How To Start Your Hivelist Store- Part 1: Sign Up As A Vendor

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Hello everyone. This post is a step by step tutorial on how to register as a vendor for the to be able to start your own ebusiness using our platform to support you on your journey!

You can sell all kind of items from physical products, digital downloads like ebooks and music, or external products, like links to affiliate products or external markets like NFT markets, example: You are an artist and have NFT's on different markets like @nftshowroom, @lensy, or even on other blockchains like WAX or ETH, you can list each piece as a product in your Hivelist store and just set the product up to link out to the appropriate market. Some NFT markets require you or really encourage you to use their markets, mainly because of the way the original artist is paid.

Saying this really just to give you an idea of the things that can be listed on your Hivelist store! So lets get into the step by step on how the registration process will go.

Step 1: Click the Sell on Hivelist button in the menu

Once you are on the correct page, you will want to read through the information that talks about how the store operates, how we take payments, how we pay vendors, etc.

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Step 2: Choose vendor level and pay registration

There is a 3 tiered store. The registration fees and LIST token staking requirements or Hive Power delegation requirements differ per level.

The basic store doesn't require any stake or delegation, but the registration fee is higher to compensate. It is highly encouraged to go with one of the higher levels, you get more product access per level.

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Staking LIST ups your product count and lowers your registration fee. Hive power delegation to the @hivelist account also works. One benefit of using Hive Power to at least start is one: when delegating to @hivelist, you will earn LIST tokens that are staked to your account daily. Once you earn enough LIST staked in your Hive Engine wallet to cover your store, you can remove the delegation if you wish. The Hive Power delegation will also be used for curation in the community as well and will only help us grow over time.

You can also purchase LIST from the market on and stake it in your wallet:

Also as stated, registration fees are accepted in Hive, HBD, LIST, or COM tokens (Hivecommerce Token). If the fees are paid in LIST or COM, those tokens are burned and taken out of supply. Fees paid in HIVE and HBD go toward overhead and marketing along with the swap.Hive accumulated from any market sales of LIST tokens.

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When you select your option, you will be sent to the (@hivepay-io) payment platform to make your payment. Here you will choose your payment token of choice and enter your Hive Username. Then you will use HiveKeychain to sign the payment. If you are on a mobile device, I highly recommend using the Hive Wallet app or the new Hive Keychain app available on both iOS and Android. Both apps have browsers so you will be able to go to directly from either app. I have tested it and it works great.

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Once your payment is processed, you will get a transaction id. Just wait a minute and you will be redirected to the Vendor-Registration page.

Step 3: Fill out the vendor registration and wait for approval!

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Here is where you will fill out your vendor information to register.
YOU MUST USE YOUR HIVE USERNAME! We use this for verification and payment. Your store name can be whatever you want it to be though.

Once you hit register, you will be taken to a thank you page that confirms we have received your application and it is under review.

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Please allow us 24-48 hours to verify your application. We usually check the applications once a day. What we verify is that your Hive username is correct, the payment will be verified, (just incase you found a way around the paywall...haha) and that you have the proper LIST stake or Hive Power delegation. We also take your Hive Reputation numbers into account as well. We require a rep level of at least 35 to apply. If you are a new member, it doesn't take long to get to this level. Just a couple of good quality posts should do the trick there.

Once approved, you will see a page like this:

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This is where we are going to end this post and going to move to the next which is Setting Up Your Store!

Link to the next post:



I love this! It was only a matter of time until someone created such a great service. Thank you!

Thats a huge breakthrough for hive platform. If the users can buy the goods directly using hive and its tokens. I am definately going to try this soon for my soon to be launchd gift shopee. Thanks for this detailed guide

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No problem. I will be doing more tutorial posts in the very near future... Like working on the next one now, lol.

This is great I will try and set up a store for us!

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Game Changer!

This is excellent news

This is pretty cool! I just bought 1000 list and plan on setting up shop sometime in may!

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this is big and i'm glad it's already here, online commerce continues to grow and statistics predict that the curve will keep rising for many more years, as they said it is only a matter of time for really cool things to happen in the ecosystem ! very happy and already thinking how I can use this platform! Thank you

This is really awesome. I think it's worth the try and owning of a store.

hi, we run a mech store for our band as well as music downloads will this be easy to integrate into a new store? Many thanks

Yes, you will be able to sell both physical and digital products on your store. There will be an option for that. You will also be able to directly upload your audio to your store's media library so you can link to. This will allow an instant download once the purchase has been made. The example store in this post will actually be for the same kind of thing. It is my music store, lol. I gotchu in the next post :)

oh sweet tag us in for sure just having a look around now!

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This is SOO good! I'll waiting eagerly for the print on demand service, I have to use these as shipping costs on my side are excesive.

Will it include stickers?

Yes we will have stickers as a choice!

After 3 years begging for a way to buy/sell things with steem/hive, finally someone made it.

It was long to wait, but you made it, finally ! GG

While everyone is arguing about base layer BS, we are building real functionality for regular people! Thanks!

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This is so perfect @thelogicaldude. Finally, we can sell products and accept HIVE/HE-Tokens as payments.

Two Questions:

  • Can we add other payment methods apart from accepting Hive/HE Tokens?
  • Do we have an option to choose a custom URL for our store?

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Cannot wait to see what we will be buying once there are more sellers. I will take a look now.

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This is very cool! Is it also a place to list services/gigs like on craigslist or Fiverr?

No, you can list services on the blockchain classifieds part of hivelist, which would be like Craigslist. I am about to create a ‘Fiverr’ style service on

Good Morning, @thelogicaldude! Thanks for the information! Have a great Friday!

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The tutorial is nice and I think it should help people get started.

Just wondering, there is a Step 1 and Step 3 so what is Step 2?

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This is step 1 that you are posting on and the next article is step 2 on setting up your store profile. Then step 3 will be how to list a product...

Oh I see what you mean, yeah I messed that up.

Fixed, lol, got a little ahead of myself, or behind, whichever way you look at it, lol.

Your welcome. It was just a bit noticeable given the headers.

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I have a question as what you've listed is not clear. Is the registration fee for a month, a year? Am I missing something here?

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The registration fee is a one time setup fee.

Awesome. Hive getting into e-commerce is going to be game-changer. Would have loved having something like this back when I was helping a friend sell his coffee beans online.

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Amazing initiative! Gives Hive a real use case in real world. Good luck!

Please make sure that there are no server errors or further blackouts of hivelist website. Not on international labor day! Happy #mayday

That is on the hive-engine side of things. I have no control over that. It was working fine when I posted it.


Working fine now

Supiii thx!!

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This is great. I actually just started a aquarium plant business with my girlfriend but we don't have an estore setup because most options (with minimal work) require a monthly fee.

Does hivelist require a monthly fee or just a one-time registration fee?