Creating a Child Account

A child account can be created and accessed from within your main DistributorCentral account. Child accounts can be used for individual sales reps, company stores, or any situation where you have a user or website that needs to be separated from your main account. These accounts can have unique contacts, users, payment methods, and websites. 

Here is how to create a child account:

  1. While logged into DistributorCentral, click on the Account menu section in the left-side menu
  2. Click on Child Accounts 
  3. On the Child Accounts page, click on the Add New Child Account button on the top right section of the page
  4. Fill out the child account details, be sure to choose "Distributor" in the "Company Type" drop-down. (This information can be changed after your child account is created.)
  5. Click Submit when you have filled out all the required fields
  6. Once submitted, click on Child Accounts under the Accounts menu again 
  7. Now you should see your newly added child account
  8. Click Login to the far right of that account to add users, or update contact information

Once you have logged into your child account, you may not notice anything significantly different from your main account except the account number in the top left corner will be different. 

  1. To get back to your main account, go to the top right corner
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow to the right of your name
  3. Click on Switch Accounts to return to your main account

TIP >> Access your main account's website templates from your child account to save time and effort in creating a new website for your sales reps, or company stores. Just switch back to your main parent account and switch any of your websites to a template.