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PartsTrader - Hotlines Announce Integration Partnership

By PartsTrader on 23 Oct 2014

PartsTrader LLC, a Web-based parts sourcing, quoting, and ordering platform supporting the automobile collision repair industry, and Hotlines, a recycled automotive parts network facilitating the sale and purchase of recycled parts, announced today that an integration partnership is underway.

The integration will help recyclers more efficiently identify options from their inventories to satisfy repair shop part needs.  Recyclers will no longer need to manually look up Interchange parts in their inventory, since possible part matches will automatically list on the PartsTrader quoting screen below each requested part. Streamlined quoting will allow recyclers to select appropriate parts and add them to a quote with a simple click, enabling them to respond more completely and promptly to requests from repair shops.

“Recyclers are seeing more opportunities for part sales than they have traditionally seen with phone sales,” commented Ken Weiss, PartsTrader’s Director of Business Development. “We’re using technology to solve the challenge that recyclers have faced in addressing the high volume of quote requests by translating their inventory options directly into the PartsTrader quoting screen.”

Integrating inventory into the quoting process is one of several new features that PartsTrader will be releasing in the coming months for all recyclers. These include improvements to the built in VIN decoding tool, better filtering options so recyclers only have to spend time on part types they actually sell, and reporting that will allow better sales performance and targeting.

Live quotes provided by experienced sales personnel are an important part of what makes PartsTrader different from many online procurement systems. “The human intelligence factor is essential because estimate and inventory data are never perfect,” Weiss continued. “The recycling professional will still be selecting the part(s) from their inventory that they believe best meets the needs of their repair shop customers in terms of delivery time, quality, price, and value added service.”

“Based on feedback we’ve received from multiple recyclers in the industry, we’re confident our Hotlines AutoMatch technology will effectively address their desire to streamline and automate the PartsTrader quote fulfillment process,” stated Betsy Finnell, co-owner of Hotlines. “Our live Hotlines AutoMatch service performs a real-time search of the recycler’s inventory, displaying all necessary information to promptly and accurately quote the part—saving hours of work each day.”

Integration development is proceeding and more information, as well as a release date, will be announced soon.  For more information about PartsTrader, visit http://partstrader.us.com. For more information about Hotlines, visit http://partshotlines.com.

 

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About PartsTrader LLC™

PartsTrader is a web-based collision replacement parts market connecting OEM, aftermarket, remanufactured, specialized and recycled automotive parts suppliers with collision repairers looking for replacement parts. PartsTrader partners with stakeholders across the collision industry to improve the quality of the collision parts purchasing experience for all participants.  For more information about the PartsTrader system, how it works, and how it benefits collision repairers and parts suppliers, visit www.partstrader.us.com or contact us via email at info@partstrader.us.com.

 

About Hotlines, Inc.

Hotlines is a recycled automotive parts network facilitating the sale and purchase of recycled parts via real-time, live access to high-quality automotive recycler data to increase the sales of used parts and provide more cost-effective part purchasing opportunities.  Hotlines member recycler’s inventories are also available for real-time, live searches via the Hotlines website, PartsHotlines.com for individuals and businesses looking for quality recycled replacement parts. For more information about the Hotlines system and how it works, visit www.partshotlines.com or contact us via email at betsy@hotlinesinc.com.

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