What is Yodify? Updated: Nov 12, 2019

  1. What is Yodify?

    Yodify is an online marketplace where you can buy, sell, and market products locally or globally. You can use Yodify as a catalog for your company or add e-commerce capabilities to sell your products online.

    Yodify provides for a combination of customers, sellers (distributors), and brands to create a network of up-to-date content. This functionality allows for a constantly expanding Library that you can edit, add to, and utilize to your benefit.


  2. What is a Customer?

    A Customer is an individual who uses Yodify to purchase products and provide consumer feedback. They can buy directly from Sellers using the e-commerce functionality or use Yodify to make informed purchasing descisions.

    Yodify offers many features to empower the Customer to find the best Seller for their needs based on price, location, and availability. A Customer can manage their orders, track their favorite products and brands, and even interact with the Yodify community through reviews and user feedback.


  3. What is a Seller?

    A Seller creates & maintains a catalog or an e-commerce store and can market and sell products from single or multiple Brands. Sellers can add products to their catalog or store, manage inventory, and pricing.

    Products that a Seller creates from scratch must have a Brand associated with them. The Seller may need to first create the Brand in order to add the desired products to that Brand. The creator retains editing and publishing control over products created, until the Brand is claimed by the Brand.

    Products that Sellers have added to their store or catalog from the library contain data (images and text) which are controlled by the Brand that the Products belong to. Regardless of who owns it, the Seller can suggest edits to any product on Yodify.
     

    Example:
    A local automotive shop that sells multiple Brands and Products - including tires, batteries, radiators, tools, bulbs, etc. As the Seller promotes multiple Brands, the Seller creates a Store on Yodify to showcase the variety of products they offer for sale. Sellers utilize Yodifys powerful marketing and e-commerce functionality to promote and/or sell thier products.


  4. What is a Brand?

    A Brand is an individual or company, typically the original creator, manufacturer, or private labeler of a product.

    A Brand is able to create, update, and display their products, showcase their catalog with the latest offerings, and connect with Sellers who market and distribute their products.

    The Brand retains full editing and publishing control over all products attributed to their Brand on Yodify. Any other entity can suggest changes to a products image, overview, configuration options, specifications, applictions, documentation, authorize Sellers, subject to the Brands final approval.
     

    Example:
    A company invents and manufactures automotive batteries. They have a variety of batteries for different vehicles and supply their product to mechanics and department stores across the globe. To showcase their products on Yodify the company would create a Brand, then add any desired product whereupon the distributors (Sellers) are able to add the products to thier catalogs or online stores.


  5. What if I'm both a Seller & a Brand?

    Sellers and Brands are fundamentally different, though they share similarities, it is possible that you relate to being both a Brand and a Seller.

    Brands showcase the products they manufacture that are available to be marketed, bought and sold on Yodify. Every product has a single associated Brand which is responsible for the creation and/or care of that product. Brand Catalogs do not have e-commerce functionality on their pages.

    Sellers are distributors of products, typically representing multiple Brands with their own particular inventory levels and listed prices. A Seller will connect their store with Brand products to populate their catalog.

    If you both manufacture and distribute your own products, you can create both a Brand page and a Seller store. Your Seller store will allow you to sell your own products on Yodify, while the Brand page will allow your store and other Sellers to adopt your products for marketing and sales.
     

    Example:
    From the above examples, a company creates and manufactures automotive batteries for distribution for global resellers. Locally, they also sell their products and need e-commerce functionality. They would have a Brand page on Yodify that their distributors can link to, as well as a Store where customers can purchase directly from them. These are separate entities in Yodify, though they can be accessed by the same user account.


  6. What is a Yodify Portal?

    A web portal is a dedicated area for displaying information and configuring settings. Yodify makes use of three distinct types of portals, each equipped with a range of features and settings tailored for the way you use Yodify, they are as follows:

    A User Portal contains all your individual settings and information. Your personal orders, payment, address, messages, and favorites are all in this section. Every registered user has a User Portal.

    A Seller Portal is where Seller Stores are created and maintained. Whereas the user portal is unique to one individual, the Seller Portal can have multiple team members with various permissions. With the Seller Portal you can create and add products, inventory, prices, manage messages, accept orders, and more.

    A Brand Portal is where you create and maintain Brands. Like a Seller Portal, a Brand Portal can have multiple authorized team members who maintain the information needed to manage the Brand. With this portal you can create and add products, approve and reject changes suggested by other Yodify users, authorize and add Sellers, manage messages, and more.