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Expand Your Product Range: Introducing the Integration with Keystone Automotive Operations

Regina Pudovkina
Regina Pudovkina Author

We proudly announce that Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. (KAO)*, the leading automotive aftermarket wholesale distributor across North America, is now an option in X-Cart Automotive.

This integration empowers automotive businesses to automate massive data import, send orders from X-Cart to KAO for fulfillment, and get access to the most extensive product catalog in the industry.

What Is Keystone Automotive Operations?

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc is the leading distributor and marketer of aftermarket automotive equipment and accessories in the U.S. and Canada.

Keystone caters to the interests and needs of auto enthusiasts and their installers throughout North America, meeting high expectations. KAO operates 45 locations across the US and Canada for fast distribution and works with 800+ trusted suppliers.

In 2021, the company celebrated 50 years in business and successfully transitioned from a single auto parts store to the largest warehouse distributor in the automotive industry.

Why Merchants Choose Keystone Automotive Operations

Here are some benefits for you if your X-Cart store is integrated with KAO:

  • The Largest Assortment

Keystone offers the most comprehensive range of products in the automotive aftermarket industry – 185,000+ unique SKUs from more than 800 suppliers.

Their digital catalogs include products for replacement, appearance, comfort, convenience, safety, protection, and performance on practically all automobile and truck makes and models.

  • Superior Distribution Network

KAO has 8 Distribution Centers and 37 non-inventory stocking cross-docks in the United States and Canada.

  • Fast Delivery Times

The Keystone warehouse operates 24/7, picking, pulling, and packing orders to guarantee speedy product delivery. They use 800+ trucks/trailers to ensure next-day or two-day delivery to customers in 48 states of America and 9 Canadian provinces. Keystone also ships orders globally and exports products to over 70 countries.

  • Easy Catalog Management

Automatically import the brands of your choice and get their most updated product data.

  • Orders and Inventory Synchronization

The integration allows you to automatically send new orders from your X-Cart store to Keystone for fulfillment. You’ll receive real-time order status and tracking updates from KAO, which enables you to update your customers as soon as their orders have shipped.

  • Compatibility with Fitment Search Tools

Utilize the Year/Make/Model fitment search add-on to improve on-site search and ensure order accuracy.

  • Outstanding Customer Service

Keystone’s customer service team will do its best to resolve any potential issues and help you with returns and delivery inquiries.

How It Works

The integration method is an API that easily plugs into the admin area of your X-Cart store.

Your API key is in your Keystone account; however, if you are not a KAO dealer yet, please fill out an appropriate registration form (US, Canadian, or international) on their website.

Then, you should install the Keystone Integration add-on from the X-Cart App Store, enable it, and enter your API key.

KAO API Configuration

Once your account is connected, you can access Keystone’s rich benefits and proceed to seamless data import.

KAO Data Import

X-Cart and Keystone Automotive Operations about Their Partnership

Kurt Kincel, eCommerce New Business Manager of Keystone Automotive Operations, noted that teaming up with X-Cart gives online sellers powerful tools to reach and serve more customers.

We are happy to add X-Cart to our list of collaborative partners offering “user-friendly” automated eCommerce solutions. In a market full of obstacles and challenges, their company provides varying levels of online resellers with a tremendous range of easy-to-use eCommerce sales tools to enhance their ability to better serve and reach more customers.” 
”X-Cart’s services combined with our industry leading order fulfillment processes, extensive inventory network, and exceptionally fast delivery times, VIA 3rd party carriers, puts online retailers on a great path for success.

John Kurt Kincel, eCommerce New Business Manager of Keystone Automotive Operations.Smith at JS incorporated

Meanwhile, Jordan Checketts, COO of X-Cart, highlighted the benefits of the KAO integration.

Jordan Checketts

With the Keystone Automotive Operations add-on, auto parts business owners can effortlessly add new parts, remove discontinued items, select preferred brands, import product data, and even drop ship items directly from their X-Cart store. This integration empowers businesses to offer customers a comprehensive selection of products, a simple and accurate shopping experience, and speedy delivery times.

Jordan Checketts, COO of X-Cart.

* In order to use this application, you must already be a dealer of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. If you’re not already a dealer, please apply here: https://www.keystoneautomotive.com/NewCustomers

Ready to integrate Keystone Automotive Operations with your X-Cart store?

Regina Pudovkina
Regina Pudovkina Content Marketing Copywriter

Regina is a copywriter at X-Cart who is passionate about writing, finding new story ideas, and everything eCommerce.

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