In this read, you will be able to check the features that upwork.com provides and how they can easily be achieved using the Webkul’s modules. This case study will allow you to create an e-commerce marketplace website just like the Upwork.l
Currently, in writing time of this blog according to a recent survey, Upwork has more than 12 million registered freelancers and 5 million registered employers.
Freelancing benefits not only for entrepreneurs to discover freelancers ideal skills sets and rates who will suit their needs, as well as for freelancers to increase employment.
In recent years, many of the new business startups based on the freelancing marketplace has emerged as an eCommerce giant like Upwork, and Fiverr.
Upwork full name is Upwork Global Inc. is a high-tech global most trusted freelancer site was founded in 2015 where top quality freelancers and business/company connect together at one platform.
Upwork is a young company was started with the motive to bring independent freelancer and employer together at one platform where both can get the opportunities with the skill sets and expertise.
Well, Start an online business freelancer marketplace like Upwork & Fiverr is just easy and simple using the Magento2 platform and Webkul Marketplace plus addon’s.
Read on to know what does Upwork offers and how those features can be achieved by using Webkul modules.
You can see Upwork has a smart and unique homepage which contains various valuable features like category, search filter, login option and sign up shown in below image.
By using Magento2 marketplace multivendor module admin can create different categories based on freelancers profile ex: web designer, graphic designer, writers, and SEO experts. Freelancers can access those categories from their accounts.
You can also set a slider on your markeplace front page by using Marketplace Responsive Template For Magento 2 it will work very fine on all screens either you are viewing marketplace site in iPhone, iPad, android based mobile devices or small or big screen devices
Upwork provides the login for the freelancers and clients who are already registered else users can Sign up who are not registered on the login page.
Webkul provides separate Sign Up page for both Freelancer and Companies on marketplace landing page that includes various fields including “become a Partner”.
Webkul also provides the social login via the Magento 2 Social login extension that allows the users to sign up into their site using social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and Instagram.
There are multiple fields on Upwork website which contains personal information of users during the sign up.
Magento 2 default custom registration form is not extendable, For extend default custom registration form field you can make use of the Custom Registration Fields for Magento 2.
Upwork message provides a real-time communication tool that enables companies and freelancers to communicate directly via chat plus share and sync files.
This type of features can be achieved by using Webkul Magento 2 Marketplace Buyer Seller Chat extensions, that can be easily integrated with Marketplace.
Upwork allows freelancer to make a proposal to introduce yourself, highlight your expertise, and show the client why you’re the best candidate for the contract.
By using Magento 2 Marketplace Request For Quotation (RFQ) one can easily access this type of features on marketplace store.
In the above image, you can see anyone can go to header menu and click Request For Quote option and after clicking this option the following page will appear that would be helpful to submit a proposal.
Note: Hidden details can be changed from admin backend panel as per business requirement.
Most important, Upwork allows integration with Paypal or another secure payment gateway for both employers and freelancers that make the transaction process faster.
This type of secured payment integration can be configured with Magento 2 Paypal Adaptive Payment marketplace addon This module will work accurately with marketplace and Paypal Parallel. You can also check out other payment extensions offered by webkul.
That’s it, Now you can build easily a similar freelancing site or marketplace like Upwork using Webkul marketplace module and it’s addon’s and start a better online freelancing business around the world.
You can visit our store Webkul and you can explore more beneficial addon’s for the marketplace.
Disclaimer- Upwork.com a registered trademark. Webkul is not a partner or an affiliate of Upwork.com. This blog is only for the user perspective.