Just like every other online store owner, you’re using spreadsheets to update your Houzz store and you hate them. Well… it was dueling pistols at dawn for Venzee and spreadsheets…and spreadsheets lost. Ouch!
So, what now? How are you going to create and update product records now that spreadsheets are six feet under?
Venzee is a cloud based, product information management (PIM) platform that makes it possible for Houzz merchants to create and update product records in a snap…leaving behind the hassle of building those HUGE spreadsheets everyone hates.
How it works:
Step 1: Sign Up Without A Credit Card
Signup for Venzee is uber-easy and free. Within seconds you’ll be up and running importing the product data spreadsheets your suppliers share with you. Once you’re done, this information will become your Source Data.
Step 2: Your Houzz Template
Now that your product data has been uploaded to Venzee, head over to Dynamic Data and click the “Add” button. Find and select your Houzz template and then click Next.
Step 3: Match Attributes to Fields
Map the attributes in your source data (name, size, color, etc.) with the fields in the Houzz template. (Refer to the tool tip on the right of the field for additional info on what goes where.)
During this part of the process you have some pretty neat features like the ability to create tables, add padding, and do math calculations. You don’t have to do anything fancy. However, the option is there if you’re feeling adventurous. You can even create brand new content by combining your source data with the template’s fields. Remember…at this point your working on the transformation of product records in bulk. That saves you both time and money!
Step 4: Generate
After you make sure all the required fields have been completed, click “Generate” and you’re all set. Your Source Data has been transformed into Houzz-ready product records! To view your newly created Dynamic Collection, click “Export” to get the download link sent to your email . Use this file to import products and updates to your Houzz store.
The Cherry on Top
Whenever your Source Data is updated by your supplier, manufacturer, or anyone on the team, the Houzz-compatible version is updated too! This ensures accurate and up-to-date product information across your supply chain!
When your Source Data is updated in any way – by anyone, your Houzz-compatible product records do as well, immediately.
Houzz is a unique design and remodeling platform connecting homeowners and professionals. Their 40 million strong (wow!) community includes homeowners, home improvement professionals, and people who just really, really love design. Together they connect, discover, and collaborate. We’re delighted about having the chance to work with such a dedicated and innovative team and look forward to a win-win partnership!