How Multi-Vendor Site works for my Vendors?

How Multi-Vendor Site works for my Vendors?

A vendor is a sub-type of administrator account with specific permissions. The vendor can:

  1. Create an account
    To start selling in the store, the vendor’s account must be approved by the administrator
  2. Fill in personal information Company name, Logo/profile photo, Location and Detailed description
  3. Add, modify and delete the products the vendor created. The products created by admin or other vendors are not visible for the vendor.
  4. Create coupons and discounts that will be applied to the products of this very vendor
  5. Add, modify and delete the product attributes created by this vendor. The vendor can not see the attributes created by admin or other vendors
  6. Assign the products to the existing categories created by the admin, without the ability to create a new category
  7. Export and import this vendor’s products in a CSV file
  8. Accept payments directly to their PayPal accounts PayPal Adaptive Payments API allows to send payments up to 9 receivers. As a result, when the order is placed, the customer pays only once, but the payment is split into several parts in the background: the administrator receives the commission, and the vendors – their payments
  9. Setup Shipping methods and ship-from address if the module works in mode “Vendors as separate shops”
  10. Work with the orders The scenario depends on the module mode – “Warehouse” or “Vendors as separate shops”
    1. Warehouse: the vendor can see a part of the order, containing his products only. The orders are in ‘read-only’ mode, i.e. the vendor cannot edit shipping and order statuses.
    2. Vendors as separate shops: once the customer pays the order, containing the goods of several vendors, X-Cart creates several orders (one per provider). As a result, the vendors see only those orders, which contain their goods. The vendors have full access to edit these orders, change their statuses and add tracking numbers.
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