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Commerce Product Management (PIM)

Commerce Product Management (PIM)

Efficient, intuitive product management gives you the full control of product data

Product Management is a growth requirement

Product information management is a crucial part of any ecommerce business. If you're looking for something a bit more sophisticated as you grow, an Excel spreadsheet can do the trick. As you scale, you'll need a product information management system that collects, manages, enriches, and distributes product information across your ecommerce store and social sales channels.

Product information is synced across your technology stack via a PIM that functions as a single hub for product content management, which connects it with your ecommerce platform, ERP, OMS, and other third-party integrations. With this approach, you are always working off the same, fully updated product information when expanding into new sales channels.

A Growing Need to Use a PIM

Scaling your eCommerce business can be difficult, but everyone starting out wants to take on this challenge. When you scale, keep an eye out for product information that might be inaccurate, out of date, or distributed across different locations.

As you scale your business, you must monitor for errors in your data. It's particularly challenging to clean up data when it starts to degrade. As time passes, things like item codes, catalogue references, SKUs, pictures, and videos, are increasingly difficult to manage.

It's hard to keep data quality when you're scaling a business, because there are many obstacles. When you have large, complex product catalogues, it's particularly challenging to add and edit volumes of products across multiple channels, you're particularly at risk for discrepancies.

Once other factors are included (for example, managing multiple price lists, geographic locations, languages, currencies, promotions, and so on), the process becomes more difficult.

To effectively communicate the value of your products to your customers, your eCommerce product information has to be accurate and consistent across channels, including detailed descriptions and high quality images.

As you scale, you’ll have more data to manage — and that means the Excel spreadsheet that worked in your early days will no longer be sufficient. When you have every back-office system in sync, they’ll be able to manage product details, run targeted marketing campaigns, and expand to new sales channels quickly.

A Growing Need to Use a PIM

Key Question: PIM within ERP or Platform

A retailer's ERP system carries out all the central management of the company and is connected to all the other services, processes and software in the company, including the PIM. That's why most eCommerce platforms are fed product data from the ERP.

However, this configuration does not suit every retailer - and some prefer to use their Platform as master-of-data, where products are both created and enriched. The Remarkable Commerce platform allows for any system design.

Key Question: PIM within ERP or Platform
Loved by every team

Loved by every team

Provide your commerce teams with the ability for collaborative, automated, efficient product data management.

Marketing teams love using Remarkable Commerce PIM as we provide a better customer experience, save time with streamlining catalogs and drive an omnichannel strategy.

IT teams love Remarkable Commerce because of our agile incident resolution, reduced implementation time and cross-team communication.

Important Product Information Management Features

Centralised, real-time, dynamic view of Product Information

Collated product information from multiple internal and external data sources such as an ERP, PLM, or supplier feeds - with a real-time view of actual stock locations

Manage and assign Products to Hierarchy

Unlike other eCommerce platforms, Remarkable Commerce allow an item to be added to any category, regardless of facets or data structure

Pricing, Cost Price, Margin, VAT, Currency Conversion

All pricing fields, and any additional custom pricing fields can be assigned to items - including the use of price lists, where customer segments or territories can be based on a particular price list

Freight, Duty, Labelling

Many clients wish to manage their international order configurations through the Remarkable Commerce PIM, so that items can have specific freight and duty rules based on custom logic

Packs and Singles

Depending on product structure, you may wish to sell items as part of packs or singles - we give you the ability to setup and manage product groups and multipacks

Item Search - broad and specific

When you have thousands, or even tens of thousands of items, finding a specific one should be as easy as possible - we have advanced search logic to help you save time

Data that is used by other channels/wholesalers

Digest and inherit product data from external sources then provide this data, via our headless API, to any external channel or wholesaler who requires access

Support multiple Channels, geographic locations and languages

Controlling your product data in one place is essential to efficient trading, we grant retailers the ability to create products which are then used by multiple channels and storefronts

Bulk editing

Editing multiple products in bulk via your eCommerce PIM should be effortless and straightforward - we have import/exporting functionality to help you save time and bulk edit many items at once

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