ARI-CMS Configuration Free
ARI Mobile Jumpstart Guide
How do I generate an authorization code for ARI Mobile?
Users and User Access
Configure VDP Getting Noticed Indicator
Aliasing a BlueTie Email account
Create a BlueTie Email Account
Forwarding BlueTie Email Messages
How do I Access my BlueTie Email
Unlock or Reset Password for BlueTie Email
What is a BlueTie Email Enterprise Manager
Intro to Legacy Ecommerce Payment Methods
Legacy Ecommerce Payment Gateway Integrations
PayPal Integration for Legacy Ecommerce
Configure Regions for Legacy Ecommerce
FAQ - Legacy Ecommerce Website Checkout & Payment Gateways
How do I Set a Default Legacy Ecommerce Shipping Option?
Legacy Ecommerce Allowed Countries
Legacy Ecommerce Delivery Methods and Rates
Legacy Ecommerce Regional and City Taxes
Legacy Ecommerce Store Configuration
Catalog and Product Management
Aftermarket Catalog and Product Management
OEM Catalog and Product Management
Catalog Availablility - Partstream OEM
StreamsAdmin / OEM Replacement Catalog
Update Ecommerce OEM Prices by Price File Import
Private Catalog and Product Management
Examples of Product Data and Attributes
Export Ecommerce Products and Product Groups to CSV
How do I Create and Publish Private/Custom Catalogs?
Update Fitment by CSV Import
Update Fitment by User Interface
Update Private Catalog Products and Product Groups by CSV Import
Update Private Catalog Products and Product Groups by User Interface
What Should I Know Before Starting a Private Catalog?
Delete or Exclude a Product Group
Ecommerce Products, Product Groups, Categories and Catalogs
Hide an Ecommerce Category or Product Group
Hosting Visuals in Media Center
How to Feature Product Groups
How to Format an Ecommerce SKU for Imports
Update Categories and Category Structure by CSV Import
Update Categories and Category Structure by User Interface
Update Cost Overrides by CSV Import
Update Image Overrides by CSV Import
Update Price Overrides by CSV Import
Update Price Rules & Price Overrides by User Interface
Update Product Group Category Mapping by CSV Import
Update Product Group Category Mapping by User Interface
Update Shelf Inventory and Price by User Interface
Update Shelf Inventory and Sale Price by CSV Import
Ecommerce Checkout Process and Orders
Create Coupon Codes
EasyPost - Feature Summary and Set-up
How to Buy Postage
How to Charge Shipping
How to Configure Paypal for Checkout
How to configure Authorize.net for checkout
How to configure Stripe for checkout
Lightspeed Web Orders Module
Getting Started with Ecommerce
Configure Inventory Rules
Ecommerce Terms and Functions
File Center Import and Export Hub
General Account Settings
ARI CMS Favorites Menu
CMS Navigation Menu Links
Configuring the Homepage
Enhance Digital Retailing with Payment Genie
Existing Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page
FAQ - ARI Responsive Websites
FAQ - The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Get Self Help inside ARI-CMS
How do I reach ARI?
Publish Site Changes
Welcome to the ARI-CMS Self Help Center!
What is the New Inventory Vehicle and Equipment Display Page?
Where do I Manage Inventory?
Where do I Manage Legacy Ecommerce?
Where do I manage New Models
Dealer Management Systems (DMS)
CDK Lightspeed CEM/V-SEPT Integration
CDK Lightspeed PG&A Inventory Integration
CDK Pro-Level Unit Inventory Integration
File Import and Export Options
Intro to Integrations
OEM Price Uploads for Ecommerce and Legacy Ecommerce
ARI Responsive Leads
Individual Lead Forms
Available Lead Forms
Best Price Form
Contact Us Form
Customer Survey Form
Get Pre-Qualified Form
Make Offer Form
Newsletter Signup Form
Parts Request Form
Rental Request Form
Request Brochure Form
Request Quote Form
Schedule Test Drive Form
VIN Check Form
Value Your Trade Form
Accessing Secure Leads with Password Protection
Configure Lead Email Notifications
Lead Spam Protection
Managing ARI Responsive Lead Records
Secure Lead Form: ARI Internal Users versus Dealer Administrators
Tracking Form Submissions with Google Tag Manager
Legacy Ecommerce Orders
Changing the Status of a Legacy Ecommerce Order
Legacy Ecommerce Web Order Exports
Process or Refund a Legacy Ecommerce Order
Reviewing Legacy Ecommerce Orders
Intro to Leads and Orders
Lead Attribution - ARI Responsive Websites
Add and Remove Inventory Units
Creating Inventory Packages
Finalizing Inventory Records Imported from a DMS
How Do I Restore My Deleted Unit Inventory?
Importing Units to Inventory Manager via CSV file
Required Inventory Fields
Adding Custom Text to Legacy Ecommerce Products
Adding a YouTube Video to a Legacy Ecommerce Product
Exporting & Importing Legacy Ecommerce Price Files
Import Legacy Ecommerce Products (Prices & Availability)
Intro to Product Manager
Managing Products and Product Variants
Adding & Editing Custom Brochures with Custom Showcase
Custom Products (Legacy Ecommerce)
Inventory, New Models and Legacy Ecommerce Product Groups
Breadcrumb Navigation Component
Business Information Component
Configure CTAs With the VDP Unit Detail Component
Google Analytics Component
Google Tag Manager Component
Highlight Links Component
Item Groups & Showrooms Component
Lead Form Component
Logo Bar Component
OEM Parts Lookup
Offer Rotator Component
Offered Services Component
Page Asset Component
Page Head Title Component
Page Structure Component
Payment Calculator Component
Polaris Tracking Component
Primary Navigation Component
SEO Content Component: Overview and Setup
Search Bar Component
Secure Lead Form Component
Showcase Home Component
Site Map Component
Social Media Component
Store Locations Component
Component doesn't have an "+ Add Another" option
Component is displaying in an unexpected area
Component isn't displaying on website
Component isn't in my library
I can't access components in the CMS
What components are available for an ARI Responsive website?
What is a Component?
Working with Components
Adding a Custom Page
Search Page: Adding Custom Page/HTML Titles to Filtered Search Results
Sitemap Page: Adding Links to your Sitemap (HTML & XML)
Intro to Site Content
What browsers are supported?
What file formats can uploaded via Media Browser/File Browser?
What is Responsive Design?
Intro to Locations
Leads by Location
Managing Unit Inventory for Multiple Store Locations
Update Location Information
Add Custom Services
Add Pre-loaded Services
Enable Services for Display on Website
Enabling the Request Service Form
Managing Services for Multiple Store Locations
Brand Sequence (Brochures)
Catalog Sequence (Legacy Ecommerce)
Exporting Custom Legacy eCommerce Data from Endeavor
Legacy Ecommerce Promotions Codes
Table of Contents
Updated by Patrick Mares
The Private or Custom Catalog feature allows dealers to add custom Ecommerce Products to their webstore. Product Groups can be added to Private Catalogs to include: brands missing from other Catalogs, parts that dealers produce or modify themselves, or for any other item a dealer would like to add to the Ecommerce webstore.
Please review the warnings, best practices and terms below before importing Private Catalog data into the system, and listing it for sale.
Catalogs, Products, Product Groups and Categories
Knowing the difference between a Catalog type and a Category, and a Product versus a Product Group will make documentation much clearer. If you are not 100% clear on any of these items please read Ecommerce Products, Product Groups, Categories and Catalogs.
Web Ready Data
Getting Catalog data into a usable format that translates into an enjoyable buying experience for shoppers on any eCommerce platform is no easy task. In fact, we have found that more people fail at it than succeed.
How you format your data matters! If you rush through it and don't give it the attention that it requires you can expect lackluster results on any E-Commerce platform. We have spent years helping dealers get their Private Catalog data to perform on various marketplaces and we feel that we have a very user-friendly system in place compared to other tools.
Sizes, Colors, Options
The database breaks out attributes so that they can be filtered on a marketplace and worked into various parts of an eCommerce Product page with tags. If the Products you are working with have a size, color, manufacturer, or option, you will want to make sure that you assign the attribute to the proper column. This way when you list Products on your webstore the listings will have drop-down choices.
Product and Product Group Best Practices
- Make sure the spelling and naming of your Product Groups is accurate and consistent.
- Use Proper Capitalization. Don't do all caps!
- Make sure your entries do not have any trailing spaces that would cause the cell to be unique.
- Make sure that your MPNs are accurate and only appear once.
- DO NOT use different formats or spelling for attributes. If you use Yellow, continue to use Yellow. Don't start using YLW. Keep your cataloging methods consistent.
- Try not to put size, color, option attributes in your Product Group Name.
- DO NOT put the Manufacturer Group in your Product Group Names.
- Try not to put fitment into your Product Group Names. Use the Private Catalog Import Fitment feature for this.
- Take your time. Do it right the first time.
Listing Products online is the first step, but providing accurate inventory information to buyers remains the biggest factor in long-term eCommerce success.
For the Aftermarket Catalog, we aggregate inventory from every single warehouse for every distributor on a daily basis and take care of this for you.
For Private Catalog Products, there is more reliance on you the dealer, and your internal systems. You may choose to manually update inventory, upload daily inventory or use the Lightspeed integration for nightly updates.