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Issue 108
January 2017
Hello Fast Parts® Users!

It's a new year and time to think about new beginnings. There are only a few remaining Fast Parts users still remaining to receive this newsletter, but you are very important to all of us here at Car-Part.com. When I am going through a difficult time, I keep telling myself ,"Bob, keep doing the next right thing." That next right thing for you is to start the process of converting from Fast Parts to Checkmate. It is now at the critical stage! At the end of February, there will be changes to the level of support available to Fast Parts customers. We hope to avoid any problems by allowing you to switch to Checkmate at little or no cost. Whatever the reason is that you have put off converting over to Checkmate, we can overcome the obstacle. I will be calling you to ask questions and give ideas, so you can count on another call from me soon. If you get busy to talk during the day, give me a call back. I try to answer my phone in off hours to make it convenient for us to have an uninterrupted conversation. We do need to talk soon.

We are busy making appointments for our trainers to travel to our Fast Parts users who are converting to Checkmate. Our trainers will travel to your area to give you the hands-on training that makes the conversion process so easy. With our current Conversion Promo, we give you a chance to try out some new programs like Partmate (inventory tool), Bidmate (salvage buying tool), and many Car-Part web products you may not have used before. You can try them free for the first six months after your conversion. Take this opportunity to see just how profitable Car-Part can help you be. If you decide to keep the new products, you will not have to pay a setup fee for those programs. This is a real savings for those quality programs. If you do not want to try anything new, but know you need to switch to Checkmate, I understand and we can make that happen.

Brokering aftermarket parts and forming buying alliances with other auto recyclers will keep your profits where you need them to be in this tough marketplace. Doing business the old way doesn't cut it any longer. Car-Part has designed programs to help you stay competitive. Brokering parts is a great way to increase your inventory online without investing in more physical inventory. Another way to increase profit is by selling more parts off the vehicles you already have. CrashLink can identify more parts on your vehicles, giving you additional interchange information. This can help you sell off smaller parts that you might not have sold in the past. In CrashLink you have access to the same diagrams the body shops and mechanics use. This gives you a much better understanding of which smaller parts they need in addition to your major parts. When you sell major components, there most likely are smaller parts you could add to your sale. Those sales are pure profit, and make a big difference in your profit margin.

If keeping your business simple and easy to operate is your top priority, I can help you with that. Just because you change from Fast Parts to Checkmate does not mean you need to hire more people or change the way you do business. I can show you a way to pay less for Checkmate than you pay today for Fast Parts. It does not have to cost more to have an inventory management system with everything you need to operate your used parts business.

I want to thank you for being a loyal Fast Parts user. I encourage you to stick with the best service in the industry by converting to Checkmate to help you run your business. You will find that the Checkmate system is an updated inventory management system with the same great service you have grown to expect from us. Thanks for your questions and comments. With your help, we will continue to have the best products at the best value for the recycling industry.


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

 
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