What's New in CS-Cart Multi-Vendor:
Product Changelog

Enhance your business with our latest and planned improvements
New and configurable seller panel

The vendors' control panel was already easier to use than the admins'. It had a simpler style and fewer menu elements. All of that had one purpose: to remove distractions and make it easier for vendors to start selling.

A recent Multi-Vendor version 4.16.1 brought even more improvements to the control panel.

1. Configurable onboarding guide.
The Onboarding Guide allows you to streamline the process for those sellers who are just getting started at your marketplace. Share videos or links to tutorials, outline important things that vendors need to do to start selling.

2. Reworked dashboard.
The Dashboard now includes a to-do list when some things require seller's attention, and a new design for the analytics section.

3. Configurable menus and colors.
Now you as a marketplace owner can:
- Show or hide menu items and sections.
- Add your own menu sections and menu items.
- Rename any sections and menu items.
- Change the order of sections and menu items.
- Select an existing color scheme of the vendor panel or quickly configure a custom scheme.

Access to all our resources in one place through Help Section

CS-Cart has ways to help those who are starting or expanding their business. There is documentation, tutorial videos, Customer Care service, many add-ons and themes, and special projects like CS-Cart Marketplace Academy.

All of this and more is available through the Help Section. In version 4.16.1, we have improved its design and contents.

Plenty of new payment methods

We've added more than 20 new payment methods to our Stripe and Stripe Connect integration in CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.16.1.

Stripe takes into account the country and the currency of the store, so that marketplaces and single-seller stores on CS-Cart could offer new local payment methods, such as Sofort and Klarna, WeChat and Alipay, Przelewy24 and Afterpay, and many more.

Offering your customers a payment methods that they're familiar with can increase your sales.

    New customer-friendly payment scenarios

    Let customers pay for their orders in installments over time. This can make it easier for them to decide on the purchase. New payment services like Klarna and Afterpay—that we integrated through Stripe—can pay you immediately and in full. Then these services collect payments from buyers themselves.
    Payments look more secure to buyers

    Leaving credit card details at someone else's site might seem risky, especially if the customer is shopping at the site for the first time. Of course, CS-Cart software uses only trustworthy payment processors and never actually stores credit card data. But even though it is absolutely safe, customers might not know that.

    Тhat's why we've added Stripe Checkout. That payment option takes buyers from your site to the Stripe page and offers them to pay through familiar payment services. This approach might seem safer to your clients.

    Future Plans
    We are committed to achieving all of the goals listed here. But circumstances and priorities for some of them may change. Before making any serious business decisions based on the information here, please contact us for details.

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    Previous Releases
    January 2023
    4.16.1: Configurable vendor panel and Stripe Checkout
    1. Configurable onboarding guide for vendors.
    2. Editable menus and colors of the vendor panel.
    3. Stripe Checkout with many new payment methods (Sofort, Gyropay, etc.), buy now pay later (Klarna and Afterpay), and a secure feel to it.
    4. Support of Stripe and Stripe Connect in mobile app.
    5. Redesigned "Help" section with more useful info.
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    June 2022
    4.15.1: EU-related features and integration with Zapier
    1. Trade in accordance with the EU laws:
      • Cookie consent pop-up
      • Price per unit
      • Single price and no taxes for tax-exempt customers
    2. Integration with Zapier.
    3. Import from Shopify.
    4. Improved Vendor Data Premoderation.
    5. More privileges for administrators.
    6. Simplified product import.
    7. Ability to assign an administrator to a specific storefront.

    December 2021
    4.14.1: New Vendor Panel
    1. New customizable vendor panel with simpler interface.
    2. Separate categories for multiple storefronts.
    3. Express accounts in Stripe Connect.
    4. Increased Google PageSpeed for mobile devices.
    5. More relevant email notifications for bigger vendors.
    6. Support of WebP images.
    7. New "Product Bundles" add-on.

    May 2021
    4.13.1: Workflow Improvements
    1. Delayed transfer of funds to vendors in PayPal Commerce Platform and Stripe Connect.
    2. More supported countries for PayPal Commerce Platform.
    3. Order fulfillment by marketplace.
    4. Easier management of vendor privileges.
    5. Faster approval of new vendors.
    6. Configuration wizard for new marketplaces.
    7. Improved product reviews.
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    December 2020
    4.12.1: Many Improvements for Vendors and Customers
    1. Debt management and paying the marketplace in advance.
    2. Message center for discussions between vendors and admins.
    3. Vendor rating.
    4. Easier import for vendors.
    5. Easier creation of product variations.
    6. Improved product filter performance and UX.
    7. Easier configuration of shipping methods.
    8. A lot of other improvements.

    November 2019
    4.11.1: Storefront Customization and Warehouses
    1. Own look for each storefront (themes, layouts, blocks).
    2. Own payment methods, promotions, and shipping methods for each storefront.
    3. Improved vendor data premoderation.
    4. Warehouses.

    May 2019
    4.10.1: New Checkout and Product Variations
    1. New customizable one-step checkout.
    2. Improvements to product variations: better import, filtering, and presentation.
    3. Ability to set up stores and pickup points where customers can collect their orders.
    4. Easier management of user group privileges.

    October 2018
    4.9.1: New Management tools
    1. Flat transaction fees (optional absolute commissions for orders).
    2. Configurable form for vendor registration.
    3. Improved mass product selection and editing.
    4. Ability to sign in to admin panel via Google (only for marketplace admins, not vendors).

    June 2018
    4.8.1: New Tools for Marketplaces
    1. Ability and motivation for vendors to pay their debts and fees for using vendor plans.
    2. Ability for vendors to specify their locations on Google Maps, so that customers could search for vendors and their products by distance.
    3. Ability to distribute money from orders among vendors via PayPal for Marketplaces, a new solution from PayPal that has replaced PayPal Adaptive Payments.

    June 2018
    4.8.1: Improvements from CS-Cart
    Most of the improvements in CS-Cart 4.8.1 will remain unseen by customers, but will make an admin's life easier.

    May 2018
    4.7.4: GDPR Support
    The main reason for this release is the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. The regulation became enforceable on 25 May 2018.
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    March 2018
    4.7.3: New add-ons
    This version is a patch release, so it mostly contains bug fixes. However, there are also some interesting changes.

    February 2018
    4.7.2: Support of PHP 7.2
    Even though patch releases mostly contain bug fixes, there are reasons to be excited about 4.7.2.

    December 2017
    4.7.1: Stripe Connect and Customer-to-Vendor Communication
    Stripe Connect is a payment gateway that allows you to distribute money from orders among vendors automatically.

    December 2017
    4.7.1: Improvements from CS-Cart
    In version 4.7.1 we focused on order management and export/import enhancements. Most of the new features are based on CS-Cart users' requests.

    October 2017
    4.6.3: Improvements for Customers and Admins
    This patch release introduced Redactor II WYSIWYG editor for admins and fixed a few issues related to product variations.

    August 2017
    4.6.2: Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements.
    As a patch release, this version didn't include new features. However, it fixed some issues and optimized performance.