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Supplier Approval Settings - Open Access vs Curated Access.
Supplier Approval Settings - Open Access vs Curated Access.
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Written by David Rice
Updated over a week ago

During supplier onboarding, suppliers must choose between Open Access or Curated Access. But, what's the difference?

Open Access

A retailer can begin adding your products to their store right away and doesn't need you to approve them. This is the fastest way to get new sales and your products could appear on any brand's site that uses Carro.

NOTE: When retailers search the directory for brands and or products, they can filter the results by "You have access". This allows them to quickly identify the stores they can begin working with immediately. As a supplier, if you enable Open Access, you'll appear in these search results.

Curated Access

The supplier will need to review and approve each request before the retailer can begin selling products in their store. This is the best option for suppliers who don't want their products carried everywhere but instead want to work with only a select group of retailers.

Suppliers should closely monitor their email and Carro Requests tab to see if retailers are interested in partnering.

As a supplier, should I pick Open Access or Curated Access?

You should determine your goals as a supplier when making this decision. If you want distribution to as many stores as possible, then auto-approval will make it easy for retailers to carry your products in their own stores. If you only want to work with partners that you've thoroughly vetted first, then you'll want to select the manual approval option.

Can I change my approval settings at a later time?

Yes, you can! Navigate to your supplier settings tab. There you'll find the approval settings section where you can toggle between each setting at any time.

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