A standard catalog (sometimes referred to as a "Hosted" catalog, as the catalog data is hosted on Unimarket's website), can be created by uploading a spreadsheet of products using the Create Catalog option in Unimarket. Products can then be added/removed or edited (individually or in bulk) once the initial catalog has been created.
Products can be linked to a form in Unimarket that allows additional configuration options such as size or color. For more about forms please visit the Creating Catalog Forms page.
The products in a standard catalog can be priced, (e.g. $10.00 per item) with an Add to Cart button or they can be priced as per quote ("RFQ") giving users a Get Quote button.
If you have a compatible website Unimarket offers Roundtrip catalog functionality (sometimes known Punch-out catalog) which allows integration between Unimarket and your e-commerce website.
Creating a Catalog CSV File
Before you can create a hosted catalog in Unimarket you need to create a CSV file that follows our Catalog Template. You can find more information on our Catalog Template on its dedicated help page.
Uploading a Catalog
Before creating your first hosted catalog, please ensure you have set up your delivery and payment options. For more information on how to do this please go to the Configure Store page.
To begin the process, click on the top left menu and select the Catalogs option followed by the Create Catalog option.
There are 4 steps to loading the catalog. At each step, click on Continue to move on or Previous to return to a previous page.
Allows you to name the catalog and define the catalog options.
- Catalog Name: Name of catalog. This will be visible to the buyer.
- Catalog Description: Allows you to enter a brief description of the catalog.
- Catalog Type: Choose Standard to create a hosted catalog. If you are setting up a Punchout catalog, Contact Unimarket Support to organise testing.
- Shipping Option: Select from the pre-determined drop down list.
Allows you to determine how long you want the catalog to run for.
Please note, you can stop the catalog at any time. You can either select a start date, or alternatively tick the 'Start immediately when published' box to start the catalog straight away. You may leave the End Date blank to create a never-ending catalog. You can also select Publish Now or Review Draft. Selecting Review Draft will upload a catalog in the 'Pending Catalog' section with all the products under the Draft tab.
Select the Customers that will have access to this catalog.
If you have selected a customer with Catalog Approval enabled you will be unable to add additional customers to this catalog.
Browse and select the CSV or ZIP file you wish to upload. If you do not have a Catalogue CSV file you can learn more on our Catalog Images and Template Article.
Catalogs In Progress
Depending on the size of the catalog, it may take some time to load. If an email address is entered, Unimarket will notify you by email as soon as the loading is complete. Once you have clicked the 'Finish' button, you will be referred to the catalog in progress screen where you can monitor the progress of the catalog.
You may receive an error, explaining that validation errors were found in products. Click View to see and edit these errors.
You may receive an an error with an Error when processing... message below the catalog.
This means the file is unreadable by Unimarket. This could be caused by the file format not being CSV or the Header being incorrect. Please reach out to Unimarket Support(Support@unimarket.com) with your catalogue for assistance.
To see how your catalog looks to customers go to Profile > View Store and click on the catalog to browse your products from a customer view point.