Site Improvements & Updates

We’re constantly updating and improving ShopIBT with new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Stay on top of those changes right here.

September/October 2021

  • Enhanced site search — which includes more intuitive results and more robust filtering options
  • Multiple buyer roles (Buyer 1, Buyer 2, Buyer 3, and Requisitioner) have been activated in User Administration
  • Fixed issue with site messages and notification emails for approvers of Buyer 1, Buyer 2, and Requisitioner roles
  • More detailed Order Confirmation emails
  • Other minor improvements with back-end processes and bug fixes

July/August 2021

  • More than five years of Order History now searchable by keyword, descriptions, and/or part number variants
  • Customers can now create their own accounts with the new “Create Account” form on the sign-in page

May/June 2021

  • Now flagging previously purchased items with “Last Purchased on” date in search results
  • The main search bar was expanded to include an “Add to Cart” button to simplify and streamline the purchase process
  • Order history was expanded from a rolling 1-year history. It now goes back to January 2016 (5+ years) and will expand forward from there.

March/April 2021

  • More accurate delivery timing for branches outside of main warehouse daily delivery area
  • Customer part numbers now appear at the top of search results when using exact match entries

January/February 2021

  • Improvements with back-end processes, bug fixes, and search tuning

November/December 2020

  • Shopping Cart improvements — Now allowing customers to change quantities, add items to lists, and add line notes if needed.
  • Check out page enhancements — Streamlined look and feel while grouping details more effectively. We also made the ‘Place Order’ button move down the page as customer’s scroll
  • Search engine tune-ups that allow variations of model numbers to be found (ignoring spaces, dashes, and special characters)
  • Enhanced product detail — Now displaying Industry Standard Part # along with Manufacturer Part #, IBT Part# and Customer Part # (when available)
  • Reorganized and enhanced product listing pages to provide more information in a quicker, easier to read format
  • Enhanced warehouse availability information by adding colored icons and updated messaging
  • Made improvements to search functionality — Including adding the ability to search by industry standard part numbers, and giving more weight to product numbers in search results

September 2020

  • Added the Knowledge Center to assist customers with learning site features and functionalities
  • Enhanced readability and usability features across the site
  • Improved user interface in Shopping Cart and Checkout
  • Improved user interface in My Account area
  • Improved user interface in Saved Orders
  • Enhanced functionality in list and order upload intelligence
  • Improved list and order upload templates
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and application enhancements

June 2020

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