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Extended sites hub

To manage relationships with the stores, the extended sites store includes a hub. This hub is accessed through the WebSphere Commerce Accelerator and allows the site administrator to create and manage the extended sites.

If the Site Administrator publishes the ExtendedSitesHub.sar store archive, the extended sites hub can also have a storefront. This hub storefront is intended for hosting support and provides self-provisioning tools that allow the merchant to create and administer a store, as well as tools that allow the extended site provider to manage the stores.

The seller can:

Extended site providers in the hosting business may also include a site in which merchants can locate all the stores on the site. This is called a store directory. When a store is open for business, merchants can access the store via the site store directory or by entering the store directly.

Related concepts

Host support
Extended sites hub site flow
Business models

Related tasks

Enable registered users to access all stores in the Extended Sites business model


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