ShowMeTheParts: ShowMeThePartsPro

ShowMeTheParts is always looking for new ways to help customers be more successful. The latest plug in, ShowMeThePartsPro, allows warehouses and manufacturers to display current inventory and pricing on the familiar ShowMeTheParts interface. With the new registration panel, users are required to sign in before accessing the catalog. Warehouses and distributors can then set custom pricing for each user option, eliminating phone calls and after hour emails.

ShowMeThePartsPro will also allow one or more warehouses to be linked with the click of a button. By having all inventory in one spot it keeps quantities up to date, showing customers exactly how much is on hand. Once the parts are located, ShowMeThePartsPro easily creates the order for the customer so they can check out with ease without the usual extra steps needed to place an order over the phone. This saves time for the warehouses, distributors, and purchasers. What used to take back and forth phone calls and parts lookups can now be done in a click.

Want to learn more about SMTPPro? Check out this video on our YouTube Channel! 

 

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ChannelSpyder: Grow Channel Sales Business and Increase Profits

As you are likely aware, the Auto Parts industry is a few years behind many other industries when it comes to product data the average online parts seller can use to create online listings. So, you have a choice to make… head out to the warehouse with a notepad and camera OR find the right partner who’s already done the work of making Auto Parts data readily available in a usable format.

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ShowMeTheParts: What’s New?

While ShowMeTheParts continues to work every day to be the most up to date aftermarket automotive parts catalog available, we are also working on making the website safe and easy to use. Recently we introduced our specialty market sites ShowMeTheExhaust, ShowMeTheBrakes, and ShowMeTheFilters. These sites make it even easier and faster to find the exact parts you are looking for.

As you probably noticed, when you now visit ShowMeTheParts that you are prompted to log in. Why do we need that? As we get requests for brands that are currently not listed on ShowMeTheParts, they request user information to justify listing their parts in our catalog. By being able to go back to the brand and say for example, 65% of our users are technicians, 25% are counter people and 10% are do-it-yourselfers, it shows the brands that the part listings are going to exactly who they want it to.  

Our users are extremely important to us. We want to be sure you have a fast and easy experience when you search the ShowMeTheParts catalogs. When we know who is looking for what, we can reach out to more brands to get the parts you want. We will never sell or misuse your information you have trusted us with.  

We encourage you to reach out to us if ever find a brand we are missing! Contact us here to let us know if we are missing brands that you’d like to see.

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Partnership Developed to Provide Aftermarket Suppliers with Data-Driven Digital Strategies

Vertical Development is teaming up with the digital experience experts at DeanHouston+ for a partnership that will offer custom-developed, data-driven strategies for suppliers in the aftermarket industry.

DeanHouston+ has a team of highly-skilled web developers that can harness the searchability of Vertical Development’s expansive server and turn it into an easy-to-use, search user interface. This makes it simpler for clients and customers to effortlessly search for desired parts on your web page.

The user interface of your catalogue can also be optimized on mobile – allowing clients and customers to access information on your parts anytime, anywhere from any device.

DeanHouston+ is a full-service agency with decades-worth of experience in the automotive market. For more information on the partnership between Vertical Development and DeanHouston+, contact Ron Garand at rgarand@verticaldev.com or Colton Stombaugh at cstombaugh@deanhouston.com. You could also visit us at AAPEX Booth 3663 for more details.

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Centric Parts Launches New Mobile Catalog App!

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Centric Mobile Catalog App speeds up vehicle application part searches

Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies and North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis solutions, has just announced the successful launch of their first mobile catalog app for IOS and Android devices. Based on their award winning cataloging, mobile users now have access to the most complete and accurate brake and chassis data in the business.

Dave Vallette, Director of Cataloging and Data Management noted “Our customers voiced a desire to have access to Centric’s undercar brake and chassis solutions at their fingertips, 24/7. We answered their call by partnering with Vertical Development and using their “ShowMeTheParts” mobile app platform. The new Centric Mobile App features 4 individual methods to look up parts data via the Vehicle make/model/year, VIN Number, License Plate look-up, or by Part Number – all based upon Centric’s best-in-class catalog data!

Jayme Farina, VP of APC Sales, stated “We are pleased that Technicians, Service writers and Counterpeople will now have 24/7 access to our complete catalog and are now able to find the perfect replacement part instantly. The app provides our customers with the fastest and most robust way to identify the correct Centric undercar solution in mere seconds”. We loaded up the app with multiple optimized databases and we even included our comprehensive database of part images to allow techs to make a positive id while standing in front of the vehicle!”

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Mighty Distributing trusts ShowMeTheParts for its Heavy Duty and othermotive catalog needs

Mighty Distributing has more than 100 franchise locations serving 25,000 professional repair facilities globally. In 2011, when Mighty needed a solution to help catalog and sell more parts in the Heavy Duty and othermotive markets, they chose the industry leaders in e-catalogs, ShowMeTheParts.

Following a recent upgrade, the initial returns on the project have been well received, “With the latest iteration of ShowMeTheParts, our updated MIC Heavy Duty catalog allows Mighty Franchsies and their customers to both view and sell more product than ever before to a very under-served market. Even with the complexities of this project the ShowMeTheParts team was able to deliver a tremendous catalog!” said Adam Phillips, Mighty’s Product Information Manager.

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Droptop Integrates ShowMeTheParts into their Quick Lube Management Software

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Droptop is partnering with Vertical Development to simplify lube shop management. By integrating Vertical Development’s ShowMeTheFilters’ parts catalog system into their cloud-based management software, Droptop is able to deliver a more complete shop management system. Users can find parts based on the VIN number, see photos and feel confident in the fitment of parts being used without leaving Droptop. View the Droptop website at https://www.droptop.io/

Droptop is the newest player in the quick lube software space, offering an all-in-one solution that simplifies shop management. Since their launch at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in 2018, the company has steadily added features based on feedback from users across the United States and Canada. By integrating the ShowMeTheFilters database into their software package, they’re able to offer customers a way to find compatible parts for almost any vehicle, see photos and get technical information.

Droptop’s new quick lube management software is cloud-based, letting users manage their business from almost any type of hardware, including smartphones and tablets. This makes it a perfect fit for both brick and mortar shops and mobile oil change businesses. Managers can track sales, job times, inventory and more across their business. Technicians can access job information and print receipts or email them directly to customers, even when they’re on location. This all-in-one solution makes it easy to handle day-to-day operations and track profits and job times to find areas that need improvement. It’s also scalable, so an account can be used for businesses ranging in size from a single service truck to multiple shops.

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ShowMeTheParts App Brings Faster, Easier Mobile Access

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Vertical Development’s ShowMeTheParts app gives mobile users faster access to the largest public parts database on the market.

The ShowMeTheParts app provides full access to the largest public parts database on the market on the go. Users can find parts and check photos, specifications and other information while working on their vehicles.

ShowMeTheParts is the largest public parts database on the market covering 1.7 million parts from over 300 aftermarket parts manufacturers. This includes over 4.5 million applications including passenger cars, motorcycles and both heavy duty and agricultural equipment. Along with interchange information and specifications, users can view product information sheets, photos and even 360-degree views of parts. This information is constantly updated, ensuring the most accurate information available.

“Users will see faster look-up speeds and smoother navigation to the freshest data in the aftermarket,” says Jay Wright, President of Vertical Development, Inc.

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Heavy-Duty Parts Catalogs Go Digital

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ShowMeTheParts Powers New eCatalog for Thermal Solutions Manufacturing

Sustaining a successful manufacturing business in today’s market is quite a significant feat. Thermal Solutions Manufacturing has managed to do just that– they’ve established themselves as an industry leader in developing high-quality industrial heating and cooling parts for light and heavy-duty trucks and equipment.

So, when this leader in the heavy-duty parts space went searching for the best solution for their e-catalog, Thermal Solutions turned to another industry leader for help, Vertical Development, an aftermarket tech solutions provider. Vertical Development helped to get accurate information to Thermal Solutions’ customers online in the form of an eCatalog using its proven, easy-to-use platform, ShowMeTheParts.

Thermal Solutions now offers a searchable, mobile-friendly, catalog to showcase its high-quality engine cooling and temperature control automotive parts, as well as its long line of durable, easy-to-install heavy duty parts including replacement radiator cores, truck radiators, tractor radiators, lift truck radiators, industrial radiators, DPF’s, DOC’s, charge air coolers, and A/C condensers for heavy duty applications.

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