SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 10, March 6, 2014

Fuel Your Sales With Better Product Data—An Introduction to the SEMA Data Co-op

By Zane Clark

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Jim Graven
   

Are you ready for the selling season? Would you like to boost your profits and expand your market reach? Standards compliant data is easily sharable, and the time to start is now! Led by Jim Graven, SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) director of membership, webinar participants will learn how the SDC program works through a presentation and live demonstration of their system. Then subscribe to the SDC to sell more parts!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the SDC helps suppliers and receivers sell more parts.
  • Use the online user interface and take a tour of SDC features and functionality.
  • Learn how to upload new products, update current products and validate product data to industry standards.
  • Learn how to schedule downloads, review current member listings and manage data feeds.

Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and the SDC team! Participate live or download the webinar when it’s convenient. And remember: SEMA webinars are free to SEMA members and only $29 for non-members.

For more information contact Juliet Marshall at 909-978-6655.
 
Jim Graven came to the SDC in August 2012 with more than 15 years of experience in the specialty-parts aftermarket, taking responsibility for member services, recruitment and promotions.
 
His background includes extensive sales, marketing and project management experience at Reliable Automotive and Arrow Speed Warehouse, where he managed various customer-facing teams, events, media production and end-to-end project organization. In 1990, Graven earned a B.S. in finance from Georgia Southern University.
 
Graven's energetic and attentive style, coupled with a broad background in the industry, made him the ideal candidate to work closely with SDC members to optimize their experience. In addition, his flair for communication, organization and teaching make him ideally suited for welcoming new members into the SDC.

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