GSL integrated with a national car parts database catalogue. The system offers a vast database of aftermarket part numbers, vehicle fitment data, technical specifications, and other relevant information. By integrating the database catalogue into the WooCommerce website, the client can leverage its extensive catalogue to automate the retrieval of vehicle meta data. This integration allows for efficient search and filtration based on vehicle details, simplifying the process of finding compatible parts for customers. The cached vehicle meta data enhances the website’s performance by eliminating the need for real-time queries to the API.
Drive CRM was also synchronised via a custom script for updating product price and stock data based on the SKU field from the system.
This integration eliminates the need for manual data entry or updates, ensuring that the website reflects accurate and up-to-date information for customers. The integration facilitates efficient inventory management, as stock updates can be automatically propagated across different sales channels, minimising the risk of overselling or inaccuracies in product availability.
There were serious challenges in linking WooCommerce, Drive, and the national car parts database catalogue. This took a large amount of discover and R&D. Three different systems from three different providers, talking to each other presents its challenges where there isn’t a direct tried and tested solution. The custom solution now works seamlessly between all channels, updating the data overnight as not to overload any server resource.