Merchant onboarding overview

Onboarding is the process of merchants connecting to your channel app to publish products and sell on your marketplace. Merchants onboard, push products, and monitor their onboarding status through the channel app pages that you build in the Shopify admin.

The following shows a merchant onboarding flow for the channel app in the Shopify admin:

A gif showing the merchant onboarding flow in the channel app

This guide introduces you to the tutorials for onboarding merchants to a marketplace.

Each marketplace channel app should consist of the following pages:

  • Homepage: What merchants see when they open your channel app.

  • Onboarding page: Where merchants onboard to a marketplace by following a step-by-step process.

  • Settings page: Where merchants can view and edit the information that they supplied during the onboarding process.