By: Sam Russo
In a fireside chat at the Syndigo Connect Conference in Chicago on November 9, Reid Garrett, VP, Product Management and Merchandising, TruckPro, shared significant aspects of the dynamic partnership the organization has developed with Pivotree and Syndigo over the last several years.
TruckPro is a large North American heavy-duty parts distributor for the maintenance, repair, and operations industry. Currently, approximately 10% of the heavy-duty industry has a digital channel presence. While TruckPro acknowledges the heavy-duty industry may be later to the game than those in the light-duty and automotive industries, they see that presence growing exponentially over time and emphasized their commitment to a seamless omnichannel experience. To that end, TruckPro has emerged as an industry-leading eCommerce platform; a large portion of TruckPro’s sales go through its eCommerce platform.
The partnership with Pivotree, initiated five years ago, was driven by the need for expertise in navigating their digital transformation journey. Pivotree’s role as a consultant and long-term support partner proved crucial in deploying a Syndigo PIM in 2021. This fueled TruckPro’s digital eCommerce growth, setting a strong foundation for a significant investment in their eCommerce platform two years ago. They strategically chose Syndigo for its maturity and industry experience.
The importance of data echoed throughout the conversation about digital transformation. With 4.5 million SKUs on its website, TruckPro stands out in the space, underscoring the significance of planning for ongoing data enrichment, governance, and integration architecture.
Mr. Garrett offered key takeaways for those embarking on a similar journey, emphasizing proactive data improvement, ongoing governance, and executive sponsorship. Recognizing that implementing a PIM is not a one-time solution, the conversation explored the need for discipline and maturity required for success.
Looking ahead, TruckPro envisions enabling heavy-duty suppliers to manage their data within their system and exploring alternatives for enriching missing data. Their focus extends beyond customers to empowering counter personnel with tools mirroring the customer-facing experience.
In this dynamic interplay between TruckPro and its partners, Pivotree and Syndigo, a strategic synergy emerged, propelling TruckPro forward in the ever-evolving landscape of eCommerce and data management.
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