Auto repair shop staff member ordering tires online

Native Parts Catalog Simplifies Auto Inventory Management

You’re in the midst of a complex estimate that requires a long list of parts. As you mentally build the plan, you know you’ll have to pull from a variety of suppliers. How can you sift through this auto inventory management puzzle in the shortest amount of time?

Shop-Ware’s Native Parts Catalog speeds up the process of building accurate estimates with one central database. You can easily check fitment, pricing, and availability in real time across multiple aftermarket parts distributors. With this system, everything just clicks within your auto repair shop management software.

Make the most of every minute

Building estimates can eat up valuable time in your day, especially if they don’t pay off with a customer saying ‘yes.’ So, stop polluting your day with popup windows that clutter your auto repair software screen.

Instead, you find the parts you need fast without scrolling through pages to unearth each one from separate sources. This is why you invested in shop management software in the first place – to work more efficiently.

The Native Parts Catalog does the hard work for you. It connects all your vendors inside the repair order, so you can build accurate quotes in seconds instead of minutes. You quickly compare vendors and pricing at a glance, making parts ordering easier than ever before.
When you get it right, without making the customer wait, you can start the repair order even sooner. That keeps dollars flowing into the shop without delay.

Demo of how to order auto parts via the Native Parts Catalog

No fret, no sweat auto inventory management

Shop-Ware makes the process simple and easy to learn with three steps to find and add parts to your order. You’ll wonder how you ever worked with a clunky menu within other automotive repair software in the past!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Start by choosing a recommended service and looking up the part under the Estimator tab within the repair shop software. In less than a minute, you’ll see a range of options that you can choose with a click on a box.

  2. Quickly check the auto inventory management to see if it’s in stock. Next, open the dropdown menus to see more details in the notes.

  3. Add the auto parts you need – based on price, fit, or availability — to the repair order. With that done so quickly, you can carry on with your next estimate or another customer!

Best of all, you haven’t used up your stores of mental energy to decide where to source the parts or how to calculate the overall total. The auto repair shop software does it for you.

Want to see it in action? This video shows how to order the right tie rods in just 40 seconds.

Since this auto inventory management is so easy to use, new staff can learn how to order parts effortlessly. The Native Parts Catalog saves them the hassle of jumping through multiple hoops to learn how to order parts. They will be clicking on the right clockspring in no time!

Even better, you can save your customers money when you order the right parts at a great price. Since the catalog lists all parts in a column, you can compare costs across various suppliers. That way, you come out looking like a hero when you discover a deal.

Built-in bonuses within your mechanic shop software

Since it comes with Shop-Ware’s most popular plans, the Native Parts Catalog is virtually turnkey. That means you don’t have to worry about setting up extra servers or other space-eating equipment. The catalog works within your car repair software as an extra feature during estimate building.

Check out how this benefits you and your staff:

  • Compare live costs and availability across multiple vendors in one place

  • Find the parts fitment for all labor guide tasks – at your fingertips

  • Filter fast by cost, brand, and availability

  • Assess sell prices based on your shop’s local inventory and Parts GP Optimizer® markup settings

  • Build quotes quickly from both aftermarket and OE catalogs

  • Add price-accurate quotes directly to the repair order

  • Simply click to place parts orders within the repair order

  • Bypass prolonged punchouts to a separate eCommerce site since Shop-Ware’s Native Parts Catalog is built right in!

Even more rewarding, the Native Parts interface can be used anywhere via a desktop, mobile, or tablet. Work from within a bay, the front counter, or your front porch thanks to this cloud-based platform. Shop-Ware makes it easy for you to enjoy life and still serve your customers well.

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