Key Admin Features in CS-Cart Multi-Vendor
Offer a more convenient way to buy from your online marketplace. With a mobile app for iOS and Android, your 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.
Advanced Vendor Payout System
Automate payouts to vendors to save 90% of your time. Payments management is the most significant part of every online marketplace. You will have to deal with commissions and distribution of payments between vendors every day.
In Multi-Vendor, you can use automatic or manual vendor payouts.
Automatic payouts are carried out via a built-in "PayPal for Marketplaces" payment method. It distributes the payment between vendors and sends commissions to your account.
With PayPal for Marketplaces customers can pay for their orders in bulk—payments are not split into multiple steps when a customer buys products from more than 5 vendors. Plus you can get refunds via PayPal for Marketplaces. Handy!
And if you need to make a manual payment, you can use the vendor accounting feature to record each payout.
Common Products for Vendors
Make your marketplace catalog look nice, clean, and uniform. With the Common Products for Vendors feature, you can forbid your vendors from creating new products. Enable them to only use listings created and designed by you. In such listings, vendors can only set their prices and quantity. Of course, you are free to allow your vendors to add their products as well.
The Common Products for Vendors function adds a comparison table to a product page. If a product is sold by several vendors, a customer can compare prices and choose the best listing.
Configurable Vendor Plans
Earn extra with vendor monthly payments. In the
Vendor plans is a flexible tool that helps you increase your revenue.
First of all, apart from commissions, it allows you to take a monthly fee from vendors for selling in your marketplace.
Secondly, with vendor plans, commissions are
Attract more vendors by offering affordable commissions on low-margin products. Popular products such as toys, home care, and non-food goods are sold with a low margin. To attract vendors selling these kinds of products, set a lower commission for low-margin product categories.
On the other hand, you can set a higher commission for high-margin products such as Apple devices and get more income from your vendors.
Multiple Levels of Administrative Access
Let your employees take up the duties while you are engaged in fundamental things.
For instance, your web designer can work on the
Advanced Vendor Restrictions
Take full control over a vendor’s admin panel—enable and disable menus and set privileges. This way you can hide unnecessary menus and interface elements in the vendor panel and leave only those that are frequently used by a vendor.
For example, a vendor selling downloadable products doesn’t need the shipping methods menu. Hide it from the vendor panel to make the interface lighter and clearer.
Flexible Product Approval System
Make product management simple and efficient. In
- You can let your vendors showcase products without moderation.
- Check every product added by vendors.
- Allow certain vendors to add products without moderation.
Besides, you can choose either to approve product updates or let vendors update product details without moderation.
Vendor Debt Payout
Motivate your vendors to pay you in time. The Vendor Debt Payout function pairs with Vendor plans and allows you to block the admin panels of those vendors whose debt has reached the limit or who didn’t pay for their plan in time.
You don’t have to deal with your debtors manually sending dozens of messages and making hundreds of calls to recover the debt. They will come to you first. And you will offer them a convenient way to pay their debts.
Advanced Order Management System
Offer your customers the most convenient checkout process. Your eCommerce marketplace will contain thousands or millions of products. What if a customer orders 2 products from different vendors?
From the admin panel side, 2 separate orders are created, and each vendor can see an order that contains only his or her products.
Detailed Statistics and Reports
Feel the pulse of your marketplace. It is impossible to run a successful marketplace without deep analysis based on statistics and reports.
Google analytics is the most powerful tool for analysis nowadays. And it’s absolutely free!
Customizable One-Page Checkout
27% of customers drop their carts because of the complicated checkout process.
But thanks to a fast and simple checkout in CS-Cart Multi-Vendor, more customers will complete their orders on your marketplace.
Moreover, you can flexibly customize the look and the content of your checkout page without coding.
Open a global marketplace with storefronts for different countries, vendors, and product categories. With the Multiple storefronts feature, you don’t need to launch several marketplaces from scratch—just open a new storefront with a desired language, currency, vendors, and products, and manage all the storefronts via a single admin panel.
Increase your income assigning certain product categories to individual vendors. For example, you can allot one category of products to a vendor and charge him extra for it. Several vendors can sell their products in one category as well.
Act on behalf a vendor
Help your vendors learn how to add products or update their company descriptions. This feature allows you to log in under vendors. For instance, your can show sellers how to manage shipping methods right inside their vendor panels.
Save your time! With 45 search parameters, you will easily locate the required product among thousands of items. Besides, you can save search parameters for the future. Advanced search works for products, categories, orders, customers, and vendors.
Comments and reviews
Boost your sales via ratings and reviews. Customer reviews help vendors earn good image. So, reviews influence vendors’ and thus your income directly.
Sell worldwide with
Besides, you can add any number of other languages, currencies, and taxes via the admin panel.
Over 70 integrated
Guarantee payment security to your customers.
- First Data
When launching your marketplace, you don’t have to worry about integrating a
8 realtime + manual
Make the life of your vendors easier.
Simplify returns management. From now on, all refund requests are in one place. You can manage and analyze return requests right inside your marketplace admin panel.
Built-in layout editor
Stop depending on programmers.
Take the most of the mobile sales. Responsive
On-site content editing
Update the content on your marketplace in a visual mode. You can see the storefront with all the editable interface elements. It is possible to navigate through the interface just as if you were using the regular mode.
Rocket your sales with
You will be pleased by a wide variety of promotions:
- discount on the order or some products
- invitations to user groups
- free shipping
- additional free products
- gift certificate and many more
Increase the average bill with
Draw your customers’ attention to Bestsellers, Newest products, Most popular, Recently viewed,
Get extra leads from shopping directories like Google Product Search, Shopzilla, Shopping.com, etc.
With Data feeds, you can export any number of custom product feeds of different formats to shopping directories. Furthermore, feeds can be regularly generated and uploaded automatically.
Reach potential customers through popular search engines. Your marketplace will take top ranks in online search results with
Bring customers back and persuade them to complete the order. Abandoned carts section keeps personal lists of products that your store visitors left in their carts and wish lists. For registered customers, the products from the list are automatically added to the cart when they visit your marketplace again.
Engage customers and keep contact with them. With
Built-in import / export tool
Get full control over your store’s data. The export and import functionality is essential for an online mall.
Bulk product editing
Save your time while updating products globally. 45 product parameters can be edited in bulk for hundreds or thousands of products listed in your marketplace in a few mouse clicks. For instance, "Out of stock actions", "Promo text", "Zero price action", "Maximum order quantity", and what not.
backup / restore tool
Protect yourself against troubles. It may be a good idea to make periodic database backups — that way you can always roll back to the previous state if something goes wrong. This tool allows you to easily back up the whole database of your marketplace and restore it from a backup copy.
Customizable Product Variations
Product variations are a perfect tool to effectively demonstrate your product range to the customers and help them pick the right product from a range of similar products. For example, you can create variations of a T-shirt that will have different colors and sizes. You are free to show variations as separate catalog items or group variations under the parent product.