Amazon Vehicles – One Step Closer to Online Car Sales?
This month, online retail giant Amazon launched a new part of their website called Amazon Autos. While the name suggests that the site is beginning to sell cars, it is not yet the case. While Amazon waits for an atmosphere that might be more amenable to selling cars online, Amazon Vehicles looks to establish the brand as a resource for car owners across the country, providing reviews, tips, discussions, and accessories (which can be ordered from Amazon).
While you can’t buy a car, you can click to add cars you already own to your “Garage”. From there, you can join in conversations with other people who own your particular model, and there’s also very easy access to replacement parts and accessories for your vehicle.
It’s still too early to tell if Amazon Vehicles will take off, especially without actual car sales. We appreciate that it’s now much easier to find accessories and parts for our vehicles, but it wasn’t that hard before to go to a manufacturer’s website to find what we need. We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes on these new pages.