Questions here are limited to just those few we expect will come about from time to time. If after reading for your topic and don’t find an answer to your question feel free to contact us through PowerSport Strategies website at www.powersportstrategies.net/contact or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who or what is PowerSport Strategies?
Plain and simple, . It’s me. . . 30+ years in two of the industries that are near and dear to me. The power sports and outdoor power equipment business’. Along the way my professional experiences have paved a way for me to finally develop what we’re working on here. I say “We” because nobody can do this alone. I have access to a helpful support team that like me, does a lot of different things in a widely variable background. And I say “Finally” because as I was subtly reminded a little while back, this has been an ongoing effort for a little over 10 years. It past time to make it work. Also along the way I’ll be looking for and accessing products to represent to our focus market. Unique, eclectic and somewhat exclusive in nature and just a few of the points to consider. Believe you me, we’ll let you know what we take something like that on!
“Just how does this whole Partsforu.com thing work?”
Think of it like this: PowerSport Strategies; ie:Partsforu.com, 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 stock anything. We represent you, and the thousands of new but older unsold parts you have sitting on your shelves. We’ll only allow your fellow dealers to search our data, and once a part is found we facilitate acquiring it making sure #1. The parts gets shipped correctly and in a timely manner and #2.Importantly= Making sure everybody gets paid.
“What’s your return policy in regards to parts acquired through Partsforu.com?”
Return any of any products within 30 days of purchase, is left entirely up to the discretion of the seller. It should be fair to assume that returns would not be accepted but should they be PowerSport Strategies will do all we can to facilitate your satisfaction
“What if I have a list of parts I’d like to include in your data?”
Simply UpLoad or Email it to us from the “UpLoad” page at www.powerSportstrategies.net/upload or Email to email@example.com. (watch for file size limitations) 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.
“You Mean your just going to Upload everything from that list to Partsforu.com?”
Simply put, . No! For the moment we’re not allowing that process to be automatic entry into the database upon Upload. That could be disastrous. What we will do is parse your list, make recommendations how we think you should proceed, what the listing cost will be and where we think you should consolidate, or eliminate items from listing.
Ex: Let’s say on your list of 500 parts, there are 110 line items of no sale in 12 months that won’t total but to a few dollars. Our recommendation would be to “Package or Bundle” those items of similar category to make ONE line item, but with a bill of materials for it’s contents. Offer to list it 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 not usually current stock. Inventory that by our research has been on the shelf on the average of an unbelievable 33 months!! When you price your OBS inventory out to us for Partsforu.com be realistic. If your looking to capture gold prices for a ton of lead, your list won’t be successful, and neither will ours. Typically the actual dealer cost at the time of purchase is the 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, 1000 items, might take a couple weeks to parse define and make good recommendations with.
“So,just anybody can get to the list and buy parts?”
Not at this time. We are not proposing to be an Ebay store, or an Amazon seller for this type of business. We have a screening process in place that assist’s in the verification process to just dealers who can benefit from either side either as a buyer or a vendor. Go look at the online form at https://www.partsforu.com/register. Every line of information is required. If your not a powersport or an outdoor power dealer, don’t bother.
One day, maybe we propose to you a Consumer Side to the process. But that’s further down the road. Baby Steps.
This has a familiar feel to it, why?
A few years back there was a company that did something similar. The premise was widely accepted and still is today. Perhaps they were ahead of their time curve 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 putting together here with Partsforu.com aims to help you with at least the latter of the two.
“OK! I’m in! What if I still have additional questions or concerns not addressed here? “
Easy question, thanks for asking. . Go to https://www.partsforu.com/contact and reach out to us with additional questions or comments. You can also send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’re respond as timely as possible.