The grant would help APN to accelerate growth by allowing APN to hire additional marketing and merchandising staff, and increase online and traditional marketing channels.
Weston, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Auto Parts Network® (APN) is an online superstore that allows consumers and car care specialists to order original equipment, aftermarket vehicle parts, and accessories online through a proprietary and patented AutoVend® Management System. AutoVend® uses a standardized catalog to fulfill orders automatically from multiple manufacturers and warehouse distributors throughout the nation. APN has applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Auto Parts Network® has submitted a questionnaire outlining its business plan that will result in growth of the business if it receives at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Customers, fans, and community members can show support for Auto Parts Network® by voting at MissionMainStreetGrants.com using Facebook Connect. The voting deadline is November 15, 2013 and grant recipients will be selected by expert panelists.
“The grant would help APN to accelerate growth by allowing APN to hire additional marketing and merchandising staff, and increase online and traditional marketing channels that will promote both immediate sales and awareness of the APN brand, while launching new initiatives that include: APN’s Direct Installer program, which will allow APN customers to compare multiple local auto repair shops at checkout and designate a preferred installer for the part(s) they are purchasing, and APN’s Same-Day Delivery, which will allow for tens of thousands of common auto replacement parts to be delivered to consumers within hours of their online orders,” said CEO, Charles J. Bonfiglio.
Through Mission Main Street Grants, Chase will award $3 million to small business across America. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive a special advertising offer from Premier Sponsor, Google. In addition, the 12 grant recipients will be eligible to receive a trip to Google for an exclusive small business marketing workshop with Google experts and a Google Chromebook Pixel laptop.
The 12 grant recipients will be announced in January 2014.
Consumers can show support by voting for Auto Parts Network® here using Facebook Connect before the voting deadline of November 15, 2013. For additional details about Mission Main Street Grants, visit http://www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com.
About Mission Main Street Grants
Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to small business, Chase launched Mission Main Street Grants, a program that will award 12 grants of $250,000 to small businesses across America. By completing a business profile, a grant questionnaire, and meeting relevant eligibility requirements, small businesses will have access to special offers from the Premier Sponsor, Google. Chase is committed to helping small businesses so they can take big steps for their business and community.
About Auto Parts Network®
Auto Parts Network® is an online auto parts superstore designed to be the world’s most complete online shopping resource for automotive parts, products, accessories, and services. Supported by strong vendor relationships, and a vast network of nationwide distribution centers, APN™ strives to offer the largest selection of quality auto parts at the lowest factory direct prices.