U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. operates as an online source for automotive aftermarket parts and repair information. The company principally sells its products, identified as stock keeping units (SKUs), to individual consumers through its network of Websites and online marketplaces. Its Websites provide customers with a selection of approximately 1.6 million SKUs with detailed product descriptions, attributes, and photographs. The company has developed a proprietary product database that maps its SKUs to product applications based on vehicle makes, models, and years. Products The company offers a selection of aftermarket auto parts. The company classifies its products into three categories, such as body parts serving the collision repair segment, hard parts to serve the replacement/wear parts market, and performance parts and accessories. Body Parts: The body parts category primarily includes parts for the exterior of an automobile. The company’s parts in this category are typically replacement parts for original body parts that have been damaged as a result of a collision or through general wear and tear. The majority of these products are sold through its Websites. In addition, the company sells a line of mirror products, including its own private-label brand called Kool-Vue, which are marketed and sold as aftermarket replacement parts and as upgrades to existing parts. Hard Parts: The hard parts category includes engine and chassis components, as well as other mechanical and electrical parts. These parts serve as replacement parts for existing engine parts and are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for engine and mechanical maintenance and repair. Performance Parts and Accessories: The company offers performance versions of various parts sold in each of the body parts and hard parts categories. Performance parts and accessories generally consist of parts that improve the performance of the automobile, upgrade existing functionality of a specific part or improve the physical appearance or comfort of the automobile. Sales Channels The company’s sales channels include the online channel and the offline channel. Online Sales Channel: The company’s online sales channel consists of its e-commerce Websites, online marketplaces, and online advertising. The company’s e-commerce channel includes a network of e-commerce Websites, supported by its call-center sales agents. The company also sells its products through online marketplaces, including third-party auction sites and shopping portals, which provide the company with access to additional consumer segments. The majority of the company’s online sales are to individual consumers. Offline Sales Channel: The company sells and delivers to collision repair shops from its Chesapeake, Virginia warehouse facility. The company also markets its Kool-Vue products nationwide to auto parts wholesale distributors and serves consumers by operating a retail outlet store in LaSalle, Illinois. International Operations The company has its offshore operations in the Philippines. It ships auto parts through a freight forwarding partner worldwide. In 2014, the company shipped auto parts to approximately 132 different countries. Dispositions In 2014, the company sold a noncontrolling interest in AutoMD, Inc. to outside investors and certain of its existing shareholders. Seasonality The company’s business is subject to seasonal fluctuations. It has historically experienced higher sales of body parts in winter months when inclement weather and hazardous road conditions typically result in more automobile collisions. Engine parts and performance parts and accessories have historically experienced higher sales in the summer months when consumers have more time to undertake elective projects to maintain and improve the performance of their automobiles and the warmer weather during that time is conducive for such projects. Competition The company competes with national auto parts retailers, such as Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Napa Auto Parts, CarQuest, O’Reilly Automotive, and Pep Boys; major online marketplaces, such as Amazon.com and eBay; and wholesale aftermarket auto parts distributors, such as LKQ Corporation. History U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. was founded in 1995. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1995.
us auto parts network inc
16941 Keegan Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
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