MANUFACTURER SHOWCASE INTRUCTIONS

 

PRODUCT UPLOAD

Depending on your package you are allotted a certain amount of product:

  • Silver: 250

  • Gold: 500

  • Platinum: Unlimited

if you have any questions about uploading your product or the below instructions, please direct them to
k@bluestar-apps.com.

Product Submission File Type: Please click this link to download the sample csv., CBG-VTS-Sample-Data-File

  • Fill in the fields on the sample csv file. 

  • Follow the below instructions to submit your product images. 

  • Please submit your csv file and product images to k@blustar-apps.com so he do the initial product upload to your account. 

Product Images: You can upload 5 images per item. There are 2 ways to upload your product images:
 

Option 1: While filling out the attached csv, insert the image URL into the image columns of the attached sample csv. These columns are labeled Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, etc. To find the image URL, go to the website hosting your product and 
 

  • Right-click the image.

  • Depending on what system you're using, select the image URL by clicking one of these: Chrome: Copy image address. Safari: Copy image address. Internet Explorer: Properties Copy the URL address shown.
     

Option 2: Send a dropbox file of the images to k@bluestar-app.com. The system can accept jpg., jpeg, png, tiff.
Please make sure image names match the sku number of the product exactly. This is case sensitive, if you have a mix of caps and lowercase, you will experience delay as the Bluestar team will have to reformat your document.

Example: 

Correct:
All caps, even file type. 
Product Sku #: 123ABC / Image Name: 123ABC.JPG
OR all lowercase, even file type
Product Sku #: 123abc
 / Image Name: 123abc.jpg

Incorrect: a mix of caps and lowercase. 
Product Sku #: 123ABC / Image Name: 123abc.JPG

To add multiple images in your drop box, please number images with -1, -2, -3, etc. Example: 123ABC-1.JPG,  123ABC-2.JPG, 
123ABC-3.JPG

Add Users / Associates

Users / associates can be added on the dashboard once you account as been activated. Users can conducted separate meetings at the same time. Your are limited to the amount of associates you can add by the package you selected.
 

  • Silver: 2

  • Gold: 4

  • Platinum: 4

To add users to your account, login to your CBG VTS Dashabord, https://vts.cbgi.org/landing.html. Contact the office if you do not have your username and password.

To add users / associates, select the MANAGE STORE button on your dashboard to open your admin panel.

Once your admin panel is open, select Vendor Users from the side menu. 

Next to the header, "Vendor User Management," select the button that says, + Add New. Fill in the fields to create a new user. 

Fill in the fields and select submit. This user can now conduct their own meetings.

 

Add Custom Pages

These are customizable pages that can consists of any additional information you would like to share. i.e. testimonials, about us, trunk show information, financing information, etc.

Depending on your package you are allotted a certain number of pages:

Silver: 2

Gold: 2

Platinum: 5


Pages can be created from your Admin Panel. To get to your admin panel, select the MANAGE STORE button on your dashboard.

Once the admin panel opens, select Page Manager button from your shortcuts.

Next to the header you will see a button + Add New, select this button to begin creating your page.

Fill in the following fields:

Link Name: This the the name that will be shown on your menu. i.e. About Us, History, Financing, CADS, etc.

Link URL: Create the url for your page. i.e. about-us (https://showcase.cbgi.org/about-us). Use dashes between words.


Title: This is the title that will display on the page.


Target Window: Choose if you want the page to open in the same tab, a new tab or in a new window


Content: Add the verbiage and images you would like to display. Images can only be added with an image URL.


Visible: Make your page visible to the retailers by selecting Yes. Not ready to show the retailers, then select No.

To add images and PDF's, please send your images to K at Bluestar, k@bluestar-apps.com. His team will upload them to you. ​

 

​Add Showcase Banners

This is the images that will be on the opening page of your Showcase. Your showcase is your profile page that is only accessible by the retailers.

Depending on your package you are allotted a certain number of Showcase Banners pages:

Silver: 1

Gold: 3

Platinum: Unlimited

Banner File Type and Size:

Size: 1800 x 750 Pixels
File Type: jpeg

Showcase Banners can be added in your Admin Panel. To get to your admin panel, select the MANAGE STORE button on your dashboard.

This is the images that will be on the opening page of your Showcase. Your showcase is your profile page that is only accessible to the retailers. Your showcase is your profile page that is only accessible to the retailers.

Depending on your package you are allotted a certain number of Showcase Banners pages:

Silver: 1

Gold: 3

Platinum: Unlimited

Showcase Banners can be added in your Admin Panel. To get to your admin panel, select the MANAGE STORE button on your dashboard.

Next to the header you will see a button + Add New, select this button to begin adding showcase banners to your page.

Fill in the following fields:

 

Title: Name your image


Link: Link your image to a category, a specific product, a document, or to an outside website.


Target Window: Choose if you want the above link to open in the same tab, a new tab or in a new window

Sort Order: Select what order you would like your images to appear in. Use numbers to sort. example, 1, 2, 3...
 

Upload Image: Add the image you would like to display. Banner size is 1800 x 750 Pixels and .jpeg.

Publish: Make your banner visible to the retailers by selecting Yes. Not ready to show the retailers, then select No.

 

Add Showcase Specials Banners

Only available with the gold and platinum package.

 

This is a slide show that will appear below your showcase banner. This slide show can highlight show specials you may have, feature select categories, spotlight trends you carry, etc. Each image can be linked to page within your showcase, a document, or to your own website.

You can upload an unlimited amount of banners. Please make sure to upload an even number of images.

Showcase Special Banners can be uploaded from you Admin Panel. This section consist of 2 columns. 

To get to your admin panel, select the MANAGE STORE button.

Once the admin panel opens, select Showcase Special Banners to open dropdown and then select Showcase Specials Banner Add from the side menu to open more options. 

Once the admin panel opens, select Showcase Special Banners to open dropdown and then select Showcase Specials Banner Add from the side menu to open more options. 

Fill in the following fields:​

 

Title: Name your image


Link: Link your image to a category, a specific product, a document, or to an outside website.


Target Window: Choose if you want the above link to open in the same tab, a new tab or in a new window

Sort Order: Select what order you would like your images to appear in. Use numbers to sort. example, 1, 2, 3...
 

Upload Image: Add the image you would like to display. Banner size is 1800 x 750 Pixels and .jpeg.

Banner Position: The show specials banner has a right and left side gallery. Please select what side you would like the image to be displayed on.

Publish: Make your banner visible to the retailers by selecting Yes. Not ready to show the retailers, then select No.

 

Add Featured Products

Only available with the platinum package.

 

Highlight your best selling items your have from the product that has been uploaded to your account.

Your Product and Product Images must be upload 1st to use this feature.

To view your admin panel, select the MANAGE STORE button from your dashboard.

Once the admin panel opens, select the Products button from the shortcut menu.

Use the search bar to find the item you are looking for. You can search by Name, SKU, or description. Once you found the product you would like to feature, select the blue pencil button under ACTION to edit the product.

Scroll all the way to then end of the page and you will find a section called "Is Featured". Select Yes to make product visible on the popular product page.

 

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