Info for Suppliers
PartsTrader offers a unique, comprehensive collision parts marketplace, where all part types are easily available to repairers, creating a one-stop sourcing experience. Whether you are an OEM, aftermarket, remanufactured, specialist, or recycled part supplier, PartsTrader connects you with collision repairers at the moment that they are actively looking for replacement parts.
PartsTrader offers a unique, comprehensive collision parts marketplace, where all part types are easily available to repairers, creating a one-stop sourcing experience.
Would you like to increase collision parts sales without increasing your sales team's workload? PartsTrader can help you find new business opportunities in several ways
Would you like to increase collision parts sales without increasing your sales team's workload? PartsTrader can help you find new business opportunities in several ways:
- New customers will find you when they submit quote requests to the trusted supplier network within PartsTrader.
- Quote requests you receive through PartsTrader will allow you to see the full parts list for a repair, all the time.
- Even your most loyal customers may not be currently coming to you for every part, and may not even know you can supply some of those parts.
- You may see parts requested that you don’t currently inventory, but find an opportunity to add to your offering.
Your existing staff will be more productive. With a streamlined quoting/procurement process, your staff can spend their time on building those critical relationships, and even increase the number of quotes they can manage in a day.
What makes PartsTrader special?
Our focus in developing PartsTrader is to improve the quality of the collision parts sourcing and purchasing experience for all industry stakeholders, ultimately raising the bar for service and professionalism across the entire collision industry. Through PartsTrader, repairers have access to the most comprehensive parts market that represents all types of parts suppliers. It creates a level playing field where all collision parts suppliers can compete freely on service, quality and price.
Repairers have complete freedom to choose the best combination of price, delivery time, service, and part quality every time. We arm repairers with the information they need in a simple format that makes the decision process easier, faster and more accurate. Ultimately, the decision is up to the repairer, just as it has always been.
How does it work?
Collision repairers write their estimate as usual, in their preferred estimating system. The part data flows into PartsTrader, which enables them to distribute that list to the entire network of PartsTrader suppliers, or to their preferred suppliers—the decision is entirely the repairer's choice. Suppliers can easily provide a quote for every part for every repair or indicate which parts they would be unable to supply. Once the shop reviews the quotes, they can select and order from a supplier in a few seconds, and the order will come right back to you.
PartsTrader streamlines the entire parts ordering process, increasing efficiency and accuracy. Repairers can view full details, and even images, of a part before ordering--reducing errors and saving you from losing valuable time refunding and replacing unsuitable parts. All records for every transaction are centralized and documented online.
PartsTrader includes a feedback feature to rate your customer on their professionalism, the accuracy of the information they supplied, whether they negotiated in good faith, returns, and speed of payment. Shop ratings derived from PartsTrader feedback can be very useful as you can review reliable information on a potential new client. Don’t worry—the rating system works both ways, so if you do a great job for your customer they will rate you highly, which can help you win more new business.
Experience shows that quality ratings and two-way feedback mechanisms increase accuracy and improve business relationships, and that a truly open quoting process increases transparency and creates a fair open market. It's a new and improved parts market model where everyone wins.
Rely on PartsTrader to help you along the way
We understand that, no matter how great a new system is, it takes time and effort to learn how to use it. So we would like to assure you that PartsTrader is worth the effort. It works, it's fast, it's user-friendly, and it really does deliver new business opportunities.
PartsTrader is currently being used by repair facilities (along with suppliers they have recommended) across the continental United States. If you're interested in trying PartsTrader, ask a repair shop in your area to nominate you. Our friendly staff is committed to helping you with registration, training, and walking you through your first quotes, until you are comfortable. They will help you as much or as little as you need.
You can rely on PartsTrader to listen to any concerns you might have and to be open, honest, and straightforward in our communications with you.
We know that you are entrusting us with important data, and we promise you that we take strong precautions to keep all data secure. PartsTrader has fully implemented the CIECA BMS standard for all integration. We will not transmit EMS files over the internet in any form.
Additionally, PartsTrader does not provide and will not provide collision repairer buy prices to insurance companies or anybody other than the repairer. The only exception is recycled parts where this is required on the estimate so that repairers can get paid.
If you have any questions about PartsTrader or you need help registering get in touch. Call our friendly support team from 8am to 6pm Central at 855-WEB PART (855-932-7278) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.