When your seller account is first approved, it’ll show a pending status. This is because a few additional fields need to be completed before your store can go live on Purposemart. The first part is to update your profile which we’ll cover here, and the second part is to create or add a shipping method which is covered in a separate article here
Editing Your Seller Profile
To update your seller profile log into your admin panel and select Sellers –> Sellers. Click on your store name to open the profile fields page.
- Make necessary updates and save
- Wait for Purposemart admin to review and approve your updated profile
Note that your store and listings will be disabled on Purposemart storefront until your updated profile is approved.
Seller Profile fields
The profile fields contain various information about your business, purpose, tax ID, contact information, etc. Information from certain profile fields such as description, AB motivation, and store name will be displayed in your seller store on Purposemart.
Some of the fields will be displayed in the storefront including Company Name, Description State, and Country. We may also display your primary Purpose category.
General – general information about your business, connect to Stripe, add your store location.
Add Location– This is the location that will be shown in Google Maps. We integrated Geolocation to allows buyers to find and support local sellers. For security reasons, we do not recommend using your home address here. If you don’t have a business address, consider using a local PO box address or a shared business address. You can also choose not to use this feature by simply leaving it empty. In this case, your store will not show up in the location search result. Click here to see how Store Location works on Purposemart.
To add your location,scroll all the way down to the bottom and type in your address.
Connect your Stripe account – scroll all the way down to the bottom and select connect with stripe. This will open a new window where you can connect to an existing Stripe account or create a new one. See step-by-step instructions here.
Add-ons – by default this will be your company name. You only need to update the SEO if your company name changed. Your store URL will be https://purposemart.com/companyname
Add-ons (optional) – you can also set up your Shippingeasy connection from here if you have one.
Description – This is the “About Us” section of your seller store. Use this field to describe your business, your purpose, impact, policies, etc.
Logos – We recommend 1000px by 1000px JPG image logs for your store. You can use the alternative text/title if you’d like to type in your logo. Leave empty to use the company name as alternative text.
Paypal ( Optional) – This allows you to connect to PayPal Commerce Platform. This is a new marketplace payment platform that was introduced by Paypal after they stopped accepting new users for PayPal Adaptive Payments. It’s an alternative to Stripe Connect.
Unfortunately, PayPal is not yet ready to provide the credentials required to use the new payment solution massively. We are currently communicating with PayPal regarding the provision of credentials required to use the PayPal Commerce solution.
Note: PayPal Express Checkout payment method is fully integrated and is automatically connected for all the stores on Purposemart. Buyers will be able to purchase your items using Paypal Express checkout even if you don’t use PayPal Commerce.
Terms & conditions (optional) – allow you to ask buyers to agree with the terms and conditions at the checkout page.
Plan – see your current seller plan. You can also change your plan on this page at any time.
This block helps increase the conversion rate on the product page by motivating buyers to make a purchase. Its content will be displayed on each of your product pages, so make sure your contents are relevant to all the items that will be listed on Purposemart.
Note: make sure to remove and update the sample motivations with your own.
Reviews – your seller reviews will be displayed here.