Multi-Vendor Only Features
Multi-Vendor is a professional marketplace software. This advanced open source code e-commerce platform is PHP-based using MySQL database technology to store data and Smarty template engine to build website look and feel.
Multi-Vendor Software for your new marketplace
Multi-Vendor is an online marketplace platform: you launch a Multi-Vendor-based eCommerce mall and invite online vendors. They get their own mini-stores on your internet marketplace and showcase their products on the shared storefront. Vendors sell their products and you get a commission. Multi-Vendor is a perfect ecommerce mall solution to build an eBay-like marketplace.
Top Notch Features
✓ Multiple Vendor Accounts
✓ Multiple levels of administrative access
✓ Configurable vendor plans
✓ Flexible product approval system
✓ Advanced Vendor Restrictions
✓ Act on behalf of a vendor
✓ Advanced vendor payout system
✓ Vendor debt payout
✓ Detailed statistics and reports
✓ Customizable One-Page Checkout
✓ Built-in blog
✓ Separate mini store and admin panel for every vendor
✓ 26 built-in translations
✓ Real-time and manual shipping calculations
✓ Customer-to-vendor communication
✓ Comments and reviews
✓ Vendor Locations
✓ Built-in marketing tools (loyalty programs, SEO, product promotions)
✓ Advanced order management system
✓ Vendor account balance, sales reports & statistics
- Built-in import / export tool
- Bulk product editing
- Vendor-specific categories
- Customizable product variations
- Stock control, low stock notifications
- Over 70 integrated payment methods
- Return merchandise authorization
- Built-in layout editor
- Responsive themes
- On-site content editing
- Built-in database backup / restore tool
- Built-in blog
- Cross-selling tools
- Call requests
- Abandoned carts
- Data feeds
Admin features in more detail
Create subscription plans for vendors with different conditions and limitations.
First of all, apart from commissions, it allows you to take a monthly fee from vendors for selling in your marketplace.
Secondly, with vendor plans, commissions are pre-set for each plan, and a new vendor just picks the most suitable option. The vendor plans functionality will save you from troubles with setting commissions for vendors manually.
Make product management simple and efficient. In Multi-Vendor, product approval is flexible and handy at the same time. You will have 3 options:
You can let your vendors showcase products without moderation.
Check every product added by vendors.
Allow certain vendors to add products without moderation.
Besides, you can choose either to approve product updates or let vendors update product details without moderation.
Take full control over a vendor’s admin panel—enable and disable menus and set privileges. This way you can hide unnecessary menus and interface elements in the vendor panel and leave only those that are frequently used by a vendor.
For example, a vendor selling downloadable products doesn’t need the shipping methods menu. Hide it from the vendor panel to make the interface lighter and clearer.
Use automatic or manual vendor payouts.
Automatic payouts are carried out via a built-in "PayPal for Marketplaces" payment method. It distributes the payment between vendors and sends commissions to your account.
With PayPal for Marketplaces customers can pay for their orders in bulk—payments are not split into multiple steps when a customer buys products from more than 5 vendors. Plus you can get refunds via PayPal for Marketplaces. Handy!
And if you need to make a manual payment, you can use the vendor accounting feature to record each payout.
Track payable amounts individually for every single vendor. The root store administrator distributes all of the money between vendors in accordance with the history of orders.
Feel the pulse of your marketplace.
Google Analytics integrated in Multi-Vendor will generates detailed statistics about your website visitors. It gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.
Sales reports will give you detailed statistics on the sales in your marketplace. Statistics may be represented in a form of graphical or tabular charts. For convenience, charts are grouped into separate reports.
Vendor features in more detail
Provide each vendor with a separate admin panel. It will allow your vendors to manage their own settings and products.
Vendor panels include just what vendors need and are allowed to modify in your marketplace. Vendors will not interfere with each other.
- Manage their orders, products, filters, options, and features
- Add vendor administrators with different access levels to the admin panel
- Add different informational pages, polls, forms, and links
- View vendor account balance
- Set shipping methods and taxes
- Choose currency and language
- Import or export products and orders
Attract vendors from different countries. You are not bound by language limitations. Multi-Vendor includes 26 translations out of the box.
It is not a machine-based but a community-driven translation made by native speakers. Language variables are translated for all sections: storefront, admin, and vendor panels
Enable you customers to send messages to your vendors. You just can’t know everything about every product in your marketplace. And customers often have questions. Connect your customers with your vendors so that the latter could answer the customer’s questions about a product.
With the Customer-to-Vendor Communication function, customers can send a message to vendors right from the product page. It makes products more attractive for buying and helps to convert visitors into paying customers.
Multi-Vendor offers the feedback and review system with an interactive star rating. Customers can comment and rate vendors, products, categories, and orders.
Paid-for positive reviews are useless as customers want to see honest opinions about sellers and their products. With this in mind, we made it so that comments and reviews in Multi-Vendor are moderated by the store administrator, not vendors.
Allow you vendors to set their locations so that they could receive more orders from local customers. The Vendor Locations function allows you to display a map with all the vendors in the chosen location, enable product filtering by distance from the customer’s location, show nearby vendors on the marketplace homepage, and more.
The Vendor Locations function allows customers to support local vendors, receive orders sooner, and easily find nearest vendors.
Give your vendors an advanced analytics tool. With Multi-Vendor shopping cart software, your sellers can view detailed statistics on their sales in your marketplace. Like the store administrator, sellers can view graphical or tabular charts.
Besides, vendors can view their account balance to track all payouts and commissions taken by the store administrator. Sellers can also review the income and expenditure statistics: total and per period.
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Free 1-year upgrade subscription and 90 days of free technical support included
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One license for use of the Multi-Vendor software. By purchasing it you accept Multi-Vendor License Agreement and upgrade policy.
All our products comply with CS-Cart code architecture and Simtech Development established standards.
To produce free of bugs add-ons, all our products undergo several testing stages.
Adapting to any CS-Cart version
On your request we can adapt the add-on to another CS-Cart version.
30-day money back
If you are not satisfied with the add-on within the first 30 days after the payment, you can get a refund.
A detailed and step-by-step user guide is written for every add-on.
No extra actions. Without programming knowledge you will be able to install our add-ons.
Add-ons use language variables for all texts and can be edited under Administration → Languages → Translations.
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100% Open Source
We provide only easy-to-customize add-ons. With the help of developers or on your own, you are able to modify all extensions.
We are open to customers' suggestions and constantly updating our products to meet your needs.