Great Ways To Do Online Shopping

ccicatalogI was reading a study showing that overall 72% of online shoppers’ claim that they would rather surf online than go to retail store to get information about a product. In addition to ease of finding products online and shopping time reduction, consumers can shop without time limitation with 24-hr access at their convenience because the Web never closes. Consumers can also exchange information online through chatting and discussion blogs and forums to help them make wise consumer decisions. But it is important that Web sites have good product descriptions because it is one of the significant conditions that satisfy consumers. And it is easy to imagine that motorcycle products belong to the category of goods where shopper confusion may be extremely high.

Many motorcycle and parts manufacturers/distributors/dealers of our industry have made big efforts (and spent a lot of money with their web designer…) improving their online stores with good pictures, descriptions, how-to installation, and a secure server to protect buyers privacy.  A good example is the efforts made this year by Custom Chrome to both attract new buyers and support its dealers network since the company doesn’t sell direct retail. Consumers are offered 4 options to browse their catalog: online where there is infinite shelf space, by ordering the printed book or a CD, or by downloading a PDF of the entire catalog for viewing off-line. In addition, it is possible via their eStore to choose by zip code or name the dealer where you want the part ordered to be delivered. Quite smart. Anyway, I would recommend that you call first (or visit) your preferred dealer if you have any doubt about the compatibility or fitment on your bike of what you want to order.


9 Responses to “Great Ways To Do Online Shopping”

  1. 1 Bobfather May 7th, 2009 at 10:24 am

    CCI does not support ALL of it’s dealers with their online dealer locator or their new e-store set up. If you’re not a Gold or Platinum dealer with them they won’t list you or let you use their e-store set up. The e-store also is not a free service from CCI to it’s dealers. Not a fan of their set up at all.

  2. 2 Jim May 8th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I agree with Bobfather. The e-store is very expensive for dealers. Besides, who pays for srew-ups? I think there is potential for lots of extra work for the dealer.


  3. 3 Gypsy May 8th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    When it comes to Internet Shopping – gotta love PAYPAL! It’s easy, very secure and means you never – ever have to fill out those forms asking for name, address, phone etc… every time you want to make a purchase.

  4. 4 Kirk Perry May 9th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    “Todays ethanol/petrol blends will turn Kreem® into a booger-blob within your gas tanks” – Disgruntled, old Harley rider

    “Kreem® just isn’t what it use to be…..I’ve been robbed” – Knucklehead Fred


    I think now is the time to call up Kreem® and get some scoop on the current fuel-resistance specs. on their 3-part product. Whur’s my telephone? I’m on a mission. Outta my way.
    Now waiting for a reply. We’ll ride the Kreem problem to the ground – and jump up and down on the wheel rim, bending it to the asphalt, until it stops moving.
    I’ll post their full report over on under “Panheads” next week.

  5. 5 Kirk Perry May 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I use this on my Knuckle & Panhead tanks. Ships by UPS.
    This brush or spray on polymer can be applied to the inboard panels of 3.5 gallon tanks and will change motor noise into an extremely low-grade heat and spreads throughout the covered area..
    Comes in 1 liter cans. Long shelf life (my can is 9 yrs. old). Available at Gardner-Wescott® through your local m/c shop.
    Click [b]automotive[/b] and search for [b]Noise Killer Blue[/b] or just the word [b]Blue[/b]. About 45 bucks. When used with the rubber (61122-39) gas tank filler strip (that inserts between the tank halves, it reduces motor noise greatly.
    “Blue” can be removed from the tank panels if ever necessary. Apply after the tanks are painted. You won’t be able to see it with the tanks installed.

  6. 6 Kirk Perry May 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Actually, it seems that you can order from Gardner-Wescott® retail. Try it. I got all the way to checkout.

  7. 7 Patrick R. May 11th, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I am an internet dealer…I try my best to describe the products I sell…if you’re not satisfied with any purchase, for any reason, ship it back and I will take care of it….I find that internet bsuiness’ are kinda hard to deal with…have you ever had a question about a specific part? Ever got a reply??? Its nearly impossible! Not with me, i personally answer all questions within 24 hours. If I dont have an answer, I will find it for you. I usally answer long before the 24 hours, but Sunday is Sunday! Give me a try!

  8. 8 Jack May 11th, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I fall under the category of 72% online shoppers! All product info is available at the click of a mouse. Going to a retail store is out of the question. Billeo helps make shopping online a breeze (more than it already is!) It acts as a password manager and a bill pay assistant too.

  9. 9 Philippine Buy May 26th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Oh! This post was really a big help for me. Thanks for idea on how to deal with. I will try this.


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