Interactive Garage™ is a completely database driven software with a easy to use backend interface that allows those licensed to use it the ability to price each product individually or batched by vendor. We load in MSRP and MAP (if and when the vendor has a MAP pricing policy).
Our focus is on the vehicles that have the most exterior customization options from our valued vendors. Exterior meaning anything that is visible from our front 3/4 and rear view (where and when a rear view is done, which is not on every vehicle) in categories such as bumpers, steps, tonneau covers, lift kits, wheels, tires, body armor, lighting, racks, storage boxes, etc,. If a vehicle is not heavily accessorized, we will examine and evaluate on a case by case basis.
Interactive Garage™ can only display vendors products that are signed up on our vendor program. As vendors sign up and their products are added to the vehicles, updates will automatically be available online and running on your custom Interactive Garage™ program. Obviously, the more products to choose from, the more comfortable customers will be in making their decision. Our goal is to have as many products from the various vendors available to interact with on each and every vehicle.
Our goal has always been to make Interactive Garage™ affordable to all, from the licensees of the software to the vendors that manufacturer the accessories the consumers want to see on the vehicles. We have a base flat fee of $5000/year for all vendors. That fee includes any and all accessories that a vendor wants to put on our current vehicles and any vehicle added to the software within the contract term (12-month term). Vendor must supply the photos, CAD files, or renderings of the products for each vehicle.
This is the first and foremost selling point that we try to get across to our vendors. When you as a vendor sign up with Interactive Garage™, not only do your products get put in front of all of our licensees, you also get to use the power of the software we built to have your own custom configurator on your company website. We take your company logo and build a custom background for you, separate URL with simple iFrame coding, and our backend admin so you can enable your products for your dealers and customers to see. If your a B-2-C vendor and your have an online cart, our “CHECKOUT” feature will pass the accessories from the Interactive Garage™ interface directly into your shopping cart.
The software has intelligence built into it to not allow "like" products to overlap or overwrite one another. For example, two sets of fender flares cannot be shown at once. And, if we know that a certain size tire will not fit a vehicle without a lift/leveling kit, the software will not allow that to happen. Aside from that, we can load up as many products on the vehicles as we have photographed and programmed onto them.
The online retailers are 50% of the reason we created this software program. With the reach you have using the power of the Internet, your ability as an online retailer is endless, just like what we can display as far as vendors on each vehicle. For the licensee fee of $1200/year you receive: - Custom background with your companies logo. - Backend admin to enable the vehicles, vendors, vendors products and price each product. - Simple iFrame code to place within your website. - E-mail Cart, Print Cart, and CHECKOUT shopping cart options for your customers to choose from. - Monthly analytics as to the performance of your Interactive Garage™ Our team at Interactive Garage™ works closely with each IT department/team on the best integration program per client, as everyones needs are not the same.
The other reason we created this software program, for those with physical locations with walk-in traffic. From traditional aftermarket “Jobbers” to OE Dealerships, our easy to use interface is perfect for that “Silent Salesman” that your customers will love to interact with. As Interactive Garage™ is 100% internet based, as long as you have an internet at your place of business, you can run our software on any devise that has the ability to connect to the internet. iPads, tablets, All-in-One computers, Smart TV’s, to an old computer with a mouse and monitor, the options are endless as to what you can use to display Interactive Garage™. For the licensee fee of $1200/year you receive: - Custom background with your companies logo. - Backend admin to enable the vehicles, vendors, vendors products and price each product. - URL that is wide screen formatted for the full screen appearance on any display. - E-mail Cart and Print Cart shopping cart options for your customers to choose from. - Monthly analytics as to the performance of your Interactive Garage™
9. What if I have a retail location and retail online, are there multiple fees for wanting Interactive Garage in both places?
No, there is not an additional fee. As a licensee you receive two (2) URL’s that are both run by the same backend admin. One URL is used on your website (in the iFrame application) and the other URL is a full screen version to be used on wide screen monitors, TV, etc. Both of which will have the licensees logo on the background.
Interactive Garage™ is a completely database driven software with an easy to use backend interface that allows our licensees the ability to turn on (enable) and turn off (disable) each vendor, individual products within each vendors offering, as well as set your own price point for each product.
We introduce new vehicles as they are released to the public from the OEMs, and based on our vehicle criteria (see FAQ #2). Goal is to have the vehicle up and live on Interactive Garage within the first 30-60 days they are first available at the dealerships. We add new products from our vendor partners as they are sent/released to us. An e-blast will be sent out via e-mail as well as available in the “NEWS” section of this site with an announcement of the update, at which time the licensed users access their backend user interface to activate the vehicle and/or product/s.
Interactive Garage™ is an iFrame application made to show up anywhere on your site that you best see fit. A dedicated URL for the landing page will be needed so we can point the iFrame and URL at it. Our team works closely with your IT team to make sure this is as seamless as possible.
As more and more licensees sign up with Interactive Garage, we’ve found that the majority of you have a website but not a shopping cart for customers to order from off your site. Shopping carts are not cheap, and even if they are available and you’re willing to spend the money it takes a considerable amount of time to “populate” the shopping carts database. Many shopping cart modules make you insert/upload all the content necessary (vendor name, accessories by SKU, price, shipping info, etc). And unless you have a lot of time on your hands, or pay someone to do it for you (internal employee or hire outside firm) this population of the cart is very time consuming = expensive. What we’ve created at Interactive Garage is a shopping cart module that is 100% centered around all the vendors and accessories that are available on Interactive Garage. A set database that mimics all the accessories within Interactive Garage…no more and no less. We did all the work on our end from vendors, SKU's and all data to make the Interactive Garage Shopping Cart module simple and easy for you. And best yet, at a fantastic price that no other website / shopping cart company would be able to offer, guaranteed!
The following are a “must have”; 1. A current / good standing license of Interactive Garage. 2. Interactive Garage running through the iFrame on your website. 3. An account with Keystone and that account hooked to your Interactive Garage. - For this module to work, your account with Keystone will also need to be one of their exclusive “Drop Ship” status accounts. These drop ship accounts are not given out to just anyone. Less than 3% of all Keystone accounts nationwide have drop ship status. Details around the Keystone Drop Ship program will be outlined and reviewed on a case by case manner. 4. Open up or update your Paypal account to their “Business Standard”
One time set up fee of $500 from Interactive Garage Monthly fee of $100/month. Includes custom program through Keystone and a drop ship account. Transaction fee of 2% of net sales* generated from Interactive Garage and processed though the IG Shopping Cart module – Invoiced monthly (separate from the PayPal) *Net sales are the sub total of accessories ordered not including tax, shipping and PayPal fees.
Shopping cart is 100% centered around all the vendors and accessories that are available on Interactive Garage and distributed through Keystone Automotive Operations. "We sync the Interactive Garage database with Keystone every 72 hours. “Special Order” and current inventory products that IG has that Keystone distributes will show live on Interactive Garage.