LOTUS ELECTRONIC PARTS CATALOGUE (EPC)
Welcome to the new Lotus Electronic Parts Catalogue (EPC)! With the new platform, you’ll have access to Lotus’s entire digital parts catalogue, complete with diagrams, inventory data, and fitment information. Plus, you’ll be able to quickly create, edit, and share stock orders for ordering parts from your PDC.
Using the Lotus Electronic Parts Catalogue to view parts data, inventory data, and then create a stock order is quick and easy. This guide will cover the basics of first finding and viewing parts, then adding them to your stock order, and finally generating the stock order to submit to your PDC.
Viewing Parts & Adding Parts to a Stock Order
To begin, log into the Lotus Electronic Parts Catalogue with the credentials supplied to you via email. Once you log in, you’ll be presented with the home screen. From the home screen, you can do several things. You can begin browsing the parts catalogue by vehicle fitment, quickly build a stock order of already-known part numbers with the Quick Add tool, or view PDF parts catalogues, as well as news and announcements from Lotus Electronic Parts Catalogue. For the purposes of this guide, we’ll go through how to browse for parts by vehicle fitment.
To begin, enter the fitment information of the vehicle you’re ordering parts for.
|Once you select the vehicle’s year, model, driveline, and trimlevel. Once you’ve made these selections, you’ll then be presented with a grid of available parts categories like Brakes, Cooling, Suspension, or Trim.|
|After you select a category, you’ll then be presented with a list of assembly diagrams for all of the systems in that category. Each assembly contains a diagram of the individual parts within that system will give you a detailed list of parts within the system.|
To view the products within an assembly, select the assembly and scroll down. Each part will be numbered on the assembly diagram, making it easier for you
to find that specific part from the list of parts within the assembly. From here, you can either add the product to your stock order with the Add to My Cart button (highlighted in red) or view the product page by clicking the part number (highlighted in blue) to access more detailed information about the product.
From the product page, you can view several things about each product. First, if applicable, will be an image of the part. Further down the screen, you can view “Diagrams and Kits” (i.e., other assemblies or kits that this part appears in), “What This Fits” (i.e., additional vehicles that this part fits), “Inventory” (i.e., product inventory at your PDC), “PDF Pages” (i.e., the individual PDF catalogues that this part appears in), and “Dealer Info” (i.e., any additional size, labor, or product information available about this part).
Once you’ve determined that you have the right number, click “Add to Stock Order” to add the product to your cart. To add additional parts to your stock order, simply repeat the previous steps!
Creating a Stock Order
To create a stock order, you must add parts to the stock order. To do that, follow the steps outlined above or use the Quick Add tool on the Electronic Parts Catalogue home screen. To view your stock order, click the yellow square in the upper right hand corner of your screen. It will have a number in the center that corresponds to how many products you have in your stock order.
From the Stock Order page, you can view and edit the details of your stock order, including part number, price, and inventory information, as well as view a list of your most recent stock orders.
From here, you will be prompted to enter an email address to which the stock order will be sent. Simply enter a valid email address and click the Email Stock Order button to send it.
With the new Lotus Electronic Parts Catalogue, you can more efficiently and easily access Lotus’s complete online parts catalogue, as well as create stock orders. We hope that this guide will help you learn and take advantage of this exciting new tool for Lotus retailers.