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 Catalog is Commerce-Enabled by the GCommerce Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC)

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ShowMeTheParts and GCommerce have announced the availability of a unified parts catalog and B2B ordering solution for the automotive aftermarket – ShowMeTheParts B2B GCommerce Edition. ShowMeTheParts is the most current parts catalog in the aftermarket, featuring over 350 brands and lightning fast turnaround. GCommerce is the maker of the Virtual Inventory Cloud – or VIC – a real-time B2B ordering solution that delivers special order and drop shipment product availability, prices and freight estimates for leading automotive brands – in seconds.

This catalog has the ability to search for multiple products from a single vendor. With the latest enhancement to the service, buyers can easily check availability and receive pricing, special charges and freight estimates for multiple items from a single vendor – with one added click. For years, VIC has offered distributors and retailers visibility to the inventory availability of its manufacturer suppliers and the ability to place the order and capture the sale immediately. With this latest enhancement speed and productivity are improved.

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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 Featured in the Daily Herald Business Ledger

The Daily Herald Business Ledger — in its article “Naperville firm finds the right piece for auto parts market” by Richard Klicki — features the history and offerings of Vertical Development and ShowMeTheParts. The article provides a clear snapshot of how a software company started in 1983 by the Vertical Development Inc. president, Jay Wright, ultimately evolved into a present-day aftermarket parts success story.

Driven by opportunity, ever-changing market and customer demands, and innovation through adaptation, Vertical Development launched ShowMeTheParts years ago and is developing a set of product microsites with future e-commerce, the article explains:

“Wright said the database is also the platform for future growth, as the company plans to develop microsites for specific parts, such as brakes, filters or exhaust parts.

The microsites will also allow a client to order a part from online sites, such as Amazon.com, for a timely delivery.

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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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NovaPacific Leverages Vertical Development & ShowMeTheParts

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Jay Wright, President, Vertical Development Inc.

Establishing your business as a top-tier automotive parts supplier is a tall order, especially when a company is just starting out. Water pump startup NovaPacific had everything in place to make sure it developed high-quality auto parts.

To help customers find the correct part for their application and provide ACES files to support customers and eCat providers, NovaPacific turned to Vertical Development. With the ShowMeTheParts database system, NovaPacific could get accurate information to customers while still being able to add to its growing portfolio of parts.

Read the full article from Vertical Development’s President, Jay Wright on SearchAutoParts.com Aftermarket Business World and see how Vertical Development and ShowMeTheParts helped NovaPacific get its parts information out to thousands of buyers.

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“Near Real Time” Inventory now available on AP Exhaust ShowMeTheParts catalog

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Vertical Development’s ShowMeTheParts database can show your customers which parts will fit their vehicle, what those parts look like and what their design characteristics are. That just leaves one thing they can’t find: inventory. With the near real time inventory system, your customers can see how many of an item you have in stock alongside all the other information that helps them find what they need for their vehicle. We recently added this feature to AP Exhaust’s catalog to take some of the work out creating a parts order.

This system is automated, so when a part is ordered, it’s subtracted from the inventory automatically. These inventory changes are pushed to the website every hour, which is far faster than the days it can take to get information into a system by manually filing and checking orders against the inventory. Automating this process also eliminates errors made when transferring stock information to the system, so the inventory is always accurate.

For buyers ordering from a distributor or wholesaler, that means they don’t have to call ahead to make sure the parts they want are still available. AP Exhaust added real time reporting to their site at the request of their customers. Their distributors already use SMTP to find the parts they want to order, so it seemed logical to display the inventory alongside the parts information. This doesn’t just shorten the time it takes to make an order, it makes it easy for these customers to choose alternative products if the part they want isn’t currently available.

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Near Real Time Inventory and Stock Status Updates

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We’ve worked hard to make ShowMeTheParts as easy to use as possible not just for users, but for clients as well. That means quick, easy parts management that allows new parts to be added to the database in days instead of the months required of most parts systems. Now we’re adding a new feature to speed up turn-around times in your business: “near” real time inventory and stock status updates. By automating inventory updates, processing times can be streamlined, and customers can see inventory levels directly from SMTP-based databases while they’re looking for parts.

How does it work? This new feature can be set to download inventory information from an FTP site that is hosted by the client company (DIY) or by us (DIFM.) The update interval time and frequency can be set to match the needs of the company from once each night after closing to multiple times per day. This information is matched up with the SMTP database, and the results are shown as part of the parts information in a column alongside other categories like application notes and quantity of parts needed per vehicle. For the end user, finding a part in stock is as simple as putting in their vehicle information and checking the inventory column to see which compatible options are available. Put that together with other SMTP features like photos, data sheets and 360 images, and the customer can be sure they can get a part that will work for their application.

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