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Issue 57
September 2012
Hello Fast Parts® Users!

You have heard the saying "if you are not going forward, you must be backing up!" It is so true in our auto recycling industry today, and Car-Part is rapidly inventing methods to move your business forward in today's changing economy.

Many of the rapid improvements are being implemented in the Checkmate® inventory management system. Just as Partmate™ and CrashLink™ work with your Fast Parts system, they also work with the Checkmate system and they have even been enhanced for Checkmate with ways to automatically add pay warranty options to your invoice and use laser printers to print them out. Checkmate offers a Dashboard to keep you in touch with the minute-by-minute information about your business's financial effectiveness and what methods are working. Your business is moving faster and faster and you need these reports in front of you to make the smart business decisions you have been making in the past.

Checkmate is also compatible with Bidmate™, the simple tool that helps you to win vehicles at auctions that you have been losing to your competitors. The way we bid on cars in the past will not work in today's highly competitive automotive auctions. You need up-to-date accurate information to bid on these vehicles. Advanced Bidmate offers you the ability to view not only your own selling history for vehicles you are bidding on, but can also tap into the power of Car-Part.com's millions of requests to give you the exact information you need to bid or pass on vehicles for the maximum profit you need to be successful. As a Fast Parts user you will be eligible to upgrade to Checkmate at no charge for the next few months. The monthly fee could be less or slightly more than you are currently paying for Fast Parts (based on the services you use), but the benefits in using this powerful inventory management system make the upgrade to Checkmate more than worth it. We need to have a conversation about your business needs and if you are at a point where you need to consider the Checkmate upgrade.

The Partmate inventory tool gives the Fast Parts user many benefits other than the speed of getting your inventory on Car-Part.com faster. While inventorying your vehicles, Partmate gives you many less options to choose from because of Car-Part's exclusive SmartVin™ technology which eliminates choices by decoding the VIN information. I have noticed far fewer mistakes in recyclers that use Partmate as their inventory tool. Another advantage to inventorying with Partmate is the Options tab with an auto-fill note feature. This allows you to select vehicle attributes just once (like color or liters) and this information is automatically included in the description of associated parts. Not only does this save you time, but when customers are searching on Car-Part.com they are more likely to purchase parts with factual notes attached than parts with notes that just say "looks good." Partmate makes the inventory process for Fast Parts and Checkmate users easier, allowing you to inventory more parts on the vehicles you already have purchased. The setup fee for Partmate has been lowered to help recyclers afford this money-making inventory tool.

Please don't wait another day. Call me today for information on these products.


Thank You!

boB Clark
bobclark@car-part.com
800-288-7415

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