Gooparts Japan is a part of the Goo-net portal site and is a Japanese car parts shop. The store also has an online presence and like all other Japanese car parts sites, this site is also available preliminary in Japanese. The site hosts more than 40, 000 car parts and accessories. The Japanese name of the site is Gupatsu and the site hosts all kinds of automobile parts like exhausts etc.. The main business of the company is through the buying and selling of used car parts, though gooparts also sells new car parts.
The language barrier in gooparts presents difficulties for people who do not know Japanese vernacular. An online search of Gooparts rankings is also quite blank as there are no reviews available in most of the well-known forums. (for instance, see http://www.xomreviews.com/gooparts.com ) . However, there is a Google translation version of the website that lets English speakers browse through the parts.
The English page of the website shows several tabs under the name banner of the site. Some of the important the tabs are ‘Find Parts’, ‘Find a store’, ‘Purchase parts’ , ‘Parts glossary’ , ‘Purchase basics’ and ‘Features’. Through the ‘Find parts’ link, car parts purchases can be classified into car models. The car models are categorized according to the country of manufacture. For example, under the Japan category you can search for models like Eunos, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru; under the ‘France category you can find car makes like Renault, Peugeot, Citroen; under the USA category, car models like Cadillac, Hummer, Ford< mercury and so on. The other countries of car manufacturers that are present on the gooparts website are UK, Germany, Italy, Korea and Sweden. Beside each car model there is a ‘in-bracket’ number that shows how many car accessories are available for the particular brand.
Apart from searching according to brand name , a consumer can also find parts according to the type of car parts. In fact, the ‘Find parts’ section gives four types of search options to the users, namely, ‘search to fit models, Genre search , brand search and find new car parts.
The ‘find a store’ tab at the site enlists the contacts of registered gooparts stores across Japan.
For making the purchase the user has to click the ‘purchase parts’ tab. Under this link the purchase procedure is described in steps. The basic purchase policy of Gooparts is you choose the item and the store and then fill up an online form. You will be then contacted directly from the store tohelp you complete your purchase.