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Where-to-Buy Expands and adds Locations in Canada and Puerto Rico


Ronald Garand :
ShowMeTheParts, a Downers Grove IL division of Vertical Development, just completed a store locator rewrite to provide their important users in Canada and Puerto Rico the same capabilities as their US counterparts.

Where-to-Buy, the popular store locator within the web application guide now directs users to distributors in Canada and Puerto Rico besides those previously served in the US. With this expanded coverage, they now have more than 6,900 store locations listed, helping users find a local store to make their parts purchase. is a FREE catalog that offers listings for a wide range of automotive products that include: braking, climate control, drivetrain, electrical, engine management, exhaust, filtration, lighting, suspension, and much more. Where-to-Buy is the FREE store locator that distributors can get listed in to drive business to their location.

Continuous expansion that includes the updated store locator, a growing listing of parts which now includes more than 150 brands and 2,300 part types, the hiring of additional personnel and a continually upgraded website to meet their users’ needs is just the start.

The benefit of is the ability to immediately distribute new item information, application carry-over updates, and corrections to clients. The ShowMeTheParts community averages about 600,000 visitors to the Branded and ShowMeTheParts web sites monthly. Even if only a few of those visitors turned into a sale, their manufacturer partners stand to achieve some attractive sales gains.

The greatly expanded Where-to-Buy store locator is available now at, the industries Free On-Line Parts Catalog!

Contrary to their lofty claims for user flrendiy services, I have been let down on several occasions by the card not being recognised by ATMs and being unusable at amny shops abroad. And when this has happenbed, causing me embarrassment and severe inconvenience, I have found it next to impossible to contact cash passport (especially one issued by Travelex) and access money in my account when away from home. In fact, right now, I have been holding on the line to their customer service line for over ten minutes, being bored to death by their inane announcement, Please stay on the line, one of our representatives will be with you shortly´!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The lesson is DON´T TOUCH CASH PASSPORT WITH A BARGE POLE. It stinks of a deliberate ploy to sit on customers´ money.

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