Read this First: Reseller Account Startup Guide
Upon activating your Reseller account with Store And Host, you need to make the following settings within your Reseller Control Panel to begin selling Products to your Customers and Sub-Resellers:
At the time of sign-up, you must carefully select your desired Selling and Accounting Currency.
Selling Currency: Your Selling Currency is the currency in which you wish to sell your Products and Services to your Customers and Sub-Resellers.
Accounting Currency: Your Accounting Currency represents the currency of the Country where your business is based or from where you would be filing your taxes from.
To let your Customers and Sub-Resellers buy Products and Services through you, you need to add and maintain sufficient funds in your Reseller Account with Store And Host. 1
Store And Host offers a wide array of Products and Services that you can choose to sell. When you signup for a Reseller Account with us, you are automatically signed up for all Products and Services. This allows your Customers and Sub-Resellers to purchase all Products and Services from you.
However, you if do not wish to sell one or more of these Products/Services, you need to manually revoke signup for that Product/Service from your Control Panel. 2
You also need to configure various settings for these Products and Services before you get started.
As a Reseller of Store And Host, you will be automatically signed up for Domain Forwarding, Mail Forwarding and DNS Services. These Services will be provided free upon purchasing any other Product/Service offered by Store And Host and can not be purchased independently.
Upon signing up for any Product/Service, you may consider setting up a Tax rule to collect taxes from your Customers and Sub-Resellers. 3
Domain Registration (Anchor: domainname)
Single Domain Linux Hosting (Anchor: singledomainlinuxhosting)
Single Domain Windows Hosting (Anchor: singledomainwindowshosting)
Multi Domain Linux Hosting (Anchor: multidomainlinuxhosting)
Multi Domain Windows Hosting (Anchor: multidomainwindowshosting)
Dedicated Server Linux (Anchor: dedicatedserverlinux)
Managed Server Linux (Anchor: managedserverlinux)
Enterprise Email (Anchor: enterpriseemail)
Enterprise Email Lite (Anchor: eelite)
Configure your Website
Store And Host offers you the following options for integrating these Products and Services with your Website:
You may use our ready-made private labeled SuperSite for all your retail business. 4
It is recommended that you undertake the following on your SuperSite to improve your Customer's experience:
Brand the URL for your SuperSite. 5
Customize the Header and Footer of your SuperSite. 6
Specify the Additional Payment Options for your Customers/Sub-Resellers in the SuperSite. 7
Customize the content of the Static bar on your SuperSite. 8
Customize the content of the Contact Us page on your SuperSite. 9
Setup PartnerSite to attract Sub-Resellers (Anchor: partnersite)
You may use our ready-made private labeled PartnerSite for all your wholesale business. 10
It is recommended that you undertake the following on your PartnerSite:
Change the URL for your PartnerSite. 11
Customize the Header and Footer of PartnerSite. 12
Specify the Additional Payment Options for your Customers/Sub-Resellers in the SuperSite. 13
Along with your Reseller account, you get a comprehensive HTTP API. All Resellers have API access to the system. Every functionality of the system is available as an API call. 14
The API Integration method is recommended only if you have a proficient software development team.
Configure Control Panels for your Customers and Sub-Resellers (Anchor: cp)
Store And Host provides you with comprehensive private-labeled Control Panel for your Customers and Sub-Resellers, in order to manage the Products and Services they purchase from you. You may either:
Use our ready-made private labeled Control Panels
The Control Panels allow your Customers and Sub-Resellers to place, manage, upgrade, downgrade, use, renew, delete, suspend/unsuspend, lock their Orders for various Products and Services from a single management window.
It is recommended that you undertake the following if you are using our Control Panels:
Setup your Company logo within your Customers/Sub-Resellers Control Panels. 15
Customize the Footer of your Customer/Sub-Reseller Control Panels. 16
Build your own Control Panels using our HTTP API (Anchor: owncp)
If you are already selling several other Products and Services to your existing clients through another interface/Control Panel and do not want to add the burden of introducing the new Control Panels to them, you could use our HTTP API to integrate provisioning and management of these Products and Services in your existing interfaces and Control Panels.
Store And Host provides you a HTTP API, that you can use to integrate your Products, Services and Control Panels with the system.
The API Integration method is recommended only if you have a large Customer base and employ the services of a proficient software development team.
Integrate your Customer Control Panels with your Website and Shopping Cart (Anchor: cart)
Once you have configured your Website and Control Panels for your Customers (as mentioned in the last 2 steps), you should configure the integration between the Customer Control Panels and your Website, so that your Customers get redirected from their Control Panels to your Website when they make any purchases. 17
Update your Contact Information
Personal Information such as your Brand Name, your Website URL, your personal Language Preferences can be easily customized from your Reseller Control Panel. 18
Company Contact Information (Anchor: company)
The system automatically sends emails to your Customers and Sub-Resellers, from the e-mail addresses and From Names, specified in your Contact Information interface.
You should update the contact details of various departments (like Sales, Billing, Support) in your company, to ensure that all communication with your Customers and Sub-Resellers is carried out using your branded email addresses and email signatures. 19
Configure your Payment Collection Options
Setup your Online Credit Card Payment Gateway (Anchor: online)
The system allows you to integrate any Payment Gateway of your choice to collect money online from your Customers and Sub-Resellers. 20
Specify Offline Payment Collection Methods for your SuperSite (Anchor: soffline)
Apart from collecting funds via a Payment Gateway, you should also describe other offline means (like Check, Wire) for receiving funds from your Customers, during their shopping process, within the SuperSite. 21
Specify Offline Payment Collection Methods for the Control Panel (Anchor: cpoffline)
You may also present within the Control Panels other offline means of receiving funds from your Customers and Sub-Resellers. 22
Configuring Payment Collection Parameters (Anchor: param)
You can let the system assist you, in collecting payments from your Customers by specifying appropriate Payment Collection Parameters for every Product and Service. 23
Configure Other Miscellaneous Options
Set your Funds Threshold Level (Anchor: threshold)
You should ensure that you always have a positive and healthy balance in your Advance Account with Store And Host, to allow uninterrupted execution of your Customers and Sub-Resellers Orders. By setting a reasonably high Funds Threshold Level within your Control Panel, you allow the system to remind you via e-mails when your balance falls below this level. 24
Create Company Users (Anchor: user)
Create independent Control Panel logins for your staff in various departments (like Sales, Billing, Support), to enable them to effectively manage your business. 25
Sub-Reseller Signup options (Anchor: soptions)
The system lets you control Sub-Reseller sign-ups under you, in several ways. You should carefully choose the one that best fits your business. 26
- 1. Adding Funds in your Reseller Account with Store And Host
- 2. Manually revoking signup for a Product/Service from your Control Panel
- 3. Understanding and Configuring Indirect Taxation Rules
- 4. SuperSite Guide
- 5. Changing the URL for your SuperSite
- 6. Customizing the Header and Footer of SuperSite
- 7. Specifying Additional Payment Options for your Customers/Resellers in the SuperSite
- 8. Customizing the content of the Static bar on your SuperSite
- 9. Customizing the content of the Contact Us page on your SuperSite.
- 10. PartnerSite Guide
- 11. Changing the URL for your PartnerSite
- 12. Customizing the Header and Footer of PartnerSite
- 13. Specifying Additional Payment Options for your Customers/Resellers in the SuperSite
- 14. HTTP API
- 15. Setting your Company Logo within your Customer/Sub-Reseller Control Panels
- 16. Customizing the Footer of your Customer/Sub-Reseller Control Panels
- 17. Configuring the Integration between the Customer Control Panels and your Website
- 18. Modifying your Personal Information
- 19. Updating the Contact Details of various Departments in your Company
- 20. Payment Gateway Integration Guide
- 21. Specifying Offline Payment Collection Methods on the SuperSite
- 22. Specifying offline Payment Collection Methods for the Control Panel
- 23. Configuring Payment Collection Parameters
- 24. Setting your Funds Threshold Level
- 25. Adding and managing Company Users
- 26. Setting Sub-Reseller Sign-up options