Location attributes are the characteristics of each vendor's location. Much like Vendor Attributes, Location Attributes are handled in the same way as Vendor Attributes or Product Attributes - but for Locations instead of the Vendor profile. Location Attributes will not appear on the Vendor Profile page, only on the Location pages.
To manage Location Attributes, go to Marketplace Management > Vendor Type > Location Attributes
Example attributes could be:
"Services locations: (Lists available areas/postcodes)"
"Allows contactless pick up"
"Has a storefront"
There are default attributes created already for locations, however you can also add more attributes for different location attribute sets, applicable to different vendor types.
Adding a new Location Attribute
1. Go to Marketplace Management > Vendor Type > Location Attributes
2. Here you will see a list of existing Location Attributes. To add a new one, select Add New Attribute from the top right corner.
3. Start to fill in the fields
The name/label of the Location Attribute.
Catalog Input Type for Store Owner
The attribute type used for data entry. Example: Text Field, Date, Yes/No, Document, Multiple Select.
NOTE: If Multiple Select' or Dropdown is chosen, a table will appear to allow the options definition.
Set this to Yes if you need the field to be populated before saving for each location.
Leave it blank, as the system has an internal code
Where within your store that the attribute can be used. Choose Global to make the attribute available for all websites/stores.
To prevent duplicated values choose Yes. If the attribute can have duplicate values (default) choose No
Input Validation for Store Owner
To insert a validity test into a text field (if required). Options are:
Add to Column Options
Select Yes to add this attribute to the list of column options in the vendor profile and vendor storefront admin grid
Use in Filter Options
Select Yes to add this attribute to the list of filter options in the vendor location grid.
4. Manage Labels (Optional)
If you have more than one store using the vendor attribute and want to define different attribute labels for each one, expand the Manage Labels sections and enter a title for each option.
5. Storefront Properties. This tab is used to define how the attribute will appear and be used at the Storefront (Front End). See the options below.
Use in Search
Choose Yes to make the attribute available for search.
Use in Layered Navigation
Choose Filterable (with results) to use only with results greater than zero. Choose Filterable (no results) for all values, whether the number of results is zero or greater.
Use in Search Results Layered Navigation
Choose Yes to use the attribute in layered navigation on search results pages.
Allow HTML Tags on Storefront
Choose Yes to allow the text to be formatted with HTML
NOTE: Cannot be used with input type Yes/No, Gallery and Swatch
Visible on Catalog Pages on Storefront
Choose Yes to include the attribute on Vendor page.
Used in Listing
Choose Yes to include the attribute in listings / search results page.
NOTE: this needs to be set to Yes if you want to use this in Layered Navigation
Used for Sorting in Listing
Choose Yes to use the attribute as a sort parameter for listings.
This is optional, and you can include a tooltip to add an explanation about the attribute for customers.
6. When complete, click Save Attribute
NOTE: *Any mentions regarding the Store Owner refers to a user that can create a product in the platform's back end system. This includes Marketplace Owner and Vendor Administrators.
Adding your Location Attribute to a Location Attribute Set
Before you are able to use an attribute for vendors, it will need to be added to a location attribute set.