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What is the "Items" feature?
The "Items" features allows your exhibitors to showcase their products, projects, services or job offers on an integrated marketplace. Participants will be able to search for these items, bookmark them and find the exhibitors to which they are attached. This increases the visibility of the exhibitors and highlights the products/services offered.
Note* Items must be imported by exhibitors from their dedicated Exhibitor Center.
But to do this, the organizer has to create the framework in which the items will be added, i.e. create :
- the type
- custom fields and filters
This setting is made in the Studio, in "Event Data >Items."
Step 1: Create items types
The type refers to the main category of items that you want to highlight: products, jobs, services... This corresponds to the first level shown in the example above (no. 1 in the example above).
Insert the name of the category and click on "Create."
By clicking on the pencil in front of the type, you can modify its label and define a maximum number of items that exhibitors can create.
Step 2: Create the sub-categories
Once the type has been created, the sub-categories into which exhibitors will be able to import their items must be created. On the user side, these sub-categories appear on the second level, as shown in the example above (n°2).
Click on "Add a sub-category," insert the desired title and click on the validation button.
Repeat this step for each sub-category you want to create.
You can change the display order of the sub-categories by dragging this icon up and down.
Step 2b: Creating sub-sub-categories (optional)
Within a sub-category, it is possible to create a sub-subcategory to create a third level, and so on as many times as you wish.
To do this, click on the pencil in front of the subcategory and produce step 2.
Step 3: Creating custom fields and filters
When exhibitors import their items, they are invited to provide information about the items. The fields proposed by default are:
- Sub-category (mandatory field, among those defined in step 2)
- Name (required field)
Create the fields:
If you want to encourage your exhibitors to give more details (and create filters - n°3 on the example above), you can create custom fields. To do this, click on "Add a custom field," then define the field label and format.
Note* The "Single Choice" and "Multiple Choice" formats allow you to predefine possible choices (called values) while the other formats refer to free fields.
The display order of custom fields can be changed in the same way as for subcategories (see step 2).
Edit the properties of each field:
Once the field has been created, you have to set the parameters of this field by defining the following elements:
To make the marketplace easily accessible to all participants, we recommend adding a button on the home page. See: How to create a button?
You can also create limits and restrictions on how many as well as which exhibitors can upload the types of items you have defined. In order to do so, there are a few ways:
1. Via the group settings
In "event settings > groups" you can edit the entire exhibitor group settings and define which items that this group type can create and the limit. This setting will be applied to all exhibitors that you have assigned to this group type.
2. By individual exhibitor
In "event data > exhibitor" you can select a specific exhibitor that you would like to allow the rights to create specific items and define the limit. To do so, click on the "respective exhibitor > rights" and under the "Items" heading, you can modify the rights for that specific booth.