What is a 'Complete' and 'Incomplete' part

A complete product has the minimum requirements needed for PartsPal to publish the product on your sales channels. These requirements are:

Otherwise if you missed any piece of those information, your parts will be incomplete and they can not be pushed to any sales channels.

Basically the process is:

  1. You upload your parts to PartsPal inventory with part numbers, brands and pricing info.
  2. PartsPal will  match your parts with GAPC through part numbers and brands from your part list
  3. PartsPal automatically add fitment data, description and image (if available) to your parts once the match successes.
  4. Your parts are complete.

Chances are PartsPal may fail to match your parts with its database. This may due to following reasons:

  1. Your part number is wrong or is not in a right format.
  2. PartsPal doesn't have data in GAPC of your parts currently.

In the case that PartsPal failed to match your parts, there will be no fitment and description automatically added to your parts. So the status of your parts will be incomplete, unless you manually create a catalog part

Linking my products with GAPC

GAPC (Global Auto Parts Catalog) has over 46 millions parts. These parts have fitment data and other information such as description, dimensions, weight and in some cases images.

Linking your product inventory with GAPC allows you to utilize that information.

PartsPal's automatic matching

Firstly, PartsPal will attempt to automatically match your products with GAPC when you upload your parts list.

The minimum requirements for PartsPal to link your products are:

  1. Part Number
  2. This can be an OE or Aftermarket part number. If the part is an Aftermarket number, PartsPal will automatically attempt to cross reference the number with the equivalent OE part number.
  3. Brand
  4. The brand field is required as there may be different brands that use the same part number.
  5. Sku
  6. You will need your internal SKU (Stock Keeping Unit).

Before uploading your parts list, ensure that your CSV or Excel file has the right column headers. You can download the template CSV file here.

product_template.csv

When PartsPal links your products with GAPC, you will be able to view the parts in the GAPC manager.

If the price field of the product is filled in, the product will be considered Completed, and ready to be pushed to a sales channel.

What is a 'Complete' and 'Incomplete' part

Manually linking parts with GAPC

If your products does not link with GAPC, it could be because:

  1. The part does not exist in GAPC
  2. GAPC is one of the largest database in the world with over 46 million parts and growing. However there are so many parts and manufacturers available that it might not be in GAPC yet.
  3. There is information missing
  4. You products will be missing a part number, brand or SKU
  5. PartsPal was unable to link your products automatically
  6. This could be for a number of reasons

In the second and third case, PartsPal has a tool called the Product Mapper  that allows you add information efficiently to your incomplete products - be it "price", "images" or "adding a catalog part".

To access this tool, go to Uploads on the left sidebar, and click Data Mapper, then click Product mapper.

From there, you can enter the part number for the product and you can manually select the GAPC part to link the part with.

If you still have any questions, you can reach out at support@parts-pal.com

How to manually create and edit a catalog part

PartsPal makes easy it for auto parts distributor to manage part fitment information. You can add and edit existing details, vehicle fitments and cross-reference information. In this article, we cover how to edit a catalog part information and dive a little deeper into the different options.

What is the difference between products and catalog parts?

Products are the listings that you sell.You can create a product with just any field and a price, and make the product available to your sales channel.

A catalog part is a part from Global Auto Parts Catalog - which has over 46 million parts. The catalog part contains important information such as descriptions, dimensions and fitment information.

When you upload or create a product on PartsPal, that product is matched with a catalog part.

When publishing to sales channels, the product is pushed to your sales channels, with information from the catalog part.

Editing catalog part information

When editing Catalog Part information, the verified changes you make will be able to viewed by everyone using GAPC

To get started select the Parts Catalog (GAPC) manager tab from the navigation menu on the left.There is a "Only show my parts" checkbox that is ticked by default, confirmed that the catalog parts showing are the ones that have been linked to your products.

Select the part that you would like to edit.

Editor

On the preview panel on the right, you can see the current details available. For example, this part contains dimensions, weight and fitment information. From this panel, you will be able change categories, add dimensions & weight and add fitment notes.

Fitments

In this tab, you will be able to add or edit the vehicles that the part fits. The vehicle list is from Universal Vehicle Database (UVDB), which contains over 250,000+ vehicle. Select the +add new fitment button and enter the vehicle.

Cross Reference Parts

Finally, there's a cross reference part tab where you can enter relevant fitment information such as

  • Replaces OE parts
  • Replaces Aftermarket parts
  • Replaced by OE parts
  • Replaced by Aftermarket parts

Editing my product information

PartsPal makes easy it for sellers to manage product information from within PartsPal. You can add and edit titles, price, description, stock, photos and conditions.In this tutorial, we cover the differences between products and parts, and show you how to edit or create a product.

What is the difference between products and catalog parts?

Products are the listings that you sell.You can create a product with just any field and a price, and make the product available to your sales channel.

A catalog part is a part from Global Auto Parts Catalog - which has over 46 million parts. The catalog part contains important information such as descriptions, dimensions and fitment information.

When you upload or create a product on PartsPal, that product is matched with a catalog part.

When publishing to sales channels, the product is pushed to your sales channels, with information from the catalog part.

Create or edit product information

To open the product editor panel, you can select the "Create Product" button on the top right, or select the "Edit Product" Icon on the quick preview panel on the right.

From this product edit panel, you will be able to add the relevant details, including link the product to a catalog part.

Helpful Links

Product Mapper

If you are trying to edit your products in bulk in order to complete your products, PartsPal has a tool to make that efficient. You can find out more about that here:

How to use the Product Mapper to complete products

Feed File Manager

If you work with CSV and are trying to make changes to your inventory rather than individual products, you can use the feed files manager

How to upload an inventory file [legacy]