If you manage a manufacturing business, then you know that spare parts management is crucial to your success. After all, it’s what allows you to increase profits, reliability, and encourage customers to purchase your aftermarket replacement parts.

For all those looking for that added edge, online product configurators can give you that edge by providing a way for potential customers to see exactly what they’re getting before they make a purchase.

What exactly is a Product Configurator?

Product configurators are interactive online tools that allow customers to customize products to their specific needs and preferences. By using a product configurator, businesses can provide their customers with a more personalized shopping experience and increase the likelihood of making a sale. In addition, product configurators can also help businesses save time and money by reducing the need for customer support and product returns.

An easier way to find information

Having a spare parts online catalog promotes a faster flow of information from the business to its customers. With access to instant information, customers can make quicker decisions, reduce their order time, and stay updated on inventory status in real-time. This makes it easier and more efficient for both businesses and customers to manage spare parts orders.

Helps to automate inventory control

Managing your inventory is important to ensure uninterrupted sales of spare parts. An online catalog can help automate inventory management, making it easier for you as a business, and for your customers, as the online catalog remains updated at all times.

With an online catalog, businesses can take advantage of real-time updates to help reduce errors and delays often associated with manual inventory management. An online catalog can also help businesses keep track of their inventory levels, making it easier to reorder parts when necessary.

Boosts the sale of aftermarket spare parts                     

It is no secret that many businesses today are looking for ways to increase their sales. One way that some companies are doing this is by selling aftermarket spare parts. An online catalog that is both detailed and interactive can help boost the sales of these spare parts by providing customers with a proper storefront as well as offering a level of product selection accuracy that reduces ordering errors and returns.

Saves your business money through cost-cutting

An online catalog can save your business money in a number of ways. First, you don’t have to reprint or redistribute the catalog every time your inventory changes. Second, you can easily and quickly check inventory levels online, without having to call a business and ask someone to confirm availability. This can save you time and reduce inaccuracies. Third, customers can view your catalog at their convenience without having to come into your store or office. Finally, you can track customer behavior and preferences with an online catalog, which can help you make better inventory decisions. Overall, an online catalog can help your business save money and become more efficient.

The bottom line

The bottom line is that an online catalog of spare parts can be a great asset for your business. It can help streamline your inventory management process and offer greater accuracy to your customers. Additionally, it can increase your business’s aftermarket sales. If you are considering implementing an online catalog, be sure to consider all of the factors mentioned above. With a little bit of planning, you can be sure that your online catalog will be a success.

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About the Author: Aaron Smith

A dynamic leader whose career in software and high-tech spans three decades, Aaron Smith is responsible for the marketing and solution execution of the CDS Visual strategic vision.With a wealth of cross-functional experience and deep operational expertise across both small and large companies, Aaron specializes in helping Industrial Manufacturers leverage the power of visualization to drive sustained growth and high-impact results. Prior to joining CDS Visual, Aaron was a solution engineer at Vistagy, where he led customer-facing sales activities and customer support. He has also served as a product manager at PTC for the Windchill PLM product, as a support engineer at InPart, which was acquired by PTC, and as a Mechanical Engineer at Applied Materials in the Ion Implant division.

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