DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. Vertical Development, a provider of content management systems, has released the latest version of its www.ShowMeTheParts.com website, which features applications for automotive, light thru heavy duty trucks, service parts and applications for ATV, motorcycle, lawn and garden equipment. According to Vertical Development, ShowMeTheParts.com provides manufacturers a way to quickly distribute their ACES, PIES, and other formatted data to the marketplace, while distributors and their customers get a free catalog.
“We’re very pleased with the overwhelming response from users utilizing the catalog,” said Ron Garand, vice president of Vertical Development. “In October, we had more than 140,000 visitors. These numbers are outstanding, showing the recent study by AAIA is correct; more professionals are seeking part application information on the Internet than ever before."
ShowMeTheParts.com also recently added exhaust applications with full exhaust diagrams and a “Knowledge Center” with blog links, bulletins, installation instructions and video clips. This additional information is available for users to find out more about the parts they’re interested in.
The site features daily updates, and as of featured 63 manufacturer partners, covering 1,172 part types and more than 9.9 million applications.
Improved profitability by using ShowMeTheParts.com is achieved in several ways, according to Vertical Development. Special orders are reduced because of timelier catalog data, allowing the use of items already in stock. Returns are reduced because many parts include images and specifications the user can view before selecting the correct part for their application. Counter professionals are also using manufacturer websites to find the latest product information on their products and participants in ShowMeTheParts.com have the option of a custom web application guide for their site with no setup fees. No additional software or hardware is required.