These resources are intended to help you start a burgeoning repair business of your own! Within, you will find helpful tips and instructional write-ups on how to buy reliable parts, manage an inventory, and make sure that parts are functional. There are a few things we’ve learned being in the business for as long as we have, and we’re happy to pass on that knowledge if it means repairing more devices, and giving more people access to repair professionals!
Buying parts will teach you about the supply chain and the OEM distinction for electronics parts. It turns out you can’t trust everyone online, so we’ve included some tips and tricks for buying parts from a distributor, as well as what to look for with regard to the sourcing of those parts.
Inventory has some great guidelines on how to amass and maintain a solid inventory to keep turnaround times low and benefit from the scale of the economy. Repair can be a fickle industry, so it’s important to strike a balanced inventory that will allow you to help customers quickly while not having excess parts go to waste.
Not all parts will work, and while quality assurance will vary between distributors, none of them will be perfect. Testing parts will detail different methodologies for how to test the functionality of different parts, as well as how to work this process into your inventory considerations.