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What is PxM?

PxM is all about delivering complete, consistent and compelling product experience.

Successful Product Experience Management (PxM) is the cornerstone of great customer experience

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"Every day, a great number of people interact with your products long before they actually buy them.

You may ignore this fact and keep losing potential customers or you may actually use the product content to engage buyers and drive purchase decisions.

This, of course, requires reaching your customers with personalized, context-aware and seamless product experience, regardless of the sales channel they prefer to use - online, mobile or offline. That's what PxM is all about."

Camilla Hetty Osa
Digital Advisor
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What's the difference between PIM and PxM?

PxM stands for Product Experience Management and essentially is a strategy for creating a 360-degree product experience based on major e-commerce trends such as:

Omnichannel sales

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In every sales channel, your product content needs to work towards one and continuing product experience.

Personalization

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Sometimes less is more. A well-targeted offer is something which can differentiate your brand from competitors.

Contextualization

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Different markets require different versions of product information, including currency, metric values or delivery details.

Product content analysis

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Content analysis allows to integrate a product visually with its consumers to produce advertising that strengthens unique selling points.

PxM is all about delivering complete, consistent and compelling product experience. In other words, you should provide your customers with the information they need at the right stage of their shopping journey. Also, do it in an attractive way in order to create an emotional connection with your customers. This strategy will quickly bring satisfied customers, higher conversion rates, and ultimately, better sales.

Product Information Management remains a critical component of each successful product experience management strategy. As PIM is focusing on centralizing and improving the quality of product-related information, PxM is responsible for telling a great product story. One which includes enriched and contextualized content that is going to sell your products in the marketplaces and digital channels.

In this perspective, PIM is "what" you use to describe your products, while PXM is "how" you do it. Therefore, it's fair to say that there's a natural progression from PIM to PxM in modern-day e-commerce businesses.

Here's how Gartner explains the relation between Product Information Management and Product Experience Management:

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Why PxM matters?

Even the best product in the world will not sell itself. Especially today, in a rapidly changing world of e-commerce where customers are pickier than ever before. Your products, no matter how special they are to you, are competing all the time with similar ones available from other brands. On the other hand, product information (descriptions, attributes, media files, etc.) is still the number one feature that customers look for on a website. So, in order to create winning shopping experiences, you need to provide your customers with valuable, rich, exhaustive and accurately tailored content.

"A great digital experience is no longer a nice-to-have; it's a make-or-break point for your business as we more fully enter the digital age."

Forrester, 'Top Technology Trends for 2014 to 2016 report'

What you should especially pay attention to:

  • Meaningful and descriptive product titles
  • Genuine product descriptions with good background story
  • Detailed specifications and attributes
  • High-quality, informative product images or videos
  • Clear information about available variants
  • Additional or necessary accessories
  • Reference to similar products in the same category

What can you do with PxM?

Delight your customer

Delight your customers

with engaging product stories across all sales channels, both online and offline

Create a 360-degree product experience

Create a 360-degree product experience

to meet the demands of omnichannel-savvy customers

Deliver context-aware product information

Deliver context-aware product information

in multiple languages or according to culture-specific demands

Expand to new sales channel

Expand to new sales channels:

apps, websites, marketplaces, e-commerce platforms and many more

Improve product experience with Bluestone PIM

With a focus on PxM and strong capabilities in Digital Asset Management, Bluestone PIM is the solution to deliver lasting experiences across your sales channels.

Still got questions about PIM?

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This 'Complete Guide to PIM' covers the foundations of Product Information Management, including:

  • What is PIM
  • Differences between PIM, PCM and MDM
  • Multichannel and Omnichannel
  • SaaS vs Cloud
  • Business challenges solved with PIM
  • Case study
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