How do I create a vendor (who is not a merchant of the Anywhere Commerce platform) for my web store?

  • Vendors are the product owners, who provide the goods or services for your store.

  • You can add any number of vendors with whom you do business and all those vendors are listed in the List of Vendors page.
  • A Vendor added here can be associated with your catalog SKUs and allow you to generate the replenishment reports and Purchase orders.


To create a vendor for your web store, do the following:

  • Log in to the 'Anywhere Commerce Control Panel' by using your User Name (Email Address) and Password.


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  • You will be navigated to the Dashboard page.


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  • Click the  Vendors icon. The Products section will be displayed as shown in the figure.


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  • Click Vendors. The List of Vendors page will be opened. You can find the list of previously created vendors (if any) here.


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  • To create a new vendor, click Add New Vendor. The Add/Edit Vendor page will be opened.


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Business Entity: Enter the Vendor's Business entity details as explained in the following fields.

  • Enter the company name of the vendor in the Company Name text box.
  • Enter the address of the company in the Company Address text box.
  • Select the Country of the company from the Country drop-down.
  • Select the State of the company from the State drop-down.
  • Select the City of the company from the City drop-down.
  • Enter the Pincode or Zip Code of the company in the Pin code/Zip code text box.
  • Enter the PAN number of the company in the Company PAN No text box.
  • Enter the vendor's business email address in the Email Id text box.
    • Note: Vendor will receive all communication on this email id including the order related information.
  • Enter the TIN number (Tax-Payer Identification Number) in the TIN No text box.
  • Enter the service tax number of the company in the Service Tax No text box.
  • Enter the CST number (Central Sales Tax number) in the CST No text box.
  • Enter the VAT number (Value Added Tax number in the VAT No. text box.
  • Enter the Paypal email id (if any) in the Paypal Email Id text box.
  • Note: If you have configured the Type of Integration of the PayPal Express Checkout as Chained Payment, and if an order is placed against a vendor's product in your site, the order amount will be added first to you, and then by leaving the applicable commission in your account, the rest of the amount will be credited back to the vendor's account by using the vendor's Paypal Email Id.

  • Please Refer: Paypal Express Checkout for further details.
  • Enter the reference number for the vendor in six characters in the Reference Code text box.
  • Select the vendor group from the Group drop-down.
    • Note: The Vendor Groups are the 'vendor commission groups', where you can define the required commission (in percentage on the web price) against each category of your store for selling the vendor products at your web store.
    • For further details, Please Refer: Vendor Group Setup
  • Self Shipping/Tax Charges: To allow this Vendor to modify the Shipping and Tax Charges, select Self Shipping/Tax Charges checkbox.
    • By enabling this option, this vendor will be allowed to modify the Shipping/Tax charges exclusively for the vendor products through 'vendor control panel' provided you have enabled the 'vendor self service'.
      Please Refer: Vendor Shipping and Vendor Tax
    • This checkbox will be disabled when you have configured either the 'Cart Amount' or 'Cart Weight' based Shipping Codes.
  • Navigate to the Vendor Contact Person Details: section.


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Vendor Contact Person Details:

  • Enter the first name of vendor's contact person in the First Name text box.
  • Enter the last name of vendor's contact person in the Last Name text box.
  • Enter the land line phone number of vendor's contact person with country code in the respective Phone No. text boxes.
  • Enter the mobile number of vendor's contact person with country code in the respective Mobile No. text boxes.
  • Enter the Fax number of vendor's contact person in the Fax text box.

'Vendor Self Service' or 'Vendor Login'

  • If you have opted the facility for providing a separate control panel for your vendors, you can find the relevant fields for the same here. They are: 'User Id' text box, 'Enable Vendor Self Service' checkbox and 'Password' text box.
  • Enter the user id for the vendor control panel in the User Id text box. This should an email id.
  • To allow the vendor to log into the vendor's control panel, select the 'Enable Vendor Self Service' checkbox.
    • Note: If this checkbox is enabled for any vendor, you can find the Reject State option in the Product List page, which facilitates you in listing the vendor products that are in a rejected state.
      Please Refer: Product List to know more about 'Reject State' option.
  • Enter the password for the vendor control panel in the Password text box.
  • Navigate to the Email Notification and Company Profile sections.


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  • To allow sending emails to vendor automatically when orders placed, select the Enable Email Notification When Order Placed checkbox.
  • Enter the brief profile of the vendor's company in the Brief Profile text box.
  • To upload a company logo of the vendor (if required), click Browse button. You will be displayed Image Picker dialog box showing images of userimages folder.


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  • To select an image, double-click the same. The dialog box will be closed and the file name of the selected image will be displayed in the Logo text box.
  • Enter the return policy of the vendor (if any) in the Return Policy text box.
  • Navigate to the Bank Account Details section.


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  • Note: The bank details of the vendor should be specified here with utmost carefulness. These are required to remit the payments to the vendor for the transactions against the vendor products.
  • Enter the payee name in the Payee Name text box.
  • Enter the bank account number in the Bank Account Number text box.
  • Select the type of account from the Type of Account drop-down.
  • Enter the name of the bank in the Bank Name: text box.
  • Enter the city name of the bank in the City: text box.
  • Enter the branch name of the bank in the Branch: text box.
  • Enter the IFSC Code of the bank in the IFSC Code text box.
  • To save the vendor details, click Save. You will be asked for confirmation through a dialog box.


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  • Click OK. The dialog box will be closed and you will be displayed a relevant success message.


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  • Click the Vendors tab again to see the available vendors. The newly added Vendor will be listed under the List of Vendors.


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  • If the vendor is facilitated with the 'Enable Vendor Self Service', you can find a View link under the Contact Person column and a Login link under the Actions column against that vendor.
  • By clicking the View link, you can navigate to the Details of Vendor page, where you can edit the vendor details including the vendor password.


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  • By clicking the Login link, you can directly login to the Vendor Control Panel and view or modify product information.