Auto Parts Aftermarket Online, e-Commerce and all that PART 2: What are my options?

Part 1 of this article appeared in the April 2014 issue of Undercar Review. In part 2 we follow on with this topic and look at the “how” and “what” side assuming we now have an answer to “why should I care”. That is,assuming online and e-commerce is important to me, what are my options and how can I deploy them? So assuming that we’re talking about solutions and strategies using open solutions and standards, the following are some typical...

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Designing for Multiple Devices with an Information-Processing Approach

Claude Shannon, a name not known to most people, was responsible for introducing some decades ago, the concept of information theory, which not only revolutionised concepts in signal processing, but also having sweeping affects across other disciplines, ranging from artificial intelligence, computer science, and even cognitive psychology. One idea stemming from information theory revolved around how communication systems consist of modules linked through limited-capacity communication channels. In information theory, the communication system is the most basic concept, consisting of the...

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PARts Chassis Groups

PARts CG’s (Chassis Groups) allow product managers and marketers to have the best of both worlds – accurate and efficient granular product linking while also allowing for faster and simpler lookup for customers and users via web sites or printed catalogues. Get more details about this powerful feature in PARts here.

PARts Import/Export Function

PARts believe that your data should be available for you to use and extract as easily as possible. The PARts Import/Export Function is a quick and easy way for product managers and sellers to output and manage their data in PARts.  And the reports vary according to the type of user with different options for data Suppliers (brands) and data Users (Sellers). Get more ideas for this important area of PARts Console. 

eBay Adds TecDoc Product Fitment Data Service

eBay auto parts and accessory sellers can now link to product and fitment data for over 500 global and Australian supplier brands for direct display and listing on eBay Australia. TecDoc Australia and eBay Australia have concluded negotiations that allow eBay sellers to access TecDoc Parts Data securely simplifying online selling for auto parts and accessories. This deal means that any eBay parts and accessories seller who concludes a contract with TecDoc for a data package can have that data package...

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Monroe Australia signs on as a PARts supplier and data provider

PARts is proud to announce that Monroe Australia has now joined on as a PARts data supplier. Monroe is part of the Tenneco group and a core TecDoc global data supplier. Like many other international brands and parts manufacturers they have also become a PARts Australia data supplier to further support the Australian industry and market. Monroe sees PARts as a key solution to providing a standard data source, integrated with the TecDoc global standard as a way to improve...

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Three leading parts distributors join the PARts e-cosystem

PARts Australia is delighted to welcome 3 new subscribers to the PARts e-cosystem. MTQ Engine Systems, South Coast Agencies and Online Performance Auto’s  have joined the PARts program broadening the range of suppliers and sellers and sharing in the potential of the e-cosystem. These 3 key Australian sellers are in very different areas of expertise and their diverse business profiles show the flexibility that PARts offers its auto parts sellers and subscribers. It also provides opportunity for other suppliers looking...

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PARts DB Launches a New Website

We are proud to announce that PARts Australia Pty Ltd have launched our new website, viewable at Want to find out more about PARts and what we can do for your business? Click through to our website and learn more! The new website portal allows potential customers to learn about the functionality of the PARts system and learn about how it integrates with a variety of other services and software products, such as eBay MVL, Autosoft, Peach Business Software, Flow,...

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Motorcycles Now a Part of TecDoc Reference Data

TecDoc, a long-time PARts partner is looking towards the addition of motorcycles to its database of vehicle references, beginning with Version 4/2014 of the TecDoc catalogue—the catalogue serves as an index for identifying parts and vehicles. Furthermore, the proven TecDoc structures will now feature standardised information content on product data for job safety, DIN and standardised parts, workshop requirements, tools, and workshop equipment. Availability Beginning May 2014, the TecDoc reference database will see the addition of approximately 4,000 motorcycles, which...

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