Multi-Vendor—eCommerce Marketplace Platform
Multi-Vendor eCommerce marketplace platform is standalone eCommerce software that allows you to create an online multivendor website. On the marketplace, independent eСommerce vendors market and sell their products through a single storefront. CS-Cart multivendor software supports an unlimited number of sellers.
What is Multi-Vendor?
Multi-Vendor is an on-premise e-commerce marketplace platform. It helps a vendor market their products online, even globally. On a multivendor website, every seller has their own backend panel and a storefront—their very own micro-store with all the necessary eCommerce features. Our multivendor marketplace php script allows you to offer sellers payment plans and take commissions for their sales automatically. You also have the multivendor marketplace open source code at your disposal to customize the platform the way you want: just hire developers and adapt the platform precisely to your needs.
Our Clients’ Success Stories
ShopClues is one of the largest multivendor marketplaces in the world and the largest eCommerce site in India. It has millions of products, hundreds of thousands of sellers, multiple mentions in mass media, and a bunch of awards.
Yumbles food multivendor marketplace is a perfect place for food lovers! This eCommerce multivendor website offers yummy hand-made food directly from top independent UK producers. Each merchant here is an indie food maker.
Mode is a multivendor marketplace of fashion goods from New Zealand. This website actively supports genuine New Zealand businesses, so you will only find here products that are all from NZ-based fashion boutiques.
>1,300marketplaces have been created with our Multi-Vendor digital marketplace script.
Most Award-Winning Marketplace Platform
CS-Cart multivendor solution was awarded the marketplace software category leader of 2020 by SourceForge. Thanks to great user reviews, our multivendor software made it to the top of the rating. Also, CrozDesk and SoftwareSuggest awarded Multi-Vendor “Best Choice”, “Best Customer Experience”, and “Most Popular” badges.
Video Testimonials about CS-Cart Multi-Vendor
BenessereMarket is a multivendor marketplace that offers products for health and well-being. It was built on the CS-Cart multivendor engine in 2016. This is a daughter project of MicroComm—a Health Information Technology company.
Artzyme is an Indian eCommerce multivendor marketplace dealing with handmade, vintage, unique, and natural Hasthkala and Karigari art products. This online art goods marketplace was officially launched in 2016. This platform aims to take local handmade arts, handicrafts, and antique home decor to the global markets.
iStore is an eCommerce marketplace of Store Online Pvt Ltd., Nepal. Here, you can buy and sell any kind of electronic goods and accessories, fashion and design items, home and garden goods, tools and accessories, and more. The goal of this multivendor marketplace is to reduce unemployment problems in Nepal.
QooCart was developed by T Trade Consulting & Services Company, Ltd in 2014. On QooCart.com, the merchants sell Thai fashion items and food, goods for home, beauty products, electronics and gadgets, and other goods. This multivendor platform helps independent sellers create powerful distribution channels.
Peopleskart.com is a multivendor marketplace from India. It’s a venture of Salasar e-commerce Total Solutions Pvt. Ltd., launched in 2014. The mission of this platform is to provide the best quality service to both the eCommerce sellers and the buyers making the online shopping experience much easier and comfortable.
What You Can Build with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor
CS-Cart eCommerce marketplace script allows you to create various kinds of multivendor websites working in absolutely different niches and by different business models. Want to make a super customizable retail marketplace? No problem. B2B marketplace of services? You got it. C2C eCommerce multivendor website like Craigslist? You know the answer.
Retail online marketplaces
like Amazon, Etsy, and AliExpress
Multi-Vendor has over 500 built-in features for retail sales.
Services multivendor marketplaces
like HomeAdvisor and Coursera
It doesn’t matter what you sell—physical products or services—CS-Cart is ready for all
Digital products platform
like iTunes and Steam
With our solution, you can sell music, movies, electronic tickets, and apps. Anything that a customer downloads after the purchase.
like Booking.com and RentalCars.com
CS-Cart digital marketplace script can be extended for booking. Its open-source code allows you to implement all the necessary features via custom development or ready-made add-ons.
B2B and C2C websites
like Alibaba and Craigslist
Our multivendor platform perfectly suits selling industrial and medical equipment, and office supplies. It is also suitable for creating C2C marketplaces.
Key Admin & Vendor Features
Advanced seller payout system
With CS-Cart eCommerce marketplace software, you don’t have to worry about how to distribute the money among the merchants. The automatic seller payout system will send money to sellers and your share—to you.
Configurable vendor plans
Vendor plans allow you to earn extra money by taking regular payments from sellers for using your multivendor website. Set conditions and limitations for each plan and define the monthly fee. If you let it, sellers can create a free online store, unlimited products, and categories.
Multiple levels of administrative access
This is one of the most important enterprise grade multivendor management features: you can assign privileges to your managers so that they could only have access to the features and data they work with: orders, reports, catalog, design, etc. This feature also helps to maintain the data privacy.
Flexible product approval system
eCommerce merchants add products to your multivendor store themselves. After adding products, merchants have to wait for you to approve them. This way, you can be sure that only approved products appear on the storefront.
Advanced order management system
CS-Cart multivendor marketplace software has a built-in CRM for order management. When a customer places an order, it automatically appears in the order management section. You can edit it, set statuses, or create orders manually.
Detailed statistics and reports
On your marketplace, both you and your sellers can view sales statistics and reports with diagrams and detailed information about transactions.
Separate control panel
Your online store vendors get access to a personal vendor portal just like the admin has. In this control panel, merchants can upload products, edit the design of their micro-stores, set up filters, and more.
Separate micro-store for every seller
Every marketplace seller can get a fully-featured personal storefront that is called a vendor micro-store. A micro store features the search by seller products, filters, category tree, and other must-have elements. There’s also an option for a customer to pay separately for products from different vendors at checkout.
26 built-in translations
Multi-Vendor has 26 languages out of the box. If you work globally, multiple languages are a must for your marketplace.
Real-time and manual shipping calculations
CS-Cart multivendor solution has multiple integrations with major logistics companies out of the box: DHL, USPS, FedEx, UPS, Australia Post, SwissPost, Canada Post, and Temando. More 3rd-party delivery integrations are available as ready-made add-ons. You can also integrate your local shipping service thanks to powerful API.
Comments and reviews
On your multivendor eCommerce website, customers can review products, comment on products, and rate the sellers. This is a powerful marketing tool not only for building trust but also to filter out bad-quality products and sellers.
Vendor account balance, sales reports & statistics
Your sellers can see the sales statistics with graphics and detailed information about transactions. This is a great multivendor management tool to control sales and boost conversions.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s an eCommerce website that unites multiple independent merchants on a single platform. These marketplaces use specialized eCommerce software that supports unlimited vendors, a seller payout system, and other special tools for seller management.
You, as the administrator, set up the eCommerce marketplace and get it ready for sales. Then you attract merchants to your platform by offering them favorable terms for doing business with you. Merchants come and bring customers. Customers buy products from your platform—sellers get payments—you get commissions.
You need three essential things:
- A reliable VPS or cloud hosting (not necessary for a saas marketplace platform).
- A powerful eCommerce multivendor platform.
- A robust business plan.
Actually, you can’t compare an e-commerce website vs. a multivendor website because the latter is an eCommerce website, too. There’s a difference between a single-seller shop and a multivendor shop: the former is a traditional online store with only one seller, and the latter is an eCommerce store with multiple independent sellers.
The best eCommerce marketplace software is the one that helps you reach your business goals with maximum efficiency. There’s no perfect multivendor script for everyone no matter whether it is paid or free multi vendor marketplace software. Make sure the software has good user reviews, developed by a trusted company, and that the package has all essential features.
- Decide on the niche and the business model: B2C, B2B, or C2C.
- Research the niche, examine your competitors, and invent a business plan.
- Choose the best multivendor eCommerce platform.
- Start MVP.
- Scale your business.
There are too many factors that can influence the final price for starting a multivendor eCommerce website. It all depends on your goals. If you’re into a SaaS marketplace platform, then there’s no final price—you will have to pay monthly forever while your business lives. If you choose a self-hosted solution, then prepare a budget for reliable hosting ($20-$60 monthly) and a multivendor eCommerce platform (from $1,450 one-time fee).
Schedule a one-on-one discussion with one of your marketplace experts to bring your multivendor innovation to life.Book a time now
5 Reasons to Choose CS-Cart
The most popularMulti-Vendor is one of the most popular market systems in the world. It perfectly suits any kind of online market—from a big all-in-one shopping mall to a mix of a marketplace and a social network.
The most feature-richUnder the bonnet, the Multi-Vendor marketplace script has the most feature-rich shopping cart platform—CS-Cart. It means that your e-commerce marketplace will have all the CS-Cart features.
Free customer care for 3 monthsWhen buying the Multi-Vendor marketplace software, you get 3 months of free premium technical support. No other ecommerce marketplace solution can offer this.
Easy to learnThe Multi-Vendor marketplace platform has the richest documentation and video tutorials. You will easily learn how to manage and configure your internet marketplace and impart your knowledge to your online shopping vendors.
No risks at allWe offer a 100% money-back guarantee during 30 days after the purchase. If you are not satisfied with our digital marketplace script, we'll refund your money with no hassle. You don't risk anything when building an online marketplace with the Multi-Vendor ecommerce software.
3 Months of FREE Premium Technical Support
Our support team is at your service 15 hours a day including Saturday and Sunday. Each our support engineer takes special training—that’s why these guys know CS-Cart software solutions all the way from A to Z. All the communication takes place in our Help Desk system in writing. The communications are stored: even if another engineer takes your case, you won’t have to describe your problem again. Overall, our support engineers are good fellas. And yeah, they got a Christmas tree in their office all year round. Don’t ask.
Multi-Vendor Video Tutorials
Why Multi-Vendor is the Platform You've Been Looking for?
Multi-Vendor is a perfect marketplace software solution for building an online shopping mall. In this video, we speak about general features of the Multi-Vendor system and things Multi-Vendor software does best.
How to Overcome the Chicken and Egg Problem with Multi-Vendor?
Every online marketplace has 3 pillars: the owner, the vendors, and the customers. So that you prosper in your business, you need to attract more vendors and give them convenient tools to attract customers. Watch this video to learn how to do it.
How to Cooperate with Vendors?
The CS-Cart Multi-Vendor ecommerce platform offers you 3 tools to build a good cooperation and relationships with your online vendors: proper payments management, access privileges, and feedback and statistics. Watch how to use these tools right.
How to Manage a Marketplace with Multi-Vendor?
With a large online shopping mall comes great responsibility. Managing such an online marketplace is like piloting a plane—tons of knobs and switches. In this video, we’re telling you about these switches and knobs.
How to Manage Mini-Stores?
Everyone needs a private space in his or her life. In eCommerce as well, sellers need their private online stores to present their companies and products the way they want. In the Multi-Vendor ecommerce software, every vendor can have his or her own mini-store. Learn more about this feature in the video.
Mobile App for Multi-Vendor
According to Business Insider, eCommerce sales through smartphones in the US are poised to increase from $128.4 billion in 2019 to $418.9 billion through 2024. The mobile application will help reach more customers that prefer buying on the go. The app is available for iOS and Android. We build the app personally for your multivendor website and upload it to app stores.Try a demo
If you’re not satisfied with our product, we’ll refund your money.
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Whether you’re starting an eCommerce marketplace to expand your business online, to become a leader in your niche, or just to help local entrepreneurs go online, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is the platform for you. Request a free personal demo to try it out.Request a demo