i3 Brands, Snap-On Business Solution Announce Integration
Aug. 4, 2016—i3 Brands, a provider of sales and productivity solutions, data and analytics, announced on Wednesday that Snap-On Business Solutions (SBS) will integrate its PartProtection platform into the SBS ecosystem.
PartProtection was the industry’s first point-of-sale for extended coverage service contracts in the genuine parts industry. PartProtection has a certified interface with Dealer Management Systems.
“We are thrilled to work with i3 Brands on this new endeavor,” said David Foutz, vice president of sales and marketing at SBS. “This integration will provide our OEM dealership customers with unprecedented access to coverage and extended service contracts on all eligible OEM parts and service. In addition to opening up new revenue streams for dealerships, this will improve customer retention and deliver real value to consumers. By working together, SBS and i3 Brands can help dealers extend these offerings to parts wholesale customers as well.”
PartProtection will be embedded directly into SBS’ electronic parts catalog (EPC), which will allow for immediate look-up and identification of extended warranty or service contract opportunities on all eligible OEM parts. By doing this, franchise dealerships and other OEM customers will be able to provide consumers an additional two years of coverage beyond manufacturer warranties with unlimited miles.
“This is an exciting opportunity for i3 Brands,” said Michael Lucas, CEO of i3 Brands. “The integration of these world-class technologies will enable i3 Brands to help SBS enhance its strong relationships within the dealer network and increase coverage of OEM parts among top owners and managers. Making enhanced warranties for OEM parts affordable and accessible to repair shops and consumers is a central component of this partnership, and we’re looking forward to rolling this out in the third quarter.”