Next-Generation E-Commerce Product Content for Distributors

CONTENT/io, DDS’ Content-as-a-Service offering for distributors, is a comprehensive data package to power their e-commerce initiatives.

 

CONTENT/io delivers the best product content in the industry, along with complete end-to-end management of the data, to help distributors facilitate an exceptional online experience for their customers without the resource requirements and turnaround times typical of other solutions.

CONTENT/io product information is sourced directly from manufacturers and delivered to you with custom formatting for accurate, efficient integration into your unique e-commerce system, making this the most intelligent data solution available to the wholesale distribution industry.

Finally, distributors have a tech-savvy partner who can deliver the best product content from their top manufacturers to help them offer a more robust and customer-friendly e-commerce experience—and maintain the content for them, cost-effectively.
  • CONTENT/io GIVES DISTRIBUTORS:

    • An intelligent, technology-driven source for product content
    • Regular product content updates
    • Faster, easier data integration via customized files
    • Improved customer e-commerce experience
    • True competitive advantage

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF PRODUCT DATA

THE BEST PRODUCT CONTENT IN THE INDUSTRY

Comprehensive, e-commerce-ready product content sourced directly from more than 400 manufacturers across Electrical, Lighting, Solar, Plumbing, HVAC, Tool, Safety, Utility, Datacom, Industrial Supply, Automation and Industrial Gas + Welding industries.

END-TO-END DATA MANAGEMENT

Complete management of your product content—including custom formatting to your e-commerce platform—plus regular maintenance to ensure your customers are always viewing accurate and up-to-date information.

PRODUCT CONTENT FOR A NEW ERA OF COMMERCE

E-commerce has redefined the way people research and purchase goods. Your customers are demanding better content and are selecting which sites to research and buy from based on the ease of search and quality of product content they find on distributor websites. CONTENT/io helps you deliver on this expectation with next-generation content to power a truly superior customer experience.

DDS’ NEXT-GENERATION PRODUCT CONTENT

DDS has enhanced product content for more than 5 million SKUs, with more being added weekly. By “next-generation” content we mean everything manufacturers make available for marketing and selling their products, including:

  • Complete features and specifications
  • Multiple, hi-res images
  • 360-degree product images, where available
  • Videos
  • Supporting documents (spec sheets, brochures, installation manuals, CAD drawings, 2D + 3D drawings, compliance certificates, etc.)
  • Marketing descriptions
  • Application and warranty info
  • + Much more

THE CHALLENGES OF E-COMMERCE

Incomplete or inconsistent product content and marketing messaging being passed down to end-users via distributor websites

Inaccurate and outdated products and product information on distributor sites due to lack of continuous updating

Integration/synchronization with distributor systems (i.e. manipulation of files needed prior to uploading into system)

Prolonged time to market for new and updated product content

Increased investment (personnel, technology) required to manage and maintain content

THE SOLUTION

Scheduled weekly download providing e-commerce-ready product content from your top manufacturers

Our technology-agnostic solutions work with any e-commerce platform

Faster, more seamless integration via files custom formatted for your unique webstore

Attract and keep end-users on your website

Improve SEO and increase sales and customer satisfaction/retention

Reduced resource burden saves you time and money

DDS’ CONTENT/io SOLUTION IS:

A SINGLE SOURCE

CONTENT/io provides each distributor with a single, consistent source for all available product content from all their manufacturers

COMPLETE

CONTENT/io data includes everything manufacturers make available for marketing and selling their products

CUSTOM-FORMATTED

CONTENT/io data feeds are custom-formatted for each individual distributor's e-commerce system for quicker time to market

SCHEDULED

CONTENT/io data feeds are delivered weekly and designed to be seamless, requiring no additional manipulation of files before uploading into e-commerce systems

MAINTAINED FOR YOU

CONTENT/io is a subscription solution and regular data updates and maintenance are included, ensuring your customers can always count on you for the most complete and up-to-date product information

SIMPLE

CONTENT/io simplifies the delivery and management of e-commerce product content so you can focus on serving your customers

No other solution in the marketplace meets all the needs of distributors today.

CONTENT/io: TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN E-COMMERCE PRODUCT CONTENT SOLUTION FOR DISTRIBUTORS

  • Content to power distributor e-commerce websites
  • Includes automated, scheduled, custom-formatted files
  • Available in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Canada and Mexico
  • Currently serving Electrical, Lighting, Solar, Plumbing, HVAC, Tool, Safety, Utility, Datacom, Industrial Supply, Automation and Industrial Gas + Welding industries

ROCKWELL-APPROVED

CONTENT/io has officially been designated as a Rockwell Automation-approved solution, and a preferred data content solution for Encompass Partners.

PRICING

For more information on the CONTENT/io solution, including pricing, please contact us today via the form below. We’ll get back to you with a custom quote within 24 hours. We look forward to working with you!

WHO WE ARE

We are DDS (Distributor Data Solutions), the wholesale industry’s premier product content provider. We work with more than 400 industry-leading manufacturers (representing more than 950 brands) across Electrical, Lighting, Solar, Plumbing, HVAC, Tool, Safety, Utility, Datacom, Industrial Supply, Automation, Industrial Gas + Welding, and Medical Device industries to help them deliver next-generation product content to power distributors’ e-commerce websites.

 

With more than 50 combined years of intimate knowledge and experience running a successful distributorship, we bring unrivaled industry expertise—together with the most advanced data technologies and top-tier software and data engineers—to offer the most unique and advanced solutions available to the industry.

LET’S TALK!

No matter the size of your company or the industries you serve, we are the global trusted partner to help you power your e-commerce initiatives.