What is a public and private product catalog?

Glue service has two ways to publish a supplier's products to a reseller:

  • Public product catalog; the contents of the product catalog are the same to all retailers, including prices are availability of the products. This makes it easier to maintain product prices and balances. The product catalog must be implemented by the supplier, which is taken into use by the dealer.

  • Private product catalog; the online retailer sets up a private product catalog in which the supplier publishes the products, prices and their availability. Information in the private catalog will not be published to other retailers. The product catalog must be implemented by the retailer, who then activates it for use by the supplier.

Please note that the supplier's basic product information is the same for all resellers, but the product availability (product quantity) and wholesales price are always specific for each product catalog.