We are now developing a new dashboard for vendors. It is supposed to be more intuitive and easy to manage. It is not ready yet, and we wanted to show it to a few of our clients first—to see if the new version does the job better and if we have to add or modify something. Your feedback will allow us to develop precisely the functionality you need and avoid the development of unnecessary features.
The new vendor dashboard will consist of three main sections:
- To-do list
- Vendor onboarding guide
- Analytics and charts
Variants of Dashboard
We are considering 2 variants of the dashboard and will have to select one of them. They differ in how the analytics is handled.
With all the analytics at the end of the page
This variant has a simple structure—the sections follow each other: to-do list, followed by the onboarding guide, and then analytics.
With some of the analytics moved to a sidebar
This variant divides analytics into two parts. Analytics that depends on the selected dates will occupy the right sidebar. The analytics in the main section will only cover things that aren’t affected by the selected dates.
*Please leave a comment below on what variant of the dashboard you prefer better.
New Dashboard Structure
This section will contain a day-to-day list of things to do. It will update automatically, depending on what needs doing. For example, vendors will see if their products haven’t passed moderation and require changes. Or they’ll see how many messages are awaiting a reply in the message center. If a vendor owes money to the marketplace, this is where the vendor will first find out about it.
Seller Onboarding Section
This is a section for your vendors to start selling as easily and fast as possible. You’ll be able to outline what your sellers need to do and guide them to your manuals, videos, or other resources. This also allows you to avoid long-lasting explanations on how to use the vendor panel that sometimes administrators have to face. The section will be customizable so you can specify your own steps for vendors. Once a seller completes the step, he or she will be able to hide it from the dashboard through the “Dismiss” functionality.
The analytics gives your sellers a few basic metrics by which they can determine the success of their business. Data in some blocks may depend on the date range that vendors select. For example, your vendors will be able to see analytics of past sales, but the section with latest orders isn’t affected by dates.
Customizing the Dashboard
The dashboard will be customizable. You will be able to:
- edit any texts
- add announcements at the top, bottom, or between the sections
- hide some of the blocks
- configure the vendor onboarding section with custom steps
It would be amazing if you take part in the development by leaving your feedback here.
Please, answer the following questions:
- What type of dashboard do you prefer? 1 or 2?
- Is there anything that you would like to add to the dashboard?
- Is there anything you consider unnecessary?
Feel free to leave your comments and ideas. It will help us to make your experience more smooth and more pleasant. Thank you!