Content-as-a-Service for Distributors
Syndication-as-a-Service for Manufacturers
Until now, distributors wanting to list a manufacturer’s products on an e-commerce site have been up against a very difficult, very expensive and very manual process to obtain incomplete product content. Even the best attempts by the biggest organizations have relied on 20th-century technology to try to get information from point A (manufacturer’s files) to point B (distributor’s website), and the results have been mediocre at best.
. . .Welcome to the 21st century.
First and foremost, we knew a key ingredient in this special recipe would be a handful of exceptional people with some very special talents. It helps that our own backyard—the ever-growing Salt Lake City and Wasatch Front area, recently dubbed “Silicon Slopes”—is ripe with outstanding talent.
We engaged innovative senior-level software engineers and ultra-savvy data engineers, all with diverse experience from outside industries, and took an outside-the-box approach to designing a solution for this complex problem. Instead of following existing solution providers and technologies (still mostly manual, and therefore archaic and prone to errors), we asked questions like, “What exactly do end-user customers want to see?”; “What content exists, and in what form, from manufacturers?”; and, “How can technology turn that disparate content into an elegant experience?”
It starts with hiring the brightest minds in the data business. That, combined with the most intelligent data technologies available, results in the finest, most complete product content in the wholesale distribution industry.
Designed and built from day one specifically for the wholesale distribution industry, with the goal of not only meeting, but exceeding, tomorrow’s e-commerce expectations.
With more than 50 years of combined experience developing innovative solutions in the distribution industry and calling on end users, we understand the business and where it’s going.
Our service, support and responsiveness set us apart every bit as much as our industry-leading content. Our primary goal is to assist our customers with sophisticated data and technology solutions to help them increase sales and market share while conquering the challenges of this new era.
Whether you are a distributor or a manufacturer—small, medium or large—we can cost-effectively help you solve your product content and other business technology challenges. And we take product content to the next level: we maintain it for you at no additional cost. Our customers view us as a true competitive advantage.
All product information comes from one source—the manufacturers. When distributors are able to display all of their manufacturers’ information on their website, it ensures they are the go-to source for their customers.
With more than 40 years of experience running a successful distributorship, Dale’s passion for smart ideas continues to drive him as CEO and “fearless leader” of DDS.
Vice President – Global Sales
A veteran of the B2B e-commerce industry, Colleen is a business development machine, not to mention an absolute pleasure to be around.
Vice President – Operations
A sports junkie and professional problem-solver, Joel is like the general manager of our (six-time, defending world champion) Dream Team.
Customer Success Manager
With 15+ years of distribution industry and e-commerce experience, Pam is an ideal facilitator of our customers’ success through implementation and beyond.
Another accomplished young data wiz, Maddie brings an inquisitive mind and some female fierceness to our Data Team. Plus, some of her work experience is literally out of this world…
One of the youngest DDS team members, Tyler has an insatiable appetite for learning. In homage to his original career plans, he regularly reminds his co-workers that “Geology Rocks!”
A true gearhead (in every sense of the word), Mike—even as one of our newest Data Engineers—was truly “built for this stuff” and has taken to DDS’ technologies and processes like a fish to water.
Bryce may have solidified his role as DDS’ office jester, but he’s equally valuable as a rockstar data engineer.
Bruce can lay claim to one of the more interesting “extracurriculars” you’ll find among the DDS team—he’s a break dancer! (and we’re all a tiny bit jealous…)
Another new addition to our Data Team, Ryan shows up with mad skills whether he’s tackling DDS data projects or off-the-clock activities ranging from chess to Jiu Jitsu.
Director of Software Engineering
Tyson may have a boast-worthy resume, but he’s as modest as he is hard-working, and he’s always striving to be the best software engineer (and downright good dude) he can be.
Senior Software Engineer
Sean is a self-proclaimed data and information junkie, but we prefer to call him a walking encyclopedia.
Craig is a native Utahn, and equal parts burgeoning coder and outdoor adventurer. His passion for problem-solving is second only to his love for the mountains.
Grant is our newest Dev team member, but he’s no rookie to big data and software engineering—in fact, he’s a high-tech stock market dabbler in his spare time!
Hailing from the rainy PNW, Kelsey brings sunshine wherever she goes, from the actual ski slopes, to the “silicon” variety, where her talents are helping DDS grow.
Director of Accounting + HR
Our one-woman accounting and HR pro, Diane handles all the moolah and helps take care of DDS’ most important resources: the human ones.