Being featured on Foundinitaly.com depends on which selling plan you choose. The options are flexible, so you find the combo that works best for you and your goals! Selling on Foundinitaly.com offers optional Tier Selling Partner Team Programs. Consider the featured available for each and choose the Partner Program that best suits your needs. You will be able to get started once you submit your application to the F.I.I. Supplier Partner Team.
Tier 1 Partner Program - FAQs
What is Tier 1 Partner Program: You will benefit from our powerful product data feed migration tool. This means, if your products are on Etsy, products and options will automatically be migrated to Foundinitaly.com. You will be able to access and fulfill your orders though your FoundinItaly Partner Portal ® and view your products LIVE on foundinitaly.com.
How do I upload products onto Foundinitaly.com: We have the ability to Automaticlly migrate product data feeds directly from
- Etsy Store
- Wordpress / WooCommerce
- Google Sheet / Google Drive
- Other eCommerce selling platforms - Just ask us.
Your orders can be synced directly though your eCommerce order dashboard or your FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®. All product inventory feeds will be migrated seamlessly and updated regularly (daily). Product feeds will automatically migrate your product information such as title, description, options/variants and images to foundinitaly.com. When orders are placed they will appear in your dashboard and your FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®. Each partner will have their own dedicate page showcasing their products, story and brand. By selecting the Tier 1 Partner Plan you will have the opportunity to improve discoverability of your products with top placements within the Found in Italy ecosystem.
What is the FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®
Once you've submit your application a Success Manager will create your FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®. You will receive an email with your logins and dedicated access. The portal will allow you to;
- Receive order notifications by email
- View and complete orders
- Print order packing slips
- View product inventory feeds
- Review payments & disbursements
- Access to the F.I.I. Supplier Lounge®
If you are connected to foundinitaly.com VIA your own eCommerce (WooCommerce,Magento,Shopify etc) you will have the ability to view manage and view/fulfill orders within your own eCommerce dashboard you will still have access to your FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®* if your inventory feed is connected VIA Etsy store > you will receive your order notifications by email and fulfill orders within the FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®.
Congratulations, you've sold something on foundinitaly.com, what now? You will receive an email and it's time to get your order ready. print the order/packaging labels, put item in your shipper box and confirm tracking once shipped within the FoundinItaly Partner Portal ®. If you are connected VIA eCommerce, you will have the ability to fulfill your orders just like any other order coming in though your management dashboard. Just remember to upload that tracking number!
Fees involved when selling with FoundinItaly.com? All Tier 1 Partners pay a referral fee on each item sold and a monthly professional seller subscription fee.
- Foundinitaly will deduct as a referral fee percentage of 15% of the total sales price (the total amount paid by the buyer, including the item price) -
- A subscription fee of 179.95$ per month will be applied.
- Were you discovered? If you've been discovered by our success team to sell on FoundinItaly.com your Tier 1 monthly subscription fee's will be waived and it will be forever free.
Do you offer any other services to help brand exposure? We do offer our in-house services such at an additional cost such as
- on-location videography & photography
- on-location Vlogger
- Writer / Journalist / Article creator
- Product content creator
- Product page designer for products
- Documentary video journalism
- Graphic designer
- 3D rending for products
- 360 product videos
- 360 product photography
- (VR) virtual tourism mapping on location
- Storage & backups for product / company data
- Marketing specialists - social media
- Marketing specialists - offline
If you were selected for dedicated feature, select fees will be waived.
Please refer to our professional network for any additional services that are needed. Professional network can be found in the F.I.I. Supplier Lounge®
When do will you receive payments once items are sold? You will receive your disbursement payout to the desired PayPal address 30 Days after your First Sale.
How many Prodcuts/SKUs can I list on FoundinItaly.com First 1000 SKUs are free. A listing fee of 1.49$ USD fee for each SKUs thereafter on Foundinitaly.com. Listing Fees are only for Tier 2 & Tier 3 Partners. Tier 1 will not have SKU limitations and listing fees will be waived.
What about shipping and returns? Tier 1 Partners must respect our return and shipping policies. They are responsible for all shipping items within the respected timeframes, accepting returns (conditions apply), chargebacks, uploading correct/clear product information and images. Failure to do so may result in account suspension without the option to appeal the decision.
Lost / Damaged / Stolen items - Are my products insured? If you wish to add full coverage / insurance for lost or damaged items with F.I.I. Insurance we will add an additional 5% which will be added to the referral fee (cart total 5000$ and under) however this is optional and conditions do apply.
Have your own shipping/product insurance? If you have your own insurance with your shipping carrier you will not need our F.I.I. Insurance and the 5% will not be added to the referral fee. You will have the ability to select this option when submitting your F.I.I. Partnership Application. If you do decide to opt'd into the F.I.I. Insurance at a later date - you will not be allowed to do so. If items are disputed, charged backed or refunded on FoundinItaly's behalf after your disbursement, we will remove the amount on your next disbursement.
Last updated 2020-11-21