Product listings and related requests are object types in the CloudBlue Connect representing Products that are listed for sale in a marketplace. Listings implement part of the Product Flow between Vendors and Providers as schematically illustrated in the following diagram:
Vendors can list their products to the marketplaces of one or multiple Providers. Providers are using Listing workflow to propagate information from the Product to their systems:
Depending on the capabilities of Provider’s systems, information about the product can be propagated manually, by using APIs or using Extensions for systems, where those are available.
Listing and Listing Request objects implement the following worflow:
With the following state machine implemented by each object:
Vendors can manage their product listings from the Listings management module:
Any listing-related operation starts from the “Manage Listing” action button located at the top right side of the screen:
Which launches a multi-step wizard that guides vendors through the listing process:
Depending on the current listing state and/or availability of contracts, different options will be available to Vendors. Please note that active distribution contract is a mandatory prerequisite for the product listing to that marketplace.
Once submitted, Listing Request transitions to the Reviewing state, and no further actions are possible in the Vendor Portal until Provider either accepts or rejects that listing request.
Listings sent for review by Vendors will appear in the list of the Provider Portal for review and acceptance:
With listing created, Provider can access Product Information:
Allowing Providers to review/test products before deploying anything to their systems or cancel the request as illustrated by the following state transitions diagram:
This transition of statuses is performed using actions in the top right side of the request details screen:
And once that is done, Vendors expect Product to be available for sale through the systems of that marketplace.