Inflation & Economic Uncertainty: 3 Things Parts Catalog Managers Should Consider in 2023

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Mar 1, 2023

Life feels very expensive at the moment. As annual inflation rates continue to be in the 6-7% range for the third year in a row, we are all feeling the squeeze across our lives. Add in the economic uncertainty that comes with inflation and global challenges and it’s understandable that we are all a little on edge.

With this in mind, we wanted to share three things catalog managers should consider to make it easier to navigate 2023.

“Is our current parts catalog provider still offering the best value?”

With rising prices, 2023 will be a great year to reevaluate existing and alternative solutions. Much like auto insurance, it’s a good idea to review your parts catalog solution every few years to ensure you have the best mix of products and pricing.

At ShowMeTheParts, we’ve always prided ourselves on being fast and efficient. With 35 years of experience, we are able to find and pass along efficiencies to our customers. As the number of channels where your parts data needs to be delivered, identifying these efficiencies will not only save you money but also time.

Schedule a call with our team to review your needs so you can compare ShowMeTheParts to your current partner.

“What can I outsource to my parts catalog partners to make life easier?”

With companies across industries reducing their workforce in preparation for a potential economic downturn, remaining employees will carry a larger workload. As a catalog manager, you should look to your catalog partners to help lighten the load.

When you partner with ShowMeTheParts, help will always be just a phone call away. When we ask customers for feedback or testimonials, our support team located in Chicago is frequently mentioned as a primary reason for continuing as a ShowMeTheParts customer.

Finally, budgeting concerns typical of outsourcing are eliminated by our fixed contract pricing. Our team will complete the job as stated, no matter how long it takes.

 “Is there an easy way to export subsets of our catalog?”

Getting all of your parts data into a single source of truth is the first step towards more efficient part management. However, we know getting the right data out needs to be just as easy!

With ShowMeTheParts, we’ve made exporting subsets of your parts catalog a breeze. Need a file that contains only private label items? Or perhaps your partner only carries parts with fitment to a particular make of vehicle. In either case, we have you covered!

We can filter exports by product line, make, private label, or a host of other attributes to provide you with a clean and accurate ACES & PIES files for each trading partner. This is yet another way ShowMeTheParts makes managing and distributing your parts catalog easier.

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While there are challenges coming in 2023, our team can help you flip them into opportunities for growth. Schedule a call with our sales team today so we can better assess your needs and develop a plan to help you expand your capabilities, without expanding your staff or budget.

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