Questions here are limited to just those few we expect will come about from time to time. If after reading for your topic and you don’t find an answer to your question feel free to contact us through the PowerSport Strategies website at www.powersportstrategies.net/contact or Email at TommyTodd@powersportstrategies.net
“Just how does this whole OldPartsNetWeb thing work?”
Think of it like this: PowerSport Strategies takes the place similar to a wholesale distributor, distributing parts just like anyone else in the business. The exclusivity to PowerSport Strategies is that for the moment we don’t actually stock anything. We represent you, and the thousands of new but older unsold parts you have to other powersport dealers. We allow your fellow dealer only to search our data, and once a part is found we facilitate the acquirement making sure 1. The parts gets shipped correctly and in a timely manner and 2., importantly= Making sure everybody gets paid. An broken issue with previous attempts of similar endeavors.
“Do you have a you return policy?”
Due to the nature of how and why your parts are bought or acquired, it should be assumed that returns are not allowed. However, that said, if within 30 days of purchase should the product you receive was not up to the standards that we want your experience to be, if it was used, wrong part, mis-labeld, misrepresented or just purely unacceptable from what you would want your customer’s experience, we’ll do all we can within our abilities to reach a resolve between you and the selling dealer.
“What if I have a list of parts I’d like to include in your data?”
Simply Up Load it to us from the “Up Load” page at www.powerSportstrategies.net/upload. We advise that you don’t screen out ANY parts or suppliers from your report. Example, a “509 Parts Inventory – Obsolescence By Supplier” report from Lightspeed should include “all vendors”, minimum 12 months no sale or a time frame of your choosing. Preferably export the file to a .csv file or any Excel file. We’ll do the rest by scrubbing the file and parring it down to just what creates your biggest problems. Example: Pretty sure you don’t have red tie down’s in stock under Honda’s part number. They were sold under the aftermarket supplier number, but your inventory management software received it, and entered the inventory from Honda!
“You Mean your just going to Upload everything from that list to OldPartsNetWeb?”
No. For the moment we’re not allowing that process to be automatic entry into the database. That would be disastrous. What we will do is parse your list, make recommendations as to how you should proceed. What the listing cost will be and where we think you should consolidate.
Ex: Let’s say on your list of 500 + items, you include 160 line items of no sale in 12 months that together won’t total but to a few dollars. Our recommendation would be to “Package or Bundle” those items of similar categories to make ONE line item, but with a bill of materials for all, and offer to list available for search utilizing search terms and tags for such packages for those other dealers looking for bargains or to fill a need.
“How is the price of parts on my list decided on?”
You decide the price. It’s your inventory. But lets be up front by saying this is obsolescence. Inventory that by our research has been on the shelf on the average of an unbelievable 30 months!! When you price your OBS inventory out to us for OldPartsNetWeb, be realistic. If your looking to capture gold prices for a pound of lead, your list won’t be successful, and neither will ours. Typically the actual dealer cost at the time of purchase is a very acceptable starting point. Sure, there will be some negotiated items and we’re prepared to handle that for you. We think you’ll be happy with what we propose but you be the judge. Send us a file and we’ll get to work on it right away. To manage expectations, a large file might take a couple weeks to parse and to make good recommendations.
“This has a familiar feel to it, why?”
A few years back there was a company that did something kinda similar. The premise was widely accepted and the premise still is well thought of today. Perhaps they were ahead of their time or maybe there wasn’t enough business to support it’s infrastructure, perhaps the existence of the business model was overly dependent on success that didn’t come fast enough?. . who knows. But for sure two things are a prevalent pain in the backside for you guys, and that’s payroll, and inventory! And the concept we are pushing with OldPartsNetWeb aims to help you with at least the latter of the two.
“Do you have customer service?”
Of course! Our relationship with all our vendors suppliers and customers, (sometimes they’re all the same!) is of utmost importance to us and customer service function is as important as the the business itself. Contact us through the means provided with any issues or concerns or questions or observations you have and we’ll do all we can to make sure your confident in our efforts.
“OK! I’m in! What if I still have additional questions or concerns not addressed here? ”
Easy question, thanks for asking. . Go to www.powersportstrategies.net/contact and reach out to us with additional questions or comments. You can also send an Email to email@example.com and we’re respond as timely as we can. Or .. go to the Upload page and upload your file. Be sure to let us know who’s it is!
“One last thing, What should I do first?”
Our suggestion is to go to www.oldpartsnetweb/register, and fill out the aforementioned form, and let’s get your account started preferably even before uploading a file. In a sense, you’ll have two aspects in one account. You’ll be our supplier, once you submit a list, and you’ll be a customer with the ability to search for a part you need. This information will actually help you, and us to get off on the right foot. All submissions are admin reviewed to make sure that our promise of “Dealer to Dealer” is kept. You’ll get an Email confirming your request then sometimes back to you with account confirmation but please …allow a couple days to get back to you with that confirmation.