By continuing to use a “just in time” inventory model, the business is able to keep its’ inventory and warehousing costs to a minimum, passing the savings along to its’ customers.
Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
AZtrucks.com, an eleven year veteran of online retailing, has opened its’ first "click and mortar" truck accessory showroom at the Hayden Auto Plaza, on the southwest corner of Hayden and McKellips Roads in Tempe, AZ.
AZtrucks.com sells custom parts and accessories for Pickup Trucks, SUV’s, Vans and 4x4’s. The new showroom and service facilities provided a way for the company to increase it’s local presence by offering truck accessory installation and service, as well as offering it's customers a place to “actually see, touch and feel” some of their more popular items, according to Henry Perlmutter, AZtrucks partner and co-founder.
The move is part of a new strategy for the business, according to Perlmutter. While the company has focused entirely on web-based sales in the past, the storefront and installation center opens up a new sales channel for its’ growing base of local customers. "By expanding its’ use of a “just-in-time” inventory model, the business is able to keep its’ inventory and warehousing costs to a minimum, passing the savings along to its’ customers." Most parts are ordered as needed, and can be shipped either directly to the customer, or to its’ new location for customer pickup and installation. Items can be ordered either in-store or online.
As most of the parts the company sells are dependent on numerous make, model and year “applications” for virtually every pickup, van and SUV made in the past 50 years, even retailers with large warehouses and inventories often do not have just the part a customer is looking for. "By making full use of its’ extensive website catalog and minimizing it’s inventory, the savings are substantial. This allows AZtrucks to compete effectively in both the virtual and brick and mortar worlds", says Perlmutter.
AZtrucks.com was initially launched in November 2001 with just 24 products, and has since grown into one of the largest and most established truck accessory sites on the web. The website now consists of well over 1.5 million parts applications, and continues to grow daily.
The company is jointly owned and operated by Mr. Perlmutter, along with Gary Wieder, Marc Faigus and Mark “Tik” Valentine, who together bring a combined 85 plus years of industry experience to the business. To date, AZtrucks.com has served over 70,000 customers from around the world, and offers products from over 250 manufacturers, a majority of which are made in the USA.
The new store is open from 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, and products can be ordered online 24/7/365.