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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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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TrakMotive Launches New Mobile App Created by ShowMeTheParts

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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.”

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ShowMeTheParts Launches New Mobile App for PFC Brakes

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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.

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ChannelAdvisor and ShowMeTheParts Partner to Enable Selling on Marketplaces and Direct Channels

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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.

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ShowMeTheParts App Update Brings Faster, Easier Mobile Access

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Vertical Development has released a critical update to their ShowMeTheParts app, giving mobile users faster access to the largest public parts database on the market.

The newly updated 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.

The app provides access to all the information in the ShowMeTheParts catalog through a user interface tailored to work with small touch screens. Vertical Development’s update brings improvements in both the design of the app and the servers supplying it with data making accessing parts information easier than ever before. Vertical Development is able to create branded mobile apps and HTML5 versions with responsive, mobile friendly design for any company. Over three dozen companies have chosen ShowMeTheParts as the base for their own apps, including Valvoline (iOS/Android,) Champ Quality Filters (iOS/Android,) KYB Shocks (iOS/Android,) and MPA’s Street Smart eCatalog (iOS/Android.)

The app not only makes access more convenient, it means users can check information when they are at their car, making direct comparisons between photos and specifications with the parts they need to replace. The app can even search local businesses to find a supplier for the part they need, putting the power of ShowMeTheParts’s catalog in their pockets.

To get the full benefit of these updates, current users will need to uninstall the app and download the new version. The iOS version is available from the App Store, while Android users can get it from the Google Play Store. For users whose phones don’t have a supported OS, there’s an HTML5 version of the app that can be accessed using any modern browser.

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Vertical Development and Web 2 Market Upgrade to Magento 2

ShowMeTheParts and Web 2 Market aftermarket parts E-commerce/e-catalog platform has upgraded to Magento 2, bringing faster page rendering and easier inventory management to online parts sales. After years of success with Web 2 Market’s implementation of the Magento 1 e-commerce platform, Vertical Development has integrated the ShowMeTheParts database with Magento 2. This update adds a 100% responsive design that looks great on both desktops and mobile devices. It includes automatic part updates, advanced back-end tools, and faster page rendering, making it easier to use for both retailers and customers.

With the ShowMeTheParts integration clients no longer have to perform the time-consuming tasks of application management of parts. Updated application data is automatically pushed to your e-commerce or e-catalog site and displayed to your customer in an SEO and desktop/mobile friendly way, allowing you to focus on more profitable tasks. Combined with Magento 2 the ShowMeTheParts integration gives you a feature-rich admin, B2B, and B2C selling tools, Content Management System, SEO friendly, professional looking e-commerce or e-catalog. With the recent upgrade to Magento 2, Vertical Development and Web 2 Market are able to deliver a better online shopping experience for your customers and easier management for you.

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