Parcelhub synchronises advanced delivery options via Linnworks with automotive industry’s first completely integrated dealer eCommerce parts shop.
Sandicliffe are the East Midlands’ leading Automotive Provider with over 13 dealerships across the region. Established in 1948 the company has grown as a supplier of Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Kia & ŠKODA models. Sandicliffe Shop is a result of the dealership’s success and was founded in 2010 supplying car products / parts, car accessories, tools / equipment, Thule Sports Racks, Carriers and Roof Boxes nationwide.
Sandicliffe has one of the UK’s largest group car parts stock facilities enabling prompt retrieval and delivery of products across the UK. With parts and accessories for a variety of different car brands as well as travel accessories and items including an extensive range of Thule Racks, Carriers & Roof Boxes.
Kevin Beeton, Head of Internet Sales at Sandicliffe explains:
“Sandicliffe are currently developing the first in-house integrated parts shop / dealer website https://www.sandicliffe.co.uk/shop. The new development, links products to vehicles specifically through matching registration plates to SKU codes and CAP codes. Having vehicles linked up in such a way as part of www.sandicliffe.co.uk allows us to pull through related products to specific vehicle web pages and/or any other page on the website. The team are taking time to convert product listings from our stock control system into web-friendly categories and naming conventions to aid search engine optimisation with a fully tailored content management system which Sandicliffe staff have access to. Sandicliffe also have an in-house event management system that will be linked to the shop website allowing marketing teams to promote the best offers possible to our customers.”
“As well as being the industry’s first completely integrated dealer eCommerce parts shop it’s been built completely from scratch with help from our group parts specialist. The new shop will allow click and collect as well as advanced delivery options, as a Sandicliffe customer you are also able to create accounts that will give customers unique access to VIP offerings on parts, servicing, new and used cars and vans sales. We’re in early stages of roll out and testing but hope to have an established presence in early 2018. Fully embracing the digital age we’ve built the shop from a ‘mobile first’ perspective as the majority of users now interact more on mobile devices. With address lookups, performance improvements, content optimisation and a parallel social media and PPC strategy we hope to match our offline dominance, online.”
“We’ll have lots more exciting plans when we enter the next phase of the shop development that should put Sandicliffe at the forefront of the car parts / accessories industry.”
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Sandicliffe is a true multichannel retailer and sells via eBay, Amazon, their own website and manages all of these channels via Linnworks.
Kevin continued: “Before we started to use Parcelhub we were looking for a company that would be able to work with our order management system – Linnworks, which Parcelhub were able to confirm. They were able to integrate their system with ours allowing us to print labels off easily and quickly which gives our employees time to process more orders each day; Parcelhub has therefore facilitated further growth and was also able to set up labels for each of different parcel carriers we use daily”
“Linnworks makes it easier to list and manage all listings across multiple channels, which includes new orders that appear from Sandicliffe shop, eBay and Amazon.”
“We were delighted to discover that Parcelhub could offer great prices, best-in-class customer service/account management and was able to integrate seamlessly with Linnworks. When we have needed any updates or need to install any new carriers Parcelhub have been most helpful; not only is Parcelhub saving us money but the label printing functionality is saving us many man hours for a task that would otherwise have to be completed manually.”
“Highly proactive, Parcelhub’s Sales, Customer Service and Account Management teams will always reply promptly with either a call or email and will also keep us updated with the outcome of the query.”
Steve Riley, IT Director at Parcelhub added:
“We are extremely proud to manage the distribution for an organisation that is so well recognised across the East Midlands. We will be further developing our Linnworks compatibility by launching a .NET integration that is currently going through testing. This will allow our customers to access Parcelhub via Linnworks on the web as well as on their desktop.”
About Parcelhub – The bespoke parcel shipping solution.
Parcelhub is a multi-carrier shipping and eCommerce customer services solution. Flexible and scalable, it integrates seamlessly with order management systems, providing hundreds of multichannel retailers, global brands and wholesalers with one access point to many of the largest UK and international parcel carriers.
Multi-channel eCommerce platforms are easily integrated and dedicated proactive parcel management comes as standard.
Distributing more than 6 million parcels on its own carrier contracts every year, Parcelhub’s free multi-carrier shipping software grants hundreds of national and global businesses access to ‘pooled volume’ discounted rates from its carefully selected range of carrier partners, including: Yodel, Hermes, DPD, UK Mail, DHL, Whistl, UPS, DX, Parcelforce, CollectPlus, SkyNet, ArrowXL, Interpost, Panther Logistics, Direct Link and Palletforce.