PartCycle is a brand new solution for sourcing quality auto parts. We get it, it can be hard to know exactly who you're dealing with on the web. We wanted to take a minute and tell you a few of the things that make us someone you can feel great about doing business with!
Fact #1: We're real people, helping real people buy and sell parts
PartCycle is a legally incorporated business, founded early 2015, in the state of Alabama. We are a Better Business Bureau certified company focused on simplicity and trustworthiness. Trust is one of our core values and we work hard to make sure each and every customer has an experience they can feel great about.
If you need us, feel free to reach out. We're here and ready to help!
Fact #2: All of the parts on PartCycle are sold by Professional Recyclers, who we personally vetted
We know that it's important for our customers to not only find the parts they need but buy them from a professional who takes them seriously. Every Seller goes through a review process to ensure ethical business practices. This includes requiring each to ensure high quality and environmentally safe dismantling and inventory storage processes before we allow them to list parts on the Marketplace.
Many PartCycle Sellers are also members of the United Recyclers Group (URG), Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and Team Premium Recycled Parts (PRP), who require their members to abide by stringent local and national regulations when dismantling inoperable vehicles then salvaging undamaged components for resale. These quality control procedures help ensure that every part sold through the Marketplace is clean, tested and includes a standard warranty.
Fact #3: We take pride in securing your data. We protect it as if it were our own.
Buying and selling on the PartCycle Marketplace, like all e-commerce sites, requires the sharing of some sensitive information like credit card details. At PartCycle, we ensure that every bit of data sent to and from our site is completely encrypted and no sensitive information is ever stored unencrypted, including credit card numbers, social security numbers or bank account information.
What exactly does "encrypted" mean?
When data is "encrypted" it is scrambled into unintelligible format (cipher), using different algorithms. This way, even if unauthorized parties manage to access the encrypted data, all they find is nothing but streams of unintelligent, alphanumerical characters.
Every bit of data you ever provide to PartCycle is encrypted to PCI compliant standards.
In fact, every time you interact with our site the data is encrypted before it ever even leaves your computer, smartphone or tablet. Everything you ever do is hidden from external parties, even us in most cases.
Fact #4: Our commitment to security also extends to partners.
For some services, such as merchant services and credit card processing, we utilize third party services. When choosing these partners, we are very careful to ensure that they also hold themselves to very high security standards.
Our partners include:
Secure HTTP traffic: GeoTrust® is the world's second largest digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the Internet. Source: GeoTrust.com
Payment Processing and Merchant Services: Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification. Stripe now processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses, from newly-launched start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Web and mobile businesses around the world using Stripe include Twitter, Kickstarter, Shopify, Salesforce, and Lyft. Source: Stripe.com