We're very excited to announce the addition of Apps to MarketSpace. Every marketplace now includes the ability to add apps to extend the marketplace and seller capabilities and to connect with popular systems.
Apps for Sellers
When you join a marketplace as a seller, you pick one or more payment apps for collecting order payments and you can improve your customer's experience by adding other apps. For instance you can connect to your chosen shipping provider, such as FedEx, UPS, Canada Post or USPS to get more accurate shipping rate quotes using a shipping app. You can allow customers to sign up to your mailing list during the checkout by adding a mail app or you can choose an app to collect analytics, import/export data or send information to a CRM system.
Apps that connect to third party systems like PayPal, FedEx or MailChimp are typically very easy to setup. You get the connection code or API key from that provider and enter it into the settings for your app. So for MailChimp, you just add your API key and the List ID of your mailing list:
Apps for Marketplaces
Marketplace owners can add apps to their marketplace as well. Ticketing is added by turning on the ticketing app and categories or tags can be set using the relevant app. If you choose to collect commission on your marketplace you'll add a payment app for each of the providers your seller may use. Themes are also apps which have their own settings, but you'll only be able to have one active at a time.
Many of the built in features of MarketSpace are provided as apps that are installed by default and you can add the ones that aren't.
If you're a developer you can also create your own apps which connect to our API. Give us a shout if you have an app you want to create.