The distributor is able to authorize Sellers to access and use the Platform. The distributor owns all of the relationships with its Sellers. Seller is permitted to use the Platform only based on the agreement between Distributor and Seller which governs the use of the Platform. Sellers are created by submitting the form via the Distributor Platform (“Create New”).
As the Seller Platform is created, Seller receives the invitation link for registration and access to its Seller Platform.
When logged into the Back-end management functionality, in the first page you have the following view and, in this article, we will review how to Create new sellers:
There are several fields that must be filled in before the Seller platform is created.
a. Custom Id - Enter into the field "Custom ID" value (known ID).
b. Short Name - of the reseller.
c. Full Name (Registered Company Name) of the reseller.
d. Registration Number - A company registration number is a unique combination of numbers and, in some cases, letters. The company registration number (also known as the company number, registration number, or simply abbreviated to CRN) is used to identify your company and verify the fact that it is an entity registered with Companies House.
e. Vat Number - a vat number is a registered tax identification number in tax systems that use Value-Added Tax (VAT). A vat number has between 4 and 15 digits, starting with the two-digit country code (e.g.- DE for Germany or IN for India), followed by 2-13 other characters.
f. Erp Id - Is the unique number of organizations in the ERP System of the seller. It is optional for the seller to have an ERP ID.
g. Currency Code - choose the currency in which the seller wants products to be displayed in the catalog. This field, once the form is submitted, cannot be modified from the 'Edit info' option.
h. Invoicing Email - an email to which the invoice will be sent. Once the form is submitted, this field, cannot be modified from the 'Edit info' option. In order to edit this field please contact our support (email@example.com).
i. Industry types - Define the Industry of the seller.
j. Primary Address - Add the Primary Address of a seller.
j.1 If Billing Address is different than the Primary Address, the check-box must be ticked and respective fields must be filled in:
k. Primary contact - Add the Primary Contact information field. By default, Billing Contact will be the same. The primary contact will receive the first user invitation to its (Seller's) platform.
l. If Billing Contact is different than the Primary Contact, check-box must be ticked and respective fields must be filled in. Additional check-boxes should ticked and fields should be filled if there is the additional contact information for "Service Desk", "Account Manager" and "Authorized contact".
m. Sender Email Address - The email from which customers will receive notifications.
n. Sender Name - from whom the Seller notifications are sent out.
o. URL for your CSP portal - enter the URL of the portal.
o1. Parent domain - by default Parent domain rethinkportal.com.
p. Company logo - select the Upload button to upload a logo of the platform.
q. MPNID - known Microsoft Partner Network ID of the seller.
Select Create to proceed.
In case some fields are not filled-in, the system will show that "Form has errors":
NOTE! After pressing the "CREATE" button, a platform for the Seller is being automatically created. It might take several minutes to be ready. Distributor Admin, knowing the URL can access the platform to verify it's readiness for the Seller usage.
When the platform is ready and "Approved" by Distributor Admin, the Primary contact will receive an invite, where he has to create his password to log into the platform with the 'Account' option.