MarketTime offers the ability to host a wholesale B2B e-commerce website using the data already used by your company within MarketTime.
For those on the "Advanced" B2B template, see our guide on the additional features available to you!
What you'll learn
- How to populate your B2B e-commerce website with information about your company.
- How to choose which Manufacturers appear on your B2B e-commerce website.
- How to change the general theme within your B2B e-commerce website.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Company Info
- Manufacturer List
The B2B-eCommerce screen is found under Settings in the Navigation Menu on the left side of the screen within MarketTime.
This tab allows you to fill out basic information about your company, including "splash" image that's seen before your customers log in.
Company Logo (1) - You may upload a company logo, to be seen by your retailers when they order on your B2B Website.
Notification Email Address (2)- Choose which email is notified when orders are placed on the B2B Website, in addition to the Salesperson who will get notified.
Sign Up Header Text (3) - The text that appears when retailers log into your B2B Website.
About Company (4) - This field allows you to fill out basic info about your company.
Description (5) - Add a longer description about your company.
Disclaimer (6) - Allows you to add any relevant disclaimers for your retailers while registering to use your B2B website.
Login Screen Splash Image (7) - Add a "splash" image that will appear to retailers when first arriving at your B2B website.
This tab allows you to choose the general color scheme of your B2B e-commerce website.
Switching over to the Theme tab allows you to choose from some basic visual options to customize your B2B site with.
Primary Color (1) - Set the primary color of your B2B website. This will appear on banners and footers throughout the site.
Secondary Color (2) - Set the secondary color of your B2B website. This will appear on certain buttons throughout the site.
Text Color (3) - Set the text color for your B2B website.
Font Styles (4) - Set the font for all text within your B2B website. This does not effect order copies.
Default Order Code (5) - Set the default Order Code all orders originating from your B2B website will be assigned.
Category Group Type (6) - This allows you to choose how you'll be grouping your items, by Manufacturer or on an item-by-item bases. More info can be found in our guide to Managing Item Categories.
This tab covers a variety of other administrative options to further compliment and govern your B2B e-commerce website.
Cart Option (1) - Determine how many rows of items appear, along with whether or not the Cart appears on the right side of the screen, or is hidden by default.
Show New Arrivals Filter (2) - Allows you to toggle on a New Arrivals filter your retailers can use to see what's been added within the interval set in the New Arrival Interval field.
Minimum Order Required (3) - Determines whether or not retailers are required to meet your Manufacturer's Minimum Order Amount. Toggling this on will not let retailers checkout unless that has been met.
Apply Division Filter (4) - Enables the Division filter for all retailers, so that a retailer assigned to a Division may only see manufacturers that are also a part of that division (such as Toy/Gift).
Allow Parent Item Shopping (5) - For items that may have a parent/child relationship, toggling this on will allow retailers to essentially view one item, and their children items.
Proof of Business Required (6) - Enables a mandatory document upload during your retailer's registration process.
Apply Territory Filter (7) - When this option is toggled on, retailers may only see what Manufacturers have been assigned to the Manufacturer Territory they reside in.
Show Category List on Sidebar (8) - Determines whether or not the list of Categories you may have created appears on the left side of the screen while your retailer is shopping.
EIN Number Alert (9) - Alerts the retailer that they are missing tax numbers in their profile.
Category View All Redirection Page (10) - When clicking on the "All Categories" button in the Category filter, determines whether or not the retailer is directed to the All Categories page that displays the rest of the categories, or to the All Items page that lets them browse through all items.
Show Item Detail Page (11) - When this option is toggled ON, when clicking an item, it will take the retailer to a new page with that item on it, that also includes recommended and related products, rather than the standard pop-up with that item in it.
Show Manufacturers Contact Details (12) - This will enable the basic contact info for a Manufacturer to appear on their brand page for retailers to see.
Hide Discontinued Items (13) - Enabling this option will hide items set to DISCONTINUED so that the retailers can not see them.
Show Linked Items (14) - Show items that are linked to other items via the Parent/Child item relationship.
Show Login Button (1) - Toggling this off disables the Login button on your B2B Site.
Show Signup Button (2) - Toggling this off disables the Signup button on your B2B Site.
Login Dashboard Widget Settings
Login Widget Swap (1) - This toggle swaps the position of the "welcome" text field with the Login field (see below).
Show Signup Button (2) - Toggling this off allows the Signup button to be disabled.
Signup Widget Title (3) - The title of the "signup" side of the login screen
Signup Widget Description (4) - Customizable description as seen on the login screen of your B2B website.
Signup Button Text (5) - The text that appears on the Signup button
Signup Button URL (6) - The URL the Signup button directs to.
Leave the Signup Button URL as-is to allow buyers to register on your MarketTime B2B website.
Custom Menu Settings
Promotions (1) - Toggling this off disables the Promotions screen on your B2B Site.
Show Ticker (2) -
Use Default Promotions (3) - By default, the Promotions button on your B2B website will direct retailers to a page with the Promotions you've added into the Portal to view. Toggling this option off allows you to substitute the Promotions button with text and a destination of your choice.
Use Default Catalog (4) - By default, the Catalogs button on your B2B website will direct retailers to a page with the Catalogs you've added into the Portal to view. Toggling this option off allows you to substitute the Catalogs button with text and a destination of your choice.
Use Default Shop by Brands (5) - By default, the button will be labeled Shop By Brands. Toggling this off allows you to rename the button with your desired text.
Use Default Shop by Items (6) - By default, the button will be labeled Shop By Items. Toggling this off allows you to rename the button with your desired text.
Hide Browse All (1) - Toggling this on will disable the Browse All screen.
Last Phrase of Thank You Message (2) - This text appears in the final pop-up after a retailer has submitted their order.
Show Widget (3) - Determines if the retailer sees their own YTD/LYTD/LYT amounts on the View Orders screen, or if it shows their Salesperson's information instead.
After you've made your changes, be sure to click the SAVE button to save your changes.
Found on the right side of the screen, this list allows you to determine which Manufacturers appear on your B2B website.
Checking the box next to your desired Manufacturer will immediately allow the Manufacturer, their items, and any Promotions that have the Show on Website option enabled to appear on your B2B website.
The Images Only toggle allows you to only show items on your B2B website that contain images for any given Manufacturer.