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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Colton Stombaugh at email@example.com. You could also visit us at AAPEX Booth 3663 for more details.
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.
Steadfast Support, Evolving Technology
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.
But much else has changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ShowMeTheParts may get the most attention due to its position as the largest public parts database in the world, but that doesn’t mean we’ve left our other products behind. Our entire system from paper to e-catalog publishing is constantly being updated and expanded to meet the needs of our customers. We’ve decided to run this new blog series to show you some of the new features we’ve been working on.
Classic Vertical Development Feature
If you’ve worked around parts catalogs, you’re familiar with the Vehicle Configuration Database (VCdb.) This relational database is used in ACES to handle vehicle information including the year, make, model, trim and other attributes to correctly identify applications. Since the beginning, our catalog system has been set up to allow our clients to add their own entries, letting them expand the scope of VCdb well past standard vehicles.
We may be famous today for our massive ShowMeTheParts database, but Vertical Development has been a leader in aftermarket parts catalog publishing for over 30 years, developing mapping and publishing software to fit the needs of a wide range of clients. In this series, we want to highlight some new features we’re bringing to our catalog system. This time, we’re taking a look at alternative part numbers.
There are a lot of variations of parts out there. For brake pads, a company might offer standard, heavy duty and high performance pads. A suspension company may offer rubber and polyurethane versions of a bushing, standard and heavy duty springs, and a variety of shock and strut options built to fit different ride characteristics. Shopped for an oil filter lately? Those come in different ranges, too, offering different levels of filtration to fit a variety of oil change intervals. This range of options means each application may have several compatible variants.