Connecting to 300 unique distributors through Iceimport

Martijn Hoogeveen
By
Iceimport by Iceshop

If you want to see stock and prices integrated in your webshop or ERP, Iceimport is a great service. A new milestone is reached: you can connect to 300 distributors in Europe and the US. Real-time.

Frank Heinen, manager technology at Iceshop: “In Western-Europe, we have a great coverage among ICT distributors. In the Benelux countries, we cover 90% of the IT distributors.”
The list of distributors can be found on the Iceshop website. “Within 48 hours, we can have a new distributor connection live, if a reseller asks us to do so.”

Unique for Iceimport by Iceshop is that data is polled real-time or near real-time (up to every 5 mins), depending on the capabilities of the distributor’s API (Application Programming Interface). Further, Iceimport has become extremely stable. The basics of Iceimport were developed in 1999, as part of a webshop solution, but the service is completely redeveloped in the past years as a stand-alone cloud solution.

Frank adds: “For Dutch e-tailer Aces Direct, we have set up 30 new distributor connections within 3 months. We make it very easy for resellers and distributors to connect to each other, by flexibly adapting to their APIs, and by not requiring a distributor to make the programming effort to connect to 3rd party APIs.”

Likethumbsup(4)Dislikesthumbsdown(0)

Martijn Hoogeveen

CEO Icecat NV

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

World map

Iceclog Launch and Improved Icecat LIVE Documentation

“Iceclog” (Icecat content-log) is our new blog, where you will find...
 August 26, 2016
open-live-optimized

Manual for Icecat Live: Real-Time Product Data in Your App

Icecat Live is a (free) service that enables you to insert real-time product content from some 300 m...
 June 1, 2016
http url

Manual for Icecat URL: Links to Product Data-sheets and Images

Version: 1.20, October 4, 2016.The purpose of this post is to explain the Icecat URL method to ...
 October 4, 2015
open-csv-optimized

Manual for Icecat CSV Interface

This document describes the CSV (Comma-Separated Values) variant of Icecat's Open Catalog Interface...
 September 28, 2016
wall-writer-in-action

Iceclog Editor Guidelines: Writing Compelling Posts

The Iceclog Editor Guidelines are a quick guide for contributors to the Iceclog blog or "cl...
 August 17, 2016
open-personalized-csv-optimized

Manual for Personalized Interface File and Catalog

Via the Icecat website and login area, a user can generate personalized or customized CSV or Excel f...
 October 5, 2016
apple_watch_series1

Apple Watch: a Useful Tool or a Smart Toy?

After six months spent with my Apple Watch, I am still not sure if I consider it a useful tool or "j...
 September 30, 2016

Manual for Open Icecat JSON Product Requests

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is an increasingly popular means of transferring to data, comparab...
 February 17, 2017

Manual for Testseek Product Reviews Integration via Icecat

Icecat provides aggregated expert reviews from our partner Testseek, as an add-on service for both O...
 October 19, 2015

Icecat Add-ons for Magento, PrestaShop and other Popular Solutions

Icecat has a huge list of integration partners, that make it easy for clients and free users, to mak...
 October 4, 2017