Setting up your user profile (Lens profile) on bosonapp.io
Before you sell your first item on the Boson marketplace dApp, you need to create an account, or a Lens profile.
What is a Lens profile and why should you create one?
Lens Protocol is a composable and decentralized social graph. It lets creators take ownership of their content wherever they go in the world of Web3. While Boson Protocol allows for the trustless transfer and redemption of physical goods, using Lens allows you to build your reputation and associate yourself and your storefront with your digital presence elsewhere.
How to set-up a Lens profile on the dApp
Connect your wallet as shown in the screenshot below and if you already have a Lens account, you will see the Lens handle field is pre-populated with your handle.
If connecting your wallet does not detect an existing Lens profile, you will be prompted to create one. Once this is done, you need to add an image and a username. Ensure the image is smaller than 500kb.
Next, fill out the description field. This is not mandatory, but providing a narrative about your brand will help drive engagement. Unique and collectible items often have an interesting story behind them and buyers like to know about you and your brand – as well as potentially link to your social media to find out more.
Filling in the social media and website field is not mandatory and you are able to remain anonymous if desired.
Now fill in your email address. Your email is used to coordinate dispatch and delivery with your buyers. It’s also the first point for dispute management. If you would rather not doxx yourself, feel free to create an entirely new email just for selling.
Your description and external URLs are shown on the product details page for any offer you create. Your email address is visible on your profile and on any offers you create. Buyers will contact you via this email to ask questions and resolve problems.
You can edit your seller profile at any time by clicking on the seller icon.