ERP Software + eCommece solutions for managing logistical, administrative and sales processes for small and medium-sized suppliers active in the promotional products industry.
THE PROMIDATA SALES NETWORK
Especially in the Netherlands and in Germany there are many distributors who work on a daily basis with the software and the product information services of Promidata. If you as supplier are looking for possibilities to achieve more sales in the Netherlands and Germany, then, Promidata is the right partner for you.
Efficient sale of promotional products starts with the creation and the publication of rich product information. Only then can the distributor and their customers decide more quickly to actually order your products.
We want to help you to further enrich your product information
Today’s online customers demand extensive product information. These customers want to instantly see what the total costs are, including the variable and fixed editing costs for the printed matter per product before they decide to purchase your products.
Supply and demand
The Promidata sales network is a platform where supply and demand of promotional products come together at different levels. From supply and demand between the business end user and the distributor up to supply and demand between the distributor and you as supplier. Promidata is a 100% independent provider of online software applications and data services with the aim of supporting the sales activities of all companies active within the promotional products industry.
Market leader in the field of e-commerce
At the beginning of 2015 we started to develop a professional webshop version for distributors who are active in the promotional products industry.
There are already more than 200 distributors who have opted for our webshop solution (named Promidata Webshop). See below some Dutch and German examples of these webshops. (Click on a logo and you will see the webshop that we have built for them)
Search by keywords
Search within categories
Filter by Colors
Promotional Office Dashboard
Generate Professional Quotations
Golden Supplier Data
Rich product information is extremely important
As more and more distributors are signing up for our web stores, it is important that you, just like all other suppliers, are guided to the level of ‘Golden Supplier’ as quickly as possible. Over the last two years we have hired three additional employees and invested a lot of time to help suppliers individually in enriching product information. You can become a Golden Supplier if you can also provide information on the product’s print editing options in addition to the product information. We do not ask you this because we want it, but because the market is asking for it! In addition to users of our webshop, we have a lot of distributors who use the same rich product data daily within Promotional Office (ERP Order Business Software). Promotional Office is nowadays the ERP standard within the promotional products industry.
Below you can see some Dutch and German companies that make use of Promotional Office every single day.
There are also distributors owning their own webshop solutions. We help those companies by providing them with a XML data feed. Via this XML data feed they can import your product information into their own webshops in an easy way.
See some examples:
Cost per print technique including setup costs
real-time stock information
Click here to see this product in a live webshop.
Quality of the supplied product information
Data users are increasingly demanding
All these data users make increasingly high demands on the quality of the supplied product information.In order to become a Golden Supplier within the Promidata network, the product data must meet a number of minimum requirements. In addition to the well-known requirements such as; quantity discount prices, stock positions of every product, purchase prices, sales prices, clear descriptions, as many product attributes as possible, such as dimensions, material, country of origin, weights, and packing units, is there some requirements that might be less known, such as:
1) Color variations of a product must be grouped by a model number (each colour variation must have its own image);
2) If possible, each product should be provided with the available printing techniques;
3) Per printing technique, setup costs and variable printing costs (whether or not via quantity discount prices) must be provided separately via encodings;
4) The product assortment must be accurate and must be deliverable when a distributor receives an order via a webshop.
Software solutions specially developed for suppliers
Saying no to small orders? With our Web2Print software, your smaller orders will yield higher margins for you. And your customers even produce their own artwork material.
We have invested heavily in our data processing systems. The nice thing is that we can fully adapt ourselves to the delivery of the product information from each individual supplier. We have the ability to process the product information in any structure (XML, CSV, Web Services). Suppliers do not have to adapt themselves to Promidata, Promidata adapt itsselves to the supplier.
To make it even easier for suppliers, we have developed a Data Upload Tool.
See: Data Upload Tool
Real-time stock information
The Promidata inventory system is capable to be attached to each supplier. Suppliers must, of course, be able to publish real-time inventory information online. So that Promidata can import this stockinformation periodically. Here too it does not matter how you as a supplier have arranged the online publication of this data internally; We can handle any data format. The beauty about this centrally managed inventory system is that all individual data users (i.e. distributors and end users) within the network of Promidata can use these stock data, whether it takes place through Promotional Office, Promidata Webshop or via Promotional Sourcing. Accurate inventory information per product is important because distributors and their end-customers can even easier decide to place an order with you.
Delivering Product Information
Promidata processes large quantities of product information from suppliers from the promotional world on a daily basis. In addition, there are also more and more distributors who want their own product information processed because they want to distinguish themselves from their competition. An additional advantage is that they are simultaneously rewarded by Google because of their own written product texts. Promidata has developed the Data Upload Tool in order to properly guide this flow of product information.
For more information see: Data Upload Tool
Distributors participating in Promidata Dashboard
Each supplier can now upgrade to the status of Golden supplier free of charge within Promidata Dashboard. This will not happen automatically and you will also have to pay due attention to your side. They sometimes say ‘stagnation is decline’, and that is especially true in this time for the quality of the product information. We find this so important that we do everything possible to assist each supplier during the enrichment of their product information.
Product information from Golden suppliers is currently distributed within the network of Promidata via the following channels:
- Product Sourcing (Promotional Sourcing)
- Web shops (Promidata Webshop)
- XML Feeds for existing webshops
- ERP Business Software (Promotional Office)
of Promotional Office in The Netherlands
of Promotional Office in England
of Promotional Office in Germany
Experience with the promotional products industry
For each working method we have a solution
Data traffic per month
Products viewed per month
Orders per month
Some distributors who work with our webshops
Product Sourcing in Promidata Dashboard
Promotional Sourcingis the market leader in sourcing for promotional products
Promotional Sourcing has now become the standard for the Dutch and German distributor when it comes to product sourcing. More than 95% of all affiliated distributors log in several times per day to simply search for products and to obtain product ideas for their customers. Recently we have completely rewritten the statistics within Promidata Dashboard . First we measured the click throughs from the distributors’ websites, but what we forgot to show was the huge amount of views that were generated daily within Promotional Sourcing. We have now made that transparent and you as a supplier can now see this within your own login.
Product views per day
Your best distributor
Your most popular products this week
Your promotional Content Dashboard