Managing Seller Group

This guide explains how to get your Partner Seller membership entitlement.

Introduction of Seller Group

TV Seller Office provides functions for managing Seller Group. You can manage apps together by linking your accounts and your colleagues' accounts into a group.

You can only belong to one group, and groups are also divided into two types of membership. Public Seller Group can become Partner Seller Group through a partnership request.

There are two roles within a group.

  • Group Manager
    The account that creates the group automatically becomes the group manager, and there can be only one manager in the group. Group managers have full control over groups.
  • Group Member
    Non-group manager accounts become group members.
Table 1. Seller Group Activities
Role Activity
Group Manager - Creating new group
- Inviting members into group
- Confirming or rejecting for group join request
- Updating group information
- Withdrawing group members from group
- Transferring group manager role to one of group members
- Moving to another group
Group Member - Joining an existing group
- Leaving from the belonging group
Group Manager and Members - Registering applications
- Resolving defects reported from Samsung certification team
- Asking questions on 1:1 Q&A, and replying on them
- Updating seller information
- Managing bank account information
- Managing TV device information
- Accessing the report menu

Creating Group

Sellers who are not yet in a group can create a new group.

If you click the [Create Group] button in the 'Membership > Group Information' menu, the group creation page is displayed.

Important

If you already belong to another group, you cannot create a new group.

  • In order for group members to create a new group, they must leave the current group. See the Leaving from the belonging group section.
  • In order for a group manager to create a new group, they must first delegate manager privileges to change to a member role, and then leave the group. See the Transferring group manager role section.

Figure 1. Create Seller Group

Figure 1. Create Seller Group

On the Create Group page, fill in the group information and seller information.

Group Information

We recommend that you enter your company name in the group name. Then, enter the country/region information of the group(company).

Table 2. Group Information
Input Field Description Mandatory Updatable
Group Name Enter the same name as your company name. After creating group, you cannot change the group name. Yes No
Country or Region Enter the location of your company. Samsung content manager may be assigned based on your country. Yes Yes

Seller Information

In accordance with Korean and European laws, it is necessary to register seller information to service the app.

When registering an app, the group's seller information is used by default, but you can change the seller information for each app.

Table 3. Seller Information
Input Field Description Mandatory Updatable
Seller Name Enter the same name as your company name. Yes Yes
Customer Support Email Enter the customer support email address. Yes Yes
Seller Homepage Enter the seller's homepage address. Yes Yes
Representative's Name Enter the representative seller's name. Yes Yes
Phone Number Enter the seller's phone number and country code. Yes Yes
Address Enter the seller's address. Yes Yes

Enter all information and click the [Done] button to create a group.

After creating a group, you automatically become the group's manager.

Joining Existing Group

Sellers who are not yet in a group can join a group that has already been created and become a member of the group.

If you click the [Join Group] button in the 'Membership > Group Information' menu, the group join page is displayed.
Or, if you have an invitation to join a group, click the invite link and you'll be taken to the group join page immediately.

Important

If you are already in another group, you cannot join another group.

  • If a group member wants to join another group, they must leave the current group. See the Leaving from the belonging group section.
  • If a group manager wants to join another group, they must first delegate manager authority to change to a member role and then leave the group. See the Transferring group manager role section.
  • If there are no members to delegate, the group manager can move to another group. See the Moving to Another Group section.

Figure 2. Join Seller Group

Figure 2. Join Seller Group

In the group join page, search for groups to join using the group manager email address. When the group to join is confirmed, click the [Done] button to send a subscription request.

After that, if the group manager approves, the subscription is completed.

What Group Manager Can Do

Group managers have full control over groups : Invite members to a group, confirm or reject requests to join a group, update group information, handle withdrawal from a group, transfer the group administrator role, move to another group

Inviting members into group

You can send it as an invitation to members so they can join the group.

When you click the [Invite Member] button in the 'Membership > Group Members' menu, a pop-up page for member invitation is displayed. Enter the email address of the member to invite and click the [Send] button. Click to send an invitation.

Invited members will receive an "Invite you to the group" email and can join the group by clicking the invite link.

Note

  • If the invitee is not a member of the TV Seller Office, they can first sign up and then join the group.
  • If the invited member is joined to another group, they can first leave the another group and then join the new group.

Confirming group join request

After the seller requests to join the group, the group manager can see the members who requested to join in the 'Membership > Group Members' menu, and can accept or reject the request.

Figure 3. Waiting Members

Figure 3. Waiting Members

When the group manager accepts the request by clicking the [Confirm] button, the Seller will become a member of the group and will receive a "Your request to join the group has been approved" notification email.

If the group manager rejects the request by clicking the [Reject] button, the seller will be sent a "Your request to join the group has been rejected" notification email and will be removed from the request history.

Note

If a Seller who already owns the app becomes a member of the group, the app becomes owned by the Seller Group as well as the Seller.

Modifying group information

Group managers can edit the group's country/region information in the 'Membership > Group Information' menu. The group name cannot be modified.

Figure 4. Group Information

Figure 4. Group Information

Note

Depending on the Seller Group's country/region, a Samsung Content Manager may be assigned. The content manager is in charge of communicating with the Samsung team during app release or 1:1 Q&A support.

If you click the [Save] button after editing the country/region information, the change will be processed immediately.

The group is divided into two types of membership, and the Public Seller Group can become a Partner Seller Group by requesting a partnership. You can request a partnership by clicking the [Request Partnership] button.
For more information, refer to the Becoming Partner guide.

Withdrawing group members from group

Group managers have the authority to remove members from groups.

You can view the list of members in the 'Membership > Group Members' menu. If you click the [Withdraw] button for the member to be removed, they will be immediately withdrawn from the group after confirmation.

Figure 5. Group Members

Figure 5. Group Members

When the app owner leaves the group, ownership of the app is automatically transferred to the group manager.

Note

  • Group managers cannot leave a group. They must delegate manager authority and become a member role before you can leave. See the Transferring group manager role section.
  • Members who have left a group can join other groups or create a new group.

Transferring group manager role

After creating a group, you automatically become the manager of the group, and you can delegate manager privileges to other members of the group.

If you click the [Transfer Manager Role] button in the 'Membership > Group Members' menu, a pop-up page for transferring manager roles is displayed.

Figure 6. Transfer Manager Role

Figure 6. Transfer Manager Role

Select a member who will have group manager privileges and click the [Done] button to complete the transfer.

After you transfer the group manager role, your status becomes a member of the group.

Note

If the manager who has the Samsung Checkout account information transfers authority, the new manager must also register the bank account information.
If not registered, a notification email of "Bank Account information is required for settlement of TV Store" will be sent to the new manager.
For more information, refer to the Managing bank account information section.

Moving to another group

If the group has no members, the group manager can move to another group.
All apps owned by the group are moved together, and the previous group is automatically deleted when the move is complete.

If you click the [Move to Another Group] button in the 'Membership > Group Members' menu, the group move page is displayed.

Figure 7. Move to Another Group

Figure 7. Move to Another Group

First, search for the group to move with the group manager email address. When the group to be moved is confirmed, click the [Done] button to send a subscription request.

After that, if the group manager approves, the group transfer is completed.

What Group Manager and Members Can Do Together

Group manager and members can manage app services together : App registration, defect resolution, 1:1 Q&A question and response, seller information update, bank account information management, TV device information management, service report check, etc.

Updating seller information

The seller information entered by default when registering the app can be modified in the 'Membership > Group Information' menu.

Figure 8. Group Information

Figure 8. Group Information

Table 4. Modifiable Seller Information
Input Field Description
Seller Name Enter the same name as your company name.
Customer Support Email Enter the customer support email address.
Seller Homepage Enter the seller's homepage address.
Representative's Name Enter the representative seller's name.
Phone Number Enter the seller's phone number and country code.
Address Enter the seller's address.

Modify the required information and click the [Save] button to change it immediately.

Note

Even if the group information's seller information changes, the app's seller information does not change accordingly, and vice versa.
To change the seller information displayed on the TV, you need to edit the seller information in the app, not the seller information in the group information.
For more information, refer to the Entering Service Information section of the Entering Application Information guide.

Managing bank account information

To register an app using the 'Samsung Checkout' feature, bank account information to be settled must be registered in the Samsung Checkout DPI system.

Note

  • Samsung Checkout DPI checks whether bank account information is registered in the app information every time a transaction occurs in the app.
  • You can access the Samsung Checkout DPI system to register products and check the transaction list.

When you click the 'Membership > Bank Account' menu, the Samsung Checkout DPI system's settlement account information management page is displayed as a pop-up.

When you log in to the Samsung Checkout DPI system, the following screen is displayed.

Figure 9. Bank Account Information

Figure 9. Bank Account Information

The items you need to enter are as follows.

Table 5. Bank Account Information
Category Input Field Description Updatable
Basic Information CP ID This field auto fills No
GUID This field auto fills No
Nationality This can affect the tax calculation. Please enter the correct information. No
CP Type This field has an fixed value 'Incorporate'. No
CP Name This field auto fills No
Company Name Enter your company's name. No
Corporate Registration Number Enter your company's Corporate Registration Number. No
Company Address City, State/Province/Region, Zip/Postal Code Yes
Detail Address Street Address, Apartment, Building, floor, etc. Yes
Cell Phone Number Enter your cell phone number Yes
Partner Type This field has an fixed value 'Partner' No
E-mail Address We will send monthly sales report to this e-mail address. Please enter the correct information. Yes
Bank Account Information Bank Account This field has an fixed value 'BANK'. No
Bank Nationality Choose the bank account's country code. Yes
Bank Depositor Enter the name of depositor (account holder). Yes
Bank Account Number Enter the bank account number. No
Bank Name Enter the bank name. Yes
Bank Branch Enter the bank branch information. Yes
Bank Address Enter the bank address. Yes
Bank Identification Code Enter the bank identification code such as IBAN or SWIFT code. This field will be encrypted. No
CP R/S Rate (%) This field is set as the default rate '70'. An alternative revenue share rate may be established upon mutual written agreement during the certification process for an application. Yes
Minimum Payout Amount This field has an fixed value '$500'. Your earned balance at the time of payout must meet a minimum. No
Tax Information Name of Representative This field autofills with your name. No
Tax Bill Reception E-mail This field autofills with your account. We will send tax bill to this e-mail address. No
Registered Smart Bill Only Korean CP has to concern this field and press the button 'Check'. Yes

Enter all required information and click the [Save] button to register immediately.

You can edit your information at any time after completing your registration.

Managing TV device information

If you register TV information used during app development in the 'Membership > Device List' menu, you can conveniently use it when inquiring about 1:1 Q&A or conducting an alpha test.

Figure 10. Device List

Figure 10. Device List

If you click the [Add Device] button, a pop-up for entering new TV information is provided. If you enter all required information and click the [Done] button, it will be added to the TV list.

Figure 11. Add Device

Figure 11. Add Device

Information required for TV registration can be obtained through the TV's setup menu.

Table 6. TV Device Information
Input Field Description Mandatory Updatable
Custom Name Define a custom name for device Yes Yes
Model Name e.g. UN55KS9000 Yes Yes
DUID e.g. H3CB3EXSKAQAO Yes Yes
Firmware Version e.g. T-JZMAKUC-1150.8 Yes Yes
Smart Hub Version e.g. 1.200 No Yes

Registered TV information can be modified or deleted at any time.

Figure 12. Device List

Figure 12. Device List

If you click the [Edit] button, a pop-up to edit the TV information is provided. Modify the required information and click the [Save] button to change it immediately.

Click the [Delete] button to delete immediately.

What Group Members Can Do

Group members can directly leave the group they belong to.

Leaving from the belonging group

In the 'Membership > Group Members' menu, if you click the [Withdraw] button for yourself, your withdrawal will be processed immediately after confirmation.

Figure 13. Group Members

Figure 13. Group Members

If the owner of the app leaves, ownership of the app is automatically transferred to the group manager.

After leaving a group, you can join another group or create a new group.

Note

Group managers cannot leave a group. They must delegate manager authority and become a member role before you can leave. See the Transferring group manager role section.