Adding Your Business to aSupport Local Marketplace
Below are the steps to participate once an online marketplace has been launchedin your community. It’s really quite easy…1, 2, 3, and you’re live!
Step 1: Register
To get started, you’ll need this information:
Business name, email address, website
At least one photo (a snapshot of your brick & mortar, your team, a window display, etc.)
A short description of your business
Take it up a notch with these details:
Links to your social channels
Set up a virtual tip jar, which will link to your desired payment platform (Paypal, Venmo, etc.)
If you’re a restaurant, you can include quick links to takeout and/or delivery menus
Step 2: View Your Profile
Once you’ve registered, wait for an ‘approval’ email to arrive. When it does, you can go view the business profile you just created!
Step 3: Upload a Product
Once approved, you can begin to upload products! Using the username and password created when you registered, log in and fill out a simple Product Upload form.
You’ll need these details:
Product Name, Price, Description
At least one product photo (you can add up to 4)
Then choose how you want to be paid:
If you have a current online store, include a link to that product in your store
If you don’t have an online store, follow the instructions to create a PayPal ‘Buy Now’ button
To process payments offline, include your email for the customer to contact you directly
Repeat for each product you’d like to add! Need some inspiration? Download our tip sheet for recommendations on different types of offerings.
Step 4: Share Your Store!
Once your products have been approved, they’ll appear on the site and you’ll be ready to share!
Step 5: Keep it Fresh!
At any time you’ll be able to log back into your account and update your business profile details or edit your products. It’ll be important to delete products and upload new items to keep your offerings fresh and seasonal.