businesses that sell car parts. It is recommended you use 2 different search engines as this will produce more comprehensive results.
You can then contact a company directly and enquire about the required part. You should be able to give them as much information as possible such as the make and model of the car, the colour, the year it was manufactured and the VIN number if possible. If you have the part, you could also send a picture of the part to the salesman to ensure it is the correct part, and that it is compatible with your vehicle.
You can also use this as a means of comparing prices between the various sites and looking for special deals and bargains.
3. BE AWARE, BE SAFE
CHECK THE SITE’S SECURITY - ONLY USE SECURE WEBSITES:
When browsing different websites for an online shop, ensure you only transact on secure websites. One way you can check if the website is secure is to look for the padlock image on the toolbar next to the address.If you don't see the padlock icon, do not purchase from that website.
When you get to the checkout page where you enter your credit card or other personal information, there should be an ‘s’ after ‘http://’ in the web address of that page – it should read: ‘HTTPS://’. This encryption scrambles your data as it is entered as an additional security measure.
The site should also use two-factor authentication methods such as the OTP (One time Pin) which you will receive as a SMS on your cell phone.
It is recommended you use a credit card instead of a debit card. A credit card gives you much more security if your account is compromised and the purchase can be reversed if need be, whereas if you use your debit card potential fraudsters can have direct access to your bank account.
DO NOT USE PUBLIC WI-FI OR ANY UNSECURED WIRELESS NETWORK
Do not do your online purchasing in coffee shops, malls or anywhere with public Wi-Fi as fraudsters could intercept your connection.
READ CUSTOMER REVIEWS
It is also recommended that you read online reviews of the company to see if customers are happy and have enjoyed good and safe customer service.
4. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE COMPANY’S DELIVERY, SHIPPING AND RETURNS POLICIES
Find out about the method of delivery and/or shipping costs and procedures. Most companies will send you a delivery notice and tracking number once the order is processed.
Most companies also offer refunds and parts may be returned if they are defective, damaged or are incorrectly supplied but always read the fine print so you know exactly where you stand.
Online buying is efficient, fun and so convenient! Follow these steps outlined above and you will avoid any risks or problems and you can ensure your experience is safe and secure as well as enjoying the other benefits of online shopping. Happy shopping!
Below Is A Comprehensive Step By Step Guide To Shopping Online With Africaboyz Online
Log onto Africaboyzonline
Click on the padlock icon on the right of the address bar and choose register to open an account or log in if you are a returning customer
If you are registering, add your personal details and create an account. Use a strong password
An email will be sent to you with instructions to activate your account. Click on the link
Type in your vehicle or parts details in the search block. You can also choose by category
The parts will display with price and all relevant details
Choose the quantity you need
ADD TO CART
This will be added to your shopping basket. You can either continue shopping or go to cart
The price will be displayed on the cart
Proceed to checkout and enter the shipping address
There will be a summary of the shipping method, payment method, order summary and price with shipping costs
Read terms and conditions and check the box
Click on complete
You will receive an email confirming your order and tracking number so you can track the delivery