Marketplace Tutorials, Tips and Tricks

Step 1:

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “become a vendor”, or click here and fill out the registration form.  The first “store name” is the URL of your store (wolfbaitchicago.com/store/your-store). The second store name is how your name will appear on your storefront.

 

Step 2:

After getting a verification email saying your store is ready to be set up, click the link in the email to login.  You will be redirected to the Store Setup Wizard.

 

Step 3:

Follow the prompts and input the information asked. Store address and phone isn’t necessary, though you can add if you want.  Any information you add here will be added to the front page of your store and viewable by customers.

 

Step 4:

Payment. Click “Skip this step” for now. No need to receive payments, since payments will be done directly on your website.

 

Step 5:

SEO. Input information to optimize your store for search engines. Meta description is the description that will come up beneath your link in a search, and meta keywords are keywords that will bring up your website when people search for them. Facebook and Twitter information are there as well, though these are unnecessary if you don’t use them.  This step isn’t required, but highly recommended.

 

Step 6:

Social media. Add whatever social media links you want your customers to see. Though not required, an Instagram link is recommended.  Wolfbait frequently tags vendors on Instagram posts, and this makes it easier for us to find the correct person.

 

Step 7:

Click finish and you’re all set to start adding products! Click “Go to Dashboard” to go to your Vendor Dashboard. The dashboard can always be accessed from the footer of wolfbaitchicago.com as well.  

Link to PDF Instructions

Step 1:

Login to your account and go to your vendor dashboard. After logging in you will be redirected to the Wolfbait homepage.
Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage and click “Vendor Dashboard”.

 

Step 2:

In the vendor dashboard, click “products”.

 

Step 3:

Click “Add New”

 

Step 4:

Input the information about your product. There are a lot of fields, but the most important are URL, Button Text, Categories and Tags.

URL is the link where your product is sold. “Button Text” is the text of the button that the customer will click on to buy your product. Instead of an “add to cart” button that adds the product to the customers cart, this button will link the customer to the product on your website. “Buy Now” is usually the best option for the text of this button, but you can make it whatever you want.

Categories are how customers can view similar products from different stores, so choose accordingly. For example, if you sell shirts and a customer is looking for clothing, they would choose “apparel”, and your shirt will show up. If there are no categories that fit your product, choose “uncategorized” at the bottom and we will add a new category.

Tags are different keywords customers might search for to find a product. For example, if a customer would like to look at all the moonstone items we have, they can type in “moonstone” and everything with that tag will come up. Tags are unlimited and can be whatever you want. Separate each one with a comma.

The price is the price of your product, and the sale price is if it’s on sale, which will result in the original price being crossed out with the sale price over it. The short description is the description that will show up in the store view, and the description is what will show in the product view.

You can also schedule products to be posted at a later date by clicking “schedule”.

 

Step 5:

Since products are tracked on your website, there is no inventory management through us. You can add your SKU’s and product attributes if you would like to keep organized, though this is completely unnecessary. Click “Submit” and your product is added to the marketplace!

Link to PDF instructions

PHOTOS

Photos should be either JPEGS or PNGS, no more than 2400 pixels. If you are getting an error message when you upload photos, it is most likely due to the fact that it is the wrong file format. At the moment, the website does NOT support .heic, which is what new iPhones currently shoot by default. If you have .heic photos you would like to use on the website, you will need to convert them to a suitable file format, which is usually JPEG unless you need a transparent background (i.e. logos or graphics), in which case that would be PNG. You can convert them online here.

NO “ADD NEW” BUTTON

Occasionally there is an issue where the “Add new product” button is cut off. There is also a little blue button floating around the right hand corner with a cube on it that allows you to add products as well! Just click on that and you should be good to go. If you have any questions, contact us.

MISSED STORE SETUP WIZARD

If you created a store but didn’t see the Store Setup Wizard, you can access the features it gives you via the Settings tab.

MY ACCOUNT REDIRECT

There may be a time when you are redirected to a “My Account” page, instead of the Vendor Dashboard page. This is a feature we don’t need, but can’t be disabled. Click “Go to Vendor Dashboard” and you’ll see your account information.

Tip #1: Customize!

You can customize your store even more by going into Settings.  Change your banners, change where your store name goes and change your logo all in this convenient location.  Just click the settings tab on the right.

Tip #2: SEO

Add SEO so more people can find your shop!  SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, optimizes your store so it can be found in Google searches.  Add your SEO info in the settings tab if you didn’t during the store set up wizard.

Tip#3: Quick Access to the Dashboard

After logging in, the website automatically redirects to the homepage, which requires you to scroll all the way to the bottom to get to the Dashboard.  Save the link to the Vendor Dashboard as a Bookmark on your browser to save time and make it easily accessible.   After logging in, just click it and it will direct you to the Dashboard, without having to scroll all the way to the bottom.