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Beyond the 43: Packaging Information

The 43 critical fields contain transactional, marketing, and packaging information that was identified as the most crucial information for distributors to conduct business and sell the manufacturers’ products. However, the IDW actually has more than 350 data fields available for manufacturers to populate. This series will highlight the ways in which manufacturers can take advantage of the other data fields to provide more in-depth information, differentiate their brand, and showcase their products as they see fit. In this article, we will highlight the benefit of providing additional layers of Packaging Information that go beyond the critical field requirements.

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From Factory to Floor: The Basics of Product Packaging Information

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Complete and accurate packaging information is essential for an efficient sales cycle. Many larger retailers (e.g. WalMart, Lowes, Home Depot) have recognized this and will not do business with companies that do not provide detailed packaging information. In this article, we review the basics of a packaging hierarchy, why this information is so vital, and how the information should be formatted before being loaded into the IDW.

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Did You Know? Using Radio Frequency ID Tech for Warehouse Automation

Did you know? More distributors are starting to use RFID (Radio Frequency ID) technology to automate their warehouse functions, and the need for your full packaging information in the IDW is growing. This use of RFID technology saves time, reduces errors, and makes products available for sale more quickly. Learn more about how it works and why supplying detailed packaging information is so vital to this process.

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New IDW Feature Simplifies Price Requests

Do you find yourself needing to recheck the same items periodically to see if new pricing is available? A new IDW feature lets you build a pick list of Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTINs) with scheduled data requests that populate…

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