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From Shi Jinghai <huaru...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: modelling a marketplace with multiple sellers and buyers
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:32:33 GMT
We used to use public/master list products concept which looks beautiful but not flexible for
business, now we give up this implement, we're changing to duplicate product categories and
will introduce a CLOUD concept like Ariba's cloud suggestion to help customers on products.


-----邮件原件-----
发件人: Rajesh Mallah [mailto:mallah.rajesh@gmail.com] 
发送时间: 2018年3月20日 6:13
收件人: user@ofbiz.apache.org
主题: Re: modelling a marketplace with multiple sellers and buyers

>
> My Question is: is the  below   linkage of products to PartyID ( seller)
> PartyID --> Facility --> Store --> Catalog -> Product Category -> Products.
> feasible?  ---- (Q1)
>

I could see that it is possible to relate a Party with each of the above entities via Entities

FacilityParty , ProductStoreRole  , ProdCatalogRole , ProductCategoryRole , ProductRole respectively.

regds
mallah.






On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 11:07 PM, Rajesh Mallah <mallah.rajesh@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi
>
> I am trying to model a use case with many sellers and buyers.
>
> There is a large intersection in the sets of item that these sellers 
> shall be dealing with.
>
> I have gone through some of the resources (documentation) that covers 
> entities like Categories , Products , Catalog , Store etc.
>
> My Question is: is the  below   linkage of products to PartyID ( seller)
>
> PartyID --> Facility --> Store --> Catalog -> Product Category -> Products.
> feasible?  ---- (Q1)
>
> We would want to maintain a Global Category Tree/Hierarchy for all 
> sellers but I am thinking of duplicating the products from a master 
> list of products for each Seller (ie, partyID) . As each sellers might 
> want to add their own version of content (i.e, marketing pitch) for 
> these generic(OEM)  products.
>
> Eg: A concrete product is lets say a "LED Monitor" under "Electronics"
> category ,
> there can be many manufactures of LED Monitors with their own specs 
> and variations.
>
> The idea of having a global category and catalog is to make their on 
> boarding easier so that they quickly get started by indicating the 
> items they they would want to copy into their catalogs.
>
> Q2: Do/Should  I also duplicate categories for each seller catalog ?
>
> any comments/guidance are solicited.
>
> regds
> mallah.
>
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