"Last year, we took over management of Acme Wholesale and since then have more than doubled the company's sales," said Craig Smith, president and chief executive officer of Source One Marketing.
"We are now merging Acme into Source One Distributing, bringing its strong base of business-to-business accounts to complement Source One's accessories and online marketing expertise."According to Smith
, the company's product knowledge, purchasing power, competitive pricing and commitment to quality service are the prime reasons why Autobytel.com selected Source One Marketing
as its fulfillment partner. With the addition of Acme and the fulfillment agreement with Autobytel.com, Source One Marketing
plans to expand its inventory and account service staff to handle the anticipated increase in business. According to Lang Marketing Research
, a research firm specializing in the aftermarket industry, business-to-business e-commerce of auto parts, accessories and related services will reach $62 billion by 2005.Source One Marketing (http://www.sourceonemarketing.com/), based in Irvine, Calif., was founded by Smith, a 20-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket industry.Smith
has diverse experience overseeing sales and marketing at automotive aftermarket manufacturers, distributors and retailers.Prior to Source One Marketing, Smith was the executive vice president of GT Styling, a leading automotive accessories manufacturer.
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...CRAIG SMITH, PRESIDENT/CEOCraig Smith has nearly 20 years of experience in the automotive industry with expertise in sales, marketing, distribution, retail and manufacturing.Prior to founding Autoaccessory.com in 1997, he spent five years as executive vice president of G.T. Styling/A&A Specialties, a leading auto accessory manufacturer.Before that, Smith spent three years as vice president of sales and marketing at Steel Horse Automotive, a leading manufacturer and distributor of light truck accessories, and two years as the sales manager for American Specialty, a warehouse distributor of automotive accessories.Smith started his career in 1980 when he co-founded Motor Design, a direct mail catalog company selling upscale auto accessories.
..."We pioneered the concept of selling auto accessories online, and we intended to do it right," said Craig Smith, president and chief executive officer.
"By focusing on customer service, offering the widest selection and making it easy to order online, Autoaccessory.com
has become the leading Internet retailer of automotive aftermarket accessories."Source One Marketing
Autoacessory.com is a unit of Source One Marketing
.In addition to its successful retail e-commerce Web site, the company also sells accessories to installers, dealers and others through Source One Distributing, serving this rapidly expanding segment of the aftermarket.
"Our expertise in online marketing for the automotive aftermarket was the prime reason why O'Reilly Automotive, a $750-million auto parts retailer, selected Source One Marketing
to develop and manage its auto parts and accessories Web sites," said Smith
.Source One Marketing, based in Irvine, Calif., was founded by Craig Smith, a 20-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket industry.Smith
has diverse experience overseeing sales and marketing at automotive aftermarket manufacturers, distributors and retailers.Prior to Source One Marketing, Smith was the executive vice president at GT Styling, a leading automotive accessories manufacturer.
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