Best Buy Co. Inc. yesterday announced an alliance with Partsearch Technologies of New York to create an online Master Parts catalog for model-specific replacement parts and accessories to be used by retailers that service consumer electronics.
The catalog will provide a comprehensive research and procurement solution that will centralize model-specific parts information in the consumer electronics, major appliance, computer and cellular phone categories.
It builds on Partsearch's current product offering that allows retailers to sell model-specific parts and accessories to their customers, and is used by Best Buy and other retailers.
Best Buy spokeswoman Donna Beadle said an 800 number would be available.
The selection will include more than 5 million SKUs, a number that she said will increase over time.
The site will go live in the late winter or early spring, she said.