Overview What can you do with Pilot?

Pilot is a streamlined Point of Sale and Web Store for retailers that sell parts and accessories. It is connected to your manufacturers and has automatic, daily updates of all pricing and supersession data.

There are 4 main components to Pilot:

  1. Point of Sale
  2. Web Store
  3. Inventory Management
  4. Integrations

3rd party integrations are one of the core features of Pilot. They include our own built in integrations such as Quickbooks and Google, as well as a full featured API that can be used to move data in and out of your retail system. You can connect it to your favorite mailing list, accounting and CMS programs with ease.

An essential part of any retail store, the Pilot Point of Sale allows you to accomplish each and every task needed to get your customers in and out quickly, easily, and efficiently.

Lightening Fast Sales

Quickly enter orders for walk-in customers, over-the-phone customers, your service shop, and view orders received through your webstore.

Flexible Hardware Support

The Pilot Point of Sale system works with your existing credit card processor (over 58 supported) and is fully configured for external hardware, including cash drawer, barcode scanner, and receipt printer.

Always on, instant updates; Windows & Mac

The Pilot software is built on a hybrid cloud architecture, giving you the best of both desktop AND web-based applications. The Point of Sale app is streamlined, with all data processing and storage offloaded to our cluster of always on, always secure servers. New updates will be automatically pushed to your store.

A flexible eCommerce solution designed for brick-and-mortar retailers who want to sell online. Consists of the Pilot web catalog and a hosted shopping cart. Use together or separately.

Beautiful Product Catalog

The Pilot web catalog installs seamlessly into your website and allows you to quickly begin selling hundreds of thousands of products from your connected suppliers. Fully integrated with your pricing and inventory settings. Installation is as simple as adding a YouTube video.

Flexible Shopping Cart

Securely hosted, brandable shopping cart made for the Pilot web catalog but also works with virtually any website. Uses your own UPS, FedEx and merchant accounts for shipping rate calculation and payment processing.

Complete control, standard. Features such as direct manufacturer connection, automatic purchase order creation and optimum stocking level estimates put inventory mangement back into your hands.

Inventory on autopilot

Automate your workflow Purchase orders can be automatically created for orders received through your point of sale or website interface for parts that are not currently in stock.

Intelligent Reordering Let Pilot automatically reorder fast-moving parts in order to keep the minimum level in stock to adequately fill orders. Don’t guess and never keep too much or too little stock on hand!

Out with the old, in with the new

The Pilot retail network gives you the ability to increase sales and decrease obsolete inventory. Search for obsolete and hard to find items across participating retailers and list your own inventory for others to find, through the Point of Sale app and participating dealer websites.

Competitor Interchange Guide

Want to see which aftermarket parts you can use in place of an expensive OEM one? We have you covered. Interchange Guide not only cross references aftermarket to OEM, but OEM to OEM and aftermarket to aftermarket.

Charge and fill orders, print shipping labels, or send orders to your designated drop-shippers -- all with one click.

Process Orders Like a Pro

All orders received through your point of sale, website, and our API can be viewed in one place, giving you total control over everything you will need to charge, fill, and/or ship orders.

View inventory status, payment status, and which orders are ready for pickup or shipment.

Shipping Has Never Been This Simple

View your realtime pricing from UPS and FedEx for all shipping options, and use the cheapest method between the two. Print labels, packing slips and automatically email tracking information.

Pilot is integrated with many marine, powersports and outdoor equipment supplier catalogs, with more being added daily. No more tedious manual updates, old supercession information, or incorrect pricing.

Some suppliers also include realtime inventory display and easy purchase order uploads.

At it’s most basic, Pilot was created to be a complete set of core components that is easy to use and easy to build upon. Instead of trying to do everything we built various integration options that will allow third party applications to interface with Pilot.

Built-in integrations

We currently are working on adding support for Quickbooks desktop and online as well as Google Product feeds.

Zapier integrations

Zapier is a relatively new service that connects API’s between different apps. What this means is that within a few minutes you can have Pilot talking to almost any of the 240 different applications that are connected to Zapier. A few of examples of what can be done are:

  1. Sync new users to MailChimp, CampaignMonitor and ConstantContact and other email tools. From here you can schedule a monthly newsletter, automatically solicit store reviews from recent purchasers, or even send coupons out to your best customers.
  2. Sync new users with your favorite CRM such as SalesForce or SugarCRM.
  3. Send users and orders to your favorite accounting software. This is currently working with Quickbooks, among others, however due to current limitations it cannot send individual lines. We are working around this with our own custom integration.

With over 240 different applications and growing the options are almost limitless, but you can be rest assured that if you need your users, orders or products synced to another application it is probably already possible.

Flexible API

Need a more customized solution? Use our full featured API to access your users, products, orders and more. Using the API almost any type of integration is possible and if there is something that you don’t see just ask us, we can probably add it.