Forgotten about CollisionLink, You MUST read this!

Have you signed up for Collisionlink, but maybe you haven’t actively used it in a while? If this is you, we’re excited about this new private offer for an opportunity for all independent body shops to earn $150.00 or $300.00 when submitting transactions through Collisionlink as opposed to a manual transaction.

This offer is designed for shops that have had no Collisionlink transactions during the second half of 2017. The program dates are April 1st through June 30th, 2018. The reward amounts for each tier are as follows:

  • $150.00 Visa Debit Card available to IBS when 5-9 transactions are completed per month via CollisionLink through GM Wholesale Dealers.
  • $300.00 Visa Debit Card available to IBS when 10 or more transactions are completed per month via Collisionlink through GM Wholesale Dealer.

Eligible Activity: CollisionLink activity must be from a body shop that hasn’t submitted transactions through Collisionlink since July 1st through December 31st, 2017. The body shop must have a minimum of 5 transactions each through Collisionlink per month during the program period. 

Award Payment: Once the IBS has successfully achieved the requirements of this promotion, the shop will receive their respective giftcard via email.

 

RepairLinkShop.com Tips & Tricks Webinar

Do you want to learn about the Perks & Discounts on OE Parts?

What’s the best way to find competitively-priced OE Parts?
Make sure you join this RepairLinkShop.com webinar and find out all of this and more! 

  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The Best Ways to Find Parts
Discount Programs Available
And Much Much More!!

Wednesday April 18th 2PM CST

If you can’t make it, THAT’S OKAY!
Register anyway, and we will send you the recording

 

Update to the WeirB2B site

How many tabs do you have open on your monitor? When I go out and talk to Repair and Collision Shop owners and parts managers, they admit that they can have anywhere between 18 – 25 different tabs to handle all of the different services they need in order to run their business.

How people manage all of those sites vary. But what I’ve found is that there’s two different approaches people use when they manage so many sites on their computer.

  1. Book Marks: They store the pages that they need on their Bookmark Bar or Folder. This is a fantastic way of always finding the sites you need, when you need them. The downside to this however is that when/if you get a new computer, those can often be lost. That can be extremely frustrating when you need to get your parts ordered.
  2. Personal Memory: You know what sites you need to go to like CollisionLink, RepairLink, or Parts Trader. It’s second nature to you, but what if you need someone to do it for you.
  3. Never Shut Down:This is probably the worst for you, and your computer. So many people just walk away from their computer at the end of the day and they never completely shut it down. They let it go to sleep, and when they return the next day, they just pick up where they left off the day prior. The problem with this is that every time you do this, temporary files are stored on your device, and it ultimately slows down, which slows you down, which slows your business down.

Whatever approach you use is completely up to you and we understand that time is money. That’s why we’re starting to make some adjustments to our WeirB2B page. This week we’ve added links to RepairLink, and CollisionLink on our B2B site in an attempt to start putting all of the links you need in one place.

It also wont completely open a new tab when you click on the link, so WeirB2B is truly like a bookmark tab that you can use on your laptop, desktop, smart phone, or tablet. So let us know how many tabs you have open on average, and let us know how we can help you get that number down. But no matter what, restart your computer at the end of the day.

Shift into Summer with Chevrolet Performance

Chevrolet Performance is pleased to announce our Q2 promotion, a manufacturer’s rebate on all Chevrolet Performance Torque Converters, Transmission Controllers, and Transmissions. This Q2 promotion called Shift Into Summer is a great promotional opportunity for our Chevrolet Performance consumers trying to finish their winter projects.

Customers will receive this offer in the form of a manufacturer’s rebate for $50 or $200 on the purchase of Chevrolet Performance Torque Converter ($50), Transmission Controller ($50) or Transmission ($200). This offer is valid April 1 until June 30, 2018, as a mail-in rebate (debit card) on all Chevrolet Performance Torque Converters, Transmission Controls or Transmissions.

Don’t forget about the current public rebate offer on the Connect & Cruise.  This offer pairs nicely with our Shift Into Summer promotion and is available from January 1, 2018, until December 31, 2018.  This offer is for all Chevrolet Performance Connect & Cruise Crate Powertrain Systems.  Please reference GlobalConnect message GCUS-9-5262.  We are offering $500 and $750 on All Chevrolet Performance Connect & Cruise Powertrain Systems. **Please note: The Shift Into Summer $200 Transmission Rebate is not stackable with the $500 or $750 Connect & Cruise Rebate.

Please be sure to check out all of our Chevy Performance offers at chevrolet.com/performance/offers

Independent Body Shop Private CollisionLink Offer

Announcing an Independent Body Shop (IBS) CollisionLink Private Offer with an opportunity for the IBS to earn $150 or $300 when submitting transactions through CollisionLink as opposed to a manual transaction. This offer is targeted to Shops that had no CollisionLink transactions in the second half of 2017. This is an opportunity for the Dealer to see the entire estimate when submitted through CollisionLink and potentially conquest more aftermarket parts to Original Equipment (OE). This promotion was developed to drive incremental Collision part sales to the Independent Aftermarket (IAM). The program dates are April 1 through June 30, 2018. The reward amounts for each tier are as follows:

  • $150 Visa Debit Card available to IBS when 5-9 transactions are completed per month via CollisionLink through GM Wholesale Dealer
  • $300 Visa Debit Card available to IBS when 10 or more transactions are completed per month via CollisionLink through GM Wholesale Dealer

Eligible shops will be communicated directly through their Field Manager of Aftersales. Eligible Activity: CollisionLink activity must be from a body shop that hasn’t submitted transactions through CollisionLink since July 1 through December 31, 2017. The body shop must have a minimum of 5 transactions each through CollisionLink per month during the program period. Award Payment: Once the IBS has successfully achieved the requirements of this promotion, the the shop will receive their respective giftcard via mail.

Watch OEConnections’s Video About Using CollisionLink in Parallel with Other Systems

Who should watch? – Collision Repair Shops
Video Title – Using CollisionLink to Access OE Parts Programs When Other Parts Ordering Systems Are Required
What’s it about? – Using CollisionLink in parallel with other order systems. CollisionLink covers that and answers some common questions.
Video Length – 37 minutes
Click Here to go to the video

If you have questions, contact CollisionLink at (866) 401-4610 ext. 1.

2013 Frog Follies

 

The 39th annual Frog Follies is this weekend in Evansville, IN. This pre-1949 street rod event is presented by the E’ville Iron Street Rod Club at Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. If you want to see some real classics, come by and check it out. This car show runs August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Bryan and Loren from Weir Parts Center are there with the Weir Parts Performance Trailer. They will be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so drop by and say hi.

Weir Parts Performance Trailer at the 2013 Frog Follies

For more information about 2013 Frog Follies, go to http://www.frogfollies.org/ or their Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Eville-Iron-Street-Rods-Ltd-Frog-Follies/165558933502837.

Build Code Lookups Now Available in Weir Parts B2B

Weir Parts B2B users will see a new link on their home tab. Our wholesale customers can access this feature through their weirpartsb2b.com login. The link for Build Code Lookup lets you enter a VIN number is get back the RPO codes, build date, model year, and description of that vehicle. This feature works for both GM and Ford VIN numbers. When entering a VIN number you can choose to display the full build code list or just the paint codes.

To request a weirpartsb2b.com account for your business go to http://weirpartsb2b.com/request-account/.

Street Machine Nationals Returns to Du Quoin in 2013!

We are excited to hear the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals are back in Du Quoin, IL next year! The last time this event was in Du Quoin was 1998. We’ve made trips to other events produced by Family Events, and are happy to see this one come back. Especially so close to our back yard. You can count us in for 2013.

The event will be June 28-30, 2013 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. You can register your car starting now. Follow the link below for information on how to register. Pre-registration is only $35 and is open until June 21. Registration at the event will be $55, so get your registration in early.

The Street Machine Nationals’ announcement said “In addition to the cars, spectators and participants can witness the tuned-up Performance Marketplace for the latest aftermarket parts, burnout challenge, dyno challenge, meet the editors of Car Craft, take in the Miss Street Machine contest and more.  There will be 40+ pro judged awards given including Car Craft Editor’s Choice.” Weir Parts Center will be sure to bring the presence of GM Performance Parts and Ford Racing Parts along with us.

Family Events also produces the Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals in Springfield, Missouri. That event is September 28-29 in 2013.

To read their announcement, go to http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/news-item/651. For more information about the event go to http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/event/255.