How to: Creating Your Shop

01. Create an Account

So you would like to become a vendor. First you will need to register for an account. Please visit https://thecurvesexchange.com/register or click the register icon as shown below. This will bring you to the page to Create an Account page.

Once you have completed the form and signed up, you will receive an email requesting that you activate your account.

02. Email Confirmation

Once you have completed the form and signed up, you will receive an email requesting that you activate your account.

Once you click the link, you will be brought to an activation screen. Click activate and your account will now be active.

Also in the email, below your activation link, is a list of “How to” guides that help you set up and manage your store.

03. Vendor Application

Once you have completed the activation, you can now login and submit your vendor application.

If you have not been automatically logged in once you have activated your account, then click the login icon located in the top right-hand corner.

Note: you cannot submit a vendor application untill you login.

After logging in, click the Dashboard link, to go to the Vendor Application. Fill out and submit this form.

Once submitted, our admins will look over your application. Once your store is approved, you will then be able to login and complete your store setup and profile via the Dashboard.

04. Now that you’re a vendor…

Welcome to your Dashboard! A dynamic and always-up-to-date overview of how your store is performing.

To review your store’s sales data, change the start/end dates at the top to select a sales period. You will see the number of orders, total products sold, commission owed, commission paid, and data graphs.

The Order Totals is a bar chart, populating data for the report period you select.

The Product Totals gives you a quick overview of the percentage by products sold of your total revenue. Hover over a slice of the pie with your mouse for the name of the product that slice represents.

There are also a bunch of settings to set up your store properly. Include your store name, description, social media links, phone number, banner images, and avatar/icons.

05. Adding and Editing Products

This is all done on the Products tab. Here you will see all the products your store has listed on the site, their publishing status, price, categories, and tags. Hover over a product to edit, delete, or view it.

Adding a product is really easy. Simply click Add Product at the top/bottom of the Products tab.

06. Viewing Your Orders, Shipping, and Refunds

Clicking on “Orders” brings you to your orders view where you can see all the orders customers have placed for your items. You can add notes to email to the customer, add tracking numbers, mark orders as shipped, and also print a packing slip.

The emails the customers will receive look like the one pictured below.

07. Ratings / Feedback

Customers can leave you 1 to 5 stars for your products by visiting their My Account page and clicking Leave Feedback. They can edit/update the feedback at any time; that way if you get a poor review you can work with the customer to make their experience/product better and perhaps they will update their rating!

08. Coupons!

As a vendor, you can create coupons specifically for your products. These coupons will not work on any other products except for those you have chosen in your store. You can include certain products, categories of products, or your entire store. It can be a percentage discount or a flat dollar price reduction.

READY TO SELL?

1

Upload clear pictures of the item

2

Once item sells, package the item and ship to customer

3

Drop item off to be shipped!