Retail Industry’s Leading Electronic Product Catalogue Now Offers 150 Million Items to Buyers

Sunbury, UK - 23 October 2012

GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced that buyers can now use GXS Catalogue to access more than 150 million items. Using GXS Catalogue, teams responsible for merchandise selection, planning, purchasing, inventory management, logistics and e-Commerce benefit from streamlined initial item setup and easy management of ongoing updates.

“As a web based retailer, we have a high rate of new product introductions. Access to timely and accurate data is critical to building and maintaining a high-performing supply chain. GXS Catalogue makes that possible,” said Senior Product Manager, Nick Pummell, at Zappos, IP Inc. “The item information we receive from suppliers through GXS Catalogue serves as a solid foundation for our procure-to-pay process.”

“The need for collaborative product information exchange is rapidly growing with the emergence of new channels and methods for delivering products to consumers. With GXS Catalogue, we have built a system that not only withstands the changes of the industry but is flexible enough to expand with it,” said Michelle Covey, global product manager at GXS. “As the largest and longest-running SaaS application in the retail B2B market, GXS Catalogue provides accurate, timely product information that allows our customers to get new products to market faster and improves the process of matching orders to shipment information and invoices.”

Popular in the general merchandise, apparel and footwear sector, GXS Catalogue is a complete solution for item setup and ongoing synchronization. The application supports the latest GS1 System global standards for trade item identification, as well as VICS guidelines for product and image data exchange, ensuring companies are supported by standards-based technology. With more than 150 million unique items from more than 5,700 vendors, manufacturers, suppliers. GXS Catalogue is the largest offering of its kind for retail merchants and wholesale buyers across the globe.

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