12 Jul 2024
The voice of the independent garage sector

Cold comfort: Making the most of the winter opportunity

Ensure your business is prepared for the cold with Autopart

With winter here, car owners are dealing with the cold. Winter tyres are being purchased, good quality lights are being considered to combat the early nightfall and health checks are being carried out to ensure that their vehicle is ready for the cold.

There is no better time for businesses in the automotive aftermarket to take a look at their business management software to ensure they are utilising all necessary features to prepare for the winter rush. Adaptable to suit individual business requirements, Autopart has been specifically designed to help motor factors, parts retailers and distributors maximise sales, control costs and improve profitability. From increasing revenue with restructured pricing to reducing costs from effective ordering, Autopart is packed with a host of features that can help increase your revenue and ensure you are fully prepared for Winter.

Reduce your inventory costs: Slow-moving and unprofitable products can eat into your margins more than you think. Autopart can analyse sales trends across single or multi-site locations and adjust your stock levels accordingly. Leaving you with more profitable stock and less unnecessary purchases.

Increase your average order value: This is a great way to improve your profits from your existing customers. Autopart makes it easy for you to take advantage of cross-sell and up-sell opportunities by linking relevant products together for your staff to recommend at the point-of-sale.

Protect your margins: Strict margin control is essential if you want to maintain a profit. Autopart provides you with tools to enforce margins when your staff are selling products at the counter or pricing stock for resale.

Control your pricing: The key to profitable sales is a pricing strategy that reflects your customers’ varying pricing needs. Autopart can help you define and manage complex pricing models or run special offers tailored by item, product group, customer and/or date.
Cut your communication costs: Many businesses still rely on costly inefficient paper communications. If you’re sending invoices, statements or promotional material by post, Autopart can save you money by communicating with your customers directly via email and SMS text messaging.

Improve your operational efficiency: Companies of all sizes can leverage technology to improve productivity. From smart delivery planning, to automated invoice matching, Autopart contains a wealth of innovative features that can save you time and help your business run smoothly.

Autopart is designed to digitise your business, going paperless and streamlining all processes at the same time. With winter here, many time-consuming jobs can be actioned with ease. It is the best time to evaluate software and decide whether it is protecting your margins and maximising the potential of your business.