Product Search API Announced

Published on August 1, 2018

For the past few weeks, I've been working on a project that had been "on hold" for about a year.

My goal is to create a comprehensive database of promotional products and populate it using data obtained from PromoStandards services - and then develop an API that will provide access to the database.

Here's why I see this API as an important piece of a distributor's PromoStandards strategy: Currently, in order to take advantage of the product-related PromoStandards services that are available, you have to know what product you are interested in. Only then can you inquire about a product's availability, specifications, media, and so on.

This search API will make it possible for developers to build product search functionality directly into their applications. Users will be able to perform keyword searches, searches by categories, price ranges and so on, to locate products that they want to quote. And best of all, they'll be able to search across products being offered by multiple suppliers, without having to first query on supplier's catalog, then another, and so on.

I'm making great progress on this project, and hope to have more information available about it soon.