The Automotive Distribution Network
The AUTOMOTIVE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK (The Network) is the umbrella organization for three premier groups in the auto care industry: Parts Plus, Auto Pride and Independent Auto Parts of America. The combined assets of these top groups consists of more than 300 warehouse distribution locations that service more than 1,500 affiliated auto stores and 2,000 sevice centers throughout North America.
What Makes The Network Different?
At The Network, we take pride in knowing that we don’t just sign people up to join our group. Part of our business development strategy is focusing on direct, “one-on-one” communication when engaging with perspective and existing members. We have a saying, “We don’t just send the pamphlets... we send the people.” Each of our divisions ensures that every member has their individual business needs addressed. By spending considerable time reviewing our programs, we can advise members on which services can enhance their individual long-term success. Through this process, we are able to:
- Provide an industry leading tool which gives members the ability to model their inventories based on a sales forecast, not just history. We leverage sales by brand and part number, sales by application and part type, and vehicles in operation by zip code to forecast demand by location for the brand and part numbers carried.
- Offer centralized solutions to our members including Product Information Management, Electronic Order Processing, Internet Parts Ordering, a B2B eCommerce solution, a B2C eCommerce solution, Shop Supplies, Tool & Equipment eCatalogs, Centralized Billing and Payment Processing, and Business Intelligence Support of our National Accounts Programs.
- Improve existing marketing and training programs and implement new ones.
- Assist each member’s sales team and equip them with the tools they need to dominate their marketplace.
Auto Service Experts & Parts Plus Car Care Center
The Auto Service Experts and Parts Plus Car Care Center shop programs are designed to assist our members in selling additional services through tailor-made programs. These programs help strengthen the competitive edge, project a professional image, increase profitability, and expand the customer base of our warehouse distributors. Each year, shops participate in three product-specific service promotions through online rebates.