HVAC Filter ECommerce Project

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HVAC Air Filter Major Players

Key Takeaways

  • Some of the largest distributors or suppliers for HVAC air filters in the United States include Filter Buy, Filtrete, Aerostar, Honeywell, and several other companies. These companies have several products sold to numerous consumers. They often sell through Amazon, Lowes, eBay, and other e-commerce websites and boast of acquiring thousands of positive reviews from their customers.
  • Amazon and eBay are among the "20 top US dropshipping" sites used by suppliers for e-commerce.

Introduction

  • The following sections contain information on the most significant distributors or suppliers for HVAC air filters in the United States. This analysis includes information on Filter Buy, Filtrete, Aerostar, Honeywell, and several other companies. The study rates or judges the size of these suppliers based on the number of their consumer reviews.

Dropshipping through eBay and Other Websites

  • EBay has about 82,723 listings of home HVAC air filters. These filters are rated with various MERV ratings (including MERV 8, MERV 10, MERV 11, and MERV 13). The brands of filters listed for sales or resales and distribution on eBay include Honeywell, Filtrete, 3M, Aprilaire, Holmes, GermGuardian, and Unbranded. Many companies selling their products through eBay "have distribution agreements with their resellers."
  • EBay is one of the "20 top US dropshipping" sites used by suppliers for e-commerce.
  • Ebay has a gross merchandise value (GMV) of $22.6 billion and annual revenue of $2.6 billion. EBay's annual report does not disclose its annual revenue specific to home or other HVAC air filters to the public.

      Filter Buy

      • The website of FilterBuy is accessible via this link.
      • Filter Buy sells made-in-the-USA filters and provides free shipping for orders originating from "within the continental United States." The company has replacements from over 40 brands (the list is still growing). Somefilters shipped by Amazon are "sold by" FilterBuy.
      • Filter Buy boasts of the best HVAC filters for home or business locations. Platinum FilterBuy 20x20x1 MERV 13 air filters (pleated HVAC AC furnace filters) have a 4.7-star rating on Amazon based on 2,198 consumer reviews. FilterBuy has several other sizes of filters listed on Amazon.
      • Filter Buy has annual revenue of $32 million. Filter Buy has about 1,000 employees and offers "over 600 different air filter sizes."

Dropshipping through Amazon and Other Websites

      Filtrete

      • The website of Filtrete is accessible via this link.
      • 20x20x1 (AC Furnace Air Filter, MPR 1900) has a 4.8-star rating based on 10,532 consumer reviews. The filters listed on Amazon often serve as "household furnace parts & accessories."
      • Filtrete often sells its filters in bulk to Amazon. These filters then get "sold by Amazon" and are also ship from Amazon. For 25 years, Filtrete has delivered air filters to millions of homes in America. Filtrete filters are developed by 3M engineers.

      Aerostar

      • The website of Aerostar filters is accessible via this link.

      Aprilaire

      • The website of Aprilaire is accessible via this link.
      • Collectively, Aprilaire has over 40,000 customer reviews related to HVAC filters on Amazon. The company has up to 105 HVAC filter listings on Amazon.

Dropshipping through Lowes and Other Websites

  • There are 391 filter listings on Lowes (mostly MERV 11) air filters. Most HVAC home air filters are rated between MERV 5 and 13.
  • Lowes features 368 Filtrete air filters used in devices that keep the "home's air pure." Lowes boasts of the best home air filter collection, including Honeywell or HEPA air filters. These filters are used in heating and cooling systems.
      • Honeywell

        • The website of Honeywell is accessible via this link.
        • Honeywell has dozens of HVAC filters listed on Amazon. Collectively, these filters have over 14,000 customer reviews on Amazon.
        • Honeywell also supplies to third parties who distribute through Lowes, Supply House, and several other e-commerce sites.

Research Strategy

Our research team has examined the largest distributors or suppliers for HVAC air filters in the United States. We reviewed the websites of various suppliers of HVAC filters. We also reviewed resources published e-commerce platforms (like eBay and Amazon) used to drop-ship HVAC filters. We examined trade review publications and several other resources. We investigated these resources for the most significant distributors or suppliers for HVAC air filters based on revenue, volume or units sold, their number of customers, or other comparable metrics (such as the number of customers reviewing their products). None of the reviewed resources disclosed the required details. Information published by Repricer revealed "20 top US dropshipping" sites used by suppliers for e-commerce. Dropshippers using the disclosed platforms (Amazon, eBay, and other e-commerce platforms) to sell goods often reprice the sold items. We reviewed e-commerce platforms like eBay, Amazon, and other websites for retailers who have HVAC air filters available in bulk quantities meant for retail across the United States. We included only companies with several consumer reviews. We assumed that the higher the number of consumer reviews attached to a drop-shipper, the more likely the drop-shipper is to have many customers.
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