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PDC for Associates

How much time do you spend annually consolidating siloed data scattered across systems and spreadsheets while desperately avoiding inconsistencies that hurt the customer experience? The truth is it is a large line item that can be eliminated by the PDC. Here’s how

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  • Standardized data
    Correct data (aka no human errors like typos or incorrect formatting) allows for seamless integration with your platforms - ensuring transactional efficiencies and higher sales.
  • Coming Soon! Seamless Integration
    When brands publish their product data, it is automatically pushed to your platform (via APIs), eliminating the need to collect and manage data.
  • Coming Soon! Instant Product Data Changes
    Changes made on the PDC (ex. MAP info) will instantly populate across all retail users' product assortments on your platform.

Plus, RIA will provide ongoing support and full-time customer service for the platform and associated APIs.

Common Questions

Can brand control what retailer sees what data?

Brands will be able to set permissions in multiple ways. The most common permission is to ensure only their open account retailers have access to product data. They can also set permissions by product. For example, a special color can only accessible to a predetermined set of retailers.

What file formats are accepted for product data uploads from brands?
Excel (.xls) and comma-separated-values (.csv) files are the most common files for importing text based product data. For digital assets such as images and datasheets a wide range of file formats are supported such as jpg, png, pdf. It's unlikely that any commonly used file format will not be accepted.
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RIA retailer members will have free access to the platform through Q3 2024 when a subscription fee will be associated with usage. The exact cost is yet to be determined.

Platform Access

The RIA PDC is a member-only resource that makes product data management a breeze. Unlike the benefits of the PDC by joining the RIA.

Associate Member – Login to RIA Portal. Click on PDC tab.

Have questions or feedback about the development process? Shoot us an email.