Marketplace Product feature overviewEdit on GitHub
In the Marketplace, products that a merchant owns are referred to as marketplace products. Besides creating offers for products of other merchants or the ones that the Marketplace administrator suggests, a merchant can also create their own unique products. These products possess the same characteristics the usual abstract and concrete products have, but in addition, every such product has merchant-related information such as merchant reference. Merchants can create their products in the Merchant Portal or import the marketplace products data, or merchants manage stock and set prices for their products in the Merchant Portal. For details, see Managing marketplace abstract products.
Merchants can let other merchants create offers for their unique products. This possibility is defined with the help of the
is_shared parameter of the marketplace product data importer.
Marketplace products on the Storefront
The marketplace products are displayed on the Storefront when the following conditions are met:
- The product status is Active.
- The merchant who owns the product is Active.
- The product visibility state is Online.
- The product is defined for the current store.
- The product has stock or is always in stock.
- The current day is within the range of the product validity dates.
Marketplace product on the product details page
Marketplace product appears on top of the Sold by list together with the product offers from other merchants. For a buyer, it doesn’t matter whether they are buying a product offer or a marketplace product; however, in the system, different entities are defined.
Product price on top of the product details page is taken from the marketplace product or the product offer. It depends on the option selected in the Sold by field.
The marketplace product is also displayed with the Sold By field defining the merchant on the following pages:
- Cart page
- Shipment page of the Checkout
- Summary page of the Checkout
- Order Details of the customer account
Searching and filtering marketplace products
When the merchant name is entered in the catalog search, not only the offers but also the products belonging to this merchant are displayed. By selecting a merchant name in the filter, products from this merchant are also displayed.
Marketplace products in the Back Office
Before new marketplace products become visible on the Storefront, they must be activated either by the merchant in the Merchant Portal or by the Marketplace administrator in the Back Office.
A Marketplace administrator can filter the products belonging to certain merchants in the Back Office.
Also, Marketplace administrators can edit products, if needed, and create products when acting as the main merchant.
Marketplace products in the Merchant Portal
Related Business User articles
Are you a developer? See Marketplace Products feature walkthrough for developers.
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