IDLE PARTS BROKERAGE FIRM COMPARISONS
While there may be many concerns among Parts Managers in the auto dealer industry; the number one concern among most Parts Mangers is idle inventory.  Idle inventory, often referred to as “obsolescence” has shown dramatic increases in recent times.  With most automotive manufacturers experiencing financial difficulties, we are seeing factory parts return privileges growing smaller or simply ceasing to exist.  So dealers are forced to pursue other alternatives to rid itself of an ever growing parts idle inventory problem.  In recent times a new market has arisen, Idle Parts Brokerage firms.  These firms will market a dealer’s idle inventory to hundreds of potential buyers for a fee.  Over the past several years a number of Idle Parts Brokers have been cropping up.  In an attempt to clarify the various Idle Parts Broker choices, DealerInfoLink requested information from several Idle Parts Broker firms to compare their programs.  DealerInfoLink does not indorse any particular firm; we are merely presenting information in an easy simple format to allow consumers to make an informed choice.  Here are the results of the research:

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Manufacturers Supported

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - Chrysler, GM, Ford, Nissan, Honda / Acura, Toyota, Volkswagen / Audi                          

DealerMine   - Big 3 and most imports

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - All

Parts Broker Direct - All

Revolution Parts - All

Dealer Parts Connection - All

Amazon Services -

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Enrollment Fee

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - None

DealerMine - None

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - None

Parts Broker Direct - None

Revolution Parts - $400 to $1200

Dealer Parts Connection - None

Amazon Services -

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Monthly Fee

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - None

DealerMine - None

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - $199.00

Parts Broker Direct - None

Revolution Parts - 3 plans - $250, $500, and $750

Dealer Parts Connection - None

Amazon Services - $39.99

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Buyer’s fee

ADP CA$H Discovery Program -  7%

DealerMine - 7%

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - 5.99% 

Parts Broker Direct - 7%

Revolution Parts - None

Dealer Parts Connection - 4%

Amazon Services - None

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Seller’s fee

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - 7%

DealerMine  - 5% 

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - 5.99% 

Parts Broker Direct - 6%

Revolution Parts - 3 plans (100, 300, 600 free orders per month) .99 per each additional order.

Dealer Parts Connection - 4%

Amazon Services - 10 to 12%

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Who pays freight? 

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - Typically the seller, although there are some buyers who will help to pay the shipping costs.

DealerMine  - Typically the seller, although there are some buyers who will help to pay the shipping costs.

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - Seller

Parts Broker Direct - Seller

Revolution Parts - Determined by Seller

Dealer Parts Connection - Seller

Amazon Services - Determined by Seller

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Who pays core? 

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - 50/50.

DealerMine  - 50/50.

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - Trading platform (at cost), Buy/Sell (50/50)

Parts Broker Direct - 50/50.

Revolution Parts - Seller

Dealer Parts Connection  - 50/50.

Amazon Services - Seller

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Seller listing price 

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - 50% of dealer cost and core price.

DealerMine  - 50 cents on dollar.

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - Trading platform (at cost), Buy/Sell (50% of cost)

Parts Broker Direct - 50 cents on the dollar.

​Revolution Parts - Seller established.

Dealer Parts Connection - 50 cents on dollar.

Amazon Services - Seller established.

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DMS supported 

ADP CA$H Discovery Program – All

DealerMine  – All

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - All

Parts Broker Direct - All

Revolution Parts -

Dealer Parts Connection - All

Amazon Services -​ 

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Methods of providing inventory 

ADP CA$H Discovery Program - Dial-in and FTP

DealerMine  - Dial-in, e-mail attachment, ftp, vpn, upload on our website

North American Dealer Parts Exchange - Dealervault (third party data transfer provider)

Parts Broker Direct -

Revolution Parts -

Dealer Parts Connection -

Amazon Services -