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Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

Shop concern of the month: Investing in technology

By: Jamie Bryson | June 20th, 2018

The complexity of cars is on the rise, and it is creating an increased need for the right vehicle manufacturer data. In fact, there are three million more lines of computer code to operate a 2015 Ford GT than there…

Keep customer relationships strong as technology increases

Keep customer relationships strong as technology increases

By: Kathy Jambor | March 21st, 2018

"Relationships sell parts.” This was a quote from one of the country’s top wholesalers at the recent OEC Dealer Council in Cleveland, Ohio. I was fortunate enough to be in the room with many experienced Parts Directors and Managers, and…

The best marketing tools available are likely already in your parts department

The best marketing tools available are likely already in your parts department

By: Kelsey Tully | February 15th, 2018

In today’s digital age, nearly any business can be done through an online platform. Just like you, your shop customers have hundreds of people they talk to every day. As an Account Support Rep who works with dealers every day…

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

By: Heather Sinchak | October 25th, 2017

It's hard to believe it's almost 2018. And with this new year, comes new technology, challenges, and unforeseen obstacles.  Independent repair facilities -- your customers -- will see the impact of market fluctuation. To encourage shops to set their business up for…

Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

By: Michelle Brittsan | March 10th, 2017

You may be considering getting into the wholesale business, or you may already be in it and want to expand your business. So how do you gauge your own success? The following is what our OEC field and account managers see the most…

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

How to compete with the Aftermarket and win

By: Heather SInchak | January 5th, 2017

In vehicle sales, it’s brand against brand. But in parts sales, it’s a whole different ballgame. As a parts manager, you know you’re not competing against other OEMs – you’re competing against the entire aftermarket industry. The aftermarket has figured…
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