Single-Source, Next-Generation Product Content for Distributors

Finally, you can have a single source for the best product content from your top manufacturers to help you offer a more robust and customer-friendly e-commerce experience—and have that content maintained for you, cost-effectively.

DDS provides distributors with a comprehensive data package to power their business system (ERP) and e-commerce initiatives: DDX, or the Distributor Data Exchange.

 

DDX helps manufacturers distribute their product and pricing information to their distributors, while also helping them populate their e-commerce systems.

 

DDX enhances and delivers this manufacturer information to you, the distributor, with custom formatting for accurate, efficient integration into your unique ERP and e-commerce systems.

 

In addition, DDX delivers this product content already ETIM classified and translated into the local language(s) you need to serve your customers, making this the most intelligent data solution available in the wholesale distribution industry.

  • DDX GIVES DISTRIBUTORS:

    • A single source for product content
    • Monthly product + pricing updates
    • Faster, easier data integration via customized files
    • Improved customer e-commerce experience
    • True competitive advantage

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF PRODUCT DATA

ERP/TRANSACTIONAL PRODUCT DATA

Essential product data distributors rely on to sell manufacturer products, including complete pricing and packaging information

E-COMMERCE PRODUCT CONTENT

Everything manufacturers make available for marketing and selling their products to help distributors deliver an exceptional customer experience

DDX EXPLAINED IN 3 MINUTES

PRODUCT CONTENT FOR A NEW ERA OF COMMERCE

MISSION-CRITICAL DATA

All sales activity—from quoting customers to purchasing and managing inventory—relies on having complete, accurate and up-to-date product information and pricing from manufacturers. With a multitude of ERP systems and ever-evolving technologies, the exchange of this essential data presents many technology hurdles for manufacturers as well as distributors.

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

Varying file formats needed by each individual distributor or channel partner

Ensuring delivery of essential data like UPCs, manufacturer-specific model numbers, short descriptions and pricing

Inaccurate and outdated products and product information on distributor sites due to lack of continuous updating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

THERE IS A BETTER WAY

E-commerce is redefining the way people research and purchase goods. Your customers are demanding better content and are selecting which sites to buy from based on the ease of search and quality of product content they find on distribution partner websites.

 

DDX helps you deliver on this expectation with next-generation content to power a truly superior customer experience.

Single download providing both transactional and e-commerce data from your top manufacturers

Complete ERP content, plus pricing, to support sales and purchasing activities

Our technology-agnostic solutions work with any ERP system and on any e-commerce platform

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

Attract and keep end-users on your website

Reduced resource burden saves you time and money

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

DDX: THE ONLY SINGLE-SOURCE, WORLD-WIDE PRODUCT CONTENT SYNDICATION SOLUTION

  • Content to support ERP business system needs
  • Content to power distributor e-commerce websites
  • Includes translation, product classification and monthly scheduled distributor-specific custom files
  • Available in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific regions for Electrical
  • U.S. – Currently serving Automation, Solar, Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial Supply and Tool Industries

DDX IS ROCKWELL-APPROVED

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

THE DDX SOLUTION IS:

A SINGLE SOURCE

DDX provides you with a single, consistent source for all available product content from all your manufacturers

COMPLETE

DDX data includes everything manufacturers make available for marketing and selling their products

CUSTOM-FORMATTED

DDX data feeds are custom-formatted for your unique ERP and e-commerce systems

SCHEDULED

DDX data feeds are delivered monthly and designed to be seamless, requiring no additional manipulation of files before uploading into ERP and e-commerce systems

TRANSLATED

DDX data is delivered already translated into the local language(s) you need to serve your customers

FLEXIBLE

DDX is a robust data solution, allowing manufacturers to choose exactly—and only—what they want to share (e.g. pricing) with each channel partner

MAINTAINED FOR YOU

DDX 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

ETIM-CLASSIFIED

DDX data is delivered already classified into groups, classes and features

TECHNOLOGY-AGNOSTIC

DDX works with any ERP system and on any e-commerce platform

SAY HELLO TO NEXT-GENERATION PRODUCT CONTENT

PRODUCT CONTENT SYNDICATION

Manufacturer content is syndicated to distributors with intelligent, programmatic enhancements that make it ready for distributor ERP and e-commerce systems.

TRANSLATED CONTENT

Complete product content translated into any language, allowing manufacturers and distributors to service customers in their language of choice.

ETIM CLASSIFICATION

We are able to classify manufacturer products into the ETIM classification standard quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

PRICING

For more information on the DDX 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 already work with more than 850 industry-leading manufacturers to facilitate a robust, single source for content syndication from manufacturers to distributors.

 

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 developers and data analysts—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 ERP and e-commerce initiatives.