Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 3, 2010 – Activant Solutions Inc. has introduced a service that enables replacement parts distributors and jobbers to quickly and easily list virtually any part, in any quantity, for sale through eBay Motors. With more than 14.8 million unique monthly visitors and a part or accessory selling every second, eBay Motors is the world’s number one automotive Web site.*
The new Activant® ListingExpert™ service enables distributors and jobbers to easily create and post comprehensive product listings for the sale of parts on eBay Motors, including part description, application references, photos, and quantity, pricing and shipping information. Confirmed orders can be transmitted to the seller’s system via the secure Activant AConneX® electronic connectivity service. The ListingExpert service can also automatically update a seller’s inventory records following each sale.
Users of Activant’s ListingExpert service have access to business intelligence from Activant’s data warehouse solution to help determine which parts to sell via eBay Motors and at what price. There is virtually no limit to the number of auto parts that can be listed by a seller.
“eBay Motors reaches millions of prospective automotive parts consumers every day. Now traditional distributors and jobbers can tap into this massive community of buyers through an automated pipeline driven by their Activant business management system and our industry-leading replacement parts data,” said Paul Magin, senior director, content and connectivity, Activant.
“With more than 16 million parts available at any given time on eBay Motors, we’re always looking to increase value and selection for auto enthusiasts, and the new ListingExpert service from Activant is a big step in that direction,” said Famous Rhodes, director of parts and accessories, eBay Motors. “This is also a huge opportunity for aftermarket distributors to easily and seamlessly make their inventory available to millions of consumers on a global scale.”
Sellers use the Activant ListingExpert solution to select the products to be sold via eBay Motors. The ListingExpert service is designed to populate each listing with all required part information as well as pricing and shipping charges as established by the seller. Each resulting order is transmitted to the seller’s business management system and payment is processed through PayPal. The solution was tested and refined with input from several aftermarket distributors.
“This ListingExpert service gives the seller access to a global marketplace without significant new infrastructure, personnel or other resources,” Magin said. “Our initial group of distributors has been very enthusiastic about this solution.”
For more information regarding the Activant ListingExpert solution, please contact your Activant sales representative, call (800) 380-9015 or visit the company’s AAPEX Show exhibit (#2035) in Las Vegas.
About Activant Solutions
Activant Solutions Inc. is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized distributors and specialty retailers. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics. Over 30,000 customer locations use Activant to manage their day-to-day operations, in both USA and Canada. Activant’s systems are designed to help customers increase sales, boost productivity, operate more cost-efficiently, improve inventory turns and enhance trading partner relationships. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.activant.com.
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