Updated Features of Opencart Marketplace

As the online marketplace is growing up day by day we are sharing our new ideas and features. Recently we have introduced the “Opencart Marketplace Multivendor Module“.

In this module, some new features are added now. We are introducing new features of the “Opencart Marketplace Multivendor Module”.

It contains a notification feature for admin and seller, mass payout by PayPal, seller-customer switcher button, product quantity restriction, and seller category restriction feature.

  • The admin can assign a category per vendor.
  • The admin and the seller can see product previews directly from their panel.
  • The admin can configure the setting of marketplace stores individually.
  • The admin can pay to sellers through mass payout by PayPal.
  • PayPal id validated through PayPal API.
  • Tax info field added in the admin panel.
  • The customer can see the delivery estimation date on the product page.
  • The admin can map the product attributes with the categories for the sellers.
  • The admin can apply the commission on product unit price.
  • The better category selection process at the seller end.
  • The admin can restrict the seller for the category required.
  • Notifications for orders, products, and sellers.
  • The admin can add many attributes for the seller reviews.
  • The admin can restrict the number of products.
  • The seller can hide the seller panel through a switcher button.
  • The admin can set the minimum cart value.
  • The admin can generate invoices of mass payout transactions by PayPal.

In this feature, the admin can assign categories to the sellers. Now, sellers can only add the products to the assigned category. If the admin has assigned two categories to a seller then the seller can only add products of these two assigned categories.

Marketplace-Seller-Categories

Admin can see any product on the front end. Admin has to click on “Live Product Preview Button”. “Live Product Preview Button” will appear on the Product page in the Marketplace section. In this feature, it is very easy to see a product live on the front end for admin.

live product preview

Under this section, the admin can configure the settings for an individual marketplace store. The admin can make multiple stores and make settings for all marketplace stores. For example, if you have 3 stores A, B, C then you can configure all the 3 stores with different settings.

MarketPlace setting

“Mass Payout By PayPal” button allows admin to pay many sellers in one click. This button release payment to the seller’s PayPal account. Many numbers of payments can be completed in a short time. So now no need to pay sellers one by one. Admin needs to integrate PayPal configuration in the admin panel.

mass-payout

Credentials of PayPal id provided by sellers validated through PayPal API. If appears wrong, it will give an error message. Payment does not go to the seller’s account if the PayPal id is wrong.

profile

Tax information option added now. Admin can fill in Extra information of taxes for a particular seller. Admin can fill in tax-related references, remarks, and other things.

Marketplace-Sellers

Now Customers can see the estimated delivery date for all the products. They need to enter the zip code on the product page and they will see the estimated date of delivery for this product. For example: when a customer filled the zip code on the product page, he can see “Estimated Delivery Date” on the same page.

estimated-delivery-date

By Clicking on the switcher button a seller can directly switch to the customer panel. A customer can also switch to Seller (Only if registered as a seller). It means the Seller-Customer switcher button works between Seller and Customer.

seller customer switcher

When the seller switched as a customer then the section of the seller account will be hidden.

switcher customer

The admin can map the attribute to the category for the sellers. When a seller will add a category to the product, only the attribute of that category will show. For mapping of categories, the admin needs to add or edit attribute mapping.

  • Map With Category:

After clicking on the edit button, the admin needs to select the category and the attribute for the selected categories.

The admin can add many fields for the seller reviews. The admin can also delete or filter the field according to the need.
seller-review-fields-list
After clicking on edit, the admin can add new review fields for the customers.seller-review-fields
After setting reviews fields from the admin end, it will look at the front end as follows:
https://marketplace.webkul.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/custom-review-field.png

The admin can set the commission will be added to the product price or not. If this option is enabled then the commission is included in the product price else commission will be added to the product price.

For example: If a product for the amount of $100 and commission is 10% and this option is enabled then the commission is included in $100 else the product price would be $110.

When a seller clicks on add category button, a pop-up will open for the selection of the category. The seller can select the category from the pop-up. If a child category was selected then the parent category was automatically selected. The seller can also deselect the selected category.

category selection

In admin configuration, given an option to set minimum cart value for the checkout. If the amount is less than the minimum cart value then it will give an error “You can not proceed to checkout, minimum cart total should be $xx”.

error checkout less than

The admin can set the maximum quantity that will be purchased by each customer for each product while the product has some discount or special price.

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The vendor can view the product preview button when the product is disabled or unapproved by the admin. After clicking on it the vendor will redirect to the product page.

product preview

The admin has an option for “product quantity required for seller”. If this feature is enabled then the seller must have to assign the category to the product while adding or editing the product.

Admin Notification View:

The admin will get a notification link at the top of their panel. After clicking on this link a notification block will show as below.

notification block

The notification tab will be present in the marketplace section for the admin. They will get notification of orders, products, and the seller.

  • Order Notification:

Admin will get order notification of order status change and the new order placed. The admin can filter the notification according to the order of processing, completed, returns.

  • Product Notification:

The admin will get product notification in case of Product approved, out of stock, and new reviews received for the product.

  • Seller Notification:

The admin will also get a notification if any review is placed by the customer.

Seller Notification View:

The seller can view the notification top under the sell link. Sellers can view the notification for their orders, reviews, and products.

notification for seller

After clicking on “View All Notifications” the seller can view all the following notifications.

  • Order Notification:

The seller will see the notification for order status change, new order, and order returns.

order notification for seller

  • Product Notification:

The seller will get the notification when any product is approved or disapproved, got a review for a product, and is out of stock products.

product notification

  • Seller Notification:

If the customer gives a review to the seller then the seller will get notified of their reviews.

seller notification

When the admin will pay to the sellers through mass payout then the admin can print the invoice for every PayPal transaction.

transaction-details-admin

That’s all for Updated Features of Opencart Marketplace still have any issues feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better contact us.

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