Multi-Vendor is an extended version of CS-Cart Professional. It allows creating not just online stores, but a huge shopping center with plenty of departments. This shopping mall platform is the ideal solution for larger online stores that work with a great number of independent providers, as well as online supermarkets with many departments. So-called online malls provide an opportunity to place their products on the owner's website, due to what sellers don’t have to create their own site, but simply pay a commission to the owner of the marketplace selling any products there. Multivendor script has many advantages for both the site owner and sellers. The owner of the marketplace does not need to buy and sell goods, he only attracts customers and suppliers, develops and promotes the trading platform. Sellers, in turn, do not need to create their own site and advertise products, they are engaged in accepting orders and delivering them to the client. Here are examples of such trading platforms, that are known throughout the world, - Alibaba, Amazon, eBay. In addition, there are also marketplaces that offer not goods, but services, for example - the Uber taxi service, the search for Airbnb accommodation, the TripAdvisor travel website.

How does the product work?

The owner of the virtual shopping center receives an administrative entrance to the site and has full control over all processes occurring in the market, he can also accept or reject suggestions of suppliers. Once the vendor proposition is approved, owner gets access to the vendor control panel and can download and edit products, establish availability, prices and shipping rates. In addition, there is an opportunity to see what sales and payments have been made, and what products have to be sent. When a site is filled with a good range of products, traffic moving and sales through it become the top priority for both the owner of the website and the provider. This mutually beneficial work is a great way to speed up the advancement of online business.

What is the purpose of this product?

Such platforms can be very useful for the customer, he can see there a wide range of different products, and no matter who the supplier is, one click and products are already on the doorstep of purchaser’s house, and all these is from one site. Multi-user sites offer their users such experience, which can be obtained only when working in a large trading area. This will require warehouses, buyers and distribution among other large overhead costs. With this application, only one small operation can launch an e-commerce store with thousands of inventory lines, with a fairly wide range of products offered, allowing to suggest a wide number of products at the same time. The product range can be controlled to offer a pre-selected product to a visitor, and also the access can be opened to visitors allowing them to create lists of their products.

Licensed marketplace software

Another advantage of licensed marketplace software is that it can become a community of suppliers in some cases, working together for the benefit for all of them. While their products do not compete, it makes sense to manage sales on a collective site, rather than on small individual provider sources.

Key Features

  1. The ability to sell goods from various suppliers in one store. Thus, the online store becomes a virtual shopping center with a huge number of products from around the world.
  2. If the order contains goods from different suppliers, they are automatically divided into sub-orders. Each of them contains the goods of only one supplier.
  3. All sales’ revenue goes to the chief administrator, who then dispenses them to suppliers based on the order history.
  4. Sales funds are tracked separately for each seller, which makes the process of accounting understandable and structured.
  5. Unlimited number of accounts for suppliers.
  6. An individual administration panel for each seller, from where he can control his product and select the necessary settings.
  7. The chief administrator controls the entire store and all vendor activities.
  8. Individual delivery methods for suppliers. Each supplier can customize their own delivery methods. The buyer, whose order contains the goods of different suppliers, can choose the delivery method, individual for each supplier.
In addition, the product contains all the features of CS-Cart:

  1. the ability to create an unrestricted number of goods and their categories;
  2. built-in template editor;
  3. SEO URLs;
  4. store has been translated into many languages;
  5. plenty of currencies;
  6. promotion and marketing tools;
  7. built-in partner programs;
  8. goods return system;
  9. configurable mass import/export of goods;
  10. automatic control of the availability of goods in the warehouse;
  11. a large number of integrated payment methods;
  12. and much more.
Just create your own online marketplace and it will be quite easy to start successful trading business using this innovative solution.

Read more about successful internet marketplaces made with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor while browsing our examples of success stories.

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