To become a vendor on AllGym Marketplace, you must first create a user account. This is the regular, default account for buyers; the vendor account is something you apply for on top of that. Here's how to create a basic user account:
- Go to the Marketplace homepage and click on "My Account" at the top right part of the page. This will take you to the Authentication page, where you can begin registration.
- On the left side of the page, enter your email address and click on submit. Another form will load (don't worry, it's short). Enter other details here.
- Your user account should now be active and you will be taken to your My Account page. Note that this isn't your seller account yet. Creating a seller account is an extra step.
Since you now have a basic user account, we can now create a vendor profile attached to it.
- From the My Account page, click on "Create Seller Account."
- This will load a form where you can create your vendor profile. These details will be public and linked to every product or service you sell on the platform. Some tips:
- You can choose to input a shop name that's different from your seller name. Some customers prefer knowing the person behind the brand, and that approach could work for you.
- Keep your description short and sweet. Customers don't need to know your entire history just yet; they will only read long enough to form an impression. Make it a good one!
- When you've uploaded your profile photo, a file preview appears below the "Choose File" field. This image may look distorted, but don't worry about it. It will look just fine when you finally post your profile.
- Click on Submit. Your application, along with your details, will be sent to the administrator for review and approval.
- You'll be taken back to the My Account page. While your vendor application remains under review, you'll see a message here that says, "Your seller account is pending approval."
You'll receive an email notification once your seller account is approved. Once approved, you'll now be able to access the "Your Seller Account" link under My Account. You'll be managing your vendor account from there.