Opisto and OpinionWay conducted a survey to analyze the perception of reused auto parts in France, revealing that although 57% of French people buy second-hand everyday objects, only 36% would consider buying second-hand auto parts. The study finds that there is a need to raise awareness and promote the second-hand auto parts market as a resource rather than waste, which could potentially reduce environmental impact, waste, and save money.
A recent survey conducted by Opisto, a leading online distributor of second-hand auto parts in France, in collaboration with OpinionWay, found that 57% of French people buy used or second-hand everyday objects. The survey showed that a significant percentage of 18-24-year-olds (78%) buy second-hand goods. However, only 47% of people who have ever bought used items say they have purchased used auto parts. Nonetheless, 64% of them indicate that they could buy them.
Furthermore, the study found that 36% of people who have never purchased used auto parts say they never will. In the second-hand sector, women seem more reluctant to buy used car parts than men. While 64% of women have already bought a second-hand everyday object, only 58% have ever bought a used auto part, compared to 50% of men. In fact, 42% of women have never bought any used auto parts, compared to 25% of men. Interestingly, the over 65s are the most likely to buy used auto parts, with potentially up to 72% of them buying them, while only 38% buy second-hand goods on a daily basis.
The study highlights that the purchase of reused parts is not yet considered in the same way as the purchase of second-hand everyday objects. However, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) meets the same consumer expectations by reducing the environmental impact linked to overconsumption, reducing waste, and saving money. For instance, a second-hand part is up to 70% cheaper than a new part. The study concludes that the market for used auto parts is structured and rich, and more and more motorists are looking for economical alternatives to repair their vehicles. The challenge now is to raise awareness among the French so that they perceive second-hand car parts as a resource to be exploited, and not as waste.
In auto-info.fr, Laurent Assis-Arantes, co-founder of Opisto, comments:
“This study testifies to the growing interest of the French for the occasion. Like clothing, technology or furniture, the automobile also has its second-hand market, and we want to continue to promote this offer. More and more motorists are looking for economical alternatives to repair their vehicle, and they find in the occasion a real solution. The market is structured, and the offer is rich, all that remains is to raise awareness among the French so that they perceive second-hand car parts as a resource to be exploited, and not as waste. 64% of people surveyed say they are ready to buy second-hand parts, which is very encouraging! We are convinced that we have arrived at the end of an era, we are entering the beginning of a new one that will take the ERP out of its niche.”