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Native Parts Catalog Simplifies Auto Inventory Management

As you build a complex estimate requiring a long list of parts, you may need to pull from various suppliers. How can you sift through this puzzle in the shortest amount of time? Let auto parts inventory management software carry part of the load for you.

Shop-Ware’s Native Parts Catalog speeds up the process of building accurate estimates within one central database. You can easily check fit, price and availability in real time across multiple aftermarket parts distributors. With this system, everything just clicks.

Make the most of every minute

Building estimates can eat up valuable minutes of your day, especially if a customer doesn’t agree to the repair. Instead of popup windows that clutter your screen, find the parts you need fast without scrolling through pages from separate suppliers. 

You invested in shop management software to work more efficiently so don’t let parts ordering cut into your productivity.

The Native Parts Catalog connects all your vendors inside the repair order, so you shave off valuable minutes as you build accurate quotes. Simply and quickly compare vendors and pricing at a glance, making parts ordering seamless. 

The sooner you get the estimate done and approved, you can start the repair order earlier. That keeps dollars flowing into the shop without delay.

No fret, no sweat auto inventory management

With Shop-Ware, it takes three steps to find and add parts to your order. You’ll wonder how you ever worked with a clunky menu within other automotive shop software in the past!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Start by choosing a recommended service and looking up the part under the Estimator tab within the repair shop software. In less than a minute, you’ll see a range of options that you can choose with a click on a box. 
  2. Quickly check the auto inventory management to see if it’s in stock. Next, open the dropdown menus to see more details in the notes. 
  3. Add the auto parts you need – based on price, fit or availability -- to the repair order. With that done so quickly, you can carry on with your next estimate or another customer!

Best of all, you haven’t drained your brain to decide where to source the parts or how to calculate the overall total. The auto repair shop software does it for you.

Want to see it in action? This video shows how to order the right tie rods in just 40 seconds.

The Native Parts Catalog saves new staff the hassle of working through complex steps to learn how to order parts. And the support team is always available to help when you run into any wrinkles.

Even better, you can save your customers money when you order the right parts at a great price. Since the catalog lists all parts in a column, you can compare costs across various suppliers. That way, you come out looking like a hero when you discover a deal.

Built-in bonuses within your mechanic shop software

Since the Native Parts Catalog comes with Shop-Ware’s most popular plans, it is virtually turnkey. Now, you don’t have to worry about setting up extra servers or other space-eating equipment. The catalog works within your car repair software as an extra feature during estimate building.

Make your days easier when you:

  • Compare live costs and availability across multiple vendors in one place
  • Find the parts fit for all labor guide tasks – at your fingertips
  • Filter fast by cost, brand, and availability
  • Assess sell prices based on your shop’s local inventory and Parts GP Optimizer® markup settings
  • Build quotes quickly from both aftermarket and OE catalogs
  • Add price-accurate quotes directly to the repair order
  • Simply click to place parts orders within the repair order 
  • Bypass prolonged punchouts to a separate eCommerce site since Shop-Ware’s Native Parts Catalog is built right in!

Finally, shops can access the Native Parts interface anywhere via a desktop, mobile, or tablet. Work from the front counter, the lunch room, or your couch thanks to this cloud-based platform. Shop-Ware makes it easy for you to enjoy life and still serve your customers well.

About the Author


Shop-Ware creates auto repair shop management software that transforms auto repair shops into more profitable businesses. Started by an auto repair shop owner in 2013, its enterprise-grade shop management system offers cutting-edge auto repair software that improves efficiency. With this auto shop management software, automotive repair becomes more transparent and earns the trust of your shop’s customers. Shop-Ware’s shop management software harnesses the power of modern communication via photos, videos, texting, and live chat, plus auto inventory management. As a result, its automotive repair software solves problems, increases sell-through, and generates more efficiency and profits.

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