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PartsTrader, Recycled Parts Network Partner

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Oct. 24, 2014—PartsTrader LLC and Hotlines, a recycled automotive parts network, announced Thursday that an integration partnership is underway.

PartsTrader is a Web-based parts sourcing, quoting, and ordering platform supporting the collision repair industry.

The integration will help recyclers more efficiently identify options from their inventories to satisfy repair shop part needs. Recyclers will no longer need to manually look up interchange parts in their inventory, since possible part matches will automatically list on the PartsTrader quoting screen below each requested part. Streamlined quoting will allow recyclers to select appropriate parts and add them to a quote with a simple click, enabling them to respond more completely and promptly to requests from repair shops.

"Recyclers are seeing more opportunities for part sales than they have traditionally seen with phone sales," Ken Weiss, PartsTrader's director of business development, said in a release. "We're using technology to solve the challenge that recyclers have faced in addressing the high volume of quote requests by translating their inventory options directly into the PartsTrader quoting screen."

Integrating inventory into the quoting process is one of several new features that PartsTrader will be releasing in the coming months for all recyclers. These include improvements to the built in VIN decoding tool, better filtering options so recyclers only have to spend time on part types they actually sell, and reporting that will allow better sales performance and targeting.

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