We’ve made a few changes to the Marketplace tab in Partner Center that will make it easier to start offering new Marketplace products to your customers, build out your store, and manage all the products and packages you sell:
- Start selling Marketplace products in your store with a single click
- Manage your store’s contents more effectively from the Products and Packages tabs
- Allow your customers to choose the best edition for them when buying a product
- Automatically convert a product’s suggested retail price to your store’s currency (for stores using currencies other than USD, CAD, and AUD)
How does it work?
Start selling Marketplace products with a single click
When you find a product in Discover Products that you’d like to offer your customers, simply click Start selling to instantly add it to your store at its suggested retail price—no more creating a package just to add a single product to your store!
Just like before, each of a product’s editions and add-ons is automatically included when you opt to Start selling a product.
For partners using Markets, clicking Start selling will automatically add the product to your store in each market.
Manage your store’s products and packages
All the products that you sell can be managed under Partner Center > Marketplace > Products (formerly Manage Products). Click into a product that you’re selling to view that product’s Overview tab. Here you can see a detailed breakdown of accounts using that product and change whether or not it appears in your store. On the Product info tab, you can change the retail price displayed in your store for that product.
All the packages you’ve created can be managed under Partner Center > Marketplace > Packages (formerly Manage Store). You can also see Vendasta’s curated list of packages and add them to your store under the Recommended Packages tab.
Finally, you can visit Partner Center > Marketplace > Manage Store to view an interactive preview of your store and manage your store’s settings, including:
- Your public store’s URL and embed codes
- Your store’s contact form
- The product categories your store displays
- Your store’s currency and conversion rate (for stores using currencies other than USD, CAD, and AUD)
- The appearance and color theme of your public store
On each of these pages, you can also switch between the market you want to view (if applicable) using the Market selector.
Allow customers to choose the edition they want
When viewing a single product in your store, customers will now see an improved product details page. Customers can click Buy it Now to choose the edition they’d like to purchase, or compare editions under the Editions & Pricing tab and select one to add to their cart.
Note that this change currently only affects unpackaged products in your store—packages will still use the marketing pages that you’ve created for them.
To add a product to your store and take advantage of this new marketing page format, simply click Start selling on a product in Discover Products. Products that you’ve previously enabled can also be added to your store under Partner Center > Marketplace > Products—simply click on a product and check off its Available in-store setting.
Automatically convert retail prices
Products in Vendasta’s Marketplace have suggested retail prices in USD, CAD, and AUD currencies. In stores using one of those currencies, products you start selling will use their suggested retail price in that currency by default.
For stores in other currencies, you can now save a conversion rate when you choose your store’s currency in the Currency section of Partner Center > Marketplace > Manage Store. When you start selling a product, this rate will be used to automatically set its retail price based on its suggested retail price in USD.