ShowMeTheParts Launches New Searching Experience

It did not come as a major surprise to us to hear that certain part types are difficult to find on ShowMeTheParts.com. If you are looking for a filter or brake pad the category search is obvious; it is Filters or Brake Pads and Shoes. If you are looking for a “Transmission Oil Cooler” it gets more challenging. While we have worked hard over the last year to reduce the number of categories by 50%, it still did not provide the best user experience.  

So, we dug into our SQL statements, did some rewrites, added a couple of indexes, and created a solution that we dare say is a game changer in terms of user experience of ShowMeTheParts.com. Now, after you have selected the year/make/model, the next selection will be based on all the available part types for that vehicle. Now if you type in OIL, you will get a list of parts that have the word OIL in it anyplace such as an OIL COOLER HOSE  

After you pick your part type, and the engine if necessary, now you will get a list of parts matching that part type and everything else in that category.  

Looking for the Connector, just click on that part type and your list is updated to that specific part you need. 

It is really that simple.  

Take the newly updated ShowMeTheParts.com for a test drive and let us know how it works by emailing me at jwright@verticaldev.com with your comments or by taking this anonymous survey https://satisfactionstats.com/cs/5fd2576b6c735 

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ShowMeTheFilters and ShowMeTheExhaust Launch

The team at ShowMeTheParts is proud to announce 2 new market-focused web catalog:  ShowMeTheFilters.com and ShowMeTheExhaust.com. Each catalog includes BuyNow links to leading aftermarket e-commerce sites that will save you from any additional searching.

ShowMeTheFilters.com covers filters, wipers, lighting, and belts for everything that moves from all the Aftermarket leading companies like Bosch, Fram, K&N, Mobil, WIX, and many more. It features lightning-fast searching by Cars/Light Trucks, Power Sport, and Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicles with application fitment directly from the Brand so you’ll be sure to get the correct part.

ShowMeTheExhaust.com is a unique exhaust specific catalog that features specialized Converter searches for Federal-EPA, CARB, along with NY-CARB, Maine-CARB, and Colorado-CARB from all the leading brands.  In addition, it has complete Exhaust Diagrams from Bosal, AP-Exhaust, and Walker Exhaust. It’s never been easier to find the correct exhaust part.

Both Web Catalogs are mobile-friendly.

All our web catalogs feature No-Nonsense and Ad-Free experiences. Complete, accurate part information directly from the brand owner that includes images, 360 images, cross-references, attributes, and technical documents. With our New BuyNow it’s now never been easier to buy the correct part.

 

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Leverage ShowMeTheParts Data To Launch a Direct To Consumer Site

Leverage ShowMeTheParts.com Data To Quickly Launch a Direct To Consumer e-commerce Site

As more and more parts manufacturers embrace direct-to-consumer e-commerce, we get a lot of questions about building and launching e-commerce websites. One of our clients – PurePower!, a manufacturer of lifetime filters – was able to build and relaunch their direct to consumer website using a combination of:

1. Data uploaded to ShowMeTheParts.com

2. WooCommerce, a free, easy to use e-commerce platform that’s open source

3. A custom WooCommerce plugin developed by Spork Marketing

Working with both ShowMeTheParts and Spork Marketing, PurePower! uploaded their product data to ShowMeTheParts.com, and then built an e-commerce site using that same data.

Because their new e-commerce website leverages data from ShowMeTheParts.com, most of the website data is automatically updated. Since Spork Marketing specializes in auto parts and accessories marketing, they can provide them with helpful backend information making the new PurePower! website is popular with customers who want to buy PurePower! filters online.

To learn more about launching an e-commerce site using data on ShowMeTheParts.com, please reach out to Paul Scripp at sales@verticaldev.com.

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ShowMeTheParts Creates Intuitive Mobile Apps

As the rate of shoppers who are using their mobile devices to connect with the ecommerce world continues to accelerate, it has become a necessity for businesses to make it as easy as possible for those users to find what they are looking for. By creating an app for smart devices, buyers have one button access to the information they want. ShowMeTheParts knows how important this is and continues to create user friendly mobile apps for its partners.  

ShowMeTheParts works with their partners to narrow down what businesses are looking for in the capabilities of their app as well as make suggestions on how to make the app its absolute best. Our development works hard to ensure the app is easy for the users as well as the backend. Below is a sample of aftermarket business that ShowMeTheParts has teamed up with! Want to take your business to the next level? Reach out to the ShowMeThe Parts development team today, email us at sales@verticaldev.com or (630)724-1159.

 

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Amsted Seals : Unique Cataloging Solution

ShowMeTheParts helped create a cataloging solution for Amsted Seals and Forming. Most aftermarket catalogs use Year/Make/Model search options but what about when that doesn’t apply? Amsted Seals and Forming had cataloging needs for the Heavy Duty sector.

They take the part number from the original equipment and cross reference with the aftermarket parts for that OE. This insures the part number is competitor comparable. This interchange tools helps user find the correct Heavy Duty tool for their needs. Our cataloging can be customized for companies without applications. Search by competitor part number, original part number, or dimension. This cataloging solution even allows for search by attribute like diameter.

 

“Amsted appreciates the ready made yet flexible cross reference system ShowMeTheParts provides for our customers.” said an Amsted representative. ShowMeTheParts can create catalogs that can be customized for companies without applications.

Interested in having ShowMeTheParts help you with your cataloging needs? Email us at sales@verticaldev.com or call (630)724-1159.

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Leverage Our BuyNow Program to Get Qualified Referrals

Leverage Our Buy Now Program to get Qualified Referrals

As our BuyNow Program continues to grow, we have been able expand our offerings to not only include Automotive data but Heavy Duty, Ag, Marine, and more.

ShowMeTheParts has tens of thousands of users every month. Our BuyNow program puts your web store one click away from highly qualified leads.  Let our team guide you through the process of getting on board and increasing your sales!

 

If you’d like to join ShowMeTheParts, please contact sales@verticaldev.com or call (630)724-1159.

 

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BuyNow Partner: 1A Auto

ShowMeTheParts is excited to announce that 1A Auto has joined our BuyNow Program. 1A Auto brands include DIY Solutions, TRQ, and Trail Ridge.

 

 

Want to partner your brand and ShowMeTheParts? Partnering with our BuyNow Program allows our thousands of users direct links to the parts they are searching for. Contact us at sales@verticaldev.com or call 630-724-1159 to find out more information.

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