Manufacturers, help potential customers make the correct choice with accurate product data. PiCosm allows you to create an accurate, detailed and permanent easy to share profile of each of your products, whether food, gadgets, cars, airliners - anything. Include an interactive 3D model if appropriate. Each product is be referenced by a unique 1 to 12 digit Pi (Product identifier) and associated URL. For example: picosm.com/913051923497.
To ensure customers, partners, journalists and historians can depend upon it for accuracy, login to update or correct your Product Profile(s) at any time.
THE EFFECTIVE WAY TO PRESENT YOUR PRODUCT
Fig 1 - Viewing a PiCosm powered interactive Product Profile with 3D model - Click the image to interact with the actual model.The number below the PiCosm logo is the unique Pi (Product identifier) for the item shown, in this example, a conceptual mobile gaming device. For ease of reading by humans, we encourage the displaying of Pi numbers in groups of two digits.
LET PiCOSM DO ALL THE WORK
Use the PiCosm APi (Application Progamming Interface) to embed one or more fields of a profile (weight, ingredients, technical specification etc) in your website - styling it in accordance with your corporate identity. For example, our holding company t-shirt ordering pages: Each t-shirt has it's own unique PiCosm Product Profile with the PiCosm APi used to embed specific data and 2 or 3D imagery in the web page dedicated to each t-shirt, like this medium black style.
Any changes made by your staff to your PiCosm Product Profile will be reflected dynamically across your own and external properties, ensuring your customers always obtain accurate details.
PRODUCT PROFILE FIELDS
PiCosm gives you full control over the fields to include in each Product Profile, as shown in the expandable list below. The fields you select will depend on the product category. For example, if you are listing an electronics product, you will probably select Specification, but not Ingredients - the latter suited to a food product.
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Known side effects
Sell by date
(Availability FROM / TO Dates)
In the box
Your internal codename
[ ] Make public
Your internal SKU
[X] 3D model
[ ] Upload 3D Model
[ ] 2D
(Example: Official website, User Guide, Toner Cartridge)
(These will not be visible to the public.)
HOW IT WORKS
Your company or legally appointed agent signs up for PiCosm. If your company is composed of several divisions or locations, then it is recommended that each signs up for their own PiCosm account and uses it to manage Product Profiles associated with that division. During the signup process, you will get to choose or have assigned a unique 1 to 12 digit Pi number to identify that location or division.
Select the Product Profile option.
After verifying your account, if not already logged in, create a profile for your first product by selecting ADD > ITEM from the MustDash navigation header.
Fill in the fields as appropriate.
Once done, select SAVE.
For each product, you can choose whether or not a profile is visible to the public by selecting VIEW > ITEMS from the right drop down menu in the MustDash navigation header. A table of items will appear. The little eye icon allows the visibility of that item to be toggled on and off.
To view a profile for one of your products as the public will see it in the standard PiCosm format, visit https://picosm.com/x where x is the unique Pi for that item, or click the Pi in the table view, as per step 6, above.
To embed Product Profile data in your own property (such as an ecommerce system) requires an understanding of the PiCosm APi. Please contact us for details. Once you build your own PiCosm powered property such as a product specification table on your corporate website or a reseller, when any changes are made to the Product Profile within PiCosm, they will be reflected externally too.
Fig 2 - Displaying a Pi on your products helps customers recommend them to others and is invaluable to support staff, the media and researchers
Print the Pi for each item on it's packaging and/or if the item is an electronic device, screen print or engrave it on the reverse near the serial number. This will prove invaluable not just for customers wanting to share the product details with others, but for your own service technicians who will be able to lookup the precise SKU. For example, Pi 97 94 32 86 78 22. For ease of reading by humans we encourage separating every two digits of a Pi with a space.
As is standard across PiCosm, your Product Profiles are permanent, with no renewal or subscription fees required. This ensures your customers, staff, media and researchers will always be able to rely on the PiCosm powered Product Profiles into the future, even after the product is no longer available.
LOOKING UP AN ITEM
Customers, journalists, researchers and others desiring accurate details on your item(s) can view a specific Product Profile directly at its PiCosm URL (such as picosm.com/913051923497), or by inputting the product's Pi ID at PiCosm.com.
Manufacturers? To view a summary table of your Product Profiles, log into your PiCosm account and select VIEW > ITEMS.
For further details on creating and managing PiCosm Product Profiles, touch base with our technical business development team.
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