Product Share

Open Source Product Sharing Standards


How To Use Product Share?

1. For Retailers
2. For Brands
3. For Sales Reps
4. For Market Buildings & Trade Shows
5. For Web Designers & Software Providers
1. For Retailers

A. When receiving products from a brand, ask it to follow Product Share standards. This will help you more quickly add its products to your website.

B. When a brand sends you products, use Product Share to digest the data.
i. Confirm that the brand included its Product Share brand code.
ii. Confirm that the brand included the Product Share department code for each product.
iii. Confirm that the brand shared images with you in a format that meets Product Share image standards.

C. Update Your Website to be Product Share Compliant
i. Download items on your website to an Excel file.
ii. Sort your file by the brand name. Add a column "Brand Code." Using this Brands page, find the number that corresponds to the brand and then insert that into the column.
iii. Place your items in departments that match the Product Share Department hierarchy.

2. For Brands

A. Use Your Unique Brand Number
i. Visit the Product Share Brands page and find your unique code for your brand.
ii. Include this code in all Excel sheets that you share with your customers. For example, if you are Juliska, you will output "3" in each product row.

B. Use Department ID Numbers
i. Visit the Product Share Department page and find the department ID numbers for the products that you sell.
ii. Add a column to the Excel file that you share with your customers.
iii. Insert the department ID number in the "Department" column.

C. Make Your SKUs Unique
i. Visit the Product Share SKU page and find your brand's SKU prefix.
ii. In Excel file that you share with customers, insert your brand's Product Share SKU before SKUs. This will ensure that your SKUs are unique and do not conflict with your retailers' SKUs.

D. Images
i. Review the Product Share Images page.

3. For Sales Reps

A. When receiving products from a brand, ask it to follow Product Share standards. This will help you more quickly add its products to your website and wholesale portals (e.g. Brandwise).

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B. When a brand sends you products, use Product Share to digest the data.
i. Confirm that the brand included its Product Share brand code.
ii. Confirm that the brand gave you the Product Share department number for each product.
iii. Confirm that the brand shared images with you in a format that meets Product Share image standards.

C. Update Your Website to be Product Share Compliant
i. Retailers will likely browse your site to view products. On a brand's page on your site, share the Product Share brand code number. For example, if you represent the brand Casafina, output on the page: "Casafina Brand Code: 75."
ii. Add the Product Share seal to your website. This shows that your products are easy for a retailer to add its to website.

4. For Market Buildings & Trade Shows

A. Promote to retailers, reps, and brands that attend your events that Product Share is an easier way to share products online. Their success online will help keep them coming back to your events.

5. For Web Designers & Software Providers

A. When receiving products from a client, ask it to follow Product Share standards. This will help you more quickly add its products to their website.

B. When a client sends you products, use Product Share to digest the data.
i. Confirm that the client included Product Share brand codes.
ii. Confirm that the client included Product Share department codes.
iii. Confirm that the client shared images in a format that meets Product Share image standards.

C. Update Client's Website to be Product Share Compliant
i. Download all items on client's website to an Excel file.
ii. Sort your file by the brand name. Add a column called "PS Brand Code." Using the Brands page, find the number that corresponds to the brand and then insert that into the column.
iii. Place items in departments that match the Product Share Department hierarchy.

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