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Knowband’s OpenCart Marketplace extension can easily transform your single-vendor website into a fully-functional marketplace. By using the Multi-vendor Marketplace module the admin can create a marketplace just like Amazon, eBay, Etsy so that multiple sellers can sell their products on the marketplace.
Knowband offers a well-developed and technically tested OpenCart Multi vendor Marketplace Plugin that can convert your Opencart eCommerce site into an online marketplace. After the integration of the OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace extension, any third-party sellers can create an account and list their products on your site. The OpenCart Multi seller Marketplace extension is compatible with all product types, that is, simple, configurable as well as bundled.
Offering ease of management both to the store admin as well as the sellers, the OpenCart Marketplace extension offers a huge scope configuration. While the store owner can manage the commission, seller’s profile, product listing, transaction, and other aspects from the back-end of the OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace extension, the sellers can control their shop from the Dashboard. The eCommerce store owners can now expand the product range without maintaining their own inventory. The management of the products and inventory of the admin as well as third-party vendors becomes effortless with the OpenCart Multi Vendor Marketplace extension.
What is new in the latest version of the OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace extension:
[New] Improved Admin Interface: Improved admin interface to offer effortless management.
[New] Seller registration form with custom fields: The store admin can create a separate registration form for the sellers. The admin can also add the custom fields to the seller form. The custom field’s entries can be viewed from the back-end.
[NEW] Seller Info on Seller Invoice (With Option to enable/disable the same from the admin)
[NEW] Admin Info on Seller Invoice disable option from the Admin.
[NEW] Field in the admin interface to choose the order status for which commission/earning will be calculated. Previous earning was being calculated on all the order status i.e. Cancelled, Returned, etc.
[NEW] Field in the admin interface to select the order status which is allowed to sellers for order status change.
[NEW] Option in the admin interface to disable/enable the sellers. On disable, all the seller's products will also get disabled.
[NEW] Option in the admin interface to assign the product to the seller.
[NEW] Option in the admin interface to register customers as sellers.
Features of the Admin Interface of OpenCart Marketplace Extension:
Features of the Seller Interface of OpenCart Marketplace Extension:
1. Install the Opencart Marketplace extension in the Opencart store. As you install the extension and enable it, multi-seller functionality will be enabled in your store.
2. Once this is done, it will add a checkbox in the registration form that will allow any store visitor to become a seller and sell products in your store.
3. Once a customer registers for a seller, a seller registration request will be generated and the admin has the option to approve/disapprove the seller request.
4. Once you get more and more sellers in your store, you can start earning commissions which will be set from the admin panel of the OpenCart Marketplace plugin.
5. The sales report of the marketplace can be tracked from the admin interface of the OpenCart marketplace plugin. Additionally, the sellers can see their earnings as well as commissions changed from their dashboard.
Admin Features of Knowband’s OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace extension:
The basic highlights of the OpenCart Multi seller Marketplace extension are mentioned below:
Customized Email Templates
Customer Benefits of Knowband’s OpenCart Multi seller Marketplace Extension:
Even when the return/refund request is initiated, a single invoice is generated for the customer while the sellers will get a separate invoice for their respective products.
If there is a feature you want on your Opencart site, chances are that an Opencart plugin will allow you to do it, if you don't find any such plugin you can always contact us for your custom plugin development requirements.
Knowbandâs OpenCart Marketplace extension can easily transform your single-vendor website into a fully-functional marketplace. By using the Multi-vendor Marketplace module the admin can create a marketplace just like Amazon, eBay, Etsy so that multiple sellers can sell their products on the marketplace.
|Compatibility||OC v2.0.x.x - v3.0.x.x|
|Latest Version||v2.1 (08-May-2023)|
1- How does the OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace module work?
The multi-vendor marketplace module for OpenCart allows the store admin to convert their store into a marketplace. The admin can allow other sellers to list their products on the marketplace to offer a wide range of products to customers. The admin will earn a commission from the sellers for each sale. The sellers will have their seller interface from where they can manage the products and other details related to the marketplace.
Please visit the link below to check the user manual for more details:
2- How the sellers can access the marketplace?
The marketplace module provides and interfaces to the sellers so that after login sellers can list products, view the orders, reviews and manage the listings.
3- How can the seller manage the shipping?
Seller can add their own shipping methods for their products. The Multi-vendor marketplace extension has the feature so that the sellers can configure the shipping methods for their products.
4- How sellers can add the products to the marketplace?
Sellers need to login into the store and go to the seller section. From here sellers can add the products. The process to add products will be the same as the default OpenCart process.
5- How the admin will get the commission?
The OpenCart marketplace module allows admin to charge the commission based on different ways:
6- Is there a way by which sellers and customers can contact each other?
Yes, the OpenCart Marketplace extension allows the customers to contact the sellers. There is an option in the back-end interface of the Marketplace module where sellers can check the inquiries from the customers and the inquiries can also be answered from the same interface.
7- How to list the same product by multiple sellers?
The multiple sellers can list the same products but the product will be shown as a different product on the website. This functionality can be added to the marketplace module as a custom change that will cost some additional amount.
8- Is there an automated marketplace system for delivering payments to vendors?
Yes, the seller payment can be automated using the Paypal payment method. As of now, the Marketplace module supports payout for Paypal only. Other payment methods can also be added to automate the payment but it will be treated as a custom change.
Please refer to the section “Seller Payout Request” in the user manual.
9- Does this Marketplace module Split Products in one order into multiple orders for each seller?
Yes, the multi-vendor marketplace module Split Products in one order into multiple orders for each seller.
10- Will it be possible for sellers to create their own profile pages?
11- How the admin can set different commissions for every vendor rather than setting one global value for admin commission?
This can be done by the administrator under the Seller account configuration section Sellers >> Category-wise commission.
12- How the shipping charges will be handled if there are 2 sellers’ item & admin items as well in the order?
In this OpenCart Multi-seller Marketplace module, the shipping cost charged by each seller will be added to the total shipping cost and the total shipping cost will be displayed to the customer.
13- Is there any limitation on the number of products listed by the sellers?
There are not any restrictions on the number of product listings for the sellers.
14- How can sellers manage their orders?
Using this OpenCart Multi-vendor Marketplace module, the seller can manage the orders if allowed by the admin.
15- Which types of products the seller can add?
Marketplace module allows the seller can add various products - Simple, Configurable, Downloadable, Virtual.
16- How a seller can monitor the sales from the marketplace?
The sellers need to login into the store and go to the seller interface. The seller interface has a Dashboard section that shows the sales report.
17- Can Seller add social links to the seller profile?
Yes, in this Marketplace module, under the “Seller Profile” section the seller can add various social links for their shop.
1- How the payment will be handled?
Multi-vendor Marketplace module transfers the order amount to the marketplace admin’s account. Based on the earnings the sellers need to request the payout.
2- Is it possible for the Marketplace administrator to enable the feature to approve the product?
Yes, the admin can enable the feature to view the product before making it live on the marketplace. All the products for review will be listed under Product >>product Approval List. The admin can view the product, approve or reject the product from the back-end.
3- Is there any option for the administrator to set different commission for different categories:
Yes, the admin can charge the commission based on the categories.
4- Is there any way for the admin to allow which order status can seller use for order handling?
Yes, the admin can allow some of the order statuses to the seller using which the seller can change the order status of the order.
5- Does this OpenCart Marketplace module have the option to turn on the seller account request approval feature?
OpenCart marketplace module allows the admin can approve the seller account manually after review. There is a separate tab in the module back-office from where the admin can view and approve the requests. The admin can also restrict the number of times a seller can request for registration.
6- Can sellers run promotional offers or discounts on their products?
The sellers can create coupons that can be used for the seller's products.
7- Can the admin edit the email templates?
Yes, the OpenCart Multi-seller Marketplace module allows the marketplace admin to edit the email templates.
8- We are having a 3rd party module is it possible to make it compatible with this OpenCart Marketplace extension?
Yes, we can make all the 3rd party modules compatible with this marketplace module but it will cost you an additional amount.
9- Is it possible to provide the option to upload the products in bulk to sellers?
Yes, the module has an inbuilt feature to allow the sellers to upload the products in bulk.
10- How are payments for canceled orders balanced out? If the payment has already been made to the vendor, is it deducted in the next payment?
Admin can deduct the payment from the next payout/transaction. Admin can also ask the seller for payout.
11- Which theme does this Marketplace module support?
This Marketplace module supports all kinds of responsive themes, templates, and custom themes/templates. The demo of the module is available for the default OpenCart theme and Journal theme.
12- How will the admin pay the seller share?
Sellers can request the payout as per their earnings. The admin can initiate the payment for the received payout requests.
13- Can the admin restrict the categories for the sellers?
Yes, the admin has the option to provide permission to the sellers for the selected categories.
Please refer to the section “Category Request” in the user manual.
14- Can admin allow the seller to receive emails when an order is placed/canceled for the seller product?
Yes, the marketplace module allows the admin to enable the settings to send emails to sellers.
15- Can the admin allow the customer to review the sellers and his products?
Yes, customers can post the review for the products and sellers. The admin can review and approve the reviews.
16- Is it possible for the seller to manage the order returns?
Yes, the module allows the sellers to manage the returns.
17- Do you also offer the Mobile App for the marketplace?
Yes, we also offer the Mobile app for the OpenCart marketplace module. This Mobile app will work for the customers. Customers can download the app from The Google and Apple app store to place their orders. Please find the link for the mobile app below: