You come here after the vendor product is exposed for sale in the provider marketplace as described in Activating Product Listing.
The product request steps are similar to those you passed as the vendor in Preview the Product, but this time you deal with a real request coming from the provider marketplace.
In the Provider Portal, navigate to the Assets module:
On the Directory tab, click Create Asset.
In the pop-up window, review the process of asset creation:
The left-hand panel displays you current step and the main panel introduces the process. Click Next.
Select the product you created in this tutorial:
Select the marketplace where you exposed the product:
Specify the number of reseller tiers that take part in the sales chain:
Select T1 and click Next.
In the T1 Account step, click New to create a real reseller that exists in the provider system:
In the Account Data panel, click Clear to clean all random data:
Specify the reseller data and click Next.
Similar to T1 configuration, specify the customer who orders the product:
In the Asset Items step, enter the ordered number of product items:
On the Attributes tab, you see that the product preview process generated random values for the External ID and External UUID attributes:
Specify real attributes that your commerce system generated for the new asset or the values that you assigned manually or will assign later. Click Next.
The product you configured does not require any ordering parameters. Click Create.
In the Summary step, review the list of objects created during this process:
In the provider email box, you must receive a notification about the purchase request approval with a proper link to the Provider Portal:
Asset ID: AS-1416-4159-6557
Vendor: Front Street Inc.
Product: Apollo Pulse (PRD-013-767-828)
Created: 6/25/20, 8:03 AM
Completed: 6/26/20, 6:01 AM
In the received email notification, click the link to the asset request. You will be redirected to the asset request page in the Provider Portal:
The request status is Approved.
In the asset request details, click the asset ID to open the asset details.
The asset is active, and the provider can send the generated license key to the customer.
This completes the order flow for the sample product. From this part of the tutorial, you learned how to order a product that is exposed for sale in a marketplace and how the provider and vendor interact in this flow.