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Introducing Multi-Vendor Plus


We’re happy to announce a new edition of Multi-Vendor—Multi-Vendor Plus. It has 7 extra features that are exclusive to this edition and not available for the standard Multi-Vendor.

Multi-Vendor Plus is an eCommerce solution for larger marketplace businesses with bigger income and budgets. It is also more expensive than the standard edition and costs $3,500.

What are the Advantages of Multi-Vendor Plus?

Multi-Vendor has over 500 must-have eCommerce features for both marketplace owners and vendors. These features cover all the aspects of an online marketplace: working with a catalog, managing vendors, processing orders, marketing, and more.

Multi-Vendor Plus goes further. It brings you 7 exclusive features that change the game. We’d like to show you these features and tell about their benefits. Watch the videos.

1. Mobile Application for Customers

Offer your customers a mobile app as eBay and Amazon do. The customers can browse your marketplace, add products to wish lists and carts, and pay via offline payment method or PayPal Express Checkout.

All the data is synced with your virtual mall: if you change categories, products, users, carts, wish lists, orders, and other data, the changes will affect the app. You are free to customize the look and feel of your application by changing a logo and colors. When the app is ready, we will upload it to Google Play and App Store and keep it up to date.

2. Common Products for Vendors

Often, different vendors sell similar or even the same products. A customer can be confused with lots of duplicate products in the search results.

You can create a common product base and allow your vendors to only sell these products, forbidding them from creating their own listings. The vendors will only be able to set prices, quantity, and a shipping information for products from the common base. This way you’ll avoid duplicates and keep product pages nice, clean, and uniform.

3. Category Commissions

Some products such as everyday goods, accessories, and lingerie have low margin. And if commissions on your marketplace are quite high, you won’t be able go attract vendors who sell these kinds of products. They won’t join your business because selling won’t be profitable for them.

With the Category Commissions feature, you’ll be able to set individual commissions for product categories. Set a higher commission for high-margin product categories and a lower commission for low-margin categories.

4. Advanced Vendor Restrictions

You can hide menus, functions, and settings from a vendor’s dashboard to limit access to these features or simply to remove unused functionality. For example, a vendor selling downloadable products doesn’t need the Shipping methods menu, so hide it.

This feature adds a special user group of the Vendor type. You are free to tweak the group privileges to grant or restrict access to features, menus, and settings for vendors.

5. Separate Vendor Checkout

This feature is a part of the Direct Customer-to-Vendor Payments built-in add-on. The feature allows your customers to pay for products from different vendors separately at checkout. The vendors create their own payment methods and all the payments go straight to their accounts.

The cool thing is—vendors get all the money from customers, so, marketplace fees become their concern, not yours.

6. Promotions for Vendors

Another cool feature of the Direct Customer to Vendor Payments built-in add-on is vendor’s promotions. You can enable vendors to create cart and catalog promotions with a number of bonuses.

This is a powerful tool to boost vendors’ sales and attract more vendors to your marketplace.

7. Design Editor for Vendors

One more effective tool to attract vendors. Allow them to modify the look and feel of their micro-stores so that they look unique.

To do that, vendors change storefront colors, fonts, and backgrounds via the built-in visual theme editor. And by using the layout editor, vendors rearrange content on the micro-store pages without a coder’s help.

How to Test and Buy Multi-Vendor Plus?

You can test these 7 exclusive features and all other Multi-Vendor features on a 15-day personal demo or download the installation package and test the functionality for 30 days.

On our Pricing page, you can check the full list of Multi-Vendor features and watch video demonstrations of each. To buy Multi-Vendor Plus click the BUY NOW button on the Pricing page.

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Head of Content Marketing at CS-Cart | Website

Yan Anderson is the Head of Content Marketing at CS-Cart with over 10 years of experience in the eCommerce industry. He's passionate about explaining complicated things in simple terms. Yan has expertise in building, running and growing eCommerce marketplaces. He loves to educate people about best practices, new technologies, and trends in the global eCommerce industry.