Content Syndication for Industrial B2B ECommerce

CDS Content Syndication uses automated functionality built into CDS Catalog. Syndicated content can include product data and CAD models and enables industrial suppliers to automatically share their data with their partners' e-Commerce websites and catalogs.The partners may be Distributors, Resellers, OEMs or others.

Key Tip: One centrally managed and maintained data source can be automatically used to keep all partner sites up-to-date. Any updates to the master data are automatically synced across all related sites.

Typically Manufacturers are already absorbing the cost of keeping their own data up-to-date, but every data change is additional cost for partners and delays are opportunities for customer dis-satisfaction! Imagine totally synced data without any additional people, cost or maintenance.

Product Content Syndication Solutions

For Manufacturers this may mean syndicating content (product data, data sheet info, product CAD models, etc.), stock availability info or even order status info to partners (and even customers) for the following benefits:

  • One consistent and accurate data set automatically shared on all related sites whether that be the whole product catalog or subsets of it to different websites
  • Improved partnerships with Distributors, Resellers and OEMs - making it easier to do business together and jointly adapting to the new online buying process
  • Private catalogs for particular major accounts - even with customized part numbers, pricing and RFQ systems
  • Faster time to market, with consistent and accurate product information across all sites
  • Competitively lower costs for partners - may help partner recruitment


For Distributors this may mean acquiring content from multiple suppliers and even syndicating that content (for example product data, data sheets, CAD models, etc.) along with their own data (for example stock availability info or order status info) to reller or OEM partners or customers for the following benefits:

  • Maintain your existing site’s look and feel but within it automatically include manufacturers’ catalog content, product CAD models, etc.
  • Ease of in-house management (keeping it up-to-date) - reduce to zero or near zero your current cost of creating and maintaining your website data
  • Syndication to other web sites - improved partnerships with Resellers and OEMs - making it easier to do business together and jointly adapting to the new online buying process
  • Private catalogs for particular major accounts - even with customized part numbers, pricing and RFQ systems
  • Competitively lower costs for partners - may help partner recruitment

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