There are two ways Buyers can discover and search for content on the marketplace:
- Search by Listings
- Search by Sellers
This article will cover the Search by Sellers option. This can be accessed by selecting the second option on the left Discover Menu:
This will load a grid of logos of all Sellers on the Marketplace:
(Selling Organizations without Logos will have a default placeholder shown)
Filtering for Sellers
The Discover Sellers feature offers a few different ways to search for and find Sellers.
1. Free Text
Free text search will search the Organization's name. If you have an Seller's name in mind, try searching for it here!
The Marketplace offers a few different ways to filter the list of Sellers. Users who are familiar with Discover Listings will feel right at home here.
(i) These filters filter the different Organization profile fields set by the Selling Organization: Alphabet (Name of Organization): Country (of Organization), Focus Markets (of Organization), Performance (Whether Seller may consider performance offers without Minimum Guarantee)
(ii) These filters are generated based on the Seller's Listing properties on the Marketplace. You can use them to look for Sellers who carry the listings with your selected properties: Type, Release Year, Format, Genre, Language
For genre filter, there's a little toggle above the genre names.
E.g. You toggle ON, and selected Comedy AND Drama. In the filter results, you will see sellers who have listings of both genres Comedy AND Drama.
E.g. You toggle OFF, and selected Comedy OR Drama. In the filter results, sellers will be shown as long as they have listings of ANY selected genre. Toggling off gives you more search results, and you can use it if you are not looking to purchase different genres of content from the same seller.
Viewing a Seller's Profile
Clicking into any one Organization will load a page with the Organization's profile:
(1) In the top section, it shows the Organization information - Where the Seller is from, total number of Listings they have listed on the Marketplace, their preferred pricing models, and also the genres they have in their catalog. If they have a screening room, you will also find a button link to visit and view screeners! (Sellers can see Managing your Organization Profile for more information on how to fully optimize and build an attractive Profile page).
(2) On the far right, we have included a quick copy link for you to copy the Organization profile URL to share it with your working team or business partners.
(3) Below the profile where the posters are, it shows a snapshot of some of the Listings the Organization sells. Buyers can click on "View Entire Catalog" to access Discover Listings with the Seller's filter enabled.
(4) Lastly, Buyers can initiate chat conversations with the Seller in the little chat window on the bottom right!