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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.