Welcome to the Air and Brush Vendor tutorial!
It’s super simple to start here. Once you got approved to become a Vendor, go ahead and check VendorDashboard. It’s located in “My account” – “Vendor Dashboard” in the left menu.
The interface here is intuitive. On the right side, you’ll see 4 icons. They represent the knowledge base (where you can find a longer version of these instructions and more), Announcements (please check them when you have an active announcement, that’s how admins communicate with you), question mark for inquiries (that’s how you communicate with shoppers), and “bell” representing any notifications you need to know about.
On the left side:
Products – that’s where you’ll find all your listed products.
Auctions – no surprises here, those are your auctions.
Orders – once you’ll get them!
Payments – important page, because that’s where you can request withdrawal of your funds once they become available (after your first order is complete).
Customers – you’ll see all your buyers.
Ledger book – all your financial records.
Reports – well, reports.
Let’s start by creating your first auction!
Click “Auctions” on the left side and “add new” on the right top corner.
The product creation interface opens up. By default it will be set to “simple product” – you’ll need that when creating merchandise/prints listings.
But we’re interested in Art Auction now so let’s click this arrow on the right side and select “Auction product”. It will change the layout a bit and that’s exactly what we need!
Next, select “Catalog” for your product (unless you’re offering virtual or downloadable products). Enter the product title as you want it to appear in the auctions list. On the right side click the large image to upload a featured (main) picture of your product. Smaller icon under it for additional images. We recommend having at least 3 clear high-quality images for each product. Remember, that your buyer will have to judge the product based on these images. Showing all the details there is a good idea. All imperfections too – you want to be straightforward about the product looks and condition. Make images nice but don’t go heavy on photoshop. If the buyer will get a product in the mail that is significantly different from the listing image, they will have all right to return it at your expense.
Next, product description and category:
“short description” will appear right under the product name. We recommend 2 rows maximum. Something to point out the main characteristics of the product you offer.
For “description” please use this recommended format:
Name: (name your artwork if you haven’t yet)
One of a kind artwork (unless you’re selling print or series)
Size: in inches
Material: what is your artwork made of? You can also mention which paints you used
Finish: is it clear coated? Gloss or flat?
Condition: Please mention anything noticeable on the product. All hand-made stuff will have some imperfections, there is nothing wrong with that. We just want to make sure the buyer is aware of what they’re buying. It’s better to describe straightforward than have someone returning the product based on some issues they discovered when it arrived.
Themes: that help with the search. Mention anything related to the product
About: In your own words, describe all the details about the product.
On the right side
Select a category for the product. It’s required. Optional field is tags. Those will help to make your listing more visible.
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