Web-Est, LLC has released Auto Parts Connect, a new program designed to expand data feeds from auto collision parts providers, making access for shops easier. The data will be integrated into Web-Est’s online estimating platform used by over 1,200 small- to mid-size body shops nationwide.
Part providers can participate in Auto Parts Connect free of charge, but must provide data in an industry format and are responsible for submitting monthly updates, or they can provide real-time updates, depending on their IT capabilities.
An expanded version of the program, Auto Parts Connect Plus, is expected at the end of the year, enabling Web-Est users to programmatically place a parts order with qualified vendors. Qualifying vendors are required to provide discounts to Web-Est users and will pay an administrative transaction fee.
“Auto Parts Connect and Auto Parts Connect Plus are expected to create savings for parts vendors and Web-Est collision estimating software users alike,” said CEO/President Eric Seidel. “Taking advantage of real-time ordering of parts eliminates manual steps, we expect to pass these savings on to our Web-Est customer base.”
Vendors interested in participating in Web-Est’s Auto Parts Connect can contact Becky Nabors at (888) 932-3780, ext. 112