Supplier Marketing Opportunities

Enhance your product listings

Did you know that you can maximise your presence in our online catalogue, free of charge?

Our Online Catalogue is continually updated with the latest product information and pricing, and with hundreds of NHS trusts and healthcare organisations using it to browse, search and order products, adding 'rich data' significantly enhances your product's chance of being seen by the customer.

The type of important additional data you can add includes:

  • Up to three product images per product
  • Marketing material
  • Material safety data (COSHH) sheets
  • Product information sheets.

Uploaded onto our website, these enhanced catalogue entries assist the customer's purchasing decision making and have been shown to increase sales.

One supplier of rehabilitation products trialled the service by uploading product images to some of their catalogue entries. They have seen a marked increase in sales since uploading their product images and are now ensuring all their catalogue entries are supported by images.

To add your own additional data, here is a summary of requirements:

  • Image of NHS Supply Chain Unit of Issue (UOI) or individual item, whichever is appropriate
  • Individual product rather than a range unless the items are clearly identifiable by product code or size
  • Minimum resolution of 300 x 300 pixels
  • Under 5MB in size per image; 10MB per PDF
  • Coloured image - RGB format only
  • Preferably 300 DPI (dots per inch) with a minimum of 72 DPI
  • Jpeg file format is preferable (file with a .jpg extension) but Bitmap, Tif or Gif are accepted
  • Filename must be NPC code only.

All other rich data (for example CoSHH details, brochures or technical information) must be in PDF format and must not contain website links or 'hyperlinks' (for example links to your own website). Any such links may be removed before any documents are uploaded to the website.

If you require a list of your products for which we do not have images, please email images@supplychain.nhs.uk or telephone the Catalogue Data team on 07511 701 173.

To enable a speedier upload to our website, all documents should be saved as the NHS Supply Chain NPC order code only - no brands, MPCs or description.

Whilst one or two documents can be emailed to our designated email address - images@supplychain.nhs.uk – large numbers can be posted to us on a DVD, CD or memory stick at the following address: Catalogue Images, c/o Data Management, NHS Supply Chain, West Way, Cotes Park Industrial Estate, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4QJ. Alternatively, multiple images can be uploaded onto a secure FTP Site (details of which are available on request).

Download a summary (click here) to of how to add supplementary information to your product listings free of charge.

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