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Case Profile: MotoParts Parts-Centric Approach with PARts

Reprint from Power Retail magazine “Case Profile: MotoParts Parts-Centric Approach” published  20th May 2015. Selling automotive parts online has proved challenging for MotoParts, but developing a parts-centric approach has helped the company progress. Power Retail chats to MotoParts’ Scott Shillinglaw to find out more. With a long history in the B2B commerce space supplying wholesale auto parts throughout NSW and Australia, MotoParts decided to launch into a completely new sales channel to leverage their existing business model. As one of...

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Business Intelligence Service in PARts

Introducing PARts BI (Business Intelligence) Service Do you want to know where the competitive “herd” is for your product category? Do you want to know which specific VID’s or vehicle are the most popular within each vehicle Make? PARts now provides the answer with its new PARts BI service starting with BI Lite for Suppliers Starting now, PARts Supplier subscribers and customers can automatically receive this service via the PARts Console interface as part of their subscription, free. These insights...

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Google Search and Importance of Mobile Friendly Websites

Come 21st of April, Google rolled out its new “Mobile Friendly” algorithm update which will preference search results for web sites that are mobile friendly. This simply means you’ll get left out in mobile search results unless your website is deemed by Google bots to be mobile friendly. For auto parts suppliers and sellers it’s critical that they stay connected to search tools and have the best possible web site for indexing. With out that you’re virtually invisible to Google,...

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Datamotive and PARts at the AAAA 2015 Show

Finally, the integrated platform. Following on from their agreement, DataMotive and PARts Australia displayed their combined product and vehicle data solutions to the aftermarket industry at the  recent 2015 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne. DataMotive are the leaders in automotive data in this country and we’re very excited and honoured to be partnering with them with our PARts technology, says Jim Gurieff of PARts Australia This new partnership now allows DataMotive parts supplier customers to use PARts technology to store...

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Historic Vehicle Data Sharing Agreement to Benefit Australia’s Automotive Aftermarket Sector

On December 15, after five years of intense campaigning by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the heads of the biggest stakeholders in the automotive industry (both from supply and service sectors) have signed a historic Heads of Agreement to make vehicle service and repair data accessible to all. The agreement gives Australian aftermarket enthusiasts the freedom to take their vehicles to the service supplier/vehicle repairer of their choice and have their vehicle’s fitted with third party aftermarket products with...

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New Import/Export Function in PARts Console

PARts believes that your data should be available to access and move around at any time. That’s why PARts Console has an extensive array of import and export tools available for Sellers and Suppliers. To make this even easier we have deployed a new and revised Import/Export module to PARts Console. Major difference in this new release is that all import/export functions are now being created as a task. The user doesn’t have to keep the browser on that page...

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Suppliers use PARts to manage Australian and export web sites and markets

PARts is a powerful integrated automotive parts e-cosystem which has a huge variety of features that benefit our supplier and seller customers. In other words, PARts is much more than a supplier and seller auto parts data management tool. Nowhere is this more obvious than with suppliers web sites with PARts seamlessly powering both your Australian and export web sites in the USA to show different vehicle and products for each market. One database – many markets, many web sites and solutions...

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PARts Images – how we store and manage them in PARts DB Console

There are two types of images with different sizes required in PARts for each of the product image, one is 200 x 200px and the other is a nominal 1600px (longest side) which are all deliberately designed for e-Commerce use and comply with current standards like eBay etc. Basically, the 200px will be used as thumbnail for search result pages in PARts and other tools. For customers that want smaller versions than that, they can either resize dynamically or store their...

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VACC uses TecDoc K-Type system

This is a recent press release from TecDoc Australia regarding some exciting news for suppliers and auto service professionals. TecDoc is pleased to announce that the VACC has concluded negotiations for the VACC to use TecDoc K-Type ID as a main vehicle identifier for its technical information databases.   This will allow VACC to standardise its technical information vehicle table lookup, and access more global data for its technical information service through TecDoc partners including parts suppliers, sellers and service...

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New PARts B2 Version 2 – Your Own B2E e-Commerce Solution

The latest version 2 release of PARts B2 means B2E or business-to-everyone. Our new B2E engine means you can open your online shop to the world and retail while still supporting trade and wholesale customers with their own log-in and special pricing. Why turn away enquiry’s? Direct linked to the PARts DB supplier database with over 600 possible suppliers and brands, deployable within 48 hours as your own e-commerce solution for auto parts and accessories sellers, suppliers, workshops and retailers.     ...

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