Vertical Development, Inc. is streamlining the ordering communications process for aftermarket warehouses and manufacturers. SMTP-Pro is a seamless new plug-in to the popular ShowMeTheParts database tool that now displays inventory totals and prices for customers to access at the click of a button.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TrakMotive Mobile app offers a direct connection to parts information for all of its product categories
Convenient and free mobile app makes parts lookup fast and easy on all devices.
TrakMotive®, a leading manufacturer in CV Axles, Drive Shafts, and Window Regulators, has launched an online parts application lookup, which can be easily used on multiple mobile platforms, including Apple iOS and Android devices. The new TrakMotive Mobile app by ShowMeTheParts is free and now available at both the Apple Store and Google Play.
This convenient app will allow users to quickly and easily find the correct TrakMotive part using their smartphones or tablets. Users can search for compatible parts by Vehicle Make and Model, Part Number Search, Cross Reference, and most importantly, VIN Search.
Vince McMahon, President of Advanced Innovative Technologies USA (parent company of TrakMotive) explained, “This will give the users of our products additional tools to keep TrakMotive in the leadership role of the category. When we couple this new technology with the superb company metrics like high order fill rates, quick order turnaround, and our customer-centric programs, TrakMotive truly provides a winning combination of product, support, and service for our entire customer base. Stay tuned for more exciting enhancements coming soon.”
As a sponsor of dozens of motorsport vehicles, PFC Brakes understands speed. They recently applied that same mindset when contracting a company to create their new mobile app. With industry leading speed to market, and lightning fast servers, ShowMeTheParts created a beautiful mobile app which allows PFC Brakes’ customers to quickly and accurately find their parts from anywhere.
Our custom mobile apps have helped over 30 companies better serve their customers and sales staff. With our metrics we see that mobile app usage is trending higher than we could have anticipated. Some receive nearly 50% of their lookups via mobile devices. It’s becoming more clear that in order to be competitive, brands must have a presence in the Mobile arena.
Since our beginning in 1983, some things haven’t changed. These include Vertical Development’s commitment to customized solutions which meet clients’ needs, our unmatched support, and our ability to evolve with the industry as it evolves.
ShowMeTheParts has partnered with ChannelAdvisor to enable ChannelAdvisor retailers to feed content for the aftermarket vertical into ChannelAdvisor’s platform to start selling on marketplaces and direct channels. Now, automotive clients can participate in this segment and have unique content to differentiate from other listings that all look and appear the same.
Retailers can also leverage ChannelAdvisor’s Fulfillment Service offering, which will automate the fulfillment process with distribution partners. Once a product is listed and an order taken, the order files are automatically sent to the fulfillment partner to be shipped every 15 minutes! This eliminates the need to buy and carry physical inventory and retailers know their orders are being fulfilled expertly and shipped as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Vertical Development earned Mighty Distributing’s “Excellence in Service and Support Award” for helping them provide better parts information to their franchisees and customers. This award represents efforts made through a partnership spanning over 15 years as Vertical Development has helped Mighty deliver unparalleled support for their franchisees and customers. ShowMeTheParts provides Mighty with multiple solutions to deliver detailed parts information to their customers.
When Mighty Distributing System of America needed help, they turned to Vertical Development to manage their catalog system. As Mighty has developed their business, Vertical Development has been with them each step of the way, helping them transition to the digital age and build their support network. To recognize this exemplary service, Mighty gave Vertical Development their 2016-2017 Excellence in Service Award.