The primary goals of the new system center around streamlining and (as much as possible) automating the existing process to get artisans' products into the online catalog. Specifically:
- artisans should be able to submit product information without having to go through an email-based process. As part of that change:
- Some data-entry control will be enforced, to prevent simple mistakes (missing or invalid data).
- artisans will be able to modify their product data, with some limitations, and with a review still required before those revisions go live. At a minimum, though, they will be able to deactivate live product listings, and activate existing-but-deactivated items as well.
- Product Reviewers ...