Monday, September 27, 2010

Opening a New Store? What investors need to know part 1 2011

I had a new investor contact me since all the local scooter shops had closed in his town, he wanted to talk about what went wrong, instead of dwelling on the past I wanted to tell him what he neded to do from day one to make sure it went right. He needs to think like the big boys rather than spending all the cash on twenty $599 scooters, he should do the opposite of the small business owner who doesn't want to invest in parts or accessories which is now the lifeblood of the business. What makes a Harley Dealer sell so many shirts? How do they stay in business from 70% income on merchandise? These are the real questions the small business owner doesn't see, they think the money is in bikes when the real money is in parts and accessories, service, and keeping the customer coming back. Build a buyer experience, from waiting in line to pay to browsing the store, the emotional response must be captured. For more info visit At MRP we have most of the items you need to build this experience from top name brands and the stock parts 90% of the distributors in North America do not have. Over 12,000 items in our database are there to help you make more money from your scooter store investment in 2011. We constantly get emails from clients in South America and new investors who want to sell scooters or ebikes in their local town. 9 times out of 10 I walk into a store and the manager will tell me they have no covers or accessories in stock, that they "can order them from the catalog" if the customer wants one. 9 times out of 10 the end user gets that SAME EXACACT catalog in the mail, buys it direct, and thinks the manager was a fool since he could buy that jacket from the manufacturer or online for less. You have to do the opposite, you have to have the jacket and the parts in the store. A store without helmets won't sell any. Thats' why shops that focus on the experience are doing ok when the dealer focusing on moving units has been struggling to get rid of excess inventory. Most recent market data from August 2010 indicates there are sufficient units in warehouses to last until 2012. So a dealer with 50 units is competing with drop shippers, Ebay, and distributors liquidating units at the auction below dealer price. How do you compete with this? YOU BUILD A CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. Let MRP help you do this. We have the top names from Dayco, Gates, Bridgestone, Duro, Malossi, Scooter Ninja, Polini, MRP, Slipstreamer, Two Brothers Racing, DelOrto, Malaguti, Grimecca, NG Disk Brake, Armadillo Scooter Wear and more!


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MRP distributes OEM parts for TNG (CMSI) select models of CF Moto Daelim Motors Korea ( parts should appear on website by mid July) Malaguti of Italy ( Keeway Southeast (Keeway Vento QJ Andretti Yamati models) CPI Taiwan Powersports Factory Brands PSF Diamo Cubik (matches OEM Vento part numbers) as well as QJ and ZNEN (who manufacture bikes for a variety of scooter importers) such as FlyScooters Lance BMS Qlink models that were ZNEN corresponding to matching TNG parts.

Every scooter is someone’s first ride we help the dealers and consumers find those hard to find parts. Doesn't matter what brand it is we've been doing the Chinese scooter parts thing since 2004 so we can help you find the right part.

Since January 2009 MRP has expanded by acquiring the QJ – Keeway Southeast distribution parts warehouse the Diamo USA / LS Motorsports / Italjet USA parts warehouse CPI – TAIWAN Distribution and TNG Scooters.

The company has OEM parts for Malaguti scooters of Italy Benelli (acquired by QJ in 2006) the Italian brand now made in China and sold in the USA under the Andretti name MH Motorhispania of Spain RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zongshen Wangye MS UTVs and CPI Taiwan. In addition the company distributes performance parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Duro Bando Gates Powerlink Posh Maxxis Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP.

Products carried by MRP can be obtain exclusively at select Motorcycle Dealerships and Repair Shops in the USA. MRP is the one stop wholesale ONLY scooter buggy and ATV parts distributor. For a list of retailers visit
When it comes to parts we have it all:

From Scooters to Chinese UTVs we got it:

* air filters
* axles
* batteries
* battery chargers
* bearings
* belts
* body parts
* brakes
* cables
* carburetors
* CDIs
* chains
* controllers (electric)
* electronics
* Engine Parts
* engines & motors
* frame parts
* gas caps and gas tanks
* handles grips controls
* lights
* mufflers
* sprockets
* tires and tubes
* wheels

We have a ton of stuff make sure to check it out on our site. Parts for: 125cc GY6 QMI152/157 QMJ152/157 4-stroke engines 250cc 4-stroke CN250 water-cooled 172mm engines 4-stroke QMB139 engines 50cc 2-stroke D1E41QMB02 D1E41QMB H1E41QMB and 1E41QMB model engines. This motor is used on many popular Chinese scooters including the Qingqi QMQT50-B2 50cc 2-stroke 1PE40QMB Minarelli based engine and more!

MRP has added more parts to its lineup to be the number one source of all scooters items. Some distributors carry Chinese or European scooter parts but MRP is the only company in the USA the covers the full range.

MRP earlier this year acquired parts from the now-closed QJ - Keeway warehouse and product from the defunct Diamo USA/LS Motorsports. The company also has OEM parts for Malaguti MH RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zonshen MS UTVs and distributes aftermarket parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP's house brand.

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