How to Build Stock Multi Vendor Marketplace Using Magento2 – As we are the largest supplier of Multi-vendor marketplaces in the world right now. We are getting a huge amount of request of building vertical marketplaces like Stock Photo / Video Marketplaces.
Example – Customers are demanding sites like istock or Shutterstock and sometimes customers are demanding for codecanyon or ThemeForest like marketplaces using Magento. So we will discuss how we can build the similar kind of marketplace. Let’s start with few questions –
For sure I understand such doubts are very genuine. Ultimately you don’t want to suffer when traffic goes up right? That’s why choosing Magento 2 is a perfectly right choice. I will explain this in more details.
Inbuilt downloadable product support – Magento 2 offers out of the box inbuilt downloadable product support. Downloadable product means which can be downloaded like Software, Zip files, Images, videos, Ebooks or any kind of goods which can be downloaded.
This feature is vital as main part of such marketplaces are static data deployment. As Magento downloadable product also support links as well by which marketplaces can integrate Amazon s3 for content deployment. Example – https://marketplace.webkul.com/magento-marketplace-amazon-s3-downloadable-product/
Let me explain – the reasons are
- A large amount of data storage.
- Bandwidth saving.
- Lower CPU usage.
- More Secure.
Saving a large amount of data like HIGH DEF videos and audios can fill your server storage very quickly also downloading and serving files from a single server that means from your app server isn’t a good idea at all.
Also if you are using amazon S3 integration then instead of downloading and uploading from your server it will be downloaded from Amazon s3. Also as uploading and downloading will take place from directly S3 server that means your app is more secure.
Different Encoder Required
Based on your requirement which kind of stock site you want to build. Example
FFmpeg will convert non web format video or audio files to the supported format. FFmpeg needs to be installed on your web server and for sure you will need to write some BASH script to manage it out.
Suppose you want to sell images or you want to allow the artist to sell their images and some kind of watermarking are required. In such cases, you can use default PHP GD library or if you want to allow something more advanced in that case Imagemagik can play a better role.