The WordPress WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace Plugin converts your e-commerce store into a fully functional marketplace having multiple sellers with separate seller profile and gives sellers the functionality of adding the products from the seller panel. Using this plugin the seller can view and edit his profile information. He can view his product list and search, edit or delete products from it. The seller can view a record of his transactions and sales charts on his dashboard. He can view his order history for all the orders, change his password and even ask questions to the admin.
The admin can also manage the product list, seller list, commissions, and settings. Admin can edit or delete products, approve, disapprove or assign sellers to products, set separate commission rates for different sellers and can change settings like product auto-publish and seller auto-approval permissions.
WordPress WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace Features
Sellers can add 5 types of products – Simple Product, Grouped Product, External/Affiliate Product, Variable Product and Downloadable Product as well.
Customer and can give Review & Ratings to the seller. This feature makes believe in the seller. Customers purchase products from the sellers who give good quality of product and shipping services. A good seller gets more and more sale.
Seller/Supplier name will be visible on the Product page. Now a seller will be identified by their name. Once a seller earn the trust of the customers then, they will definitely go for the product.
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Admin can create a WooCommerce Marketplace Seller Central where users can separately register themselves as sellers. The user who wants to become a seller can register here. With the help of this feature users now has a separate signup page to become a seller.
Order history and order management are a must-have feature for any stable marketplace, WooCommerce Multivendor Marketplace contains order management that means vendor can manage the order and can generate the invoice. Admin of the marketplace also able to generate the invoice for the orders.
Each seller will have his own Separate seller profile. Once you set up your WordPress site using WooCommerce Marketplace, you can go ahead and give people registering in the site the choice of registering as a vendor or seller. It provides a separate profile which is managed by the seller. And it is a very important feature of a B2C Marketplace.
Now the sellers of the marketplace will be able to manage their shipping from their own account panel. Sellers can easily set up the new shipping zones and can add the shipping methods for these zones.
Using the product by feature, buyers will be able to see the seller name on the product page. Also, the customer will be able to check the profile page of a seller by clicking on the name of the seller on the product page.
The seller can inquire from admin by asking a question to the admin. This feature allows sellers to make a query to the admin if they stuck somewhere. Admin can resolve queries of sellers by providing appropriate answers.
The Marketplace has the feature to directly connect the Facebook account of the user with or without registration at the time of giving reviews for a particular seller.
Sellers can view all their orders with billing and shipping address of the customers.
A customer/buyer can mark any seller/supplier of the marketplace as favorite seller. A customer can see all marked favorite sellers under his account panel.The seller can also able to see their followers and can send a custome message to them.
The admin can set commission for the Sellers. Admin can set the commission in percentage globally for all the sellers. But is has a feature also to set different commission for different sellers. It is a very helpful feature, now admin can lower down some commission percentage for the sellers whose sale is very good.
Admin can set to Auto Approve Sellers. With this feature, a new seller who wants to join marketplace will be auto approved.
Admin can set auto to allow sellers to publish their products. Now there is no need to approve every product added by the seller. Products will be auto-published on the marketplace.
Admin will be able to approve or disapprove any seller or any seller’s product. If there is a seller who involved in fraudulent activities or his services are not up to the mark of the marketplace, admin can disapprove that seller. Even admin can disapprove a product if that is fake or not priced correctly.
Admin will be able to make a customer to seller from admin panel. Now there is no requirement to wait for a request from a user to become a seller of the marketplace. A customer can also become a seller. Admin can just update the role of a customer to a seller.
Admin can Assign any Product to any seller as per the need. This feature helps to set up a seller’s account quickly.
Start Selling Today With WordPress WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace
Using this plugin anyone can achieve success who wants to create some extra stream of income online. The best part is that it requires no technical knowledge to set it up. The developers have done a good job of making the setup very easy even for beginners.
Additionally, this plugin comes with interesting features that you don’t see on other plugins. Like we can add various features with the help of it’s add-ons. Some of add-ons like Marketplace Quote System is very useful for B2B Marketplace. Another add-on Marketplace Mass Upload can be used to upload products from Seller/Supplier end.
Webkul Multi Vendor Marketplace plugin is fully compatible with any third-party themes as long as it is working fine with the default WooCommerce platform. Check out Electro Electronics Store WooCommerce Theme by MadrasThemes.
The developers are constantly updating and adding new features thereby making it even better every day. No doubt, the WooCommerce Marketplace is the “the game-changer” for WordPress WooCommerce shop owners. No need to waste time looking for an alternative, you can get the plugin today and enjoy the awesome features that come with it.
"Initial release v 1.0.0", "Current release v 4.8.3"
v 4.8.3 Fixed : Fixed error on seller creation on admin side. Update : Updated transaction function. Fixed : Fixed seller register mail issue. Fixed : Fixed the product type issue admin side. Fixed : Fixed the product metadata issue on the seller end. Added : Added additional information on seller order mail. Added : Added compatibility with Webkul Marketplace Reward plugin. Added : Added compatibility with Webkul Marketplace USPS shipping. Added : Added hook for adding order meta data on seller side.
v 4.8.2 Update : Seller page CSS updated. Update : Commission management updated. Fixed : Translation issues fixed. Fixed : Product listing issues fixed. Fixed : Notification issues fixed. Fixed : Issues fixed for seller slug.
v 4.8.1 Update : Seller stats updated to display only seller data. Fixed : Fixed shipping issues.
v 4.8.0 New : Added the feature of separate seller dashboard for the sellers. New : Added translation support where missing. New : Added additional fields provided for seller country and state in the profile page. New : Added seller query management. New : Added additional hooks and filters. New : Added mail template for admin answer regarding query. Update : Updated the commission management. Fixed : Fixed responsive issues. Fixed : Fixed shipping class issue. Fixed : Fixed the shipping and discount issue. Fixed : Fixed the countries SVG layout issue. Fixed : Fixed mail preview issue.
v 4.7.4 New : Added marketplace extension tab at admin end for showing add-ons and other Webkul WordPress and Woocommerce plugins. Fixed : Fixed the Emogrifier issue while sending mail to the seller while ordering. Fixed : Fixed error in adding shipping zone at seller end due to the updated version of Woocommerce 3.4. Update : The seller can now delete the particular shipping method while editing the shipping zone. Fixed : Fixed jquery error while seller creating a product. New : Added check for the WC_Admin_Report at the dashboard. Fixed : Fixed warnings and added the link to the login page in favourite seller product page.
v 4.7.3 Update : Grouped Product addition flow updated as per WooCommerce 3.x.x. Update : Icons updated in the pages(Webkul icons introduced), used Webkul Rango fonts in place of Font Awesome. Update : Price display updated in product list at seller end. Update : Nonce added to prevent CSRF vulnerability while product delete at seller end.
v 4.7.2 New : Added filter to search the products by a seller in the admin panel. New : Added product page link in the order view at seller end. New : Added product variation details in the order view for the variable products at seller end.
v 4.7.1 New : Introduced category tree at seller-end. Update : Updated new order mail action for seller. Update : Updated seller delete page layout.
v 4.7.0 New : Introduced transactions. New : Mass assign products to sellers added. New : Upsells/Cross-sells features added for the seller. New : Seller reviews approval from admin-end integrated.
v 4.6.0 New : Front-end design (layout) updated [Major Update]. New : A buyer can give a review to the seller in a more interactive way. New : Marketplace Seller Dashboard updated with new and interactive charts. New : Marketplace Seller Menu added with the WooCommerce default menu to make it more accessible. New : Log added in "Ask To Admin" feature at seller-end. New : Visibility of seller rating on the product page. New : Seller Profile asset visibility configuration added at admin-end. New : Manual commission pay feature added. New : Inbuilt Marketplace Flat Rate Shipping. Update : Email template feature updated, and preview added. Update : Multiple selections of product gallery images added at seller-end. Fixed : Fixed all XSS vulnerabilities. Fixed : Login with Facebook while reviewing seller fixed.
v 4.5.0 New : Provide multiple file upload for the downloadable product at seller end. Update : Rewrite rules updated. Update : Seller preview and collection page restrictions. Update : Shipping access restrictions for the seller. Update : Add product update notice at seller end. Fixed : Variable product issue fixed. Fixed : Default Dashboard view at seller end fixed. Fixed : XSS vulnerability at seller's profile edit page. Fixed : Seller shop follower page design issue fixed.
v 4.4.0 Introduced multi-language feature, added .pot file. Code standardization. Introduced e-mail templates for various actions like seller registration, ask to admin, etc. Introduced notification center at admin as well as seller end.
v 4.3.2 Introduced Separate Seller Registration feature which can be managed by admin.
v 4.3.1 Add feature to convert a customer into seller by changing role and vice-versa. Update module as per new version of WooCommerce i.e., 3.0
v 4.3.0 Introduced new Invoice management feature in the plugin for seller and admin end. Introduced New shop follow feature / Favourite Seller in marketplace plugin. Fixed my account pages calling bugs.
v 4.2.3 Updated hook in sellerpanel list files for adding more tabs by plugins.
v 4.2.2 Introduced seller shipping management. Bug fixed in deletion of zone to seller meta table and page reloaded once zone cost is defined.
v 4.2.1 Fixed bugs related to visibility of seller product.
v 4.0.0 Product by feature on product page is introduced. Rewrite rule updated for shop address.
v 3.0.0 Phone number validation updated.
v 2.3.0 Edit product page Vulnerablity issue fixed. Setting page admin hidden value for seller page title is updated.
v 2.2.0 Bugs fixed related with admin end. Facebook login issue fixed.
v 2.1.0 Bugs Fixed with DEBUG MODE = true
v 2.0.0 Updated version with many bugs fixed and new controls to seller.
v 1.0.0 Initial release