Tutorial: Getting Started as a Seller Partner on OUTSCALE Marketplace

As an OUTSCALE Marketplace seller partner, you can sell your OMIs and/or outsourced products to Marketplace buyers. Your organization is represented to Marketplace visitors and buyers via your showcase, and your products are represented via their corresponding pages in the catalog.

The goal of this tutorial is to list the required steps to publish and sell products on the Marketplace as well as to provide information on how to manage your products after their publication.

Publishing and Selling a Product on the Marketplace

To publish and sell a product on the Marketplace, follow the steps below:

Organization and Account Creation

  1. Create your organization as first administrator or, if your organization has already been created, request the creation of your account to one of the administrators of your organization. For more information, see About OUTSCALE Marketplace > Organization Creation and Login.

  2. Request to 3DS OUTSCALE’s Sales department to assign your organization the seller-partner type.

Showcase Creation

Create and publish the showcase of your organization by specifying all the required information both in English and in French. For more information, see Creating Your Showcase.

Users of your organizations can modify the showcase after its publication. For more information, see Modifying Your Showcase.

Product Creation

  1. Create and publish your product by specifying all the required information both in English and in French. For more information, see Creating and Publishing an OMI Product or Creating and Publishing an Outsourced Product.

    Users of your organization can modify the product after its publication. For more information, see Modifying a Product.

  2. (optional) If you are creating an OMI product on the Marketplace, the OMI also needs to be created on the OUTSCALE Cloud and associated to the corresponding product code. For more information, see About OUTSCALE Marketplace > OMIs, the CreateImage method in the OUTSCALE API documentation, and Packer.

    By default, your OMI is private and must remain this way. For more information, see About OMIs > General Information.

(optional) Product Activation

If you are selling an OMI product in bring your own license (BYOL) billing mode, inform the users who have subscribed to the product on how to activate it. For more information, see Creating and Publishing an OMI Product.

Product Billing

If you are selling an OMI product billed by the hour, the billing of your product is managed by 3DS OUTSCALE. For more information, see Billing and Consumption.

If you are selling an OMI product in BYOL billing mode or an outsourced product, you are responsible for the billing of the product outside of OUTSCALE Marketplace.

Managing Your Products

Once your product is published, you can:

Modify Your Product

You can modify a product from the My products page. For more information, see Modifying a Product.

Modifications brought to your product do not apply to users who have already subscribed to it, but only to new subscriptions.

Unpublish Your Product

You can unpublish a product from the My products page. For more information, see Unpublishing a Product.

You can also unpublish OMI product versions. For more information, see Managing OMI Product Versions > Unpublishing a Version.

Unpublishing a product or an OMI product version implies that buyers will not be able to view it in the Marketplace catalog nor subscribe to it.