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How to Add Your Business to the Showroom

Created on: Nov 4, 2011 10:21 AM by tkeeton - Last Modified:  Nov 11, 2011 12:32 PM by tkeeton

Welcome to the Vendor Showroom by Community from HomeAway.  Your Vendor Homepage is where other members of Community will come to get a basic overview of your business and find links to your site, product descriptions and more. 

Take a look at some of the other Vendors in the Showroom to get ideas for what to include on your homepage.  Check out the Vendor Guidelines for a list of "must-haves" and what not to include.


Get started below!

How to Create your Vendor Showroom Homepage:

  1. Register on the Community as a “Vendor”.
  2. Navigate to the Vendor Showroom (under Resources, click Vendor Showroom) and select Vendor tab.
  3. Under Actions on the right, click Create a Article.
  4. Choose Write a New Article, then click Continue.
  5. Type your company name in the title field.
  6. Type or copy and paste your company information in the body of the article.
  7. Click the camera icon in the editing toolbar to upload logos or pictures into the body of the article.
  8. Make sure to include contact information, links to your website, etc.
  9. Add a line that references your discussion area – you’ll create the discussion area next.
  10. Add appropriate tag: ‘vendor’
  11. Click Publish to publish the article (you can always edit at any time).


How to Create a Discussion about Your Company:


  1. Return to the Vendor Showroom and select the Discussions tab.
  2. Under Actions on the right, click Start a Discussion.
  3. Type your company name in the title field.
  4. In the body of the discussion, invite people to ask you questions.
  5. Add the appropriate tag: 'vendor'.
  6. Click Post Message.
  7. Go back to the Vendor Showroom and click your vendor page to open it.
  8. Under Actions on the right, click Edit Article.
  9. In the sentence referencing your discussion area, create a link to the discussion you created using the link button on the editing toolbar. Use Browse history in the link wizard to select the discussion you just created.
  10. Publish the article again with the updates.
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