We welcome you to shop GCA! Register for your Passport and you’ll be able to shop from the vendors on this unique marketplace.
Here’s what you need to do to get started:
Part 1) Create your individual Brandwise Passport
Click here to go to your GCA Marketplace to begin!
a) Click the Register for a Brandwise Passport to shop online! button at the bottom of the screen:
b) Enter your email address and click Add Your Email. We’ll check to make sure this email address doesn’t already exist in the Brandwise Ecosystem before you complete the next steps. If we already have you in our system, you will be asked to enter your password. If you cannot remember your password, you may click on the Forgot your email or password? link below your email address.
c) If we don’t find you in our system, you’ll be prompted to enter your first and last name, and your best contact phone number to create your own account. Then, click the Confirm Email button:
d) Check your email for a confirmation from firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you find it, simply click the Confirm Email button provided in the email to set your password. Follow the directions on the screen to set up your password:
Part 2) Once you click Save Password, you’ll be taken back to the Passport login screen to enter your new credentials. This will begin the step in the process where we connect your individual Passport to your business (or where we will help you create your business if it does not yet exist in the system).
a) Click the Retailer button to begin this quick process:
b) Enter your business information and click Search. This step will search to see if your business already exists in the system as a Retailer. If it finds your business, simply select your business to continue and you can skip step (c) below.
c) If your business is not found in the system, you will be asked to add your Retailer billing information on the next screen. When you have entered all of your information please click on the Create Retailer button:
d) Next, you can either choose to use your billing address as your shipping address by clicking Use as Shipping Address, or you can add your shipping address later – for this walkthrough we will show the option to add a shipping address later. You will be able to add or edit shipping addresses when you shop on GCA.
e) The confirmation of business creation screen lets you know that your business has been successfully created in the system. By creating your business in the system, you are identified as the admin for the account. As an admin, you can approve any other Team Members who create their own individual Passports and request to connect to your business.
f) You may now click the Back to Shop button to proceed.
Part 3) Request to Shop – as with other networking platforms, all connections within Brandwise are approved by both parties. In this case, you as a Retailer are requesting to connect to =GCA.
a) To connect to GCA. Start by clicking the Send Request button. If you are already pre-approved you may be able to shop immediately. Otherwise, the Retail Engagement Team at GCA will receive your request to approve.
b) The Retail Engagement Team at GCA will receive an email alerting them that you have requested to connect to them in order to shop on their Reach site.
Part 4) Approval to Shop
a) Once GCA has approved your request, you will receive an email confirmation.
b) Once you have received this email, click on Shop, log in and start shopping!
Part 5). (Optional) Add/Edit Shipping Address(es) - If you didn’t add a shipping address when you created your account, or if you need to add (or edit) additional addresses, follow the steps below.
a) From the Checkout page, when you click the Submit Order button, a window pops up and in that window there is a dropdown where you can select your Shipping Address. To Add or Edit and address, select Edit Addresses.
To edit an existing address, select Edit address. Click Save Address to save your changes.
Or click Add New Address. Enter the new address details and then select Add Address to save.
b. If you need to add another address, you can click Add New Address again.
c. When you have finished, click Exit to return to your order.
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