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Epos Now logo
 
Epos Now is a retail management system for small to mid-sized businesses. In addition to its Point of Sale module, the solution also offers integrated Inventory Management, Customer Management, and Retail Accounting, including general... Read More
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Epos Now is a retail management system for small to mid-sized businesses. In addition to its Point of Sale module, the solution also offers integrated Inventory Management, Customer Management, and Retail Accounting, including general... Read More
 
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AmberPOS is an on-premise point of sale solution that utilizes sophisticated inventory management technology. The system is easily integrable and offers additional features such as CRM, vendor management and reporting.
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AmberPOS is an on-premise point of sale solution that utilizes sophisticated inventory management technology. The system is easily integrable and offers additional features such as CRM, vendor management and reporting.
 
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Comcash's POS and CRM system is good for businesses with a need for multi-channel inventory and product management. The cloud-based system features real-time notifications and procurement management.
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Comcash's POS and CRM system is good for businesses with a need for multi-channel inventory and product management. The cloud-based system features real-time notifications and procurement management.
 
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Revel is a cloud-based business platform that integrates operations and customer channels with point-of-sale (POS) functionality in a single dashboard. It is suitable for stores and restaurants of all sizes and provides users with... Read More
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Revel is a cloud-based business platform that integrates operations and customer channels with point-of-sale (POS) functionality in a single dashboard. It is suitable for stores and restaurants of all sizes and provides users with... Read More
 
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Springboard Retail was designed by retailers needing a POS solution for their multi-channel and multi-store enterprises. Its sleek interface is designed for both traditional devices and touch devices like iPads.
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Springboard Retail was designed by retailers needing a POS solution for their multi-channel and multi-store enterprises. Its sleek interface is designed for both traditional devices and touch devices like iPads.

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One of the best features of the NetSuite retail suite is its ability to manage both Internet and physical retailing operations. This makes the system very useful for auto parts shops that operate both physical and online stores.
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One of the best features of the NetSuite retail suite is its ability to manage both Internet and physical retailing operations. This makes the system very useful for auto parts shops that operate both physical and online stores.
 
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Accessing/managing inventory information is vital for auto part retailers. CounterPoint includes automated ordering, variable pricing, as well as the ability to manage multiple inventories to help retailers run these stores.
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Accessing/managing inventory information is vital for auto part retailers. CounterPoint includes automated ordering, variable pricing, as well as the ability to manage multiple inventories to help retailers run these stores.
 
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RetailSTAR by CAM Commerce offers a POS software for small to mid-sized auto parts stores. It is an on-premise system that includes CRM, inventory management and accounting features. Touch screen simplifies transactions.
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RetailSTAR by CAM Commerce offers a POS software for small to mid-sized auto parts stores. It is an on-premise system that includes CRM, inventory management and accounting features. Touch screen simplifies transactions.
 
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Founded in 1986, the retail software suite from Cybex includes point of sale, inventory management, distribution and replenishment, warehouse management, CRM, and e-commerce. The Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite focuses on information... Read More
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Founded in 1986, the retail software suite from Cybex includes point of sale, inventory management, distribution and replenishment, warehouse management, CRM, and e-commerce. The Cybex Enterprise Retail Suite focuses on information... Read More
 
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Offering a suite of applications to help streamline workflow and improve the sales process in retail, eCommerce, wholesale, and distribution, Agiliron can manage both in-store and mobile Point-of-Sale, scale easily to multi-stores,... Read More
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Offering a suite of applications to help streamline workflow and improve the sales process in retail, eCommerce, wholesale, and distribution, Agiliron can manage both in-store and mobile Point-of-Sale, scale easily to multi-stores,... Read More

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ERPLY is a cloud-based retail solution built for small and midsize businesses. Key features include point of sale (POS), customer database and inventory management. The solution can run independent from web access and data is auto-synced... Read More
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ERPLY is a cloud-based retail solution built for small and midsize businesses. Key features include point of sale (POS), customer database and inventory management. The solution can run independent from web access and data is auto-synced... Read More
 
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We recommend the POS solution from Celerant to auto parts dealers. This on-premise retail management system is great for users that need an application to manage their entire business. CRM, inventory, and accounting included.
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We recommend the POS solution from Celerant to auto parts dealers. This on-premise retail management system is great for users that need an application to manage their entire business. CRM, inventory, and accounting included.
 
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RetailPoint Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail management system that helps users manage the daily operations of a single store or multiple locations in real time. In addition to the standard platform, it can also be accessed on... Read More
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RetailPoint Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail management system that helps users manage the daily operations of a single store or multiple locations in real time. In addition to the standard platform, it can also be accessed on... Read More
 
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Created for retailers of all sizes, KORONA provides a point-of-sale, inventory management, and CRM system for many types of stores, including fabric stores, florists, gift shops, and more. The system is offered as a web-based option,... Read More
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Created for retailers of all sizes, KORONA provides a point-of-sale, inventory management, and CRM system for many types of stores, including fabric stores, florists, gift shops, and more. The system is offered as a web-based option,... Read More
 
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From checking inventory across multiple locations to scanning serial numbers for warranty items, VAI's S2K retail POS software offers a high level of functionality. Easily integrates with accounting and for online shopping.
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From checking inventory across multiple locations to scanning serial numbers for warranty items, VAI's S2K retail POS software offers a high level of functionality. Easily integrates with accounting and for online shopping.

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ChainDrive by MultiDev technologies is an Integrated Cross-Channel Retail Management Solution that allows retailers the ability to offer their customers an “Omni-Channel Retail Experience”.  ChainDrive delivers seamless functionality,... Read More
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ChainDrive by MultiDev technologies is an Integrated Cross-Channel Retail Management Solution that allows retailers the ability to offer their customers an “Omni-Channel Retail Experience”.  ChainDrive delivers seamless functionality,... Read More
 
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Teamwork Retail is a point of sale (POS) solution with integrated applications available for inventory management, customer management, e-commerce, warehouse management, memberships, business intelligence and time clock. The solution... Read More
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Teamwork Retail is a point of sale (POS) solution with integrated applications available for inventory management, customer management, e-commerce, warehouse management, memberships, business intelligence and time clock. The solution... Read More
 
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Acumen is a software solution designed for small, medium, and growing retailers. The fully integrated solution includes applications for Point of Sale, stock management, customer management, eCommerce and accounting, to name a few. Considered... Read More
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HighJump Warehouse Advantage logo
 
HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage is a WMS that specializes in warehouse management for CPG, manufacturing, technology, automotive, food, and retail operations. Also includes inventory management functionality.
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HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage is a WMS that specializes in warehouse management for CPG, manufacturing, technology, automotive, food, and retail operations. Also includes inventory management functionality.
 
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Retail Express delivers Retail operating software, providing growing retailers with the opportunity to have more centralized oversight of their operations. This cloud-based platform offers point of sale, inventory management, customer... Read More
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Buyer's Guide

by Justin Guinn,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: June 21, 2017


Auto parts stores outstrip the capabilities of most general retail sales packages. An auto parts store can have inventories of thousands of parts for hundreds of cars and hundreds of thousands of parts available for special order. Auto parts stores also have different categories of buyers, such as do-it-yourselfers, repair shop owners and dealers, with each category having a different discount level. Even identifying a part to sell can be challenging. One customer might come in and say “I need a Bosch vacuum pump for a 1994 Mercedes Benz S320.” The next may come in with a greasy piece of metal and a request, “Do you have any of these?”

While dealing with customers is typically done with the help of customer relationship management (CRM), point of sale (POS) and ordering, these modules are different for auto parts stores than for general retailers. The accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll are essentially the same as that for general retailers. What’s important here is that auto parts inventory software should have search functionality and be easy to use.

Sales dashboard screenshot in Springboard Retail

Sales dashboard screenshot in Springboard Retail

Common Features of Auto Parts Store Software

In addition to core business functions, auto parts retailers should evaluate the following functions to meet their unique requirements:

Part lookup by vehicle make, model and year The system should be able to identify any part for any car based on the vehicle’s make, model and year. The catalog should be either on premises and updated frequently or kept in the cloud by a catalog provider. In addition to finding original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, the system should be able to recommend substitute parts.
Integration with parts and labor catalogs The system should be able to integrate with parts suppliers’ online catalogs for both OEM and aftermarket parts. Look for compliance with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) iSHOP as well as integration with major parts vendors.
Multiple location inventory query The POS system and the inventory system should be able to see inventory levels at all locations in order to fill a customer’s order. It should check whether the part is available locally. It should also be able to place parts “on hold” for local pick, or trigger a process to transfer the part to the store of the customer’s choosing. Advanced systems will support shipping directly to the customer after payment.
Seasonal order levels The system should recommend or order seasonal merchandise; for example, tire chains and windshield scrapers in the winter and automobile detailing kits in the summer.
Special order tracking If a customer requires a part that is not in stock, the system needs to locate the part from a supplier and place a special order. The system should notify the customer (or at least a clerk) when the part comes in.
Lot pricing/em> Many items sold in an auto parts store, such as oil, cleaners and grease, are sold in lots to repair shops and car dealers. The system should assign the lot pricing and correctly decrease inventory.
Kit and assembly pricing Car parts can be combined into kits or assemblies. The system should correctly decrease the individual parts if a kit or assembly is sold.

Benefits of Adopting Auto Parts Store Software

A properly implemented auto part solution helps retailers. Without the software, managing thousands of different auto parts becomes challenging and further increases chances of human error, which will have a detrimental effect on the store’s image. Auto store platforms prevent these instances of manual errors, reduce overhead tasks and improve business processes by making them time- and cost-effective.

The primary benefits that can be attained by using these solutions are:

Improved point of sale transactions: These solutions help improve the checkout process for both employees and customers by reducing the wait time, automatically managing cash books, tracking stocks and running promotional campaigns. With automated billing and real-time inventory status updates, human errors can be reduced significantly, or even, eliminated completely. In addition, these solutions help facilitate credit card transactions and digital wallet payments.

Streamline inventory management: Every store owner aims to maintain optimum inventory levels because high inventory means incurring additional cost while low inventory means risking stock outs. Advanced solutions provide real-time inventory updates to track stock levels and receive alerts. The reporting feature in auto part software summarizes the overall business and product-based performance metrics to help business owners make timely decisions. With inventory levels optimized, businesses can accomplish better cash flow, prevent stock shortages and manage multiple suppliers.

Personalize customer experience: Auto parts store solutions provide customer relationship management (CRM) modules to automotive retailers. These modules help them customize the client experience, engage customers and run promotional campaigns. Advanced systems can send personalized emails and text messages targeting specific customers based on location, age, gender and other demographics. Moreover, sharing promotional campaigns with clients on occasions, such as their birthdays, anniversaries and festivals, engages clients and helps increase sales. With a centralized database, auto store owners can identify client metrics such as active buyers, inactive buyers, last purchase and the average amount of purchase.

Cost-efficient operations: These solutions enable auto store owners to automate manual data entry, send emails, track inventory, generate bills and manage payments. The barcoding scanning feature facilitates swift checkout for thousands of products, a process that is quite challenging if done manually. The software helps store operators reduce labor costs and utilize them in more important areas.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Local or single store: Single-store retailers look for a basic POS solution to handle complex retail transactions, improve customer service and manage credit card transactions. Inventory tracking functionality is a value addition to these stores. The platforms in an auto parts store management software also provide basic CRM and accounting functionalities to ease the store operator’s responsibilities.

Multi-store or regional store: Multi-location stores face specific challenges and seek solutions that can address their multi-location and multiple staff requirements. Inventory management is a requisite feature for these businesses as their stores and warehouses are usually located at different places. Automated email and text-sharing capabilities are needed to run promotional campaigns and engage clients. POS platforms to reduce check-outs are also common requirements in these stores.

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