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, announced Sept. 4 that Oscar Wilson Engines & Parts of O’Fallon, Mo., one of the largest distributors in the outdoor power equipment industry, has selected ARI’s PartStream.
Under the agreement, PartStream will be integrated with Oscar Wilson’s dealer portal to provide its 3,500 authorized dealers and retailers with secured access to look up and order OEM parts online for several outdoor power equipment manufacturers, including AYP, Briggs & Stratton, Honda Engines, 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,” said Steven Purdy, president of Oscar Wilson. “It also requires hundreds of manhours a month to manage and update. 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.
“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 seamlessly 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.”