Meet a new Multi-Vendor release—Multi-Vendor 4.6.1.
The new Multi-Vendor version has all the new features of CS-Cart 4.6.1, plus one killer feature for vendors.
Vendors can now use the Theme and Layout editors to change the look and feel of their micro-stores!
A Multi-Vendor-based marketplace can have hundreds of vendors. Each vendor showcases his or her products in both the common storefront and the personal micro-store. Just like on eBay.
Now imagine that all the 300 vendors registered on your marketplace have micro-stores that look exactly the same. Same colors, same fonts, same background. Boring.
And what if your marketplace theme is in black and red colors, and one of your vendors sells baby care products? A pink or white color would suit such kind of a micro-store better. But the vendor couldn’t change the theme colors.
That how it was before.
Now things change. In Multi-Vendor 4.6.1, vendors can edit the storefront theme via the built-in Theme editor. Vendors can make their micro-stores look unique and create a theme style that suits their business best.
We’ve prepared a document on how to allow vendors to edit a theme of a micro-store.
That’s how a vendor edits the theme style of the micro-store
A flexible layout editor is one of the major, selling features of CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor. By using the layout editor, an online store owner arranges blocks on the storefront by simple drag and drop.
You can easily move product filters to the right, add a menu to the top, show bestsellers here, move banners there. Do all this in a convenient visual layout editor right in the admin panel. No need to hire a programmer for that.
In earlier Multi-Vendor versions, a marketplace admin defined the layout of vendor stores. And yeah, just like a theme style, page layouts were the same in all the vendor stores.
In Multi-Vendor 4.6.1, your vendors can build the layout of their micro-stores themselves.
Check out a document on how to allow vendors to edit layouts of a micro-store.
Vendors edit their layouts just like a web store owner does
Ability to edit the look and feel of a vendor storefront was a highly requested feature. Now you have it with Multi-Vendor 4.6.1. It will help your marketplace grow bigger by attracting more vendors.
How to Get Multi-Vendor 4.6.1
Multi-Vendor 4.6.1 is out now. As always, we distribute upgrade packages in batches during the first post-release week. Then, we’ll open the valve to the full. So, if you don’t see the available upgrade in Administration → Upgrade center, check for it later.
If your upgrade subscription is expired, you won’t be able to get Multi-Vendor 4.6.1 with all this new functionality. In this case, please extend your upgrade subscription. Once you re-activate it, check for the upgrade.
That’s it for this release. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
Found a bug in CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor? Report it to our bug tracker. We’ll deal with it.
- Yan Anderson is the Social Relations and Content Manager at CS-Cart. He's passionate about creating content that explains complicated things in simple terms. Yan loves writing and making videos about the ecommerce industry and technology trends. He manages this blog as an editor.
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