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 developers and ultra-savvy data analysts, 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.
As President, Matt handles much of the day-to-day operations at DDS. Always a perfectionist, he strives for excellence whether at work or at play.
If our talented data analysts are our Dream Team (and they are), Joel is their All-Pro Captain.
A passionate sports fan and ever-aspiring geek, James brings a colorful background and a mastery of social media to DDS.
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!``
The head of our incredible Development Team, Eric is an extraordinary problem solver, which may explain his quest for the perfect salsa recipe.
Software developer by day, home improvement guru by night, Benjamin may be the very definition of multi-talented.
Sean is a self-proclaimed data and information junkie, but we prefer to call him a walking encyclopedia.
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 developer (and downright good dude) he can be.
Nuclear physicist-turned-software engineer, Igor delivers mad programming chops, with a side of comic relief, to DDS' Dev Team.
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.