Get started on the Crisp platform

Crisp provides development teams access to clean, well-organized, and up-to-date sales and inventory data from over 40 retailers and distributors. 

Sign up for a developer account to get started:

  1. 1. Sign up for a developer account on the Crisp platform

  2. 2. Review Crisp’s Data Catalog and choose the data sets you want to develop with

  3. 3. Configure Crisp to load data from retailers and distributors, and pipe the data into your preferred destinations

  4. 4. Start developing!


Step 1

Sign up for a developer account

It’s fast and easy to sign up for a developer account to gain full access.


Step 2

Review the data catalog

With a developer account, you’ll have access to Crisp’s Data Catalog, where you can find the data sets you need.  

Crisp provides three distinct types of data that you can work with, depending on your use case:

  • Use Source data if you’re developing a replacement for existing data pipelines or want to do your own data modeling. The source data schemata closely resemble what the upstream data source provides, so you can leverage any preexisting modeling experience with this data.
  • Use Normalized data if you’re developing retailer- or distributor- specific solutions and want to leverage source-specific attributes. 
  • Use Harmonized data if you’re developing cross-retailer solutions, and can use a narrower subset of data that is common across multiple retailers.

Step 3

Configure data sources and destinations

Crisp does not own a brand’s data, but rather ingests and pipes a brand’s data on their behalf. As a developer, there are three ways you can get access to this data:

  1. Invite a brand partner to set up a Data Source using your developer account. Crisp will securely capture the brand’s credentials for the data source, then begin ingesting the data.
  2. Ask an existing Crisp CPG customer to configure a new Data Destination from their existing account to your data system
  3. Request sandbox connector data

Once your data is sourced, there are three main categories of technologies that you can use for development:

  1. Replication of data to Object Storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, and Google Cloud Storage: In most cases, this will require some data pipeline work on your part. 
  2. Replication of data to a Cloud Data Warehouse, like Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse, Databricks, Google BigQuery, or Snowflake: These are fully managed data pipelines by Crisp and should require little to no data pipeline work.
  3. Access the data directly through OData APIs: This is a quick way to get started if you don’t have access to any data technologies and want to pull smaller sets of data into solutions like Excel or PowerBI.

Step 4

Start developing!

Now, you’re ready to start working with Crisp data. Click the button below to discover a number of guides to help get you started.


Sign up for a developer account

Crisp automatically ingests, aggregates, and pipes data from 40+ retailers and distributors.

To browse our full data catalog and start developing with Crisp, sign up for a developer account today.

Start developing