OEConnection Launches ConsumerLink℠ Parts e-Commerce Solution for Auto Dealers

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Consumer-Facing Solution Gives Dealers Easy Entry Into Expanding Online Retail Market

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ConsumerLink offers dealers easy and low-cost entry into the growing consumer segment of auto parts e-commerce.

OEConnection LLC, the parts e-commerce technology leader for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) distribution networks, has introduced a new parts e-commerce solution for automotive dealerships to help them unlock new revenue streams by reaching Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and other online, direct-buying consumers – an industry segment projected to grow by more than 11% to $3.5 billion in revenues in 2013.

Featuring a customizable, dealer-branded website, ConsumerLink gives consumers access to the most user-friendly replacement parts ordering platform in the market, including complete OEM parts catalogs, detailed parts diagrams and VIN-decoding capabilities that help users identify the parts needed for their vehicle repair. ConsumerLink offers dealers quick and easy integration with current dealer websites or can be implemented as a stand-alone site. What’s more, the solution enables dealers to process orders within their existing OEConnection e-commerce platform, currently the system of choice at more than 13,000 franchise automotive dealerships in North America. ConsumerLink includes all of the tools needed to succeed in online parts sales – from customizable pricing and promotions functionality to multiple delivery and payment options, including all major credit cards. In addition, built-in reporting and analysis tools provide dealers with decision-making data about their online sales and customers.

“Much like our wholesale parts e-commerce solutions, the goal of ConsumerLink is to help dealers sell more OE parts, increase efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction,” said Chuck Rotuno, OEConnection President & CEO. “Dealerships are increasingly investing in digital technology to reach online customers, but many draw the line at parts e-commerce websites because of limited search capabilities and unfriendly user interfaces,” he said. “ConsumerLink closes the gap by offering not just easy setup and comprehensive tools to tap into this revenue stream, but it also comes from a trusted name and partner in automotive technology.”

Available to dealerships for a low, monthly cost, a dealer-branded ConsumerLink website can be up and running in as little as a few hours. OEConnection will feature ConsumerLink at the 2013 NADA Convention & Expo in Orlando, February 8-11, followed by a national rollout throughout 2013.

About OEConnection LLC
OEConnection is the leading parts e-commerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 35,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEConnection products over 6 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $18 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at http://www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Joan Deegan at Joan.Deegan@OEConnection.com

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