How to Turn your Magento® Store into an Multi-Vendor Marketplace- Tutorial

How to Turn your Magento® Store into an Multi-Vendor Marketplace- Tutorial

September 12, 2019 0 By Bernardo Ryan


Sam here from CreativeMinds. In this video
we’re covering the marketplace extension for Magento. This extension allows multiple suppliers
and vendors to create, manage and track products and orders that are uploaded to a marketplace
for your Magento store. This extension also creates an easy platform for both the administrator
and multiple vendors or suppliers to manage their orders and products, and also track
their sales and payments. So now we are going to go to supplier products.
Where you can see the master list of all products that your suppliers have submitted for your
approval. The admin can easily approve or disapprove of products in bulk or individually.
They can also define a specific sales percentage fee to be applied to specific suppliers and
ass a supplier to a particular group. The admin can choose whether or not certain shipping
options re available for individual buyers, including flat and table rates and associated
handling fees. You can see all of the products that any one supplier has sold on your site
and sort and filter them by various fields. You can see the subtotal amount and the net
income amount, which reflects the sales percentage fee that you defined for that supplier. You
can create a custom email to be sent to suppliers and notify them when a product has been approved
by the admin, and when the product has been ordered. There are various shortcodes that
make this customizable to the particular product and supplier. You can also enable customers
receive n email when supplier had created a shipment. As well as allow suppliers to
manage their own shipping costs. Under pricing, you can determine what your default percentage
fee as an admin is going to be. Here you can assign a set of attributes suppliers can use
to manage they products. So when a supplier goes to add a product, this is what those
attributes are going to look like for the supplier. And here they can click on those
images and click on the little house in the corner to make it the default. Suppliers can
also assign one or more categories to a particular product. Here’s what the product page is going
to look like in your online store. With the featured image and the different attributes
represented in the main information, the quick overview and of course the detailed description
you can write when you create a new product. You are able to create a custom report based
on time period that you can match to when an order was created or updated. You will
get your custom report by month, and you can get stats on sale numbers and total amounts
over time for easy analysis. Suppliers can see all of the products they
have added to the store and their status as decided by the store’s administrator. Whether
the item is active, inactive, pending admin approval or disapproved. Suppliers can easy
edit, deactivate or view their products. So when suppliers preview a product they know
exactly what that product is going to look like in the owner’s store. On the supplier’s dashboard under settings,
you can choose whether or not they will be notified when a product is ordered or approved
by the admin. The supplier can also choose which shipping options made available by the
admin they want their customers to have access to. Suppliers can also get custom reports
on their own products including order products and order totals. Suppliers can sort by time
period, track their sales including sales totals and net income stats. Suppliers can
keep track of their orders and filter them by time period and status. Whether the order
was completed, pending, cancelled, processing or pending payment. This make it easy to manage
individual order and have all the information about the order including customer contact
and shipping information easily available. When suppliers ship a product, they can easily
add shipping information to an order. They can select the carrier, as well as put in
a title that they customer will see for the carrier and even put in a tracking number.
And they can also choose to notify customers when an order has been shipped.