1. Versatile Application for Customers
Offer your clients a versatile application as eBay and Amazon do. The clients will be able to use it to order, add items to wish lists of things to get and carts, and pay by offline means or via PayPal Express Checkout.
All the data is synced with your online marketplace: the changes on any side effects another one. The logo and color of the app can be customizable.
2. Common Products for Vendors
Avoid customer confusion with duplicated products.
Create and manage a single unified product database and allow vendors to sell them without creating their own listing. They'll be able to change prices, quantity, and shipping information.
3. Category Commissions
Set up separate commissions for different product categories with different margins.
Attract vendors by assuring their profit with individual commissions depending on the products they offer. Some products may have low margins that won't be able to cover your commissions. This may drive vendors away. Avoid this negative experience with category commissions.
4. Advanced Vendor Restrictions
Create a vendor-friendly environment by creating an individual admin depending on the vendors business. Hide menus, features, and settings if the sellers don't need them.
Add a special group of vendors with unique admin layout, separate privileges and restrictions. Put the most important features that work for vendors' businesses in front of their eyes and make their lives easier.
5. Separate Vendor Checkout
Allow customers to pay for products from different vendors separately at a single checkout. All the payments will go straight to vendors' accounts.
This feature is a part of the Direct Customer-to-Vendor Payments built-in add-on that allows vendors to get the money directly from customers and pay commissions to marketplace from that revenue.
6. Promotions for Vendors
Give your vendors promotional tools to offer their products on checkout or in the catalog. Let them generate more sales that will result in more commissions.
Make this tool your advantage to attract more vendors to the marketplace.
7. Design Editor for Vendors
Vendors will be able to represent their brands and products better if they have the ability to create their own design. Allow them to modify the look and feel of their micro-stores so that they look unique.
With a built-in theme editor, vendors will be able to change storefront colors, fonts, and backgrounds. Plus, they'll be able to arrange content on their storefronts quickly without coding.