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Nopcommerce Multi Vendor Features

Multi-vendor Review:

Using the Nopcommerce multi vendor feature administrator can add multiple vendors to sell a product and can map multiple customer account to the vendor. When a customer associated with a vendor login to store then it will use linked vendor portal automatically.

Nopcommerce Administrator can create a vendor from Customers – Vendors.

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Multi-vendor work flow:

  1. A vendor can be created by Administrator only.
  2. A Customer can be set as manager of vendor.
  3. Administrator can issue permissions to vendor from Access Control List.
  4. Vendor can login to administrator area to manage products, orders & shipment.
  5. Administrators can see the Orders from the specified vendors from Sales – Orders. Select vendor and hit Search.
  6. A product can be associated with a vendor

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Nopcommerce Multi vendor features:

  1. A customer with vendor rights can access Admin area with limited access and can add his product for sell.
  2. Vendor can see the Orders, Shipments etc.
  3. Vendor can verify the Dashboard related to their portal.
  4. Administrator can generate more profit in less time because he can sell multiple products with the help of multiple vendors.

Nopcommerce Multi vendor functionality from user perspective:

  1. Buyer can have products from multiple vendors in one order.
  2. Buyer can make favorite vendor for his e-shopping.

Nopcommerce Multi vendor functionality from Administrator perspective:

  1. Administrator can see Orders from individual vendors.
  2. Administrator can customize the vendor group right to access the admin area.
  3. Administrator can create number of vendors as much as he wants.
  4. Administrator can activate or deactivate a vendor as per needs.

Limitations of Multi-vendor features:

  1. There are certain features missing from Nopcommerce multi vendor implementation. Like: Vendor profile page, Vendor rating, Configurable Shipping options by Vendor etc.
  2. A product cannot be mapped with multiple vendors.
  3. Administrator cannot restrict Vendors to store wise. For example administrator have 10 vendors and 4 stores and administrator want to restrict particular vendor for 2 stores only, which he cannot do now.
  4. Administrator cannot customize the access control list of individual vendors, He can only customize whole vendor group.

Multi-vendor live example:

  • Let say a store administrator has multiple vendors and among these vendors, three vendors uploaded a laptop Lenovo T430 to sell and there are buyers who want to purchase Lenovo T430 laptop

Vendor 1:

Laptop Name: Lenovo T430

Price: 85000

Accessories: charger, bag, headphone, mouse.

Vendor 2:

Laptop Name: Lenovo T430

Price: 84500

Accessories: charger, bag.

Vendor 3:

Laptop Name: Lenovo T430

Price: 86200

Accessories: charger, bag, headphone, 500GB HD.

So in case buyers have three options to buy their choice laptop and there is higher chance that some of them will purchase laptop from your store.

So multi – vendor functionality enhances the selling possibility of a product.

  • Take another example that administrator added two vendors in database, one from north zone and other from west zone and he added same product twice (already added product can be copied from edit mode of product so adding same product twice is not a big task) and using multi-vendor feature he can link one product with one vendor and other to other vendor. So while buying this product user will have two options and he can pick vendor which is nearer to him for quick delivery.

Multi-store and Multi- vendor cross features:

  • Like we have taken the examples of multi-store and multi-vendors individually we can use these features simultaneously. For example we have different store of shoes, laptops and cloths manageable from single admin and we have two vendors V1 and V2 and V1 want to sell shoes and laptops and V2 wants to sell laptops and cloths. Using multi-store and multi-vendor features we can manage all these things simultaneously.
  • We have already taken an example that administrator launches his website in France and Spain and let say he have added few vendors from France and few from Spain so using multi-stores features vendors from France can publish his goods in France and Spain vendors can publish his goods in Spain.

Get in touch with us for Nopcommerce multi vendor related work.