ShowMeTheParts Offers Custom Mobile Apps

ShowMeTheParts Offers Custom Mobile Apps

The smartphone has become the go-to device in our lives and shows no sign of slowing down.

Article provided by ShowMeTheParts

From banking to shopping to social interactions, the number of tasks we turn to our mobile devices to complete is growing at an exponential rate. The smartphone has become the go-to device in our lives and shows no sign of slowing down.

With this in mind, the question ShowMeTheParts customers are asking more and more often is “How can we use mobile to reach our customers?”

To answer this question and more, Paul Scripp, director of sales, sat down to discuss the value of using the ShowMeTheParts mobile app.

It’s All About Speed & Accuracy in the Digital Age

When meeting with manufacturers, Scripp encourages them to consider the many different ways speed plays a role in creating successful outcomes.

Pinpoint Accurate Product Search Through VIN Scanning & License Plate Search

By far, the most used and beneficial feature of the ShowMeTheParts mobile app is the VIN scanner. When a car rolls into the bay, it’s as easy as opening the car door and scanning the barcode to get directly to all of the available products.

Not only is the lookup fast, but it is pinpoint accurate as well.

“While a year/make/model/engine search could return four, five, or six results depending on fitment variables, our VIN search decodes to that base level and then goes deeper,” said Scripp. “We’ll look at whether a manufacturer is mapping to ACES specific conditions like transmission, aspiration and drive type, so that users find parts only meant for that specific vehicle – it takes all of the guesswork out of it.”

By putting a custom mobile app in the hands of the end-user, manufacturers are increasing the speed and accuracy of the part identification process.

Taking things to the next level, the newly added license plate decoder further simplifies and expedites the lookup process.

Getting Up & Running Quickly

The other concern Scripp often hears from customers is a fear that the process might take too long or might eat up internal time and resources that are a luxury they don’t have. They are shocked to learn that custom ShowMeTheParts mobile apps are up and ready to go within four to six weeks.

“We have an extremely tight process for creating our apps and we have a website our customers use that is very plug and play. It’s as easy as dropping in their images and away we go.”

As the speed of business increases, ShowMeTheParts is there to help you meet the challenge.

Standing Out From the Crowd Through Brand Differentiation

While the Internet has provided easier and more cost-effective ways for companies to connect with a wider audience, it’s also brought increased competition. Customers can quickly find several options within a category, making brand differentiation key to success.

“A customized ShowMeTheParts mobile app is clearly a differentiator between our customers and their competitors. Not only does it enhance the overall brand image, but it also expands the number of places customers can find them by placing their brands in the app store.”

Each ShowMeTheParts mobile app is customized with a branded splash screen, app icon, and incorporates brand colors throughout for seamless brand integration.

Combined with their other digital marketing efforts, manufacturers are able to build trust with their prospects and clearly differentiate their brand in the marketplace with their custom app.

Three Other Key Benefits

A Great Tool for Sales Teams

The ShowMeTheParts mobile app also becomes a great selling tool for sales teams. “When they go into a shop pitching their product and the competition has an out-of-date, grease-filled book and you have a free mobile app, that’s a big differentiator.”

Quick Access to Current Product Information & Support Literature

Unlike with paper catalogs, with the ShowMeTheParts mobile app, customers know they have the most up-to-date product information available. Furthermore, support documents or installation details such as the cabin air filter access point for an application give techs everything they need to complete the job.

“It puts us at the forefront of the industry and allows for our brands to add more value to their catalog offering.”

Helps Organizations Meet Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Goals

Ceasing or greatly reducing the number of printed catalogs isn’t just a cost-saving measure, it also helps organizations meet their ESG goals by reducing their environmental footprint.

“But Isn’t It Expensive?”

If you’ve considered a mobile app in the past, but held off because you thought it would be too expensive, you’re not alone.

“I think when people hear ‘mobile app,’ they think expensive” Scripp noted. “However, we’ve removed that barrier to entry and when combined with the cost-savings of eliminating catalogs, customers end up saving money while delivering a better product and user experience.”

To learn more, click here.

You May Also Like

Bridgestone Celebrates 30 Years With The Exchange

Bridgestone serves the nation’s military and their families at more than 40 tire/auto service centers on military bases.

This month, Bridgestone Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, invited military communities at Fort Campbell, KY; Joint Base Andrews, MD; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, to special celebrations marking 30 years of partnership with Army & Air Force Exchange Service (the “Exchange”). Bridgestone currently serves the nation’s military and their families at more than 40 tire and automotive service centers located on military bases in collaboration with the Exchange, which provides tax-free merchandise, goods and services that military communities need, regardless of location, risk or challenge.

Tint World Adds Pembroke Pines Location

The new store takes the franchise’s total number of Florida locations to 22.

RepairPal Introduces Lendflow Lending Solution for Shops

RepairPal shops can now quickly access funds they need to stock up on inventory, finance equipment purchases and more.

RNR Tire Express Earns Franchise Accolades

The franchise snagged a spot on an Entrepreneur magazine list and the 2023 Franchise Times Top 400.

Tint World Opens Third New Jersey Location

Tint World continues to expand on the east coast with its third location in New Jersey opened by a military veteran.

Other Posts

Tires-Easy, Pep Boys Collab on Ship-To-Installer Service

TiresEasy customers can have their tires shipped directly to any of the 900+ Pep Boys locations nationwide.

Kian Capital Launches PARC Auto Platform with Acquisition

Kian Capital acquired a Meineke franchisee to establish PARC Auto with 15 locations in the Louisville, KY, area.

Meineke car care
Bendpak’s Cool Boss Introduces Portable Air Cooler

The CoolBoss Colee CL-240 combines an air cooler, ice chest and Bluetooth player in one for mobile repair operations.

Coolboss colee
Tint World Plans Strategic Development in North/South Carolina

A development agreement will result in six new locations throughout North and South Carolina.