Karmak released an updated version of ProfitMaster Internet Parts Sales, a Web-based software solution that lets heavy-duty dealers and distributors receive parts orders over the Internet.

The new release allows parts suppliers to control which customers may purchase via the Internet, and set pricing and other options for each customer. The business system processes and fulfills the orders, e-mailing an acknowledgement back to the customer. Sales personnel save time and increase accuracy over manually entered orders, according to the company. The ability to track customer activity allows dealers and distributors to analyze and respond to customer buying trends.

On the retail web site, customers can search for parts, check price and availability, create and maintain multiple shopping carts, and checkout. They can also view account history, service history, order status, part substitutions, and right-to-return cores, as well as choose shipping options, enter comments, and create a list of favorite parts. For quick order entry, buyers can import parts lists or enter multiple part numbers at one time.

To ensure security, customer permissions are controlled by system settings and pre-established accounts. As an additional safeguard, a 30-minute time-out feature causes inactive Web sessions to be terminated. Karmak provides assistance with network security requirements and other hardware and software needs.

More info: www.karmak.com/InternetPartsSales.html