Publishing an offer In Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

Updated: November 20, 2020
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Create a new offer

  1. Sign in to Partner Center.
  2. In the left-nav menu, select Commercial Marketplace > Overview.
  3. On the Overview page, select + New offer > Software as a Service.

New offer

Enter an Offer ID. This is a unique identifier for each offer in your account.

  • This ID is visible to customers in the web address for the marketplace offer and Azure Resource Manager templates, if applicable.
  • Use only lowercase letters and numbers. It can include hyphens and underscores, but no spaces, and is limited to 50 characters. For example, if you enter test-offer-1 here, the offer web address will be https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/marketplace/../test-offer-1.
  • The Offer ID can’t be changed after you select Create.

Enter an Offer alias. This is the name used for the offer in the Partner Center.

  • This name isn’t used in the marketplace and is different from the offer name and other values shown to customers.
  • The Offer alias can’t be changed after you select Create.

Select Create to generate the offer and continue.

Offer overview

Publish status displays a visual representation of the steps required to publish this offer and how long each step will take to complete. Incomplete publishing step icons will be greyed out.

The Offer overview menu contains a list of links for performing operations on this offer. This list of operations will change based on the selection you make for your offer.

  • If the offer is a draft – Delete draft
  • If the offer is live – Stop sell offer
  • If the offer is in preview – Go-live
  • If you haven’t completed publisher sign-out – Cancel publish

SaaS offer requirements

In order to list Software as a Service (SaaS) offers with Commercial Marketplace on Partner Center, the following criteria must be met:

List through Microsoft

Promote your business with Microsoft by creating a marketplace listing. Selecting to list your offer only and not transact through Microsoft means that Microsoft doesn’t participate directly in software license transactions. There is no associated transaction fee and the publisher keeps 100% of any software licensing fees collected from the customer. However, the publisher is responsible for supporting all aspects of the software license transaction, including but not limited to: order fulfillment, metering, billing, invoicing, payment, and collection.

Get it now (free)

List your offer to customers for free by providing a valid address (beginning with Http or https) where they can get a trial through one-click authentication by using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)). For example, https://contoso.com/saas-app.

Example marketplace offer listing

Here’s an example of how to offer information appears in Microsoft AppSource:

Call-out descriptions

  1. Large logo
  2. Categories
  3. Industries
  4. Support address (link)
  5. Terms of use
  6. Privacy policy
  7. Offer name
  8. Summary
  9. Description
  10. Screenshots/videos
  11. Documents


Here’s an example of how to offer information appears in the Azure portal:

Call-out descriptions

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Useful links
  4. Screenshots

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