Take the hard work out of product data on-boarding
Streamline your on-boarding process with vendor portals to save you time and get new products to market faster
The benefits of vendor portals for your business
Faster vendor data on-boarding
Vesta provide full service vendor on-boarding. This means we'll help get your suppliers set up with their new vendor portals, give them training and support if needed.
Grow your product assortment in your online store
Streamlining the vendor product on-boarding process makes it easier to take on more vendors and more products to optimise your range
Accept any kind of product data format or file
Reduce the workload for your suppliers, making your suppliers happier and improving vendor relationships.
Keep the products in your online store accurate
New or updated products or pricing will be integrated into your catalog keeping your listings up to date. Discontinued products will also be identified to un-publish from your store. Vesta will keep in touch with your suppliers over time to remind them to upload any new product or pricing updates.
How Vesta Vendor Portals Work
Each supplier receives access to their own unique supplier portal.
Within the intuitive, secure portal, suppliers can upload master data files, price files and assets such as images and video links.
These products are then automatically mapped to the specific products the retailer has requested from that supplier.
Retailers can then see the new products to accept and integrate to their own Vesta Retail Portal, where the products can be enriched or published directly to a PIM or eCommerce store.
Clean and Normalize the incoming supplier data
Vesta also offer automated Data Transformation tools to get the incoming supplier data into the format and style you need for it to be ready for your online store.
Some transformation examples include -
- Cleaning out unwanted text or hyperlinks
- Automatically converting units, currencies, or product dimensions
- Transforming and expanding acronyms or industry specific terms to common consumer language
- Normalizing product attributes across all your web scrapes
- Dynamically updating product prices and/or stock levels directly to your website
"Vesta's vendor portals have made it easy for us to source the product data we need to build our network of multiple websites. The time savings have been enormous, both in sourcing the original data, but also the ongoing updates as suppliers make change to their range. It's allowed the BuildLink Group to list a larger product range online seamlessly as our suppliers update their database"
Greg Hall, Buildlink