ARI Network Services Inc., a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in selected vertical markets, has announced that Oscar Wilson Engines & Parts of O’Fallon, MO, one of the largest distributors in the outdoor power industry, has selected ARI’s PartStream.
Under the agreement, PartStream will be integrated with Oscar Wilson’s dealer portal to provide their 3,500 authorized dealers and retailers with secured access to look up and order OEM parts online for the leading outdoor power manufacturers, including AYP, Briggs & Stratton, Honda Engine, Hydro-Gear, MTD, Poulan, Troy-Bilt, Subaru Industrial Power, and TecumsehPower. In addition, PartStream will be integrated with Oscar Wilson’s shopping cart.
“Currently, our parts lookup system is PDF-based and as a result is not easy for our dealers to use. It also requires hundreds of man hours a month to manage and update,” said Steven Purdy, president of Oscar Wilson. “Our goal for our new lookup system was to provide our dealers with a more robust parts lookup and streamlined ordering system and free up our team to focus on other projects. After seeing PartStream, we knew we had found the perfect solution,” added Purdy. “Since PartStream displays the same content as ARI’s PartSmart product, which many of our dealers use today, we’re confident that they will welcome the addition to our dealer portal and quickly begin realizing the efficiencies.”
PartStream is an illustrated parts lookup application that adds eCommerce-enabled OEM parts lookup to any website. PartStream is easily configurable and allows manufacturers, distributors and dealers to tailor the appearance to match their website and branding image to their online marketing efforts.
“Oscar Wilson joins the growing number of outdoor power distributors and manufacturers using PartStream to provide their dealers with access to accurate, up-to-date parts information and online ordering,” said Jeff Horn, vice president of Global Sales at ARI. “We welcome the opportunity to work with Oscar Wilson to help their dealers improve productivity, increase customer satisfaction and drive profits.”