Welcome Grainger Suppliers!

Product pages are the most important piece of real estate on any manufacturer, supplier or distributor e-commerce site. As you’d expect with a great sales associate, your pages must be fluent in your product details and in line with your customers’ expectations. Images are the trigger to help prospective buyers progress from product discovery to purchase.

360° & 3D spin photography provides the consistency and transparency required to increase trust, break down purchase barriers, and build brand loyalty. Ensure your buyers get the right product the first time.

Grainger Hosts 360-Degree
Product Images

Grainger has teamed up with Snap36 to provide 360 degree product photography to Grainger suppliers. This capability ensures that buyers can easily select the right product the first time, increasing sales, reducing returns, and improving brand loyalty.

Snap36 uses industry-leading robotic equipment and workflow software to capture product images more efficiently than traditional photography processes, while also delivering unparalleled customer service. Grainger suppliers are working directly with Snap36 to create images that meet Grainger’s specifications.

Why Partner With Snap36?

Efficiency

Leverage our product photography expertise and remove the burden from your teams.

Time to Market

Automate complex imagery tasks of editing, QA, formatting, and file naming for different retailers.

Trust

Customize your project with a proven partner that is committed to your success.

Scale

Affordably grow an image asset library that you own for all of your products.

Quality

Create imagery that drives engagement, increases conversion, and improves brand differentiation.

How Does It Work?

Project Planned

Suppliers that work with Snap36 retain ownership of all image assets created. We will recommend a project model based on your goals and timelines, whether that’s photographing products in the Snap36 Chicago studio, setting up a mobile 360 degree photography studio in your own facility, or purchasing the 360 degree automation equipment.

Products Shipped and Sorted

For a studio project, you can ship your products directly to Chicago, where our full-service merchandise team will take over. Otherwise, we’ll bring a mobile studio or ship our equipment to you. Our team unpacks your products, catalogs them, and spot-checks for product or packaging flaws that could later interfere with photography. And during check-ins, we offer additional services such as product weights and dimensions.

Products Prepared

The best way to prepare your products for photography is to remove any product packaging and gently clean if necessary. The product will be placed on a tabletop as it would naturally sit, and the majority of the product will be visible. If a product needs to be propped to achieve the desired orientation, the props will be removed in post-production.

Photograph Product

All images will be photographed to a 255 white background with no shadow. To produce a 360 degree image, we capture 72 photographs at 15-degree increments on 3 different planes. This creates the ‘up and over’ effect you see when spinning an image online.

Post Production

If for some reason Snap36 is unable to photograph products to a 255 white background they will have the item placed on a white background to comply with industry standards. For all products needing propping Snap36 will have those props removed. 

File Naming & Deliver to Grainger

Individual JPG files must follow the specific recommended file format in order to be delivered to Grainger. Snap36 will automatically name your files in the correct format to ensure speedy delivery.

Meet Colleen.

Colleen is our Director of Global Strategic Accounts who manages the relationship between Grainger and its suppliers. Please contact Colleen today to get started!

c.ehrhardt@snap36.com | 844-762-7360×2