What is the difference between a hosted catalog and a round trip catalog?

Tue, 2015-12-01 11:29 -- slafayette

A hosted catalog is one where all of the product details live in Perfect Commerce and the item can be added to the cart from the search results.  Any item that has an Add to Cart button or Fill in Form button is part of a hosted catalog. Most centralized contracts will appear as hosted catalogs.

A round trip catalog is one where the product details live on the supplier’s own website and you must click into the product details and add the item to your cart from their website.  Any item that has a Globe button is part of a round trip catalog. 

Products from both types of catalogs will appear in the search results, be available for comparison, and be available to add to any requisition.