Partly works with multiple data sources (Manufacturer supplied; Researched and community submitted) to ensure we are always working with the most accurate and up-to-date data source. Manufacturer direct data is usually very accurate, but in practice, it's not always the most accurate. Working with OE data and the millions of fitters who are using the products day in and day out, has proven to be the most accurate source. Partly also have a large research team that builds the Partly Catalogue based on:
Most data is based on Partly's internal OEM research. The data for over 40 vehicle OEMs is standardised, normalised and included in the foundational OEM data. While this process is extremely labour intensive, we use a number of algorithms to automate where we can. The benefit is a common language for parts, fitment, and interchanges used across OEM and aftermarket parts.
UVDB is the Partly vehicle standard containing 150,000 vehicle definitions. Vehicle definitions are detailed descriptions of a vehicle including make, model, body code/chassis number, etc
Partly own and manage vehicle data, with each vehicle defined by a proprietary UDEF identifier. Vehicle data is independently researched and maintained by our internal data research team. This ensures that vehicles represented in the database are up-to-date and specific to the car parc (regional vehicles) for each supported region. Partly considers Community-driven recommendations when making changes to UVDB. Vehicle releases are moderated by the community via Partly moderators.
GAPC is an open parts fitment catalogue containing over 45 million aftermarket, OES and OEM parts. Each catalogue part in GAPC contains a part number, part-type, position, cross-reference part numbers, attributes, brand, and links with UVDB vehicles.
Data Ownership: Non-fitment Parts data:
Images, descriptions, titles, prices, and stock levels supplied to Partly via customers are always owned by the customer and can’t be shared, unless explicitly requested for distribution purposes (e.g, Parts manufacturer ensuring brand consistency throughout distribution network)
Data Ownership: Parts vehicle fitment data (Parts Catalogue):
Parts vehicle fitment data or Catalogue data, has different rules depending on who owns it. There are three basic sources for parts data.
The Partly data standard is designed to support the data flow from manufacturers to resellers and retailers as well as connect them with key online sales channels such as marketplaces and other areas of e-commerce. To access cross-references, fitments, or existing researched data you can use the following tools.
PartsPal - Parts Catalogue Management SoftwarePartsPal is cloud-based software used by auto parts sellers to centralise and manage their parts catalogue. This is used to sell parts, with fitment, on marketplaces as well as their own website. Customers can use PartsPal as a standalone tool (supply and manage their own part fitment data) or use it to access Partly Parts Catalogue Data (GAPC)
Partly API - Fitment Data API
The Partly API is a modern and scalable solution for businesses in the parts industry to communicate and share data in a standardised data “language”. It is a scalable backend as a service, for flexible ecommerce solutions.