Amazon are looking to start selling cars online, with the UK cited as a possible country for a pilot programme. The German publication Automobilwoche (subscription required) reports
that Amazon have already started hiring staff for the venture with Christoph Möller pegged to be in charge of relationships with car manufacturers. Möller was previously a motors expert with the Oliver Wyman management consultants.
If Amazon begin selling motors, this will not only put them head to head with eBay and the rest of the car industry as a whole, but is also likely to increase the profile of Amazon in the lucrative parts and accessories business. The one thing that eBay have going for them is the massive second hand market for salvaged parts which Amazon really aren’t set up to handle.
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