Hey! It’s been a while, again. The last time you heard from me was when I presented you our Odoo training platform Oocademy. In the meanwhile, Oocademy has reached 3.500 members! How cool is that?!
We’re very happy to see that we’re able to help out the Odoo community, which is why I’m here to introduce you to a new platform!
We believe we can contribute to the community even more than we do now. This is why we built The Odoo Store: one place with everything you need for your Odoo. 🚀
The Odoo Store: an online platform to find everything for your Odoo! 🔎
Like Oocademy, The Odoo Store revolves about connecting, sharing and improving the Odoo ecosystem. We wanted to create a very extended and complete website, where every Odoo user can easily find what they’re looking for to integrate with their Odoo. The Odoo Store is a place where you can browse through different apps, themes, e-documents and partners and where we really value quality. Use the advanced search options to quickly get the results you’re after. It’s that easy!
Why did we build it? 🛠️
I honestly felt that the current Odoo appstore just didn’t cut it. I got frustrated over quite some things such as the quality of the apps on the platform, having barely any options to find content and that there where never any new features or improvements coming. There’s basically nothing to motivate people to do better and to improve the platform.
Once I heard that many people feel the same way I decided it was time to do better and take it to the next level. I only have one major goal with this platform: to empower Odoo developers and help Odoo users get more out of the available content.
What does The Odoo Store have to offer? 💎
Our platform consists out of four major pillars:
Browse through our extended collection of apps. Use different filters to narrow down your search, sort by your preferences and check out the app reviews! You’re also able to see if apps are certified and secure before buying and installing them.
With a large number of themes available, you’ll find the perfect one for your website. Start creating the website you’ve been dreaming of in just a matter of seconds!
Odoo is a very extended and versatile ERP-system. It’s not uncommon to get overwhelmed by all the options and possibilities it contains.
With the online documentation, you’ll be able to learn a lot about Odoo in general, or about a specific feature or problem you’re facing.
The Odoo Store is here for everyone connected to Odoo. As a partner, you’ll be able to create your own profile introducing your services, apps, themes and many more. This way, people in need of some help with their Odoo can easily find a partner to collaborate with!
The Odoo Store: where quality is key 👌
We wouldn’t have created The Odoo Store if we didn’t believe it has many benefits you can enjoy.
First of all, as we said before, we’ve combined everything for your Odoo into one website. Besides that, we’ve created advanced search and filter options which make your search way easier.
No more browsing through all pages, wasting valuable time and not getting the results you’re hoping for. At The Odoo Store you can quickly find what you’re looking for.
We highly value good quality work and that’s the reason why we took an extra step: every app that’s being uploaded for sale is extensively checked on it’s quality and security level. We provide feedback for code and security improvements for the seller and make sure that the buyers get the best quality there is. And because we really love the Odoo community, this is all for free!
Do you really want to stand out with your app and get some extra support?
For a small fee, sellers can get a code review and earn a certification for their app. Buyers can see whether an app is certified, or not, and so this will increase your credibility and sales!
If that isn’t enough, we also provide highlighted areas on our website. You can pick a date and period for any app, theme etc. you want to draw some extra attention to as a vendor. Get your business out there in the spotlights!
Vendor’s commissions 💶
Also very important to know: what will you earn as a vendor?
As every other online selling platform, we take a little bit of the revenue for maintaining the website, providing services, etc. But we want you, as a vendor, to get rewarded for your hard work. That’s why we pay you a 75% commission.
And, above that, you never have to wait long before we pay out. We set our threshold at €200, because nobody likes to wait for their well-earned money!
Stay in control with our AppManager 💪
We’re probably not the only one, but we like to stay in control of our apps. That’s why we had the need to create an app to help us with that. That’s how the AppManager came to life!
The AppManager provides you a clever overview of all your installed apps. This overview helps you to compare the newest version with the installed version, so you can easily check if your apps are up-to-date. Is there an update available for one of your apps? You’ll automatically get a notification. Just click the update button and you’re ready to go!
Why would you use The Odoo Store? 🤔
A question that some of you will probably already have is “Why The Odoo Store” and not the official app store?”
The aim of our platform is to improve the ecosystem for everyone. Both the seller and the purchases (or user if it is free) should get the best possible.
A great content builder should stand out and the platform has to help them. We do so by pushing quality content to the top while pushing bad quality content down. Besides of this the sellers on our platform get more commission. This empowers them to do even better as we take less of the profit. We only take 25% commission on the sales and offer an extra range of tools to help the developers improve.
Besides of these benefits we will be using the revenue that we make to actively improve/expand our platform and to boost the Odoo ecosystem. We’re not here to make a ‘quick buck’. We’re here to change the ecosystem and to push it to the next level!
When you sell or buy on our platform it means you are part of being the change to improve the Odoo world even more.🏆
What’s next? 🔥
As you probably already guessed this is just the start of our platform. There’s so much potential with these kind of platforms, we can do even better!
Sadly – as we’ve noticed before in the past – there are quite some companies lurking around to run off with some ideas so I won’t go into details here but to give you a rough idea:
- More insights/analysis about apps,
- Empowering the Odoo developers,
- Pushing forward for the quality of apps,
- A connector with another platform,
- Something 🎯 (it is still a wild dream in my head, hah!)
Finally, we would love your feedback and ideas. If you have ideas, comments or anything feel free to comment here or reach out to me personally. I’d like to have an as open communication and collaboration with others as I can so shoot!
Go check it out! 🚀
We can make this blog even longer and tell you even more about our new platform. But our advice? If you’re an Odoo user, go check it out yourselves! 😊