Product Content Syndication Solution for Manufacturers

Finally, you have a technologically-savvy partner who can help you deliver complete, accurate ERP- and web-ready product and marketing content to your channel partners, and ultimately, your joint customers.

DDS offers manufacturers true product content syndication via a comprehensive data package to power their distributors’ 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 accepts manufacturer information in any form and syndicates it to distributors with custom formatting for accurate, efficient integration into their unique ERP and e-commerce systems.

 

In addition, DDX delivers this product content already ETIM classified and translated into the local language(s) needed by each distributor, making this the most intelligent data solution available in the wholesale distribution industry.

  • DDX GIVES MANUFACTURERS:

    • Robust content syndication
    • Scheduled monthly product + pricing updates to distributors
    • Translated product content
    • Comprehensive e-commerce content on distributor sites
    • 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

A REAL SYNDICATION SOLUTION

E-COMMERCE CHALLENGES FOR MANUFACTURERS

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. Delivering on this expectation takes significant time, talent and technology.

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

Inability to differentiate your products from competitors' on distributor sites due to standardization, or even misrepresentation, of product content by third parties

Overwhelming number of product content requests on manufacturers from hundreds of channel partners, each with unique requirements

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

Prolonged time to market for new and updated product content

FINALLY, A REAL SOLUTION

DDX helps you syndicate your content to your channel partners with intelligent, programmatic enhancements that make it ready for their e-commerce systems, while retaining your messaging.

Custom files imported from each manufacturer ensures your data is treated uniquely + delivered in full

Flexibility in what content is (and is not) provided to each channel partner

Consistent delivery of product and marketing information, including pricing, to multiple channel partners with varying file format requirements

Better product/marketing content improves SEO for your product line(s)

Quicker time to market for new and updated product information

Reduced resource burden saves you time and money

No other solution in the marketplace meets all the needs of manufacturers 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, 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 each distributor with a single, consistent source for all available product content from all their manufacturers

COMPLETE

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

CUSTOM-FORMATTED

DDX data feeds are custom-formatted for each individual distributor's 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) needed by each individual channel partner

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 electrical industry’s premier product content provider. We already work with more than 350 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 in 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 streamline your product data exchange capabilities.