We have already written how the Opencart Marketplace works with the Journal 2 theme. As the theme is now updated to Journal 3 theme, this writes up will take through the new updates.
In this article, we will show how OpenCart Marketplace works with the Journal 3 theme.
To know more about how to install Opencart Marketplace Module click here. For the information to install the Journal 3 theme click here.
Journal 3 Theme Patch:
Webkul provides a Journal theme patch (directory) in the module zip. While installing the module, click on the Journal 3 folder and you will get the “Catalog” folder.
Just upload the “Catalog” folder into the Opencart Root Directory for the proper functioning of the Module with the Journal 3 Theme.
Now find the available files in the folder in the mod->Journal 3
Thus, the admin can install the Opencart Marketplace Journal 3 theme by uploading the XML file through Extension> Extension Installer> Upload> Continue
After the upload is completed, go to Extensions> Modification and click on the refresh field.
For Demo of Journal 3 Theme, please refer here: https://oc.webkul.com/journal3/
The admin can manage the layout from the admin panel. To manage the Account layout the admin need to navigate Journal > Layouts > Account
Now after clicking on the edit icon in front of the Account Layout the admin can set up the Layout accordingly as shown in the image below-
To set the Marketplace module on the layout just click on the position on Account layout wherever you want to set the Marketplace module and select Opencart> Marketplace.
Now click on the save button to save the changes.
Now the product layout can also be managed from the Journal> Layouts> Product
Now, the admin can manage the product layout accordingly-
To set the Marketplace module on the layout just click on the position on Product layout wherever you want to set the Marketplace module and select Opencart> Marketplace.
Now click on the save button to save the changes.
Seller End View:
Seller Sign Up-
To sign up the seller will tap on the Register button and this brings up a pop-up. Here, the seller needs to select the Become Seller option as Yes and enter the Shop Name.
After this, agree to the policy and hit the Continue button to register as a seller.
After the successful login, the seller will have his account panel on the right-hand side under the Marketplace heading. Here, the seller can navigate to his concerned menu options by just clicking them.
The seller can also switch between the seller and buyer accounts by tapping the toggle button on the left-hand side.
After the installation of the Journal 3 theme patch, the seller will have the Marketplace section as shown below in the snapshot.
The seller will have the following menu option under their Marketplace account panel –
- My Profile
- Order History
- Product List
- Add product
- Manage Shipping
- Ask to Admin
- Information Review
My Profile Page-
Here, the seller will be able to add his account information. This includes – First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Avatar, Gender, Short Profile, Shop Name, Twitter ID, Facebook ID, Company Locality, Company Theme, Company Banner, Company Logo, and the Company Description as shown below in the snapshot.
The seller can also update his payment details by navigating to Payment Mode. Here, the seller can add his PayPal details and other payment info., and Tax information details. Please note that the PayPal Id is verified through the use of API.
Under the dashboard, the seller can see his Total Order, Total Sales, Low Stocks, and Total Buyers. This is how the dashboard appears after installing the Journal theme.
The seller can also see the number of completed – Orders, Processing Orders, and Orders Cancelled. Apart from these, the seller can see the sales analytics, world map, and latest orders.
Order History Page-
On the order history page, the seller will be able to see a list of all the placed orders for his products
View Order Details – Here, the seller will be able to view the order details as shown below in the snapshot. The seller can change the order status, enter comments related to the order status, and can add tracking information as well.
Here, the seller will be able to check the view the transaction amount and date for their completed orders. The seller can view the transaction amount only if the admin paid to the seller.
Under the product list section, the seller will be able to view all the products that the seller has already added. Here, the seller can edit any of the added products, add new products, or delete the existing ones.
The seller can also filter the products using product name, price, model, quantity, and status.
Add Product Page –
Here, the seller can add the product information using the various tabs available on the add new product page as shown below in the snapshot.
Under this section, the seller will be able to see all of the added flat shipping rates and can add or delete the shipping rates as well.
To add the shipping rates, the seller will set the status as enabled, set the flat rate, upload the CSV file, select the separator and then save it to save the zip codes. For a complete understanding check – How to create Marketplace Custom Shipping.
Under this section, the seller will be able to ask the admin his queries. A pop-up will appear, and here the seller will enter the subject and enter the message for the admin. Tapping the Send button will send the query to the admin.
Under this section, the seller can check their notification of orders, product and seller reviews this section. Sellers will get notified if order status changes, get a new review, product approval from the admin
Under this section, the seller will be able to add various information pages like – About Us, Contact Us etc
Under this section, the seller will be able to check all the reviews that the customers have made for the seller. The seller can also filter the reviews by customer, status, and date added. The seller can also edit the reviews made buy the customers.
Customer End View:
Sell Page View-
Under this section, view the seller list as well as products of the Marketplace store. After clicking on the sell link, the sellers can see the registration page where they can register and sell their products.
Sell Profile Page View-
Under the long-time sellers, the customer can click on the profile image of a seller to check his profile page. This brings up the profile page of the seller with different sections like – My Profile, About Store, Collection, Based On%s Reviews, and Product Reviews.
My Profile -Here, the customer can see the seller name, his profile image, his email address, and location on the map, etc.
About Store – Here, check the details of the store.
Collection – Here, check the collection of this particular seller.
Seller Reviews – Under here, check the reviews that have been made for this particular seller by the customers.
Product Reviews – Under this section, check the reviews that have been made for this particular seller’s products by the customers.
Product Page View at Frontend-
On the product page, the customer can see the product image, seller’s information, seller total products, the location of the seller. Please check the product page view below after integration with the Journal theme.
The seller-created custom pages can be viewed by clicking the Pages under the seller information as shown below in the snapshot.
Check the working of the OpenCart Marketplace by checking its User Guide.
You can even refer here for Journal- Advanced Opencart Theme.