Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace – User Manual

1.0 Introduction

Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace addon by Knowband is the easiest way to convert your PrestaShop eCommerce store into a fully working Hyperlocal online marketplace and also connect customers to local stores. Using this module customers can connect with the local stores. The seller can easily list the location where they can deliver/ship their products and this is the main reason why this module is beneficial for the sellers and also for their customers. Customers can enter their location and check the available products and sellers in their locations. The store admin can manage the inventories, orders, products and shipping methods at the Marketplace from the back interface of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Add-on. The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace owner can charge a commission to the sellers/vendors on the products they sell. Sellers will get the chance to promote their brand and serve the audience of Marketplace in return for the commission they are paying to the admin.

1.1 Admin Benefits of Prestashop Hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace:

  1. The store admin can transform their eCommerce store into a marketplace with a few button clicks.
  2. Ecommerce admin can approve/disapprove sellers ship area requests.
  3. PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace admin can edit/delete sellers ship areas.
  4. Hyperlocal Delivery Marketplace admin can also add multiple locations as per their requirements.
  5. Hyperlocal Service Marketplace admin can add the shipping area on behalf of sellers.
  6. PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace admin can also add multiple ship rates by using a CSV file.
  7. Store admin can add a radius unit range which will be used to search the seller from the customer’s location.
  8. Admin can add custom fields for the seller’s profile. Admin can add new custom fields or remove already added fields.
  9. Admin can also add a separate seller registration form under the general settings tab.
  10. The admin can even disallow the seller to view the email ID of the customers. If enabled by the admin, the sellers can request to close their shop from the marketplace.
  11. The admin can fix the commission that he wants to charge to the sellers from the back-end of the Prestashop Hyperlocal E-commerce Business.
  12. The admin gets complete access to approve/disapprove the products being sold on the marketplace and can even fix the quantity of the new products that a seller can add in the marketplace with the help of this Prestashop Hyperlocal Delivery Marketplace.
  13. The store admin gets an option to approve/disapprove the seller’s profile at a button click.
  14. The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace add-on allows the store admin to track and manage the sellers operating in the marketplace easily.
  15. The PrestaShop admin can add/remove the product or category as per the requirement from the admin interface of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace extension.
  16. The sellers can request to add a new category to the front-end of the marketplace. These requests can be viewed in the Prestashop Hyperlocal Service Marketplace and the admin can accept/reject them accordingly.
  17. The seller transaction can be viewed from a single tab of the Prestashop  Hyperlocal Delivery Business Model. Thus, the performance of the sellers can be tracked.
  18. The store admin can view the report of the commission earned from the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace.
  19. The admin can accept/reject the reviews on the products or sellers with the help of the Prestashop Hyperlocal online marketplace.
  20. The additional features of the Prestashop Hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace even offer an option to create custom shipping methods.
  21. The seller can either select the default shipping method or create custom methods from their dashboard.
  22. The PrestaShop Prestashop Hyperlocal E-commerce Business addon allows the sellers to initiate payout requests from their dashboard. The admin can approve or disapprove the payout request from the back-end of the PrestaShop addon.
  23. Admin can create various membership plans for the sellers.
  24. Admin can also enable free membership plan feature for the sellers for one-time use.
  25. Admin can send warning emails to the sellers from upgrading their membership plans.
  26. The GDPR requests raised by the sellers can be viewed from the back-end of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Delivery Marketplace.
  27. The shop closure request of the sellers is approved/disapproved from the admin interface of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Service Marketplace.
  28. Admin gets an option to automate the transaction payout request process which helps the admin to automate all the payment requests of the sellers.

1.2 Seller Benefits of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Module:

  1. The seller can add multiple ship areas as per their requirements.
  2. The seller can edit ship areas. They can also delete ship areas.
  3. The seller can list multiple ship rates using a CSV file.
  4. The seller can set a default price for the shipping if the distance is out of range.
  5. The vendors can add any type of product in the marketplace. Prestashop Hyperlocal online marketplace supports all types of products, right from the simple, configurable to the virtual and bundled products.
  6. The sellers can even request the admin to add new categories.
  7. The commission charges are fixed, so, the entire transaction is transparent.
  8. The Prestashop Hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace module makes it easier for the sellers to sell their products to a larger customer base.
  9. The dashboard allows the vendors to view their profile, products, and orders.
  10. A separate seller’s page makes it easier for the vendors to promote their business.
  11. Sellers can choose from various membership plans as per the requirements.
  12. Under the GDPR compliance, the sellers get an option to download their details in CSV format by clicking a button.
  13. The sellers can even request the admin to remove their shop from the marketplace. This request is processed from the back-end of the Prestashop Hyperlocal E-commerce Business.

1.3 Buyer Benefits

  1. Buyers can check the availability of products and sellers easily by entering their locations.
  2. The store visitors can now choose the ideal products from a wider range of product options.
  3. The customers get an option to review the sellers. Customers can also review the products by using our Product Review Reminder or Default Product Comment Addon.
  4. Online shoppers can select the product by visiting the seller’s page.
  5. Buyers can also become a seller in Prestashop Hyperlocal Delivery Marketplace. They are also allowed to register as a seller.

2.0 Installation

Follow the following steps for installing Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace addon:
Once you purchase the Prestashop Hyperlocal Service Marketplace addon,

Go to the Store Admin -> Modules and Services

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Click on “ Upload a module”. Drag or drop the file or can simply select the file from the system.

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Once the file is completely uploaded, a notification of “Module(s) installed successfully” will be displayed.

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Once the Prestashop Hyperlocal Delivery Business Models is installed properly the Install button will be automatically be converted to Configure.

3.0 Admin Module

In the admin interface of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace addon, you’ll find a separate menu at the end of the menu as shown below.

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The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Menu consists of several sub-menu options that direct the users to several pages in the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Addon.

3.1 Settings

The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Module’s Settings tab is divided into 2 levels i.e. Seller Level Settings and Global Level Settings. This page below only controls the Global level settings for the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Module.
3.1.1 General Settings

This page has all the settings that control the Prestashop Hyperlocal online marketplace and its several other features. The general settings page consists of the following fields:

  • Default Commission: The Prestashop Hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace allows the sellers to fix and change the commission being charged to the sellers. This section sets the default commission percentage that will be charged from the sellers from the total sales made by them.
  • Approval Request Limit: It is the maximum number of requests that a seller can make to get a new seller account. This limit will be set for each seller after registration with his account and cannot be changed later.
  • Payment Methods Allowed: Select the payment methods you want to allow for transactions.
  • New Product Limit: Here admin can enter the maximum number of new products that a seller can add. After this limit, the seller cannot add any new product without the approval of the admin.
  • Enable Seller Registration: By enabling this button, the admin can allow the new or existing customer who is not a seller to register as a seller. The same ‘Register as Seller’ option is available in the Customer Tab of the PrestaShop store as well as in the front-end of the marketplace.
  • New Product Approval Required: Enable this field in case you want to approve a new product added by any seller before it is displayed on your Prestashop Hyperlocal E-commerce Business.

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  • Send Email to Seller on Order Place: Enable this field to send an email to the seller in case an order is placed for the seller’s product(s).
  • Send Email to Seller on Order Cancellation: Enable this field to send an email to the seller in case an order is cancelled for the seller’s product(s).
  • Enable Seller Review: Enable this field, in case you want the customers to review the seller.
  • Enable/Disable Custom Product features addition: Enable this field, in case you want to add custom product features.
  • Allow Seller to add customized Products: Enable this field, in case you want to allow sellers to add customized products.
  • Enable/Disable Manufacturer add option: Enable this field, in case you want to add manufacturer option.
  • Enable/Disable Supplier add option: Enable this field, in case you want to add supplier option.
  • Order Status for cancellation: Enter the Order status to be shown at the time of cancellation.
  • Select order status for which the order would be marked as cancelled: Select the order status to mark as cancelled.
  • Enable/Disable Seller shortlisting functionality: Enable this field, in case you want to add seller shortlisting functionality.
  • Enable/Disable Knowband Booking Calendar Module Compatibility: Enable this field, in case you want to add Knowband Booking Calendar Module Compatibility.
  • Enable/Disable Knowband Return Manager Module Compatibility: Enable this field, in case you want to add Knowband Return Manager Module Compatibility.
  • Allow Seller To create a new Return Policy: Enable this field, in case you want to allow the seller to create a new return policy.
  • Enable/Disable Knowband Product Availability by zipcode Module Compatibility: Enable this field, in case you want to allow zipcode module compatibility.
  • Enable Compatibility with Knowband Product review Plugin: Enable this field, in case you want to allow compatibility with product review plugin.
  • Seller Review Approval Required: Enable this field in case you want the seller review to be approved before it becomes visible on the storefront.
  • Display sellers on the front: Enable this field in case you want to show a link in the header of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace front-end about the seller’s listing page.
  • Allow Order Handling: This setting will enable/disable the sellers to manage and change the order status, manage the shipment of the orders and generate the invoice of their products.
  • Available Order Status to Seller: The seller can change order status to the selected order status only if order handling is enabled.
  • Deduct Shipping Cost on Order Cancellation: If enabled, it will deduct the shipping cost from seller earning on order cancellation if order handling is enabled.
  • Deduct gift wrapping Cost on Order Cancellation: If enabled, it will deduct the Gift Wrapping cost from seller earning on order cancellation if order handling is enabled.
  • Allow Free Shipping: This setting will allow/disallow to use a free shipping voucher.
  • Display Product Wise Seller Details on Success: If enabled, the seller details will be shown on the order confirmation page.
  • Display Seller Details on Product Page: The seller’s detail will be displayed on the product page if this option is enabled.
  • Allow Seller to define their own Custom Shipping Method: Enable this functionality to allow the sellers to define their shipping methods. In case, this feature is disabled, then, only the default shipping methods defined by the admin be shown in the Shipping tab of the seller’s dashboard.
  • Listing Meta Keywords: Add all the meta tags (separated by comma) by which your customers can search the Seller Listing Page via Search Engines.
  • Listing Meta Description: Add the description to the meta tags added in the above field.
  • Seller Agreement: The seller agreement can be customized from this section of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Delivery Marketplace. The same agreement will be displayed to the sellers once they register themselves in the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace.
  • Order Email Template: The email to be sent to the sellers when an order is placed for their product can be customized from here.
  • Order Cancel Email Template: The email to be sent to the sellers when an order is cancelled for their product be customized from here.
  • Categories Allowed: This option shows the categories that are allowed for the sellers to add products. If no category is selected, all the categories are allowed and if some of the categories are selected, it means that only the selected categories are allowed.
  • Enable Hyperlocal System: Toggling this button can enable the hyperlocal system in the marketplace.

3.1.2 GDPR Settings
The store admin can enable the GDPR settings by clicking a few buttons in this section of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace addon. The various fields are discussed below:

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Enable GDPR: Toggle this button to enable the GDPR compliance.
Enable Display Customer ID to seller: Enable this feature if you want to display the customers’ ID to the third-party sellers.
Option to close Shop: If this feature is enabled, then, the sellers will get options to request for the shop closure. It displays a section in the tab in the dashboard of the sellers from where the request can be raised.

3.2 Profile Based Custom Fields

Now admin can add custom fields for the seller profile page and even make them required for the sellers to fill out.

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Custom Fields for Seller Profile:
Admin can add new custom fields for the seller’s profile under the “Profile Form Custom Fields” tab. With the help of this tab, the admin can add new custom fields or delete already added custom fields for sellers profile using Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace.

Show Custom Fields on Seller Front Page:
With the help of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal online marketplace, the admin can show the custom fields on the seller’s profile page. Admin can allow this functionality under the “Profile Form Custom Fields” tab.

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Separate Seller Registration:
Admin can add separate seller registration form under the “General Setting” tab of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace. By allowing this functionality admin is also able to add more custom fields in seller registration form like shop title, seller contact details, seller country, etc.
Custom Fields Type Selection:
Admin can select the custom fields type which he wants to add on the seller profile page. Admin gets lots of options like checkbox, radio button, text box, etc.

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Category wise Custom Fields:
Admin can map the custom fields in a particular category using the “Section” tab under Profile Form Custom Fields. With the help of this admin can map the custom fields category wise.

 

Make Custom Fields Required:
Admin can make these custom fields required using the “Required” tab.

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3.3 Sellers

This page of the Prestashop Hyperlocal E-commerce Business extension has a list of all the sellers that are approved by the store owner.

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There are several filters as well to filter the list of sellers as shown in the above screenshot.
The above figure consists of a list of all the sellers that are approved.
The admin can also enable or disable a seller in this list using the bulk actions of the grid.
If a seller is disabled, then, all the products of that seller are also disabled and will not be visible on the storefront.
When you click on the View button, a new page opens up consisting of the information about the seller.

3.5 Seller Account Approval Request

When a seller registers or any customer registers as a seller on the Prestashop Hyperlocal Delivery Marketplace, then, it first appears in this tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Service Marketplace. The store admin can approve or disapprove of the seller account request.

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Approve Seller Account: To approve a seller’s account, you have to click on the “Cross” button corresponding to that seller on the list from the backend.

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Once the Seller account is approved it directly moves to the Sellers List and all the limits to the seller account are released.
A mail will be sent to the seller to notify about the approval of the seller account.
Note:- The Seller Accounts that are approved by the store owner cannot be undone. Please use this feature carefully.
Disapprove Seller Account: To disapprove of a seller account, you have to click on the “tick” button in front of that seller on the list.
A pop-up will appear asking for the reason for disapproval of the seller account. Fill the reason and then submit the form to complete the action.
A mail will be sent to the seller notifying the disapproval of the seller account. The reason provided in the pop-up will also be sent in this mail.
Note:- Once a seller is disapproved then he can again apply for the seller account and whenever a seller does this the store owner is notified through a notification email.

3.6 Product Approval List

When a seller adds a product, then, first of all, it appears in this tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace extension. The store owner is also notified of the same through the mail. Then, it is up to the store owner to approve or disapprove of the product.

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If the setting (i.e. New Product Approval Required) is enabled only then, a new product appears on this list. Otherwise, it directly appears in the Product List and is automatically approved and displayed.
Disapprove Seller Product: 

  • To disapprove of a product, you have to click on the Disapprove button corresponding to that product on the list.
  • A pop-up will appear asking for the reason for the disapproval of the product. Fill the reason and then submit the form to complete the action.
  • Once a product is disapproved a mail will be sent to the seller notifying disapproval of product with the reason provided in the above form. The disapproved products also appear on the same list. The Store admin can approve them at any point in time.

Approve Seller Product: 

  • To approve a product, you have to click on the Approve button in front of that product in the Product Approval list.
  • After approval, the product is moved from the Product Approval list to the Sellers Products list.

Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.

3.7 Sellers Products

The Seller Products page of the Prestashop Hyperlocal online marketplace add-on consists of all the approved products added by the seller(s) on the store.

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If the settings (i.e. New Product Approval Required) in the Setting tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal multi-vendor marketplace are disabled then a product is approved directly when it is added by the seller and appears in this list. Otherwise, the product first appears in the Product Approval list.

Delete Product:

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  • To delete a product, you have to click on the Delete button corresponding to each product as shown in the image below.
  • A pop-up will appear asking for the reason for the deletion of the product. To complete the action, fill the reason and then click on the submit button.
  • A mail will be sent to the seller to notify the deletion of the product. The mail also contains the reason you have provided for the deletion of the product.

Note: The product delete action cannot be undone. Please use this feature carefully.
Enable/Disable Product: To change the status of any product, you have to use the Bulk Action feature of the Grid. To enable/disable any product, select the product(s) and choose the action (i.e. Enable or Disable) to complete the action.

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Note: Once a product is disabled, it will not be visible at the front. To avoid disabling products and only disable a product if it is very necessary.
View or Edit Product: There is also an option to view the details of any product on the list. To do that you have to click on the View button in front of that product and it will take you to the edit page of the respective product.

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On clicking the view button, you’ll be redirected to the products detail page as shown below:

prestashop-hyperlocal-productThe admin can make the changes as required and the changes will be reflected in the front-end of the site.

3.8. Category Wise Commission Rules

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Now, admin can easily divide the commission according to the product category. Admin can make new categories too accordingly.
The admin can set a new category by entering a default commission. This enables admin to charge different commission rates for different product categories.

3.9. Sellers Orders

The Seller Order Tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Addon consists of all the orders that are placed by customers for products added by sellers in the store. The orders shown in this list are split based on sellers which means, if there are products by different sellers in the same order then they will appear separately in this list.

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View Order: There is also an option to view the details of any order on the list. To do that, you have to click on the View button in front of that order, it will take you to the order details page of the respective order. This view page is the same as when you edit any order.

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3.10 Admin Order

The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace module allows the store admin to sell more and more products without maintaining their inventory. However, the admin can even sell their products in the marketplace. The orders received for the products of the admin can be viewed in the Admin Order tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Marketplace addon. The orders will be displayed as shown below:

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To see the details of the order, click on the View button corresponding to each order.

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3.11. Product Reviews

The Product Reviews page of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace plugin consists of a list of all the product reviews sent by customers on the seller’s products.
The online buyers can add a review on any of the seller’s product as shown below:

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Once the review is posted by the customer, he’ll get a message saying that “Your comment has been added and will be available once approved by the moderator.”

These reviews are then listed in the Product Review tab of the Prestashop Multi seller Marketplace plugin.

View Product Review: Most of the details of the product reviews are already mentioned in the grid but some of them are not.

prestashop-hyperlocal-reviews-viewTo view all the details of any Product Review, click on View Button in front of that review. A pop-up will appear having all the details of the product review.
As you click, you can see the complete review as shown in the image below:

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Delete Product Review: To delete a product review, you have to click on the delete button in front of that product review on the list.

Note:- The product review delete action cannot be undone. Please use this feature carefully.
Approve Product Review: The product reviews that are added by the customers for the seller’s products will appear in the list here with the status Waiting for Approval and it will not be shown on the storefront to other customers until it is approved. To approve it, you have to click on the Approve button in front of the product review.

3.12. Seller Review Approval List

This tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace extension contains all the Seller Reviews that are posted by the customers and no action is taken on them. If the settings (i.e. Seller Review Approval Required) are enabled, then, only any seller review posted by any customer appears in this list otherwise, it directly appears in the Seller Reviews list.
The reviews that are pending for approval will be displayed as shown in the image below:

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View Seller Review: To view all the details of a seller review you have to click on the View button in front of that review in the list.

On clicking the View button, a Pop-up will appear having all the details of the corresponding seller review.
Approve Seller Review: To approve a seller review, you have to click on the Approve button in front of that review on the list.
Once a seller review is approved, it becomes visible on the front end and is transferred to the seller review list.
Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.
Disapprove Seller Review: To disapprove of a seller review, you have to click on the Disapprove button in front of that review on the list. A pop-up will appear asking for the reason for disapproval of the seller review. Fill the reason and then submit the form to complete the action.
Once a seller review is disapproved, it is transferred to the seller reviews list and cannot be found anywhere else.
Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.
Delete Seller Review: To delete a seller review, you have to click on the Delete button in front of that review on the list.
A pop-up will appear asking for the reason for the deletion of the seller review. Fill the reason and then submit the form to complete the action.
Once a seller review is deleted, it is completely removed from everywhere.
Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.
All this can be done at a button click with the help of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace extension.

3.13. Sellers Reviews

This Seller Reviews tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace extension contains a list of all the Sellers Reviews done by customers in the store.

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If the setting (i.e. Seller Review Approval Required) is disabled then a seller review is approved directly when it is added by the customer and appears on this list. Otherwise, the review first appears in the Seller Review Approval list.
Note:- The Seller Reviews that are disapproved by the store owner also appear in this list.
View Seller Review: To view all the details of a seller review you have to click on the View button in front of that review in the list. On clicking the View button, a Pop-up will appear having all the details of the corresponding seller review.

3.14. Seller Category Request List

A seller can add products only to those categories that are allowed to him/her. In case, the seller needs to add a product to a category that is not allowed then the seller can request for the category. All those category requests appear on this list. A mail is also sent to the store owner to notify about the Request for Category. Then, it is up to the store owner to approve or disapprove the request.

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View Category Request: To view the details of a category request, you have to click on the View button in front of that category request on the list.
On clicking the View button a Pop-up will appear having all the details of the corresponding category request.
Approve Category Request: To approve a category request, you have to click on the Approve button in front of that category request on the list.
Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.
Disapprove Category Request: To disapprove of a category request, you have to click on the Disapprove button in front of that category request on the list.
A pop-up will appear asking for the reason for disapproving the category request. Fill the reason and then submit the form to complete the action.
Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.

3.15. Seller Shippings

Whenever a new seller is added to the system, a default shipping method is added that applies to all the products by default and it is free as well. The seller can add a new shipping policy and can map products to it as well, but until then, all the products are mapped to the default shipping policy only. The Seller Shipping tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace addon page contains a list of all the shipping methods that are created for the sellers present in the system.

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View Shipping: To view the details of a seller shipping, you have to click on the View button in front of that entry.
On clicking the button, a new page opens up having details of the respective shipping method.
Note:-

  1. The admin will not be able to delete or edit any shipping method for any seller. If tries he/she will be redirected to the Carrier Listing page with the corresponding error.
  2. By default, all the products for a seller will be mapped to the Default shipping method for the respective seller. Default shipping methods can be identified with the name Default Free Shipping – Seller Name.

3.16. Seller Shipping Methods

Prestashop multivendor marketplace extension allows the sellers to define their shipping methods. For this, the ‘Allow Seller to define own Custom Shipping Method’ feature enabled from the Setting tab of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace module.
3.16.1 How can the admin add Shipping Methods?
The admin can add custom shipping methods in this tab. To add custom shipping methods, click on the ‘Add New Shipping Methods’ link or ‘+’ sign in the top-right position.

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This will redirect you to the shipping methods creation page of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace addon.

prestashop-hyperlocal-seller-shipping-additionShipping Method Name: Enter the name of the shipping methods.
Active: Toggle the button to activate or deactivate the shipping method.
The shipping methods will be listed as shown below. The admin can edit or remove them by clicking on the Edit or Delete button corresponding to each shipping method.
3.16.2 How can the admin add custom Shipping Methods that they want to allow the sellers to select?
The seller can create their shipping methods from their dashboard. Go to the Dashboard -> Shipping tab.
The various shipping methods created by the sellers will be listed in this tab.
To add new methods, click on the ‘Add New’ link as shown in the image below:

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You’ll be redirected to the shipping methods creation page. The various field required to be filled are shown below:
The various shipping methods will be listed in the drop-down menu. To create a new one, select ‘Others‘. Enter the name of the shipping method.
The sellers can create the shipping methods by entering the required fields as shown in the image below.

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3.17. Admin Commissions

The Admin Commissions tan of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal Marketplace extension contains a filter through which the admin can filter the commissions earned in the form of Order Wise or Category Wise selection. By default, the page shows Order Wise Admin Commissions. The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace module makes it easier for the store admin to manage the commission structure of the marketplace.

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3.17.1  Order Wise Admin Commissions
This list contains all the commissions earned by the store owner on every order placed for any seller’s product. This list is split based on orders placed for selling products.

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3.17.2 Category wise commissions
This list shows the total commission earned by the store owner from a seller. The store owner can also use filters to filter the commission reports category wise.
It helps the store owner to identify commissions from different categories and which category has produced how much commission.

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3.18. Transaction Payout Request

With this additional feature, the sellers can request the store admin for any payout. Earlier, the admin was in charge of any of the payment that was to be made to the sellers. However, the sellers can now initiate a payout request from their dashboard. The admin can approve or deny the payout request of the sellers from this tab of the PrestaShop Hyperlocal marketplace addon. Three payment methods are provided, that is, Bank Wire, Pay by Check and PayPal.
The admin can use PayPal if this payment method is opted by the sellers.
Click on the Configuration link of the Transaction Payout Request tab of the PrestaShop multi-seller marketplace module.
Admin can enable automatic seller payout which helps the admin to automate the payout request process. Admin can either use cron url’s for this setup or use “Process Paypal Payout Status” cron directly. Admin can also add a particular amount which will always be kept on hold for sellers.
Enter the API details of the PayPal details as shown in the image below:

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Active: Toggle the button to activate the PayPal payout settings.
Client ID: Enter the Client ID of your PayPal account here.
Client Secret: Enter the secret key here.
PayPal Mode: Select the mode, that is, Sandbox or Live from the options drop-down menu.
PayPal Email Subject: Enter the email subject for PayPal here.
PayPal Currency: Select the default currency set in your PayPal account.
Enable Automatic Seller Payout: Toggle the button to activate automatic seller payout.
Amount to keep on hold: Enter the amount which will always be kept on hold for sellers.
3.18.1 How can the seller create a Transaction Payout Request?
To create the payout request, the seller is required to click on the Payout Request tab of the dashboard of their account.

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The various fields required to be filled by the seller are discussed below:
Amount: Enter the amount that you are requesting for the payout.
Request Reason: Specify the reason for which the payout request has been initiated.
As the Save button is clicked, the payout request will be listed as shown in the image below:

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The same payout request will be listed in the admin interface of the Prestashop multi-seller marketplace extension.
3.18.2 How can the admin approve/disapprove the Transaction Payout Request?

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The admin can approve or reject the payout request by clicking on the Approve or Disapprove button corresponding to each request.

In case, the admin approves the payout, then, a popup will be displayed as shown in the image below:

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If the payment methods are Bank wire or Pay by Check, then, the admin will have to enter the Transaction ID.
Once the request is successfully approved, the transaction will be saved in the Transaction Table.
In the case of the PayPal payment method, a request will be sent to PayPal and based on the response, success or error message will be displayed. If the request is successfully approved, it is added to the Transaction table.

3.19 Seller Transactions

The system does not automatically transfer the amount in the seller’s account, hence the store owner has to keep records of the balance for all the sellers and manually transfer money to the seller and later on, enter the details of the transaction to keep a record of the same.
The Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace module allows the admin to view two types of the transaction of the sellers, that is, Seller Balance History and Transaction History.

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The Seller Transactions page of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace plugin keeps the track of the seller transactions and the remaining balance of sellers.
3.19.1 Seller Balance History
This list of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace plugin contains all the balance variations for all the sellers in the system. The list shows total sales of the seller, seller earnings and your commission. This list helps the store owner to identify the earnings and categorize them seller wise.

3.19.2 View Transactions Details
To view the details of the transactions done for a particular seller, you have to click on the View button in front of that seller.
On clicking on the View button in front of any seller, a new page will open up having a list of all the transactions done for the corresponding seller.

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You can also add a new transaction for the current seller by clicking on the Add New Transaction button on the top right-hand side of the above page.
3.19.3 Create New Transaction from the back-end of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace Module
To add a new transaction detail for any seller, you have to either click on the Make New button in front of the seller or you can also click on the Make New Transaction button on the top right-hand side of the page.

On clicking the button a new block appears (form for adding a new transaction) at the top asking for the details of the transaction. Fill the form and then submit it to complete the action.
Note:- This action cannot be undone. Please use it carefully.
3.19.4 Transactions History
This page contains a list of all the transactions done to date to all the sellers available in the system.
You can also add a new transaction for any seller by clicking on the Add New Transaction button on the top right-hand side of the above page.

3.20. Seller Shop Close request

If enabled from the back-end of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace plugin, the sellers can request the admin to close their shop.
The request to delete the sellers’ account can be initiated by just clicking a couple of buttons from the dashboard. The image of the front-end interface is shown below:

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Once the request is sent, the admin can view the same from the Seller Shop Close Request tab of the Prestashop multi-seller marketplace extension.
The confirmation mail is sent to the seller. Once the sellers provide the confirmation, an ‘Approve’ button is displayed corresponding to the request. The admin can click the same and complete the request.

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The entire list of the shop closure request and their status is displayed in this section of the Prestashop multi-seller marketplace plugin as shown in the image below:

3.21. GDPR Request

The sellers can download their data in CSV format just by clicking the links provided in the GDPR section of the dashboard.
The admin can view the GDPR requests initiated from this section in the back-end of the Prestashop Hyperlocal Marketplace module as shown in the image below:

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3.22 Membership plans general settings

This page contains all the settings which Store admin needs to control the membership plans.

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Enable membership plan functionality: By enabling this button store admin to allow all the new and existing sellers to purchase a membership plan.
Send membership plan activation email: If this feature is enabled an email is sent to those sellers whose membership plan is activated.
Send membership plan expiry email: If this feature is enabled an email is sent to those sellers whose membership plan is expired.
Show warning message: Store admin can use this feature to show a warning message to those sellers whose membership plan is about to expire.
The number of days left to upgrade plan: Store admin can also adjust the number of days to upgrade the membership plan. A warning message will be shown to the sellers during this time period for upgrading their plans.
Enable disable free membership plan: If this feature is enabled a free membership plan will be added to the seller’s membership plans.
Enable disable product active limit under the free membership plan: Store admin can enable and disable the product listing limit under the free membership plan
Product limit: Store admin can adjust the product listing limit using this tab.
Duration interval: Admin can adjust the duration interval of the free membership plan. For example: days, months, and years.
Duration: Admin can set the duration of the free membership plan after which this plan is deactivated.
Select order state in which membership plan will be marked as paid: Admin can select the order state on which free membership plan orders will be marked as paid.
Show membership plans select box during seller registration: If this is enabled then sellers can select the membership plan at the time of registration.
Warning plan reminder setting:

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Admin can enable this functionality to send a warning email to the sellers whose plan is about to expire. Admin can set the number of days before plan expiry warning mail should be sent to the seller.
Expired plan reminder settings:

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Admin can enable this functionality to send an email to those sellers whose membership plan is expired. Admin can also set the number of days after the plan expiry warning email should be sent to the seller.

3.23 Membership Plans

Store admin can create a new membership plan under the membership plans tab. After clicking on the add new button, a new membership plan form will be open with the following fields:

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  • Plan name: Admin can set the Plan name which is displayed to the sellers.
  • Plan price: Admin can set the plan price using this tab.
  • Enable/disable product active limit: Using this feature admin can enable the product listing limit for that particular membership plan.
  • Plan duration interval: Store admin can set the plan duration interval using this tab.
  • Duration: Admin can set the duration for which the plan remained active.
  • Enable: Using this tab admin can enable or disable the membership plan.
  • Plan image: Admin can choose the plan image which he wants to show to the sellers.

3.24 Seller membership plans

From this tab, admin can check the sellers plan details like their first name, last name, email, shop name etc.

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From the add new option, store admin can add new seller plan details by filling the following details:

  • Choose sellers: Admin can choose the seller for which admin wants to add plan details.
  • Add customized plan: Admin can also customize the plan details by filing plan name, product active limit, duration interval, and duration details.
  • Mark plan as approved: If this is enabled then the seller plan will be approved.
  • Activate plan: Store admin can activate the seller’s plan by enabling this button.

3.25 Hyperlocal Setting

Using hyperlocal settings, store admin can add ship areas where they can ship their products. Store admin can also ship areas on the behalf of sellers. This page contains all the settings which the admin needs to control the hyperlocal feature.

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  • Enable Hyperlocal Marketplace: By enabling this button store admin can start hyperlocal functionality in their marketplace.
  • Google API key: Admin needs to enter Google API key for fetching locations.
  • Radius Unit: Admin can select radius type in miles or kilometres.
  • Distance for admin products: Admin can enter distance for the ship areas as per their requirements.
  • New shipping area approval required: If admin enables this button then sellers need approval for ship areas.
  • Enable Hyperlocal Carrier: If store admin can enable this button then sellers can map their products with the hyperlocal carrier.
  • Out of Range Behavior: If shipping distance is out of range then admin/seller can set default price.
  • Default Shipping Price: Admin can enter a default shipping price for out of range of products shipping.

Hyperlocal Shipping Areas:
Store admin can add multiple shipping areas using this tab.

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  • Enable/Disable Shipping Area: Admin can enable or disable the shipping area using this button.
  • Add Shipping Area for Seller: If admin enables this button then store admin can assign the shipping area to other sellers as well.
  • Choose Sellers: Admin can select the sellers for shipping area.
  • Address: Store admin need to enter a location for the shipping area.
  • Longitude: Enter the longitude of the area using this tab.
  • Latitude: Enter the latitude of the area using this tab.
  • Approval Status: After entering all the information admin can assign a status to the shipping area.

Hyperlocal Shipping Price Rules:
Using this tab store admin can add shipping price rules.

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  • Enable/Disable Shipping Price Rules: Admin can toggle this button to enable or disable shipping price rules.
  • Add Shipping Rules for Sellers: By enabling this button store admin can add the shipping price rules for the sellers also.
  • Choose Sellers: Admin can choose the sellers for adding shipping price rules.
  • Weight: Admin can select the weight range for the shipping price rules.
  • Distance: Store admin can select the distance range for the shipping price rules.
  • Shipping Price: Using this button admin can enter shipping price.

4.0 Seller Account

Any seller has access to several pages that are designed for handling the functionality of a seller account. Link for all these pages is there on the My Account page of a customer who is also a seller.

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Register As Seller Field (Register Page)
If a new customer is registering on the Store then simply enter your mail id according to the screenshot given below.

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After clicking on “Create an Account”, you have to enter your information as given in the screenshot below.
Once the merchant becomes a seller of the marketplace, he can avail of all the functionality of the module and boost his sales effortlessly.
The Dashboard of the sellers includes a GDPR section. Customers can download their data and can even delete their accounts with ease.

4.1 Seller’s Profile

The sellers can edit their profile and personalize their shop from this tab of the dashboard.

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4.2 Seller’s Product

The sellers can follow the path mentioned below in order to add a new product.
Go to My Account -> Dashboard -> Products

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The already listed products are displayed in this tab of the seller’s Dashboard.
In order to add a new product click on the ‘+’ sign at the top right portion.
This will redirect you to the ‘Add New Product’ page. Fill up the required detail in order to add the product.

4.3 Order

The sellers can view their orders and related details in this tab of the Dashboard.

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4.4 Product Reviews

The sellers can view the review received on their product in the Product Review Tab of their Dashboard. All the reviews received will be listed as shown in the image below:

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4.5 My Reviews

The tab of the seller’s dashboard lists out the reviews received on their profile.

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4.6 Earnings

Seller Earnings can be viewed in this tab. The vendors can filter the results as per requirement.
The total earning history will be displayed as shown below:

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4.7 Transactions

The seller can view their entire transaction history in this tab. The amount debited or credited in their account is available here.

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4.8 Payout Request

Sellers can view the list of payout request sent to the admin from the Payout Request tab. For a new payout, request sellers need to fill the payout amount and reason and send it to the admin for approval.

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4.9 Category Request

The sellers can view the categories assigned to them. Additionally, they can even send a category request to the store admin. In order to send a category request, go to the Dashboard -> Category Request.

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4.10 Shipping

The sellers can view the shipping process as in the screenshot below:

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4.11 GDPR

The sellers can request to download the account details from the store owner using this tab. The downloaded account details will be available in the CSV format.

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Sellers can also request the store owners to close their shop by clicking on the “Request to Close” button. The store admin can approve the request from the admin panel of  Prestashop  Hyperlocal Delivery Business Model.

4.12 Membership plan history

Sellers can check their membership plan history by applying filters. Under the filters, sellers have to fill the plan name and the status of the membership plan for checking the history of the membership plans.

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4.13 Available membership plans

Using this tab seller can buy membership plans by checking the plan details.

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4.13 Knowband Hyperlocal

Using the Prestashop  Hyperlocal Delivery Business Model feature sellers can add ship areas where they can ship their products. If the shipping distance is out of range then the seller can also add a default price for their shipping. Using this feature seller can perform various operations like adding ship rates, adding multiple ship areas, adding ship rate in bulk, etc.

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