Tool shop catalogs – hand tools, power tools & accessories

Catalogs for tool shops – and similar building and automotive retailers & wholesalers – are well suited to automation given the large number of products comprising a typical range.

Key features

  • Suits business-to-business/wholesale catalogues where a 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 images may be included for specific products
  • Colour coded navigation aids navigation and readability
  • Cells may be merged where values are the same for multiple products
  • Automated table of contents aids usability