There are several ways to locate products in ESP Web, including:
- Quick Search: Use keywords, coded product numbers, price range, and/or quantity.
- Advanced Search: Search using more specific criteria, such as:
- Search for a Decorator
- Search for a Supplier
Using the Quick Search
The Quick Search enables Visual Search, The ESP Advanced Search enables you to locate products using a variety of search options.The Quick Search can be used to locate product, supplier and decorator information. The dropdown enables you to toggle between the different searches and defaults to product search.
When you are entering search terms in the Quick Search bar, you can search for multiple product numbers by separating them with a comma in this box. For example: "101,102,103".As you begin typing in the Quick Search bar, your five most recent searches and saved searches will appear below the search box. As you being typing, after three letters, search terms that match what you have typed will display. You can also search using coded product numbers, but when entering them, be sure to include the "CPN-" prior to entering the number. To use the price range search, click into the Price box and enter either a quantity in either the minimum, maximum or both boxes as well as a quantity. You can also enter a quantity with or without a price range. After you have entered your search criteria, click on the Search button.
Using the Advanced Search
To access the Advanced Search, click on the Open Advanced Search link. You can also click on Searches from the ESP toolbar and select Find a Product.
Search Using Keywords
In the top portion of the Product Advanced Search, there are four boxes: All of the words (AND), Any of the words (OR), This exact phrase, and None of these words.
- All of the words(AND)
The All of the words is a logical "AND" search, meaning that all the words that are searched must be in the product's details. For example, if you entered "c handle ceramic blue mug", every product in the search results would need to have all those search terms in its details.
- Any of the words (OR)
The Any of the words search which is a logical "OR" search, meaning that any of the words that are searched could be in the product's details.
- This exact phrase
This Exact Phrase search enables you to enter a series of words in this box that will result in items that include these specific keywords, in this order. A great example to show you the power of the Exact phrase search is to use Free Set Up in this field. When you search using "free set up", each of these products will include the phrase "free set up" - on their product detail page.
- None of these words
The None of these words will enable you to enter words which you want excluded from the search results. So for example, let's say we wanted to search for a travel mug, and we want to see many choices but none that were made of ceramic. Note: Exclude these words only works with the All and the Any of the words search.
Search Using an Image
In ESP Web, you have the option to search using an image of the item. Click on the Open Advanced Search link and then click on the Search with an image button.
Use the Upload an Image button in the Visual Search area to select an image from your computer.
You can also drag and drop an image from your computer into the blue search bar.
If you do have the image saved to your computer, use the Image URL link to connect to a product image. For assistance using the URL link, please review the Accessing the URL for an Image article.
After pasting an image link in the available box, click on the Search by Image button. The URL must link directly to the image itself, not a general internet page. Image link URL will end in jpg, jpeg or png.
The search will commence, with search keywords automatically entered for you.
You can also use Visual Searching on ESP Mobile+.
Search Using Supplier Information
To search using a supplier rating, click on the stars to select the minimum rating you wish to search. The preferred supplier rank enables to you to check which level of preferred suppliers you would like to include in your results. Checking one or multiple levels will only show results from the selected rank(s), all other results will be hidden.
Note: Preferred suppliers are set up by your company, not ASI.
You are also able to search by supplier name, ASI number, linename, trade name, state/province and/or region/country. You are able to search for state or province without a country or region and vice versa.
Search Using Product Information
In the Product section, you can search by price range via Price, Cost, or Profit and then enter an amount in the min and max boxe as well as a Quantity.
To search using a production time, enter the number of business days in the Production Time box. Checking the Include Rush Time box enables you to also search using rush times in the number of days you have specified.
The next search field is Category. Start typing the category you would like to search and the available categories will display. ESP Web does a letter for letter partial match of the information you type. Click on the category to use it in your search. You are able enter criteria in the Material, Color, Product Number, Size, Imprint Method, Shape and Theme search boxes as well.
Note:When searching for a Product Number, you can type in one product number or use commas to search for multiple item numbers (for example: 101,102,103).
Placing a check in one of the checkboxes in the Other section will ensure your results are classified within the checked criteria.
If you need to clear all the search fields, click on the Clear Form and Start Over link.
After you have entered all of your criteria, click on the Search button.
Search For A Decorator
There are two ways to search for a decorator.
The first way to look for a decorator is by using the quick search box and select Decorators from the dropdown. Type an ASI number or Decorator name in the search box, and then click on Search.
The second way of searching for a decorator is to use the Decorator Advanced Search option. To access the Decorator Advanced Search, you can:
- Click on Searches from the ESP Web toolbar and then select Find a Decorator from the dropdown men.
- Change the search box to Decorator and then click on the Open Advanced Search.
In the Decorator Advanced Search, you are able to search by Decorator Service, such as embroidery or screen printing. Enter your criteria and then click on the Search button.
Search For A Supplier
In ESP Web, you can search for a supplier using the quick search or the advanced search.
To use the quick search, type an ASI number, supplier name, linename, or tradename in the Quick Search bar. Then, select Suppliers from the dropdown and click on Search.
To do an advanced search for a supplier, click on Searches from the ESP toolbar and select Find a Supplier. The Supplier Advanced Search will open. The first box available is a keyword search where you can enter an ASI number, supplier name, linename, or tradename. There is a checkbox to show Canadian Friendly Suppliers only.You can use the stars to determine the minimum rating for suppliers you would like to have included in the results. You can also use the Preferred Supplier checkboxes to have only results from suppliers within a specific ranking to be displayed.
Note: Preferred Suppliers are set up by your company, not ASI.
You can use the Location section to search by a city, state or province and/or zip code. You can also search using a phone number, fax number or email address in the Phone/Fax or Email boxes. Click on the Search button when you are finished entering your criteria.
Results are defaulted to the supplier summary view, which includes all the necessary information to contact the suppliers that fit your criteria.