A Dropshipping software solution for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket
Partbot is an innovative new e-commerce software platform combining auto parts data and physical dropshipping facilitation for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket industry.
What began as an in-house data integration solution for SWD Group’s distribution division soon evolved into a powerful standalone product.
SWD has a long history in the Australian aftermarket as a wholesaler, distributor and parts manufacturer and says it deeply understands the needs of the Australian businesses it services.
SWD needed a way to keep thousands of parts in sync with supplier and manufacturer catalogue data, warehouse inventory levels, pricing and vehicle applications across multiple trade and retail websites.
Representing its brands’ and suppliers’ products correctly across all reseller websites was also a top priority for SWD.
By combining real-time product data (direct from supplier) and vehicle search website plugins with decades of distribution and fulfilment experience, SWD says Partbot soon became an ideal solution for other online aftermarket merchants and businesses looking to get started online with minimal capital investment.
Partbot now allows e-commerce merchants to sync automotive parts and accessories from aftermarket suppliers via a “dropship marketplace” to their online stores (Shopify, WooCommerce, Neto etc) and ship directly from a Partbot supplier warehouse to their customers.
Accessing catalogue data is one thing; providing the end-to-end solution that gets a product onto a customer’s vehicle is the bigger problem Partbot is solving, says SWD.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many Australian automotive companies to rethink their business models, the demand for automotive e-commerce tools and the need for an aftermarket dropship service became apparent.
Over the last several years, many mechanical workshops and accessory fitment stores began pivoting to or adding e-commerce to their sales channels. Partbot says it helped several businesses make this transition and introduced many more to the benefits of local parts dropshipping.
The dropship model has also been rising in popularity in Australia, among both resellers and brand manufacturers and suppliers.
However, dropshipping can often be tedious to manage as each supplier can handle the process differently with varying degrees of complexity for merchants.
SWD explains that Partbot streamlines this for both supplier and merchant with an easy to use, standardised fulfilment system.
Merchants can connect their store to Partbot, sync part listings, receive an order and have the goods shipped all in the same day.
Partbot also offers a turnkey automotive parts website fully integrated with their suite of ecommerce plugins to assist merchants selling automotive parts online. These include a Make, Model, Year (MMY) Vehicle Search and Number Plate Search (PL8SRCH).
SWD says Partbot is now dedicated to developing the best ecommerce tools and dropship fulfilment solutions for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket.
To learn more about Partbot and how you can add dropshipping to your business, visit www.partbot.com.au