Managing suppliers

The Kentico E-commerce Solution allows you to specify a supplier for each product. You can use this information typically for your internal purposes to optimize your e-business.

Assigning suppliers to products

To assign a supplier to a product:

  1. Open the Products application.
  2. Add a new product or Edit () an existing product.
  3. In the Supplier field on the General tab, select a supplier or add a new one.
    Editing a product - selecting a supplier
  4. Click Save.

The system assigns the supplier to the product.

Creating and editing suppliers

To create or edit a supplier:

  1. Open the Suppliers application.
  2. Click New supplier or Edit () an existing supplier.
    Managing suppliers
  3. Enter supplier properties.
  4. Click Save.

The system creates a new supplier or edits an existing supplier.

You can create new suppliers also when assigning a supplier to a product in the Products application.

However, you cannot set all available supplier properties from there.

Reference – Supplier properties



Display name

Specifies the name of the supplier displayed to the users on the live site and in the administration interface.

Code name

Serves as a unique identifier of the supplier object (for example used by developers in custom code).

Unless there is a reason to set a particular value, you can leave the default (automatic) option, and the system generates an appropriate code name automatically.

Supplier email

Allows you to enter the supplier’s email address.

Supplier phone

Allows you to enter the supplier’s phone number.

Supplier fax

Allows you to enter the supplier’s fax number.


Indicates whether the supplier is active in your on-line store.

Disabled options appear grayed out in selectors within the administration interface, but can still be assigned to products.