PartsTrader® and Fix Auto USA Agree On Parts Sourcing and Ordering
December 8, 2016 (Chicago, IL) – Leading collision repair network Fix Auto USA has signed an agreement for PartsTrader to be a recommended partner. PartsTrader’s platform will now be leveraged by Fix Auto’s independently owned and operated body shops for the direct benefit of their insurance carrier and vehicle owner customers.
“Collision repair facilities using the PartsTrader platform to search and compare for parts within their marketplace can access more competitive quotes and significantly reduce their return rates,” said PartsTrader CEO Rob Cooper. “Fix Auto owner-operators will not only gain margin on parts purchases, benefit from accurate parts shipments, and improve their shop’s bottom line, they’ll be able to deliver increased value to their insurance partners by reducing cycle time, improving severity, and ultimately delivering a better experience to vehicle owner customers.”
With increasing utilization of the PartsTrader platform, Fix Auto will begin to see greater efficiencies emerge as the workflow is standardized across the network. Fix Auto locations will gain access to the most comprehensive supplier network for competitive parts sourcing in the industry. Fix Auto will also be able to access PartsTrader’s data analytics based on actual quotes and orders in a body shop’s specific market. This information is updated each time a parts-related transaction occurs and can be used by members as factual documentation to support purchases.
“Entering into a partnership with PartsTrader is exciting since it allows our Franchise Locations continued operational improvements and our customers the opportunity to realize these efficiencies,” said Fix Auto President and COO Paul Gange. “Fix Auto is committed to help members succeed by making available to them the best possible tools and the PartsTrader suite stands as the latest example of that commitment.”
When auto collision repair shops need to find the best combination of part price, part type and delivery availability, they turn to the PartsTrader platform to source their parts. The PartsTrader platform allows repair shops to search and compare multiple shops at the same time and to work with suppliers competing for their business. Suppliers using the PartsTrader platform are able to be more competitive in the market, increase their sales opportunities to more repairers, and see fewer parts returned, resulting in real dollars added to the bottom line. For more information, go to partstrader.us.com.
About Fix Auto USA
Based in San Diego, California, Fix Auto USA provides a platform which enables independent owner-operated collision repair facilities to achieve success in a consolidating marketplace. Fix Auto members benefit from a trusted brand, multi-level insurance representation, leading edge technology, centrally managed claims processes, and pooled purchasing power, all combined to ensure consistent performance and greater profitability. For more information about Fix Auto, go to www.fixautousa.com.