In this section you will understand how to onboard generic services into the marketplace catalog.
What is a Service product
A Service is a product that is not tied to the usage of a web application but to the provisioning of a service to the end-user after paying a certain amount (e.g.: a consultancy service, formation, support).
A service can be marked as provisioned:
- manually by the vendor in the subscription page
- via an API integration like a syndicated product.
- Why creating a specific product for something very similar to a syndicated product?
Software vendors tend to be easily confused with Syndication when they want to expose a product listing in the marketplace catalog, so we decided to create a brand new product type with this use-case in mind.
- Are there any differences between a service and a syndicated product?
Actually not, it's just semantic. In the future we may optimize the user experience for this specific use-case.