Mandatory attributes for seller platform listing

In order to maintain a consistent experience for the buyers and maintaining the network health, Pincode requires certain attributes from the seller platform for them to be listed on the app. Given the early stage, the attributes will be dynamic considering the tech and operational parameters:

  • Tech Requirements
    • Seller platform's implementation and adoption of ONDC protocol/ part of the API contract should be at par with protocol adoption by Pincode
    • City search should be supported
    • Should expose minimum below APIs: /search, /select, / init, /confirm, /status, /update, /cancel, /track
    • In on_search,address.locality & location.circle are required and should be null
  • Catalogue Attributes
    • Barcode for packaged commodities in Grocery and Pharmaceutical
    • Country of origin
    • Quantity and UOM
    • Manufacturer details
    • Month and year of manufacturing
    • Identifier for Veg/ Non-veg for Food and Grocery
    • Nutrition Information

Mandatory attributes and standard requirements for seller listing

Based on the category and nature of the store, the given attributes are required for a store to be listed on the platform

  • Grocery and Daily Needs
    • Modern trade: Supermarket
      • Rich assortment having catalogue with items at least under 4 categories
      • Minimum 1000 unique SKUs listed in the catalogue
      • Digitized billing solution in place
    • General Trade stores
      • Rich assortment having catalogue with items at least under 4 categories as per ONDC category IDs
      • Minimum 1000 unique SKUs listed in the catalogue
    • Fruits & Vegetables, Meat & Poultry and Speciality Stores
      • Minimum SKU should be 10
    • Brand and D2C stores
      • Minimum SKU should be 10
  • Food and Beverage
    • Catalogue of store shouldn't contain any prohibited item as per the laws and regulations of the Country, mentioned in Seller Guidelines
    • Minimum SKU count should be 5
  • Pharmacy
    • Non prescription based medicines are sent on network
    • Minimum SKU count should be 200
  • Home Decor, Fashion and Electronics
    • Minimum SKU count should be 10
    • Returns and replacements are managed by the Seller

For exceptional cases, the seller / seller platform can write to Pincode for getting the store listed on the platform.