The PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App Builder is for converting online hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace into native Android and iOS shopping app without any coding/programming knowledge. The readymade plugin is a pre-designed framework for all PrestaShop store owners out there who are somewhere willing to launch mobile apps.
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1.1 What is a Hyperlocal Multi-vendor Marketplace?
A Hyperlocal Marketplace Module is a simple way to turn a regular PrestaShop marketplace into a multi-vendor marketplace with an inbuilt hyperlocal system. Hyperlocal functionality allows the store owner to allow himself or sellers on the marketplace to sell in a specific location. On a PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace store, the owner can define the radius value (to be evaluated on the map) and set the location for product availability. Once customers onboard the e-store website or mobile applications, they will be asked to choose the location and browse products as per the availability. Based on the entered location of each individual user, they are presented with the products and sellers that are available nearby to them (as per the radius circle specified in the admin panel).
Hence, in simple words, a hyperlocal marketplace is a local ecosystem allowing peoples of a specific zone to shop or order products. These kinds of online shopping medium are great for ‘same-day delivery’ or ‘one-hour delivery’ kinds of models. Examples of some of such online marketplaces are online grocery stores, food delivery stores, medicine stores, gift shops, malls, etc.
1.2 What is a Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App?
The majority of the online shopping audience is on mobile. Considering the same, we have created a complete Hyperlocal Marketplace and Mobile shopping apps package for the PrestaShop e-store owners. Android and iOS shopping apps will be in sync with the PrestaShop hyperlocal marketplace. Both Admin and seller products will be available on the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Mobile App for customer browsing and purchasing products. Offering a localized PrestaShop Marketplace Mobile App in your native language will attract a wide range of users from the local market.
The users just need to choose a current location with inbuilt GPS in the app and view products and sellers available in that location.
Here are some of the snapshots for a better idea:
2.0 Hyperlocal Marketplace Admin Panel
Refer below link for PrestaShop Hyperlocal Module admin panel configurations:
PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace User Manual
3.0 Mobile App Builder Admin Panel
The below snapshots with a detailed explanation will make the module configurations and settings more clear. Check the step by step settings tab with details. After installing the PrestaShop Mobile App Builder module on the store, click on the “Configure ” option. You will get the following tab with simple-to-use interfaces.
3.1 General Settings
a) Enable/Disable Plugin: Enable PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App Builder to make mobile apps work on mobile devices. In case, you ever need to stop the app working, just disable this option.
b) Enable Spin and Win: This option is to display a gamified spin-win email subscription on the home screen of the PrestaShop Nearby Shopping App. The spinning wheel pop-up interface will be displayed on the home screen once the user opens the app. The store admin can set the discounts and other settings in spin-win extension and capture user emails for remarketing purposes and promotional strategies.
Note: To use the spin win functionality, you need to add the KnowBand Spin win extension on the Prestashop store.
c) Redirect on Cart Page when Add To Cart: This tab lets the store admin control the “Add To Cart” functionality in PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App. The users can be redirected directly to the cart screen or can stay on the product page for more shopping.
d) Display Short Description: Enable to display the short description on the product screen along with full description & other details. The short description will only be displayed if the same is added to the website inventory.
e) Select Layout for Home Page: Create a home screen look & design of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App as per your choice. (Same can be added from the Home Page Layout section). In this option, there will be all layouts available in the dropdown and chosen as per the requirement. Multiple app home screen layouts can be pre-designed and saved as per various festivals, sales, offers, deals, etc.
f) App Button Color: Choose the desired button color for PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App. This color will be for all the buttons available on the Android and iOS apps.
g) App Theme Color: Choose the desired theme/header color for PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App.
h) Image for logo: Upload your website/marketplace logo image to be displayed on the top header of hyperlocal shopping apps. This will be a simple way to offer apps branded to your business only. Our PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App Maker is a complete white label solution.
i) Disabled Shipping Methods: This option allows you to disable the shipping methods from PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App. (In case any shipping methods needs to be disabled from the app)
k) Enable Request Log Reporting: Add an option on the PrestaShop Mobile App to enable error log. The log file can be used to identify and rectify any abnormal behavior of your app.
l) Enable Live Chat Support: Enable/disable Zopim (Zendesk) chat option on PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile Apps. The chat API key will be provided with the final app that can be used to activate the live chat on mobile apps.
m) Enable WhatsApp Chat Support: Enable/disable WhatsApp chat option on your PrestaShop Nearby Shopping Mobile Apps. This option simply allows the users to connect with the store admin via Whatsapp chat option.
Note: Either Zopim chat or Whatsapp chat can be enabled from the admin panel.
n) Enable Fingerprint Login: Enable/disable Fingerprint login option in PrestaShop Hyperlocal Mobile App.
o) Enable/disable Phone Number Registration: Enable phone number login option (OTP) in PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App & allow users to authenticate using OTP verification.
3.2 Push Notifications Settings
The Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App Creator offers unlimited push notifications to be sent from the admin panel of extension. The store admin can configure the push notifications template (Use own text, image, redirection link) and send it to Android and iOS app users. This can be an effective tool to market or promote the store deals, offers, and boost sales in the store.
a) Firebase Server Key: This key can be used to send the push notifications on PrestaShop Hyperlocal Mobile App. The firebase project will be created while marketplace mobile app development. Once entered, it makes sure that the push notifications will be received to all mobile app users.
b) Create Order Notification: Enable/Disable automated successful order push notification sent to the app users. The template for the notification is fully editable like title, message, image, etc.
c) Order Status Change Notification: Enable/Disable automated order status change push notification sent to the app users. The template of the notification can be edited like title, message, image, etc.
d) Abandoned Cart Notification: Enable/Disable automated abandoned cart push notification sent to the users who have left products in the cart without successful purchase. Enter the title & message of the push notification. For Abandoned cart notification, enter the time interval (in hours) after which push notifications will be sent.
3.3 Push Notification History
This settings tab contains the history of all push notifications sent to the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App. The store admin can view the details of every sent notification.
Send Manual Notification:
The store owner can craft and design push notification and sent it manually to app users. Configure the title, message, redirection link, image, etc. and send a push notification of choice:
a) Title: Enter the title of Push Notification that is to be manually sent to the app users.
b) Message: Enter the message of manual notification to be sent to the app users.
c) Select Device Type: Choose an Android or iOS device on which push notification is to be sent.
d) Image Type: Upload the push notification image as per the requirement. Image URLs can also be used instead of uploading images.
e) Select Redirect Activity: Set redirection of push notification on the app by choosing Home/Category/Product. Whatever redirection is set from the admin panel, app users will be redirected to the same screen.
f) Send Notification: Once configured, tap this button and send the push notification.
3.4 Payment Methods
The PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App Creator supports all sorts of website payment methods. If you disable payment options (COD & PayPal) from the module, all website payments will be enabled on the Android and iOS apps.
3.5 Home Page Layout
The PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App comes with a flexible home screen layout allowing store admin to use predefined elements and configure the look of the home screen. Multiple festivals, sale, promotional, etc. layouts can be created and saved in the admin panel and also used on the app as per the requirement. Here is the step by step process to create their own layout:
- Top categories
- Square Banner
- Horizontal Sliding Banner
- Grid Banners
- Countdown Banner
- Grid Products
- Horizontal Sliding Products
- Recently Accessed Products
Horizontal Sliding Banner:
Countdown Timer Banner:
Horizontal Sliding Products
3.6 Tab Bar Layout
Customize & showcase the bottom Tab Bar on Hyperlocal Mobile App (Android & iOS). This tab has the following options:
3.7 GDPR Compliance
The PrestaShop Hyperlocal Multivendor Mobile App comes with inbuilt GDPR compliance. The store admin can even GDPR settings to stop GDPR functionalities in mobile apps.
4.0 Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App Screens
4.1 Home Screen
The PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App home screen consists of editable banners, images, blocks, colors, fonts, etc. With DIY editor in the admin panel, the entire home screen design can be changed anytime even after the apps are live.
The colors can be chosen from the admin panel. The store logo can be added to the header of the app. The following elements can be used for designing the home screen:
- Top Categories
- Square Banners
- Grid Banners
- Horizontal Sliding Banners
- Square Products
- Grid Products
- Horizontal Sliding Products
The customizable home screen of the PrestaShop Nearby Marketplace Mobile App can be transformed into general stores, food delivery, grocery delivery, medicines, or any local level marketplace business. No matter what you sell, the app can fit perfectly for all sorts of business domains.
4.2 Choose Location
The Hyperlocal Mobile App for PrestaShop comes with the option to choose the location in the front end. The mobile app users can simply set the current location or enter the same manually.
- Select Current Location
- Enter Manual Location
Once the location is selected, the users can browse the products available in that location and place orders. Also, they can access nearby products at one screen from the navigation menu.
The mobile app user taps the Select location button, another screen opens with Google map and pointer. In case of choosing the current location, the pointer automatically selects the location and asks for confirmation.
Once the location is confirmed by the user of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App, the app will be redirected to the home screen. All the products under that location will be available for browsing and purchase.
4.3 Category Screen
The Hyperlocal Multi-vendor Mobile App comes with an impressive design with “Add To Cart” and “+/- Quantity Stepper” for all product blocks. The users can simply browse the products with infinite scrolling functionality. No need to hassle between pages with regular pagination. Browse simply by navigating from top to bottom and products will be loaded gradually.
- List/Grid View
- Sort Option
- Filter Option
With the sort option, the users get to narrow down the products based or available sorting options like – High to Low, Low to High, etc.
With the inbuilt filter option, the user gets to filter down the products based on the category, brand, price, etc. This layered navigation in PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App can be much fruitful in finding the right product for purchase.
A green color “New” badge will be stuck on the product blocks for all new products added in website inventory.
4.4 Product Screen
The product screen of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace App is simple yet very appealing. Right from showcasing multiple product images to name and both short as well as the long description. The availability of the product is displayed with the “In Stock” and “Out Of Stock” label. This label will be automatically set on the Android and iOS apps based on inventory status.
- Product Options
- Wishlist Functionality
- Short Description
- Long Description
- Quantity Stepper
- Continue Shopping
- Add To Cart button
- Social Sharing of Products
The users can simply go to the product screen, choose the option, select quantity, and tap the Add To Cart button to add the product in the shopping bag. There is also an option to share products on various social media channels like Whatsapp, Facebook, Email, etc.
4.5 Checkout Screen
The Hyperlocal Multivendor Mobile Apps for PrestaShop comes with a one-page simplified checkout screen with all requiring information. The mobile shopper can view the complete order and product-related details on a single screen like –
- Shipping Details
- Billing Details
- Order Summary
- Shipping Methods
- Order Comment
- Payment Summary
This screen shows the selected shipping & billing details for the purchase. The user gets to edit the addresses if required and even add a new one. The total cost of the chosen product will be shown as per the shipping methods.
The app users get to view purchased product details in this section before making the final purchase. All available shipping methods are displayed under this section of the checkout screen. The users can choose the desired one from here.
This section displays the complete breakdown of the total payment details. The app users will be re-directed to the Payment screen after tapping the “Proceed To Payment” button.
4.6 My Account Screen
My account screen of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace Mobile App allows app users to view the complete account details including a list of previous orders. My Account screen offers the following options:
- Order Details
- Personal Information
- Shipping Addresses
- Order Details
4.7 Seller Screens
The seller panel on PrestaShop Hyperlocal Mobile App allows the users to access all available sellers on the marketplace. The listing shows all sellers on the single screen and users can simply make the choice. Once the seller is accessed, the user is redirected to the seller profile where all products under the seller are displayed. Even seller reviews, shipping policy, return policy is displayed for sellers on the app.