For a business to show up in the marketplace and be available for the customers to order from, there are a number of required steps that must be completed in the Admin Portal.
Here they are:
- Make sure the business is created
- Turn on the business menu & enable items
- Add business info and enable the business
- Review business schedule
- Add business delivery zone
- Assign business to one of the marketplace categories
- Enable payment method
Let’s review each requirement individually.
Make sure the business is created
If the business is not yet created, you can follow this guide first Setting up businesses (pickup locations) in the system.
Turn on the business menu & enable items
For the business to show up, it has to have a menu with enabled products & categories. You can follow this guide to create the menu Setting up business catalogs (menus) for your marketplace.
Add business info and enable the business
To add business-related information and enable the status, click on Business Info in the menu on the left of the marketplace settings page.
Review business schedule
Next action is to customize a schedule for the business. Note that all schedules are preset to “open 24h” by default. To change that, click on the Business Schedule, and select the days you want to modify. You can create several operational shifts for the same day.
Add business delivery zone
For the business to show up in the marketplace, it has to be assigned with a delivery zone. To set the delivery zone, go to the Delivery Zone tab in the marketplace settings menu. There, you’ll need to enable a delivery zone for the marketplace orders - you can set a custom zone or use one of the marketplace-wide templates. See how to work with marketplace delivery zones here [LINK (in progress)].
Assign business to one of the marketplace categories
On the marketplace management menu, you will find the Business Category tab, here you must select at least one of the options that best represent the type of products that the company sells.
Don’t forget to hit the Save button once you have selected the categories.
*In case you don’t have categories in this tab, go back to account settings and look for business categories:
Here you can create your own categories.
Enable payment method
The final step to take is to apply the payment method.
Go to the Depot Settings menu, there, you will find the Credit Card icon.
You will find the following options:
Off: Payments are not accepted for this business yet and the business does not show up on the marketplace
Info: The Business is shown but only for information purposes, it is not possible to order from there
Accept orders: The business is ready to operate and accept orders