The third section of the product upload form is the distribution section. This section will cover any fields that help a buyer understand if your distribution strategy and capabilities align with their retail store(s).
Step 1: Country & State of Origin
This is where you specify which state and country your product is mainly manufactured in.
Step 2: Product Availability Field
This field allows you to indicate if your product is currently available in any retail store(s).
If your product is not currently available in stores, select “No” and enter a date when your product will be ready for retail.
If your product is currently available in retail stores:
- Under "Is this product available now?", select Yes
- Click "Add retailers"
- Select any retailers your product is available in
- Provide the number of locations that carry your product for this retailer
Note: If your retailer is not nationally or regionally recognized or approved on the platform please select either independent convenience, grocery, optical stores, pharmacy, gym or retailer.
Any retailers listed in this field will appear to potential buyers as “Independent Retailers” in addition to how many stores you are in. See the example below:
Step 3: Distribution Capabilities
Indicate where you are able, or willing to ship your products.
Select whether your distribution capabilities are "National", "State" or "Unspecified".
National- If you select “National” you are indicating to buyers that you are able to distribute your product nationally.
State- If you select “State” you are indicating to buyers that you are capable of distributing to specific states. Be sure to indicate which states in the text box below.
Global- If you select “Global” you are indicating to buyers that you are able to distribute your product globally.
Note: if you don't see a distributor that you work with listed, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: Drop-Shipping
Please indicate whether or not your product is capable of drop-shipping." If a supplier is capable of drop-shipping, that means they are able to fulfill the retailer's orders and deliver directly to consumers.
Note: This field is most relevant for any e-commerce retail buyers on the platform.
Step 5: Private Label
Please indicate whether or not your product is available for “Private Label.” If a product is available for private label, the supplier is willing to rebrand this product to the retailer’s private label brand.
Step 6: Storage Temperature
Please indicate whether or not your product will require cold storage (e.g. refrigerated or frozen products).