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Hey guys,
I'm looking for some ideas of products and things that I should carry at www.ScionGeneration.com. My goal with the store is to cater to everything Scion. I'd like to consolidate all the types of parts that people typically buy for their cars. Any information regarding product lines or brands that you'd like to see in the store would be really helpful.
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I dunno about name brands and such, but if you can separate the different styles into their own respective categories, many people would fall in suit to what they want. You know, like VIP style products under separate pages, if you're looking to dive into that market.


Consider carrying multiple brands per field, such as Cusco, Tein, Tanabe, HKS....etc...

Since the dawn of a new era for Scion is approaching, and many people's warranties are probably coming to an end, maybe carry nitrous kits and different supercharger kits....

I'd like to see a website that carries more than the standard accessories. Most of the places I visit, have the same stuff (which means it's good stuff and sells, yes) but maybe carry some things that only a specific niche market are looking for....
 

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Do research on what is available in overseas markets for Scion. If you can make it available for people here then it will give you great bragging rights (exclusive distributor). Everybody here in US has pretty much the same stuff anyway. Simple accessories for interior, unusual graphics may be. Try to get nice wheels that no one has here ( just look at any UK custom wheel site and you will be amazed how many different styles they have that we have never seen here).
 

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I'd love to get some JDM stuff shipped over. It's not always easy to find a supplier but I'll certainly be on the lookout.
Nitrous kits and superchargers shouldn't be a problem. I'll look into brands and installation options. I'd prefer to atleast offer a kit with extra brackets or hose extensions if they're needed to work well with a scion.
I'll defintately look into setting up VIP, JDM, USDM style sections. If you know if any other styles that would work well, let me know. Thanks for these ideas, keep um coming.
 

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For body kit/lip kit, if you can have separate sections for lip kits and body kits, that would be a nice added touch. I know it would mean more work on part of the designer, to have extra pages sitting around, but for the consumer, having things split up like this really streamlines page flipping. There are a few websites that I just 'window shop' on quite often because it's so easy to navigate.

Also, per scion model, a 'spreadsheet' type front page is nice. In columns of 3 or 4, detailing what page you will be directed to.

Not the best mockup on a forum text box but like this only with a picture of a SCION product:

[Suspension].......[Drivetrain]........[Accessories].......[Forced Induction]


Since there are going to be 2 versions for the xB, separate sections for each model is a must. I'm sure you don't want someone purchasing products for the xB Classic and then complaining about it because they have the xB2.

Something like xB[03-07] and xB[08+]


I've got a million ideas, I enjoy drawing up websites, because I am a major internet consumer. No, I don't know more than basic HTML unfortunately.
 

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For body kit/lip kit, if you can have separate sections for lip kits and body kits, that would be a nice added touch. I know it would mean more work on part of the designer, to have extra pages sitting around, but for the consumer, having things split up like this really streamlines page flipping. There are a few websites that I just 'window shop' on quite often because it's so easy to navigate.

Also, per scion model, a 'spreadsheet' type front page is nice. In columns of 3 or 4, detailing what page you will be directed to.

Not the best mockup on a forum text box but like this only with a picture of a SCION product:

[Suspension].......[Drivetrain]........[Accessories].......[Forced Induction]


Since there are going to be 2 versions for the xB, separate sections for each model is a must. I'm sure you don't want someone purchasing products for the xB Classic and then complaining about it because they have the xB2.

Something like xB[03-07] and xB[08+]


I've got a million ideas, I enjoy drawing up websites, because I am a major internet consumer. No, I don't know more than basic HTML unfortunately.
I've been thinking about the xB2 thing. I'm waiting to see if a term like xB2 catches on. I want to make sure I know what people are calling it before I state throwing together new sections.

I like the usability ideas. I'm always looking for ways to improve the usability of the site. Are there any smaller suggestions that I could implement without a complete redesign? I want to make sure that visitors can find exactly what they're looking for (especially since I'm in the process of adding more items).

I know it's important that I get more aesthetic products but I don't want to deal out anything that's not going fit right or break easily. I'd like to stick within a certain level of quality because it makes life easier on everyone. Also, I'd like to provide some level of Scion-specific instructions for products that are more universal in nature.
 

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I hear ya on the name dropping. I would imagine for now separating it by model years should be sufficient until the market truly comes into play.


You wouldn't have to fully redesign, everything sits well as it is, but some things could be changed for the consumer's ease.

As for the "styling" you could always look into getting a 'company' demo and testing the quality and fitment of the items yourself. For anything you do not like, you don't have to carry.
 

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........... I'm waiting to see if a term like xB2 catches on. I want to make sure I know what people are calling it before I state throwing together new sections..............
I think people are calling it

wanna be xB
ugly
soccer mom car
"not" an Xb
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I could go on but :D

I call it not buying another Scion :p

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anyway back to topic

Everyone one here seem that say the Perrin Pulley are good, I'm in the market for one as soon as I make the wife realize I need it :)

Those stock amp connector pigtails seem to be an item people want but can't find easy

Everyone (including your site) has axle back exhausts, how about a whole exhaust bolt on.

Leather kits, I've seen them on eBay and seen those installed on here, but I have a hard time spending over $150 on there. I'd like to see someone sell a leather pack that cheap on a site.

LED's for the dash, I know there are places to get them but if you want a "get everything at one stop" site they would sell

an aftermarket cabin filter, I'm not paying stealership price but if someone came up with one cheap to slap in I'd buy it

That's all I got for now

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Ah yes! Perrin products! Pick them up, they now have an exhaust (axle-only) available. Not to mention the short shifter and a few other parts.

Yes, I'd REALLY like to see REAL cat-back exhausts for sale myself.

Gargamel's ideas for the dash LED's and the connectors are GREAT!

I'd add-on to that with indoor and outdoor LED handle kits, maybe a whole package of cathodes and LED's to do it up all at once.

To elaborate: Underbody kit, engine bay kit, indoor cathode kit, dash LEDs, handle LED's all in one nicely packaged kit. Some people have some cathodes and LED's so selling the kit minus the parts they have would work for both parties.
 

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Ah yes! Perrin products! Pick them up, they now have an exhaust (axle-only) available. Not to mention the short shifter and a few other parts.

Yes, I'd REALLY like to see REAL cat-back exhausts for sale myself.

Gargamel's ideas for the dash LED's and the connectors are GREAT!

I'd add-on to that with indoor and outdoor LED handle kits, maybe a whole package of cathodes and LED's to do it up all at once.

To elaborate: Underbody kit, engine bay kit, indoor cathode kit, dash LEDs, handle LED's all in one nicely packaged kit. Some people have some cathodes and LED's so selling the kit minus the parts they have would work for both parties.

Actually, I added some Perrin products to the site. I'll add some more within the week.
I'll try to put something together for a full LED/cold cathode kit with some instructions. It may be a little while before I've got it up on the site though.
I'm looking into getting some head/tail/fog lights as well.
Can you guys send me a pm with links to some of these types of items that exist on other sites or ebay? Thanks
 

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..............Can you guys send me a pm with links to some of these types of items that exist on other sites or ebay? Thanks
here is the leather kit I was talking about. I know I saw on here someone that bought it. I just have a hard time spending that much on fleaBay, but would from a store that can back up the product and it's quality.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-0...002QQitemZ120092122429QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

as for the led's I'm still looking for those, I know they are flat solder on types but can't find them for a decent price.
 

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here is the leather kit I was talking about. I know I saw on here someone that bought it. I just have a hard time spending that much on fleaBay, but would from a store that can back up the product and it's quality.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-0...002QQitemZ120092122429QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

as for the led's I'm still looking for those, I know they are flat solder on types but can't find them for a decent price.
I definitely think some quality leather seat covers would be a popular item.
I've looking into working with the following:
http://www.classicsofttrim.com/oem.html - They do the leather for TRD and other OEM companies
http://www.katzkin.com/05/FC/mainFS.html - They also partner with OEM manufacturers.
If you know of any other quality manufacturers, I can certainly look into carrying their products.
 

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Your site looks good

Clean & easy to navigate.

Here’s where I tend to shop now:
http://www.scionpro.com/main.htm
- Good: Killerglass, absolutely awesome chrome products (I mostly drool, but there are a few things I intend to get in the future.) Quick to respond to e-mail, and very easy to work with. Great gallery section where customers can post pictures of their rides & get feedback.
- Bad: the writing in the descriptions ‘yo yo dis is way to ‘gangsta for my taste. (But that’s MY taste.) Also some of the pictures of the products can be to small to make out well.
Overall an excellent site & seller.

http://www.oznium.com/
- Good: shipping is just $4 on all orders. A large selection of colors not easily found elsewhere. (Hey, they have pink.) Just tried their new Pre-wired Superflux 4-chip and was VERY impressed. Also love their LED strips.
- Bad: nothing much. These guys aren’t trying to be a one stop shop. They know what they’re good at. And they do that well instead of trying to sell everything under the sun badly. Their cathodes can be a little wimpy, but you get the set for $7 so no complaining.
Best source I’ve found for cheap & reliable lighting.

http://randode.com/store/index.html
- Love the overlays for the engine cover.
Randy has lots of other great stuff & is easy to work with.

http://www.bbist.com/
- I haven’t used them myself, but they come well recommended

http://www.autolumination.com/
- I haven’t used them myself, but they come well recommended

http://www.leddomelight.com/
- LED dome light. The product is great though pricey @ $40.
I had a bad shopping experience, and I’ll leave it at that.
 

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Clean & easy to navigate.

Here’s where I tend to shop now:
http://www.scionpro.com/main.htm
- Good: Killerglass, absolutely awesome chrome products (I mostly drool, but there are a few things I intend to get in the future.) Quick to respond to e-mail, and very easy to work with. Great gallery section where customers can post pictures of their rides & get feedback.
- Bad: the writing in the descriptions ‘yo yo dis is way to ‘gangsta for my taste. (But that’s MY taste.) Also some of the pictures of the products can be to small to make out well.
Overall an excellent site & seller.

http://www.oznium.com/
- Good: shipping is just $4 on all orders. A large selection of colors not easily found elsewhere. (Hey, they have pink.) Just tried their new Pre-wired Superflux 4-chip and was VERY impressed. Also love their LED strips.
- Bad: nothing much. These guys aren’t trying to be a one stop shop. They know what they’re good at. And they do that well instead of trying to sell everything under the sun badly. Their cathodes can be a little wimpy, but you get the set for $7 so no complaining.
Best source I’ve found for cheap & reliable lighting.

http://randode.com/store/index.html
- Love the overlays for the engine cover.
Randy has lots of other great stuff & is easy to work with.

http://www.bbist.com/
- I haven’t used them myself, but they come well recommended

http://www.autolumination.com/
- I haven’t used them myself, but they come well recommended

http://www.leddomelight.com/
- LED dome light. The product is great though pricey @ $40.
I had a bad shopping experience, and I’ll leave it at that.
Thanks again for this feedback. It's very helpful. I'm looking into working directly with some of these vendors.
 
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