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  • Auto Parts Companies Stay in Front of Customers

    Auto Parts Companies benefit from The Parts Connection

    Mike Griffin, Bob Howard PDC General Manager

    Bob Howard Parts Distribution Center, here in Oklahoma City….we are one of the larger wholesale distributors in the United States …we cover eight lines of OEM Parts, our typical customer is our mechanical and collision stores…we also do some D-to-D to our dealers…we’ve been in the business… [uh]….since 2002 when we combined a lot of other wholesale stores into one … 221,000 square foot building…

    Parts Connection is one of our major players… [uh]…they really represent our face to our customer. ….we’ve had a growth since probably the last five years, so over 55% in sales, and I contribute a lot of that to The Parts Connection…they do a really, really great job for us and for our customers. 

    …we’ve been on the program since 1985…to really be one more step for us, to be out in front of the customers…you know there’s a lot of competition out there, and in a day’s time, uh, the more you have your name out there, in front of you, the contests that The Parts Connection runs, um, really is a difference maker for us. 

    …it’s all about getting your name out in front of your customer, and they do a really good job for us…they send out 110,000 mailers a month for us, the buzz from the drawings they do, uh, customers love it, and obviously if the customers love it, we love it. 

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    The Parts Connection
    2310 Michigan Court 
    Arlington, TX 76016
    817-460-0771

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    Automotive industry videos for body shops, auto parts companies, automobile manufacturers and more. 

  • Body Shop Sweepstakes Winner Talks About Bob Howard PDC

    Body Shop Owner Confirms Benefits of The Parts Connection Sweepstakes

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    I really appreciate Parts Connection and Bob Howard coming out today. I had an opportunity to win $100,000, I didn’t get it, I got five hundred and that’s still a great thing. 

    I’ve been a customer with Bob Howard for almost 20 years and Parts Connection is just one of the many programs that they help sponsor and it’s a really good thing that they keep the customer involved with… 

    I want to thank them again for coming out and it’s really easy to do the drawings…all you gotta do is write down your invoice number and send it in and you have a chance at winning a hundred thousand dollars!

    Learn More about The Parts Connection!

    The Parts Connection

    2310 Michigan Court 

    Arlington, TX 76016

    817-460-0771

     

  • Body Shop Sweepstakes Winner Video Q1, 2017

    Learn more about The Parts Connection Sweepstakes

    Narrator

    The Parts Connection powered by PROforma is giving away CASH prizes every month, with a chance each quarter to win two vehicles or $100,000 in CASH! Automotive shops have already won over $4 MILLION dollars in CASH, TRIPS and HOT CARS in our sweepstakes.

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    …it’s really easy to do the drawings…all you gotta do is write down your invoice number and send it in and you have a chance at winning a hundred thousand dollars…

    Dennis Funk, Partner, PROforma Solutions (Owner, The Parts Connection)

    Welcome everyone to The Parts Connection Grand-Prize Drawing. I have the honor and privilege to introduce you to Bruce Hoppe, our partner and sponsor for this drawing from Bob Howard PDC. 

    Bruce Hoppe, Bob Howard PDC Parts Manager

    Thank you, Dennis… Matt, out of 30,000 other body shops across the land you have received the opportunity to draw for $100,000. In this tumbler, there are 200 envelopes…199 of these envelopes have $500 in them, but only ONE has $100,000…that’s pretty exciting. 

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    Let’s go for it!

    Bruce Hoppe, Bob Howard PDC Parts Manager

    Alright, we’re spinning, for a hundred thousand…come on! Matt this is it…already here we go…

    Bruce Hoppe, Bob Howard PDC Parts Manager

    Big money! …get a good one…

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    Is that the one…

    Bruce Hoppe, Bob Howard PDC Parts Manager

    Wait, wait…could that possibly be the one…?

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    I think it is…

    Bruce Hoppe, Bob Howard PDC Parts Manager

    Come on one-hundred grand…!

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    “Oh!!!”    [(cheers) - - turns sheet around to confirm $500 Prize]

    Bruce Hoppe, Bob Howard PDC Parts Manager

    Five hundred bucks!

    Dennis Funk, Partner, PROforma Solutions (Owner, The Parts Connection)

    Matt, thank you and on behalf of Parts Connection, here’s your check for $500 and we appreciate your support!

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    Thank you! Thanks for coming out…appreciate you guys…

    Matt McCubbin, Owner, G & M Body Shop

    …I had an opportunity to win $100,000, I didn’t get it, I got five hundred and that’s still a great thing.

    Mike Griffin, Bob Howard PDC General Manager

    …we’ve had a few of our customers call and ask how the, how the customer did…he did end up winning uh, you know $500 and a lunch for his shop, and also got put on TV a little bit, but the buzz from that will go for miles for us, and do appreciate it. 

    … our typical customer is our mechanical and collision stores…

    Narrator

    In addition to traditional direct mail, The Parts Connection powered by PROforma also provides multiple levels of engagement through digital and other interactive marketing tools. 

    Mike Griffin, Bob Howard PDC General Manager

    …it’s all about getting your name out in front of your customer, and they do a really good job for us…they send out 110,000 mailers a month for us… the buzz from the drawings they do, uh, customers love it, and obviously if the customers love it, we love it…

    Mike Griffin, Bob Howard PDC General Manager

    Parts Connection is one of our major players, uh, they really represent our face to our customer. ….we’ve had a growth since probably the last five years, so over 55% in sales, and I contribute a lot of that to The Parts Connection…they do a really, really great job for us and for our customers. 

    …we’ve been on the program since 1985…to be out in front of the customers…you know there’s a lot of competition out there, and in a day’s time, uh, the more you have your name out there… really is a difference maker for us.

    Narrator

    Supporting the wholesale OEM parts industry, The Parts Connection powered by PROforma is a solution to high postal rates and time consuming advertising processes. Pooling resources with over 250 dealerships, parts managers benefit from more cost effective marketing. The Automated Monthly Direct Mail program is a proven system to retain & add customers while increasing wholesale parts sales. With the sweepstakes, parts dealers remain top of mind with more than 1,100 customers for pennies per connection. 

     

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