Do you receive product data from vendors in an array of inconsistent formats?
Vesta's Transformation Engine can automate the transformation of this data into the right format for your PIM or eCommerce store.
Cut hours of manual work
Through automating product data cleansing for eCommerce
Deliver a consistent shopping experience
Making it easier for visitors to shop and compare products on your eCommerce website.
With unique content such as product names to set you apart from others stocking the same brands.
What is Product Data Transformation and why is it important?
Data Transformation is the change of data from one format, structure, or value to another. For eCommerce, you can use data transformation tools to create structured and normalized product data to feed your eCommerce site.
For retailers and distributors sourcing product data from suppliers, data transformation is essential. This data cleansing is needed because incoming data feeds from suppliers are in inconsistent formats and structures. Generally, the product data is also not in the form needed to load to your PIM or online store.
Data cleansing work can be done manually in spreadsheets for small or straightforward product catalogs. But for large or complex product catalogs, the process is too slow and error-prone to manage effectively. Automated product transformation tools are needed for eCommerce businesses to scale their operations to manage the sourcing and cleaning of large product catalogs.
Using data transformation tools offers the benefits of organizing many diverse supplier data feeds into a normalized, consistent format with the right form and product classification to integrate with your PIM or eCommerce platform.
The Vesta Transformation Engine
Vesta eCommerce's Transformation Engine is an advanced cloud-based data transformation tool. Working together with a Vesta data consultant, select transformation scripts for each of your supplier feeds. With Vesta, you can create and maintain a cleansed, normalized, and optimized product catalog.
Product data transformations can include the following actions
- Photo editing
Examples of Product Data Transformations for eCommerce
As Vesta develop custom scripts, a wide range of transformations can be created to suit specific business needs.
Below are some common data cleansing examples using the Vesta transformation engine.
Vesta takes the cost price given by the Supplier and adds on a calculation to give the customer his sell price.
Vesta can also work with transformations including rebates and multiple pricing levels.
Product Name Creation
Create unique product names, optimized for search, and consistent across your product catalog.
Products can be classified into categories based on keyword recognition from within the product name or product description.
Reduce option sets for optimized filtering
Supplier data might result in too many options within an option set for optimal on-site filtering. For example, color descriptions could be vast including descriptions such as Jewel Green, Sport Green, Melon, Sea green, etc. Using keyword recognition, Vesta can help rationalize those color options into a smaller set.
Supplier data may include acronyms to describe a product. For example, BLK may be used to identify that the product is available in black. Another supplier might use BK to identify a black color option for the product. Vesta uses a formula to identify these acronyms and expand them into the full word to be easier for website visitors to understand.
Full service product data sourcing and cleansing with Vesta
Vesta's full range of services includes product data sourcing from suppliers. Establishing data feeds directly from your suppliers to receive the product data and updates continuously over time.
Once set up, the incoming data will automatically go through the data transformation and validation engines to be ready to flow from Vesta, through integrations to your PIM or eCommerce website. Maintaining a high-quality level for your product data on-going.
Working with Vesta includes full guided support
Before getting started with Vesta, we will consult with you to determine the best solutions for your specific business challenges and goals.
During the implementation phase, a product data consultant will work with you to define the rules and transformations needed to optimize your data. Nothing technical is required, provide us with the necessary change in plain English, and our data transformation experts can do the rest.