Activant Solutions Inc., is inviting suppliers of non-application and universal parts and related items to include their product data at no charge in the comprehensive Activant ItemExpert eCatalogue. The new ItemExpert eCatalogue will enable suppliers of non-application and universal parts to reach potentially thousands of additional retail points of sale by providing their latest product information – including part description, pricing, image and more – to Activant’s data acquisition team, says the company. The new eCatalog will help retail professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada look up and sell products not covered by Activant’s PartExpert eCatalogue of application-specific parts. “We are opening the door to the aftermarket distribution channel for product suppliers that have never before been able to provide their data directly to automotive parts resellers,” said Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president, Activant. The Activant ItemExpert eCatalog will include 58 categories and nearly 2,000 specific types of products commonly sold by automotive parts distributors, jobbers and retailers. These non-application and universal products – ranging from tools and chemicals to welding equipment and tire and wheel accessories – are not currently listed in any other comprehensive database widely used in parts stores. Among the product categories scheduled to be included in the new eCatalogue are: Air Fresheners Antifreeze/Coolant Appearance Accessories Appearance Chemicals Application Electrical Automotive Hardware Automotive Lighting Battery Accessories Body Repair Bulk/Professional Paint Cargo Management Climate Control Cooling Driveline Electrical Emission Control/Air Management Engine Parts/Components Exhaust Exterior Accessories Filters Fluid Management and Accessories Food/Beverage/Tobacco Fuel System Gaskets General Merchandise Greases and Lubes Hand Cleaners Hand Tools Heavy Duty Tools/Equipment Ignition System Interior Accessories Light-Duty Shop Equipment Mobile Electronics Motor Oil Non-Auto Batteries and Flashlights Paint/Coatings Performance Chemicals Recreational Transportation Reference and Entertainment Rotating Electrical Safety Sealants/Adhesives/Compounds Spark Plugs Steering Suspension Tape Tire and Wheel Accessories Tires and Wheels Towing and Hitch Transmission Fluid Washer Fluids Welding Equipment and Accessories Wiper Components Wipers
To be included in the new eCatalog, suppliers need to provide product descriptions and digital images. Other helpful information – such as product specifications, installation instructions, warranty information, MSDS files, and technical bulletins – is also welcome. For more information on the submission of product information for the new eCatalog, please contact Kristen Correia of Activant Supplier Services at (925) 454-6652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.