Becoming a seller on Peddle is lightning fast. Create an account and fill in your details. Easy as. You can add your products in a few short steps using our online form, connecting them with a Shopify site or using a csv file (spreadsheet).
Setting up payments
Before you start selling you’ll want to tell us your payment information. We use Stripe - an industry leading and very secure payment service to do this. If you don't already have a Stripe account, you'll need to set one up. You can do this by going to stripe.com. It's pretty easy to do. If you do have a Stripe account already, you can use this to connect to Peddle's Stripe account.
The reason we use a third party payments processor (Stripe) is to protect us, and you, from Anti-Money Laundering compliance obligations. This is a safe way for us to receive funds and have them paid out to you, without us handling the cash directly.
Registering as a Peddler
When you click to register, you will be presented with this screen below.
Once you've submitted your registration, you will be sent an email to verify your email address. If you don't get it within a couple of minutes, check your spam/junk folders. Let us know if there is any issue with that.
Once verified, you can go on to set up your Peddle store.
Go through the Onboarding process to get set up
The first thing you’ll see is a two-step onboarding process.
Step 1 is where you set up your brand information - your brand name, and your contact details.
It's really important that you add your address information carefully. This is the data that is pulled to identify your pick-up address for parcels, if you choose to use our integrated shipping.
Please check that your address matches the way it is written in the Courier Post database here by verifying it using the Courier Post verify tool.
Step 2 is where you learn how to add a product.
You need to manually add a product first, before you can use the Shopify Connect store or CSV file options (or add multiple products). This is so that you understand the flow of how a product page appears/looks. You can just add a 'test product' and insert dummy information if necessary, to move through the onboarding flow. This can be deleted later.
Building your profile and setting up your store on your Peddle Dashboard
Your brand profile
Once you get through to your Peddle Dashboard, you can finish getting set up.
Under the Settings tab on your dashboard, you can add your profile information - including a description about your brand/business. We encourage you to be creative with this - add a story about why you started your business, why you do what you do - anything that can help the shopper form an emotional connection with your store and products! It looks like it's just a one line field, but as you type the box expands - so give us a decent paragraph!
This is also the place where you can add a brand logo (approx 160px x 60px is good for that) and a brand header image (1800px x 250px is a good size), to give your store page some colour and pizazz.
Setting up Payments
Under the Payments tab on your dashboard, you need to click the link on the right hand side of the page that says Payout using Stripe.
Once you've clicked this, you will be taken to a screen where you can click Connect in the pink box, next to Stripe.
Once you click "Connect", you will be taken to a page that has this header - see below.
As stated here, if you connect a Stripe account to Peddle that is also connected to other online stores, Peddle will be able to see all transactions that go through your Stripe account (as do the other Stripe accounts connected to yours). This is the way Stripe works. While you can rest assured that Peddle will not access your Stripe account information - we will only be using our Peddle dashboard to monitor orders and payments - this may not be OK with some vendors. In that case, you can create a Stripe account specifically for use with Peddle. It won't cost you anything and you can use the same email address.
You have a few ways that you can add products - either one by one, using a spreadsheet (csv file) or by connecting your existing Shopify store (if you have one) to bring over the products you have on your website already.
All of the options to add products are relatively straightforward. You might need a bit of help if you choose the CSV file option to upload bulk products, but an example CSV file is made available that you can use as your template.
Whichever way you choose to add your products, make sure you:
- Include a good product description - really sell your product and include important information like ingredients (if relevant), size of the product (e.g. 250mg) and anything else that a shopper might like to know.
- Include the weight and dimensions of your product when packaged to ship - this is really important for our integrated shipping,
When it comes to adding price for your product, ignore the Compare Price field.
You can add inventory information here if you wish. If you don't want to track inventory, change the drop down field to "Do not track inventory for this product." If you do track inventory, make sure you edit how many items are available, otherwise Shopify will consider there are none, and it will show 'Out of Stock.'
To enable the integrated shipping to function properly, make sure you add product weights and also dimensions of packaging (approximately is fine!).
Once you've done this, you'll be good to go! We'll review the products you've submitted and your brand profile information, and will let you know if there are any issues or if we think you can make improvements.
Get a Peddle Badge for your site
Once you are registered to sell on Peddle, feel free to use our "I sell on Peddle" badges (you have a choice of white or black background) on your own website or online social pages. You can link them back to Peddle so that shoppers can easily buy your products (if you don't already sell them on your own website of course).
Right click on the image and save it to your computer.