Fastener catalogs – screws, nails & rivets

Creating catalogs for fasteners – including screws, nails, rivets and related products – can be a time consuming and costly exercise, especially when fastener ranges can easily comprise 10,000 products or more.
 
Automating your catalog will transform your catalog production – increasing the quality of your catalog while at the same time reducing time, cost and errors.
 
Catalogs for fasteners – and similar building and automotive products – are well suited to automation given the large number of products comprising a typical range.
An automated catalog solution for fastener products will comprise a product data source and a series of pre-designed layout templates. Catalog pages are then created automatically by merging the data with the templates to quickly create a catalog, including cross-references, indexes and image placement.

Key features

  • Structured layout aids easy product reference
  • Product attributes may be shown to enhance user experience
  • Multiple product prices may be shown and updated automatically
  • Category summary images are shown instead of individual product images

Design challenges

  • Product ranges are often very large
  • Numerous products share many similar (or identical) attributes
  • Products are often not visually attractive

Product management for fastener catalogs

Fastener catalogs typically comprise hundreds (if not thousands) of products, with up to 10 product attributes associated with each product.

Managing this product information can be challenging, especially if you’re using a spreadsheet or ERP software.

Catalog Automation has developed its own purpose-built product information management platform – known as Producty™.

Producty™ allows you to manage your products using a drag-and-drop tree, and to easily add formatted text and product attributes.

Learn more about Producty™

Benefits of automating your fastener catalog

Layout Templates

The sample page shown below includes elements typically found in a fastener catalog. Your catalog can be tailored to your specific design & product requirements based on this design, or you may choose to use one of the other templates in our library as a starting point.

Template library

Catalog templates include single column (full page), two column and three column layouts. Designs may be fixed to a particular size (i.e. a grid-based layout) or be sized according to the content (i.e. a flow-based layout).

Enhance your fastener catalogs with these features

How it works

Catalog Automation follows a structured 5 steps to catalogue success™ process to automate the creation of catalogs, price lists, brochures and directories.

We improve your data structures and product management processes and work with you to create great looking templates. We then merge the data and templates to create catalog pages automatically – and in a fraction of the time taken for a manual layout. We also add features to ensure your catalog is a high performer – including indexes, new product guides and cross references.

View our other catalog layouts

Would you like some help automating your fastener catalog?

Catalog Automation has produced thousands of automated catalog pages for customers in a wide range of industries.

We’d love to learn more about your requirements and to help you overcome the challenges you face in creating your catalog on-time and on-budget.

Please send us a message and we’ll be in touch!

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