Product Information Management (PIM)
Product information management, or PIM for short, means managing information and data required to market and sell products via multiple channels. The PIM system is where you store your product catalogue and is the backend that delivers data to your ecommerce website, point of sales system (POS) or even a printed product catalogue.
Product information management enables ecommerce managers have a single source for product descriptions, pricing, pictures and videos serving all and any channel you market your products in. Making it easy to build jucy ecommerce experiences.
Tailor made product shapes
Have special products? No problem. With Crystallize PIM you can easily define your own product shapes. All products are super structured and Crystallize enforces product information validation. When you define a shape you have the freedom to define which components make out the structure of your product information. Every product added are based on one of your defined shapes. All stored neatly organized. Nice.
A product shape consists of multiple components. Make it fit you with rich product descriptions including:
- Text line
- Paragraph repeater with images
- HD Videos
- Properties table
Product information management (PIM) with custom product structures: check. Make the product information structures fit your business, not the other way around.
Product variants for physical and virtual products
Physical products like bicycles or shirts are easily managed in Crystallize. You can keep track of product variants for different sizes, colors or cuts. The Crystallize PIM also helps you keep track of stock when products are sold or re-stocked. Product information management (PIM) for physical products: check.
PIM for virtual and recurring products
Today we live in a world of virtual products. A virtual product can be software, donations or in-game goodies like unlimited raspberries. With Crystallize PIM you can easily manage products that have no physical product to be shipped.
Add subscription plans to any products. Physical or virtual products can easily be sold with subscription plans. Easy peasy to make those recurring $$$ flowing your way.
Product information management (PIM) for virtual and recurring products: check.
Perfect Taxonomies with Topic Maps
Taxonomies are used for relating relevant products together, create efficient navigation or even to track ecommerce seo. Create any number of topic maps in Crystallize. Topics are attached to a product or document.
The usage of topic maps are mainly intended to create better findability in your ecommerce solutions. Create navigation, association between products or complex information architecture using topic maps.
Matrix based Grid Organizer
In many cases having simply a tree organizer can be limiting. We came up with the grid organizer concept to give you another tool for organizing products.
A grid organizer is simply a fixed grid - that you can define. A number of rows and columns. You can also decide the size of the different grid cells.
The grid is designed as a semantic grid where you can apply the meaning that fits your case. It is possible to add meta information to the different cells.
Here are a few examples of what you can use grid organizers for:
- Point of Sale (POS) display of products on a fixed grid for the cash registry
- Grouping of the most important products from a sub-tree
- A Christmas calendar with 24 cells in a grid