Key Vendor Features in CS-Cart Multi-Vendor
Separate Vendor Panel
Provide each vendor with a separate admin panel. It will allow your vendors to manage their own settings and products.
Vendor panels include just what vendors need and are allowed to modify in your marketplace. Vendors will not interfere with each other.
- Manage their orders, products, filters, options, and features
- Add vendor administrators with different access levels to the admin panel
- Add different informational pages, polls, forms, and links
- View vendor account balance
- Set shipping methods and taxes
- Choose currency and language
- Import or export products and orders
Separate Mini Store for Every Vendor
Let vendors promote your online mall. In Multi-Vendor eCommerce software, sellers can have a micro store right inside your marketplace. The micro store URL contains the vendor company name. Vendors can share it to attract customers to your marketplace. It can be promoted as a separate store per se.
Micro stores contain:
- vendor company description
- product filter for vendor items
It takes vendors a couple of minutes to adjust their mini store.
Promotions for Vendors
Give your vendors more opportunities to boost their sales. Vendors can create their own catalog and cart promotions—offer free shipping, discounts, free products, coupon codes, and access to VIP user groups.
This feature greatly helps boost vendors’ sales and attract more vendors to your virtual shopping center.
Separate Сheckout by Vendors
At checkout, customers can place orders from different vendors separately. For example, a customer can pay for a product from vendor #1 now and pay later for a product from vendor #2.
Plus, vendors can create their own payment methods and allow customers to use them at checkout. In this case, the whole payment goes straight to the vendor. This is another feature to give more freedom and flexibility to your vendors.
26 Built-In Translations
Attract vendors from different countries. You are not bound by language limitations.
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Real-time and Manual Shipping Calculations
Make the life of your vendors easier. Vendors can use 8
Enable you customers to send messages to your vendors. You just can’t know everything about every product in your marketplace. And customers often have questions. Connect your customers with your vendors so that the latter could answer the customer’s questions about a product.
With the Customer-to-Vendor Communication function, customers can send a message to vendors right from the product page. It makes products more attractive for buying and helps to convert visitors into paying customers.
Comments and Reviews
Bring your sales to a new level with
Reviews are crucial for any business that cares about its reputation. Customer reviews help vendors get fair credit and earn good image in customers’ opinion. Reviews influence vendors’ and thus your income directly.
Vendor Account Balance, Sales Reports & Statistics
Give your vendors an advanced analytics tool. With
Besides, vendors can view their account balance to track all payouts and commissions taken by the store administrator. Sellers can also review the income and expenditure statistics: total and per period.
Allow you vendors to set their locations so that they could receive more orders from local customers. The Vendor Locations function allows you to display a map with all the vendors in the chosen location, enable product filtering by distance from the customer’s location, show nearby vendors on the marketplace homepage, and more.
The Vendor Locations function allows customers to support local vendors, receive orders sooner, and easily find nearest vendors.
Design Editor For Vendors
Allow your vendors to create a unique design for their micro-stores. Your vendors’ micro-stores don’t have to look exactly the same. You can enable your vendors to modify colors, fonts, backgrounds, and the layout of their micro-stores.
What if your marketplace is in black and white and one of your vendors sells party stuff? That color scheme doesn’t look like a good fit for party products. By using the built-in design and layout editor, the vendor can easily configure a color scheme and the style of their storefront.
of administrative access
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.
Import / export
Save vendors’ time for their business development. Product management must be simple and efficient.
Bulk product editing
Apart from bulk import, vendors can mass edit their products by 45 product parameters. For instance, description, meta keywords, or quantity. This Bulk product editing functionality will make the life of your sellers a lot easier.
Simplify your vendors’ daily routine. Order processing will be much more efficient with advanced search tools provided by
Offer alternative ways of order processing. To simplify the ordering process for customers, your sellers can get incoming requests called "Buy now with
Order email notifications
Avoid delays with order processing and shipment. With automatic email notifications, each vendor gets an instant email about new orders.
Multiple currencies, taxes
Attract vendors from all over the world as the
Multiple product page templates
Create an unlimited number of templates for product pages to diversify them. For example, a vendor who sells jewelry will likely choose a product template with a large product image to show small items in detail. And vendors who sell car parts may prefer a larger product description.
Informational pages for vendors
Let your vendors add different content. In
Encourage customers to buy more and shop regularly. With
According to Web Retailer, online businesses with 40% repeat customers generate 50% more revenue than similar sellers with a 10% repeat customer base.
Stock control, low stock
Give vendors absolute control over their catalog inventory. Vendors can track product inventory with options to track the exact number of items in stock.
Your vendors can also change their stock control settings to "Track without options". Besides, it is possible to disable inventory tracking if a vendor doesn't need it.
What if a product is out of stock? Vendors can:
- allow customers to buy in advance
- allow customers to sign up for a notification to learn when the product is available again
And to restock in time, vendors receive low stock notifications.
Vendor’s terms and conditions
Take legal matters into account.