Customers can see a list of the followed vendors in their account.
The Follow Vendor add-on keeps your customers updated about vendor activity in the store. Whenever a new product is added, a product is back in stock, or a review is created, the customer will see updates in the vendor newsfeed. The news will be sorted chronologically and each post will contain a link to the appropriate product.
If the customer does not want to see vendor news, the box next to the corresponding vendor should be unchecked.
Once the customer starts to follow the vendor, they will get email notifications each time a vendor posts a new event.
The add-on is compatible with Multi-Vendor 4.3.1 and above.
Don’t know what archive to download to install the add-on? Read here.
Here are available settings of the add-on:
- License key—Enter the license key to activate the add-on. You will receive this key in the order confirmation email. You can also see license keys for all your purchased add-ons in your HelpDesk account. Log in to HelpDesk, and navigate to the Licenses section:
- Display product image—If enabled, the product image will be displayed in newsletters and subscription pages.
- Send newsletters on schedule—If selected, letters containing vendor news will be sent out to customers according to a schedule. Otherwise customers will be notified of each event right away.
- Cron password—This key is used to verify the authenticity of the script sending emails.
Use the following line to run the cron script according to a schedule:
php /path/to/cart/admin.php –dispatch=send_digest_by_email.send_digest –cron_password=MYPASS
path/to/cart is the path to your website.
MYPASS is the access key to cron script that you can find under Settings > Security settings.
If you have any difficulties with the cron setup, please contact your server administrator or contact us for help.