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Issue 94
October 2015
Hello Fast Parts® Users!

Have you looked on the Car-Part.com site lately? If not, take a look now and you will see that Part Images are now showing in search results! Recyclers who have signed up for this feature are starting to upload their images with their inventory information. It is a proven fact that when all things are equal, customers will buy the parts that have a picture posted. Call me and we can discuss what you will need to do, to join with your fellow recyclers who are showing pictures of their parts on Car-Part.com, Car-Part Pro, Trading Partners, recycler websites, and mobile app search results.

Many of the new products and features we are developing will need a powerful inventory system to make them work. We have made it easy to convert from Fast Parts to the powerful Checkmate inventory management system. There is very little cost, if any, and you will have a system that is much easier to use and that can do so much more to help you run your business. Your Fast Parts system has been a reliable part of your business for a long while, but it is time to upgrade to a system that can work with images, create Excel reports, print with laser printers, and upload part listings to eBay if you wish. Some of you have asked for the ability to send Part Images through email or automatically price added warranty costs. Checkmate can do that! The new Checkmate system includes a Price Book feature that keeps track of part prices for you, so you will know how to price a part without guessing every time you enter a part. There are hundreds of reasons to switch to the Checkmate system, and with each converted Fast Parts user I get a new reason why they should have switched sooner. Call me!

More and more vehicles are being sold on Car Part Salvage every day. If you have not signed up to place offers on vehicles in your buying area, you are missing out on low buyer fees that could mean more money in your pocket. It is free to sign up, so what are you waiting on? Give me a call to sign up and when a vehicle comes up for sale in your buying area we will notify you so you can place an offer. Who knows? It could be just the parts car you have been looking for!

The ARA convention this year October 8-10 had the best showing of new Car-Part products in a long time. This international convention of recyclers from all over the world was treated to our newest features and products, including Part Images in search results, and our extended interchange information with Car Part Interchange Plus. We also have the ONLY service that provides recyclers with their own mobile apps! It's called MyPartsApp. My personal favorite new product is Checkmate Sales Pro, going live this month. It's a very big deal and is really connected with Part Images on Car-Part.com. Sales Pro was the final piece of the Checkmate product to give it a complete new look. With Checkmate, you can use the keyboard or mouse to navigate colorful screens designed to make your Find and Sell workflows more intuitive and easier to use.

It always makes you feel good when a plan comes together, and this October, years of work provided new products designed to make a positive difference in the operation of an auto dismantling business. With all the recyclers at the ARA convention signing up for the new products, it may take a little longer for us to get you the paperwork but I think you will agree it is worth the wait. Please let me know what your questions are and we can go over the new products and how they can impact your business.

Thanks for all of your questions and comments last month. I look forward to more of the same this month!


boB Clark
Email: bobclark@car-part.com
Call: 800-288-7415
Text: 859-620-9933

 
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