I know that there is almost a panic urge not to fall behind in the area of e-commerce and that the idea was to take on Amazon, but I see a big downside to this whole Walmart story. Everyone knows that the car parts market is a specific market and in... read more
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I feel this is the start of Walmart buying out Advance. Advance has been seeking a buyer for some time. How will this work? Walmart.com sells something online for less than an independent can buy it from Advance and then have it delivered to the... read more
This is the first step. Online collaboration and then Walmart buys AAP - this is just my prediction and we had a long thread on this topic a year ago. We'll see what happens and Walmart pulls the triggered - they have to as Amazon will move into this... read more
As a former independent,the first Advance people we met claimed they "are the Walmart of auto parts" well that is certainly true now. Walmart will take over and close stores if they compete with the new Walmart/Advance program. Better start looking... read more
Jump ship while you can . more store closures are coming and just like everything else , they'll lie to your face then fire you the same day. Look at the utah stores that are being sold off!!! Look at the Las Vegas stores that went to shi*. Now you... read more
Is anyone writing their schedule to a labor percentage of sales? What percentage are you writing it? Hows it working?
I will no longer shop or call Advance. The stores have few employees working on any given day, they cant answer the phone or take care of ringing up a simple quart of oil much less any idea what a car or a part is or does. This is simply my rant as... read more
Customer made a comment the other day after about 15 minutes waiting to pay for a quart of oil. Advance is just like Walmart all of these cash registers but yet only one person waiting on customers and yall don't even have a self checkout. I said... read more
This company is a joke. Do not buy
How can a DM continue to cut help but then ask why we are losing sales? Oh because he is another genius that Advance hired that has never run a store in his life but he knows it all.
Advance has already lost so many commercial customers the only way they could make a comeback would be to offer free parts delivered yesterday with lifetime warranties and cases of brake clean , quarts of brake fluid, and cases of Coolant included as... read more
As a social experiment in diversity, women's leadership, and support for LGBTQ, Advance is doing great. Unfortunately, those things don't sell parts.
There is no future plans. Add CEO who knows Chips. cuts people. Only a matter of time before this company folds. NAPA is stronger and better parts. Delivery is slow. Wait for it. Wait for it. Customer walks.
Advance Auto Parts does not care about people. Time to look. Do not get stuck waiting for a lie to unfold.
Advance has never cared about commercial business and never will. They are perfectly content selling Betty Boop keychains and Tinkerbell floormats because they can make 1000% on them. Since the buyout, all AAP has done is completely destroy the CQ... read more
Heard the CQ cams are being paid as much as 2.5 X the base pay as entry level cams. Why the discrepancy for the same job???
Ever notice how the people that came from CARQUEST speak about their former company with pride? Those guys had careers and did whatever necessary to be successful and attain goals, yet have fun in the process. Their annual turnover rate was never... read more
All CQ locations will be closed as leases expire. The PC term is “consolidated”but the end result is the same. The CQ customers overall do not transition to an AAP location and the sales are lost to competitors. This has and will continue nationwide.
Looks like the Raleigh offices are moving to another location in the Raleigh area. Either the lease is up and the Sloan’s will not renew, but more likely the continuation of eliminating all people and places formerly associated with CQ/GPI. Maybe AAP... read more
Several long-time, high-quality CQ employees were let go on Friday and a few others quit. So much for knowledgeable teammates on the professional team.
Anyone know if it is officially open? I don't live anywhere near Houston, just curious how things are going there.
Was told several more CQ stores served from Ral DC will be closed soon. The reason given to employees was that bldg leases were coming due soon & were not going to be renewed. A dozen stores all with the same lease date expiration? Hmmmm.
Curious to learn how many people are already looking for a new job outside of AAP? The situation has become so bad that I can't imagine there are many employees who are actually happy with their jobs right now. Actually, I'm thinking everybody is so... read more
"While the S&P 500 rose 19% for the year, O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) ended 2017 almost 14% below where it started. AutoZone (AZO) fell 10%, and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) tanked 41%." "AutoZone is No. 1 in the number of stores with roughly 5,465... read more
Hello, I retired as the owner of a successful retail distribution company several years ago. We generated millions of dollars in sales and supplied the large box stores with top notch service . I decided to come out of retirement and seek part time... read more
Just when you think Mr. Potato Head has finally gotten the idea that delivering auto parts in a highly competitive environment to demanding customers that all expect hot-shot deliveries is NOT the same as delivering cartons of Doritos to a... read more
Can anyone elaborate on what the 2018 CPP bonus plan is? Obviously it’s not on starting line and my CPP made bonus last period solely on DIFM sales, SPH was taken out of the equation. Well this period he has received 0 bonus communication even though... read more
Advance has forgotten about its people and customers. it is all about wall street. Closing stores to come to make more money. CEO a millionaire, making money off poor.
Laid off the remaining call center employees in Raleigh today, no notice, no severance, no nothing. Shows how much they care about employees.
The way Advance treats it's employees is as bad as any other low end retailer, no loyalty given, no loyalty gained. This company is scrambling to keep it's head above water by stepping on the heads of the working stiffs, and the workers have had... read more
Advance Doesn't Value Anyone Not Corporate Executives
If the economy is "Booming!" why are more people defaulting on their car loans than at the worst of the recession? Hint: Because the economy is not booming, despite what the talking head on TV says. A credit bubble is not an economy, and now it's... read more
...says the latest Advance Auto Parts post on LinkedIn. Um, no. That's what your boss wants you to believe so you will work hard and make them successful. A good worker bee who waits for recognition, advancement, and rewards that never come. What a... read more
What's more realistic? Frankly, I don't see a third option.
We men who have been laid off wonder how Advance has the extra time and money to fund a Women's Club that does charity work during business hours. How does this sell auto parts?