July 23, 2008
I’m excited about our next upgrade for ESP Online today – it provides new confirmed supplier data and pricing for the first time – a powerful measure that ensures we have the best data in the industry and one that will build confidence with your clients and save you time.
Products that are confirmed by suppliers will be clearly marked in ESP Online with a distinguishing logo and over 2,000 suppliers have already confirmed their entire product lines with ASI to-date.
There’s even more with this release:
Update Information Directly: Suppliers can confirm, modify and input their product data directly into ESP Online. They can upload product images, copy products to easily create new entries, and track the status of updates as they are being completed.
Improved Images: A new graphics process takes ESP Online’s best-in-class image quality even further, producing 95% of all product images have solid white backgrounds. The images allow distributors to create professional presentations, impressing clients and prospects and enhancing their own branding.
Better Searching: New capabilities allow distributors to find products faster by selecting searches based upon confirmed data status, supplier ratings and new products. The new products search answers one of the most common end-buyer requests, by returning only products that are new to the industry or new to a supplier within the last six months.
Virtual Samples: ESP Online’s premium virtual sample tool, powered by TechnologoTM, has also been improved to include new screen designs and a cleaner look and feel.
In addition, for suppliers who are subscribers to ASI CreditConnect, ESP Online now has an automatic log-in option that allows them to log-in to both programs at the same time. Also, a new media statistics report is available, showing how many exposures a company receives through ESP Online and other ASI media.
ASI invests over $2.5 million in data collection, quality assurance and self-administered supplier data confirmation tools. The extensive investment in data collection has ensured that over 3,400 supplier catalogs are current for 2008 and that no catalogs older than 2007 are in ESP Online or any other ASI product or service.
ESP Online has more than 32,000 users, including 100% of the Counselor® Top 40 DistributorsTM. It allows distributors to search for nearly every product in the industry from over 3,500 reputable ASI suppliers. More than 100,000 product and supplier searches are returned in ESP Online each day.