Erudus to launch free image capture service for manufacturers

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Erudus chief operating officer Jon Shayler

Erudus is to launch its own image capture service on Monday, 14th September, with the product data company offering the service for free until January to wholesalers.

“We see Erudus Image Capture Service as a low cost, standardised pack-shot service for manufacturers, own labels and wholesalers alike,” explained chief operating officer Jon Shayler.

“We recognise that having standardised packshots for e-commerce has fast become a primary requirement for many wholesalers, and the challenge businesses in this industry have faced up to now is that product photography is expensive. So what we’ve set out to do is invest in technology to create a service that is affordable and cost-effective,” he added.

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This comes after the company split from Nielsen Brandbank due to diverging industry interests, with Shayler thankful of the partnership. “I’d like to say thanks to the stakeholders at Nielsen Brandbank – we’ve enjoyed working with them on a number of initiatives, and wish them every success for the future. We will now be turning our attention to and prioritising a number of exciting new features and services on the Erudus roadmap.”

Erudus also recent welcomed a couple of new integration partners to the fold in the form of Blue Rock Systems and Caternet, Powered by Zupa. “I’m delighted to welcome Blue Rock Systems into the Erudus fold, and to align with another forward-thinking business who share our commitment to providing a single source of truth across the food industry,” Shayler said.

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“Caternet, Powered by Zupa is also a fantastic fit for Erudus. Caternet works with some of the UK’s best-loved hospitality brands, and like Erudus is seeking to make a difference with technological advances and innovative software – we’re very excited about the potential benefits to be reaped from this partnership by our mutual customers,” he concluded.

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. Paul can be found on Twitter on @BW_PaulHill, or can be contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 020 7689 3376.

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