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Reduce your shipping stress

Reduce your shipping stress

By: Jamie Bryson | August 30th, 2018

It’s a given that a Parts Manager wears many different hats. And if you are a Parts manager, you likely have “shipping expert” as one of those hats. Shipping is an integral part of your business; you probably know so…

Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

Shop concern of the month: The impact of Amazon

By: Heather King | July 11th, 2018

If you would have predicted an online bookstore would shake up the Aftermarket parts market, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Yet here we are, 24 years after Amazon began in Jeff Bezos garage, and repair shops are…

Holding your parts data ransom

Holding your parts data ransom

By: Celeste Hall | June 11th, 2018

Cybersecurity Ventures states that ransomware is expected to attack a business every 14 seconds by the end of 2019, and predicts that damage costs from it are predicted to hit $11.5 billion. It’s a cybersecurity threat that affects small business…

It's National Car Care Month!

It's National Car Care Month!

By: Heather King | April 13th, 2018

We all know routine auto care an maintenance keeps our customers safely on the road. This month, share smart care care tips like this free Car Care Guide along with this Car Care Annual Checklist from The Car Care Council…

Yes, people want to buy from YOU

Yes, people want to buy from YOU

By: Scott Galbicsek | March 8th, 2018

According to Hedges & Company, the auto industry generated over $7.6 billion dollars in 2016 online parts sales – and it will only continue to grow¹. For 2018, the projected number has since risen to $10 billion dollars. With this…

The best marketing tools available are likely already in your parts department

The best marketing tools available are likely already in your parts department

By: Kelsey Tully | February 15th, 2018

In today’s digital age, nearly any business can be done through an online platform. Just like you, your shop customers have hundreds of people they talk to every day. As an Account Support Rep who works with dealers every day…