NEATR is Continually Improving Our Auto Parts Search Technology
Over the past few years, we have watched our e-commerce store grow in popularity with both new and existing customers. As a result of this tremendous growth, we have invested a lot of time and effort into improving our online auto parts search functionality. You can find out more about how to use our search tool in our “Searching Auto Parts Online” post.
If you keep up with the NEATR blog you already know how easy the search tool is to use, but our clients were asking for more options. So to provide a better shopping experience for our customers, we have had more features for the search results. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the other filtering options of search results, discuss image results, and how to view our parts via the NEATR YouTube Channel.
Filtering Search Results
If you’re shopping at a junkyard for recycled auto parts like we have here at NEATR, then you’ve probably got the auto repair knowledge to know that fit makes all the difference.
Even within the same year and make of some models, the engine sizes and part sizes can vary. Just like with other car repairs using OEM recycled parts, there are many parts by the same OEM that could be the right fit.
Sorting and filtering these fitment options among the thousands of different combinations has been a challenge for other search tools in the past, however, here at NEATR we have been able to have the fitment option built right in. This allows for us to display other OEM compatible parts in the same set of search results.
Displaying Images in Part Search Results
Another big feedback topic that went hand in hand with sorting fitment requests was that our customers wanted to see more images and views of the part online. Many of these were often in reference to being able to confirm fitment specs.
Not only did we improve the number of images that we uploaded to the auto parts search results, we also made sure we had the highest quality images available for upload.
In addition to high quality images, we’ve added zoom functionality and a pop out carousel display. Simply use the arrows to go forward or back through the photos. Close the carousel by clicking the X in the top corner.
View Parts via the NEATR YouTube Channel
While images may be good to look at used auto parts, videos are a lot better. As we developed our YouTube channel over the years with content related to the used auto parts we have for sale on our yard, we never imagined that it would be such a popular venture.
That’s why we have incorporated our part numbers and YouTube videos into the search results to help our customers better see what kind of used auto part they are getting. It has been a tremendous boost to online orders and improving overall customer satisfaction.
As we work to catch up to our inventory with YouTube videos, keep an eye out in the search results for ones that we do have videos uploaded to YouTube for. Also, be sure to subscribe to the NEATR channel on YouTube, so that you know when we’ve uploaded a new vehicle to the site.
It’s been a fun journey watching us go from a basic informational website to a functioning auto parts search communicating with our YouTube channel, provide more images for our customers to view, and offering filtering options for fitments. Finding auto parts is no easy task for some years, makes, and models, so you can rest assure that NEATR will continue to improve our search functionality.
We feel like we have one of the best auto parts search tools in the industry, and one of the ways that we got there was by taking feedback from our customers on what they wanted to see in an auto parts search tool. So please comment on the blog, subscribe to the YouTube Channel, and leave us all the feedback you can on what you would like to see in a used OEM auto parts search tool.
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