The Global Image Exchange service provides this secured server that allows Participants to post and exchange product images in an automated way.
How It Works
A communications program embedded in the application establishes a link between the desktop and The Image Server. Product Information and Images are stored in separated bins within the application. A URL is created to associate the two files. The image file is posted to the server from the Image bin. The URL is contained in the Product file that is received by the potential Buyer as the result of a search. The Buyer can view the URL by clicking on the Product as required.
The URL can point to an image file located on any server. The usual alternate is one managed by the Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM). This Participant usually takes responsibility for providing the image, thereby assuring Potential Buyers that they are viewing the most recent picture of the product.
The Image Server is a dial-up "store and forward" service. This eliminates the need for you to provide access to your system to other Participants.
User ID's, passwords and Account Codes embedded in the system and validated in the service allow all Participants to establish private catalogs for "Managed Customers" within a Marketplace Exchange. This level of privacy ensures:
- More voluntary E-business connections.
- Simplified and more cost effective business relationships.
- Reduced workflow between trading partners,
- New opportunities for Sellers when Buyers search for product and supplier information.
- Reduced redundant paper-based catalogues.
- Eliminating time consuming redundant image downloads.
- Product validation that reduces stock returns and credits.