Don't worry, this isn't a silly question. We get this one all the time. So much in fact that we created this handy guide to What is PIM.
But to give you a quick run down, PIM stands for Product Information Management. Essentially it is a platform from where you can centralize, enrich, and distribute your product content.
Have a look, and if you still have questions, we are more than happy to chat.
Absolutely not! Quite the opposite. We encourage you to bring as many team members as possible on board! We strongly believe that our system offers value to many areas of your company, and everyone should be able to benefit from that.
Our pricing is based on number of products and features. An extra user costs us the storage of a username and a password, so we don’t see the value in charging you for that..
Nope. You can upload pretty much as many files related to your products as you want. We don't charge you for storage, but rather by the products you have in the account.
The system accepts a serious variety of file types including but not even remotely limited to: PNG, JPG, MOV, TIFF, RTF, DOC, PDF, XLSX, CSV, MP4, DWG, SVG, ZIP...and we are always adding more based on reasonable request.These can be pictures, technical drawings, marketing material, videos...Anything that you think your collaborators/clients need.
However, we do have a fair-usage clause: Any product related data is cool, but if you start uploading videos from yourself at your last beach vacation, we might say that's not appropriate.
Absolutely, we offer a free 30-day trial period to give you all the time you need to make the most of all the features. Plus we believe it is entirely possible to set up your PIM system in 30 days (or even less).
But we don't stop there!
We even offer a robust, FREE version of the PIM for those you are looking for basic product information management features.
First of all, put that eyebrow down.
Second of all, we prefer the word "affordable".
It's a matter of philosophy to always provide a fair price to our customers. For that reason our pricing is based on products and then feature add-ons. This way companies can pay as they grow and develop their operations, instead of being forced into a system with a high price tag that they only use half the features on.
Our mission is to make online brands and retailer more data driven, and to offer solutions that match everyones budgets. There are enough platforms out there for $100,000, and many of these business do not need the kind of complexity (positive and negative) that comes with it. We want to create tools for content people that are easy to use and affordable. So the "cheapness" of the tool reflects that.
We launched the first version at the end of 2018. Our API allows users to CRUD stuff (Create, Read, Update, Delete) related to products and files, and will generally automate a tonne of stuff for you - more automation, more time saved! Want to get started right away? Get us on the chat below, or check out our API documentation here.
Maybe not what you wanted to hear (again), but it's the truth.
Development takes time, but we do have it planned for our Pro Catalog feature. Plus we are developing that API, so the system will gradually be able to connect with any end-point desired.
So glad you asked! This is one of the best parts of Plytix. There are two main ways to share content from Plytix with your audience without giving them access to your platform:
Want to see how it works? We will walk you through it. Set up a free consultation here.
Your data is stored in the cloud. More specifically, on an Amazon S3 server in Dublin. Amazon is secure, reliable, and guarantees 99.99% availability at all times.
We are also only able to see what's in your account, if you choose to give us permission.
Maybe and probably.
I'm not here to tell you what to do.
So if you feel like you can hack it with spreadsheets and non-specific cloud storage, do your thing.
But our experience tells us that you will need to find a scalable way to work in the future. Even 100 products can easily get out of hand with the amount of attributes, channel optimizations, and images.
Plytix is recommended for catalogs ranging from 100 - 50,000 products.
With that in mind, now is the perfect timing to start with a PIM. A journey of a million miles starts with one step. We want to grow with you!
The platform is available in English.
The product attribute inputs are available in all languages.
Our support and sales team speak English, Danish, German, and Spanish fluently. Sometimes we try our hand at Italian, but it fails hilariously. We appreciate our Italian users' patience and understanding. Grazie!