Many Sales Agencies across MarketTime manage Manufacturer data (e.g., Item Details, Item Images, Catalogs, Order Minimums, and Payment Terms) on behalf of their Manufacturers.
As a Manufacturer, you have the ability to receive orders through MarketTime from one or multiple Sales Agencies, while still allowing your Sales Agencies to manage your data. If this is the setup you desire - utilizing MarketTime to receive aggregated orders from your Sales Agencies, while your Sales Agencies manage data on your behalf - this article is for you.
When you first log into MarketTime, if there are “un-linked” agency-managed copies of your company in the MarketTime ecosystem, you will see a pop-up with these Sales Agencies listed:
These are suggested based on matching Company Name, Address, Phone Number, and/or Email Address to help you find any orders you wish to aggregate.
Use the checkbox to the left of the company you wish to link with, then click Submit Request to do so.
Link requests are usually approved within 24-48hrs. Once complete, your company will have access to orders written by the newly “linked” Sales Agencies, based on the orders written for your company on the agency-managed version of your account.
Note that this process will not impact the management of your Manufacturer data; your linked agencies will continue to be able to manage your products, promotions, and catalogs/documents on their own unless you choose to "take control" of this data for them.