Federated Co-operatives Limited Partners with ShowMeTheParts

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) partners with ShowMeTheParts to create a battery finder for its Co-Op retail locations and customers. The tool will be used by store teammembers at the Co-op retail locations who sell Co-op Premium Batteries to assist customers in finding the right battery for their application. 

Ease of use for the customer service representative as well as the customer was important to FCL. “The online look-up tool will make it easier to match the correct battery with a specific application and will allow Co-op to better convey the wide range of available batteries that are part of our product line-up.” said Niels WitbraadMarketing Supervisorfor Federated Co-operatives Limited 

Co-op Home Centres and Argo Centres will be using the look up tool. There will also be a URL for customers, both in-store and online. This gives them the ability to look up battery options on their personal mobile devices without relying on in-store hardware, such as tablets and touch screens, which are prone to failure, disuse, and maintenance complications.  

Having an online look-up tool available for our family of Co-op Premium Batteries will allow our store team members to better serve our customers while also giving those customers the freedom to browse our product line-up and determine which battery is best for their needs. It emphasizes the broad range of available batteries a across wide range of vehicle types and leverages our brand and quality products in an effective manner.” said Witbraad 

For information on how ShowMeTheParts can create a similar solution for your company please contact Sales@VerticalDev.com or 630-724-1159.

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Non Automotive Lookup

Your parts fit more than Cars, Trucks, and Powersport! That is why we provide “Non-Automotive” look up to aftermarket manufacturers like you. Let us show you why our proprietary, non-auto look up is trusted by the largest retailers and manufacturers across the country. 

Until recently, the industry standard Vehicle tables only covered Cars, Trucks, and Powersport vehicles. There are many parts that fit more than that. Many times, Year/Make/Model search simply doesn’t work for some part type segments. Our “Non-Automotive” search is customizable to your specifications and is easy to work with for you and the users. 

What is “Non-Automotive”? Under this category you can find replacement parts that fit Marine, Industrial, Recreational, and Lawn & Garden to name a few. By having this category available, it allows you to list parts from your warehouse in the all possible locations within the catalog. This allows users, novice and seasoned, to easily find what they are looking for.  

These parts are unique listings, but our category makes it easier to find them. By utilizing our “Non-Automotive” catalog category you can get your aftermarket parts in front of the right users. Contact Sales@VerticalDev.com to get started 

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Spotlight : Eagle Engine

Today if you head over to aftermarket supplier, Eagle Engine’s website you will be greeted with a link to their latest online catalogue where you can instantly and easily search for the exact rebuild engine/transmission you need. This, however, was not always the case. The challenge at hand that brought Eagle Engine to partnering with Vertical Development is one that every business has at the forefront of their minds. How do we make sure our customer can select the correct part number for their application? 

Eagle Engine wanted better customer service, but specifically, Eagle Engine wanted to eliminate the middleman issue in which customers were always needing to call in order to find a part number of an application and what the cost of that part was. They were searching for a more efficient way to provide their customers with the information they needed at the tip of their fingers. A simple internet search for online automotive catalogues led them to exactly where they needed to be, ShowMeTheParts.com. 

Upon reaching out to Vertical Development via ShowMeTheParts.comEagle Engine realized they needed an application file, meaning, some way to communicate year, make, model, engine, and part number for every vehicle. This would eliminate the disorganization currently in place and allow for better customer service. Vertical Development was able to provide Eagle Engine with a file of all applications for American made cars. This file includes year, make, model, engine, and engine vin number. At this point it was clear Vertical Development was able to provide Eagle Engine with their exact needs and serve as the perfect partner. Eagle Engine took the file and added part number, description of part, and information about the part. From there, Vertical Development was able to create an ACES file. This ultimately was the starting point for Eagle Engine’s online catalogue, eagleengine.showmetheparts.com. Vertical Development created this catalogue to include not only parts, their descriptions, and clearly displayed pricing as well as a login for each individual customer. 

“Eagle Engine is a perfect example of a company that utilizes services we offer to provide better service to their customers.” Jay Wright, founder of Vertical Development said.  

To keep the catalog up to date, Vertical Development sends Eagle Engine a file with all of applications and part numbers in it. Eagle Engine can go into the file, adding new numbers to new applications and then send the file back to Vertical Development where they update the catalog. 

Vertical Development is constantly upgrading the system to include inventory available at multiple warehouses. This will almost eliminate the need for phone calls because now customers have all of the information they need from pricing to inventory availability. Central to Eagle Engine’s business being that now all customers have the level of expectation of finding this information in the most competent manner. Top notch customer service at its finest. 

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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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