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Being able to order OE parts electronically would:

Encourage me to include more OE parts in my mix
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43%
Wouldn't change my current ratio of OE / Aftermarket parts
18
51%
No opinion
2
6%
 
Total votes : 35

POLL #1: OE Parts Ordering

POLL #1: OE Parts Ordering

Postby timbre4 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:29 am

I was asked my opinion about what shops think on this question and decided it was better to let you all comment directly on the matter and then give that information to the interested party rather than my heresay.

This is strictly hypothetical, nothing is in development. This is merely posing the question to measure response to see if there is a market to develop for OE parts. This concept is based on a single Asian mfg at this time.

Thanks as always for taking time to vote and comment.
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Postby Rich » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:40 am

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Postby steven kiser » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:52 am

since i can purchase oe parts from an after market distributer i still only buy hard parts. i use the oem section to check pricing, and use it often.
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Postby Jim Brown » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:17 am

Absolutely! Make an online ordering system similar to WorldPac's or NAPA's system (including availablity, ETA, part number, and picture) and I can promise an increase in sales. The "fax me a picture" routine along with the necessary phone calls eats up a lot of time.

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Postby timjlive » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:36 am

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Jim Brown wrote:Absolutely! Make an online ordering system similar to WorldPac's or NAPA's system (including availablity, ETA, part number, and picture) and I can promise an increase in sales. The "fax me a picture" routine along with the necessary phone calls eats up a lot of time.

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Postby f8jon360 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:35 am

again, here i voted it wouldn't change the percentage, but it would be a really nice feature and would cut down on dealer phone calls, and give us access to millions of parts that just aren't in Mitchell's Estimator database.
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Postby INLANDSMOG » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:56 am

Voted, that would be an awesome addition.
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Postby Pauls Automotive » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:38 am

It wouldn't encourage me to change my current ratio due to the lack of profitability of the OE parts. However I would like to have the ability to order from Dealers online and be able to do everything I do with ShopCat,NAPA and WorldPac. The easy of being able to check prices and availabilty at a few clicks of a mouse is soooo much nicer then waiting on hold for that one or two people you can count on to get you the right parts.
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Postby Matt R. » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:10 pm

Wouldn't change our mix as the dealer is our direct competition and we only buy from them what we need. Our particular market isn't always serviced by the aftermarket, so this would be helpful as we currently purchase a lot of O.E. parts.
I love the automated capability that is incorporated into the NAPA catalog. I think if this feature were incorporated, it would allow us to be more efficient which means more profitiability. This would have a direct result back to Mitchell as we would be able to purchase all of the new shinies that they produce :D.
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Postby a&mauto » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:12 am

Matt R. wrote:Wouldn't change our mix as the dealer is our direct competition and we only buy from them what we need. Our particular market isn't always serviced by the aftermarket, so this would be helpful as we currently purchase a lot of O.E. parts.
I love the automated capability that is incorporated into the NAPA catalog. I think if this feature were incorporated, it would allow us to be more efficient which means more profitiability. This would have a direct result back to Mitchell as we would be able to purchase all of the new shinies that they produce :D.


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Re: Parts POLLS

Postby timbre4 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:19 pm

Folks - Please take a moment and vote in these polls so that I can deliver good numbers next week. Thanks
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