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B2E – When B2B Business Buyer Habits follow B2C Consumer Shoppers

There used to be a clear divide between B2B and B2C, requiring specific approaches to marketing that catered to each faction. However, things have changed drastically, with business buyers now shopping in the same manner as ordinary customers. It’s what we at PARTsDB call the emergence of B2E, or business to everyone. Managed services company Avanade recently conducted a global study that analysed the changing buying patterns and processes of business buyers, coming to the conclusion that the ‘consumerisation’ trend...

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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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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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Auto Parts Aftermarket Online, e-Commerce and all that PART 1: What’s it all about and why should I care?

The following is a reprint from April 2014 issue of Australian Undercar Review magazine PART 1: What’s it all about and why should I care? In 1997 the Australian new vehicle market was around 650,000 units and of that, Falcon and Commodore platforms accounted for over 200,000 or 30% of the total new cars sold. Jump to 2013 and the number of new cars sold was over 1.13 million and of that, less than 70,000 were Commodore or Falcon based. Meanwhile, the AAAA reports as...

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Information on Tyre Pressure Sensors Now Available on TecRMI

Despite the passing of a law (ECE Directive R64) that calls on the implementation of a tyre-pressure monitoring system to check newly registered vehicles all over the European continent by the 1st of November this year, TecRMI, a long time partner of  PARTs and a global leader in providing and collecting repair and maintenance information under the organisational umbrella of TecAlliance GmbH, is already pushing through with the expansion of its technical repair instructions. TecRMI’s database will now include tyre...

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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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PARts DB Launches a New Website

We are proud to announce that PARts Australia Pty Ltd have launched our new website, viewable at www.partsdb.com.au. 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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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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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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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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