So, we all know that the world has changed irrevocably this year because of Covid 19. The global impact not only on individual economies, but also on the world economy has yet to be realized, but it will undoubtedly be serious and long-term. I don’t think anyone would have believed this time last year that both our personal and professional lives would change so dramatically overnight.
As most countries in quick succession imposed quarantine , the world metaphorically “stopped” for the first time. It’s an adjustment for everyone, but out of adversity grows opportunity. No more so than in the production of spare parts for construction equipment. Fortunately, we are seeing the resumption of construction projects in most countries. This gives much needed hope to many people whose livelihoods depend not only on the completion of existing projects, but also on the start of planned ones. When machines are running, parts will be needed. Not just genuine Volvoce parts, but Volvo replacement parts.
Many traditional supply chains have been disrupted, and non-prescription sales are either impossible or very difficult. Companies are struggling to stay open with strict rules of social distance for both their employees and customers. This is a big problem for both large and small companies. Companies are beginning to think outside the box in search of alternative ways to market and serve their customer base. Similarly, end users are looking for new ways to get the parts they need. Some people are using downtime to repair broken machines that might otherwise be disassembled.
Fortunately, we are not yet in global Armageddon, and the Internet is still very active. Some people who are still in isolation working from home use online sources for their needs and wants, such as stocking up on toilet paper! However, as a general rule, what starts out as personal online retailing soon becomes commercial retailing. People who have never searched the Internet for things like Volvo car parts before suddenly find themselves browsing search engines and researching sites and companies they didn’t even know existed.
Some people care about the brand name and will only use original parts, but don’t know that there are options other than their local Volvo dealer around the world. Hundreds of breakers around the world stock original Volvo parts, both new and used. Because most courier companies are fully operational, they can deliver to you even during a lockout. Whether you don’t have a Volvo parts catalog or Volvo part number, you can often find information online.
Our analysis shows that the number of new users submitting part requests is up 36% in April-May compared to January-February 2020.
We can only guess at the surge in online activity. However, it’s probably safe to assume that when people have free time, they go online . With the introduction of social distancing, everyone has found new ways to communicate with friends, family, colleagues, customers and suppliers.
Over the past decade, we at UrParts have worked tirelessly to provide end users with the best deals on parts. Whether it’s a Volvo part number, Komatsu part number or Cat part number, the principle is the same. By using the online platform to connect with suppliers around the world, you know you’re getting access to the world’s best parts and not having to pay high prices locally due to a lack of options.