Web 2 Market, a Web development firm in the Chicago area, announces the general availability of integration between ShowMeTheParts and the Magento e-commerce solution. Manufacturers, wholesalers and resellers can now easily and quickly open a Web storefront or catalog to become online merchants.
The store can be integrated with data from the ShowMeTheParts database of more than 250 manufacturers, 1 million products and 100 million application data records. By integrating the ShowMeTheParts data, visitors to the merchant’s site will be able to search for the part by year/make/model data, VIN, SKU and/or cross reference number. The search results will include any product in the merchant’s catalog.
The product’s detail page includes product name, description, image, application data and technical documents, all populated from the ShowMeTheParts database, automatically. The merchant can control price, name and other attributes, if desired.
“The biggest barrier to selling automotive aftermarket parts is maintaining product and application data,” said Brad Kort, president of Web 2 Market. “Our early adopter clients are delighted that the work of adding and updating that data has been taken over by ShowMeTheParts.”
Magento is one of the world’s most popular e-commerce platforms, with more than 150,000 active Web storesonline. The base package includes the Magento package, installation, a standard design, training and configuration. Options for customization include design and the addition of “extensions” that add to base functionality.