In addition, RepairLink Shop has expanded its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) catalog offerings. Formerly, catalogs were available for six automotive brands; the solution has now been expanded to include catalogs for 23 automotive brands. The additional catalogs give IRFs the opportunity to purchase parts from a variety of domestic and foreign automotive manufacturer franchise dealerships all within the same easy-to-use solution. The new user interface also allows IRFs to take advantage of discount programs and promotions that can be implemented by either the OEM or the individual franchise dealer.
“Being able to offer parts-buying opportunities for 23 automotive brands means RepairLink Shop truly is a one-stop shop for independent repair facilities,” said Paul Johnson, senior vice president and chief product office for OEConnection. “We’re excited to offer this improved technology to the nearly 25,000 shops that use our solution each month, as it is best-in-class for ease of use and the ability for shops to take advantage of promotions from automakers and their franchised dealers. These enhancements help our dealers as well—our research shows that the more OEMs and dealer networks that use RepairLink, the more shops will use RepairLink Shop for all automotive brands they service, providing more high-quality OEM parts and more satisfied consumers.”
RepairLink Shop is offered to IRFs at no cost. A repair facility simply must create an account and select their preferred franchise dealerships to source, price, and purchase OEM parts online. The site is also compatible across multiple browsers, tablets, and mobile devices.