After the successful installation of the marketplace module admin will be able to view the marketplace configuration setting under System > Configuration.
As per the above screenshot, you can see many admin configuration parameters for Marketplace. Let’s explain one by one.
Percent per product sale
Percent per product sale is the global commission which seller need to enter, this commission mechanism will be applicable for all the sellers. Lets say as an example there is a seller S1 and his/her product(P1) price is 100 USD so on the sale of product P1 seller will get 80 USD and admin will get 20 USD as commission.
Attribute Set ID
Attribute Set ID is the default ID for your global catalog. Admin can select multiple attributes set from Multi-Select list.
Allow Seller to Manage Orders
By enabling “YES”, admin allows the sellers to manage the orders from front-end.Now the seller can generate invoices for their ordered products, generate tracking number and shipment for the orders of their products. Even the seller can notify the customers by sending them emails, cancel/refund the order and even print the order.
Move Product Tax to Seller Account
If move product tax to seller account is disabled or set as no then product Tax amount will forward into Admin account otherwise it will go into Seller account.
Seller Approval Required
Partner or seller approval is the same as product approval, during sign up of the seller if admin allows this option then user who will sign up in the store as a seller will convert into seller automatically. Store owner can set YES or NO.
Product Approval Required
Product Approval Required by this option admin can restrict automatic approval of the product e.g If seller add a product, every time product will be moderated by admin, store owner can set YES or NO.
Product Update Approval Required
By this option, admin can restrict automatic approval when seller tries to update any parameter of the product e.g If seller edit a product, every time product will be moderated by admin, store owner can set YES or NO.
Allowed Categories for seller to add products
Using this field admin can restrict seller to use only some selected categories to add products. Those categories which are not selected by admin will not appear.
Allowed Product Image Type
Here admin will enter the “file extension” of the image of the product and these extensions will be comma separated. Seller while adding new products can add images for the products having the extension mentioned by the admin from the back-end.
Enable Low Notification– If “Enable Low Notification” is selected as “Yes”, then seller get notified through their e-mails when their inventory decreases with subsequent orders. As soon as the inventory reaches to the specified minimum level set by the admin, a low stock notification mail will be send to seller, if enabled from the admin panel.
Low Stock Quantity– Enter low stock quantity, which will allow to send low stock notification mail to sellers when product quantity will be equal or less than this quantity.
Landing Page Setting
We have included many options in Landing Page Setting. Let’s explain them one by one:
MarketPlace Landing Page Head Title
Here admin will enter the Head title of the Marketplace landing page and that name will appear on the front-end.
Display Banner,Banner Image & Banner Content
Here admin will enable the option “Display Banner” so that the banner will be displayed on the front-end. In “Banner Image” section, admin will choose and upload the banner image. For the “Banner Content”, admin will write the content which will be displayed over the banner image in the Markteplace.
MarketPlace Landing Page Label 1
Here admin will type something which will be catchy lines and it will be displayed above all feature’s icons.
MarketPlace Landing Page Label 2
Here admin will write few lines which will be displayed above top 4 seller blocks.
MarketPlace Landing Page Label 3
Admin will write few lines and it will be displayed “View All Seller” button.
MarketPlace Landing Page Label 4
Here admin will write few lines and it will be above marketplace content.
MarketPlace Landing Page Button Label
Here admin will enter the label for the landing page button label and it will be displayed over banners.
Admin can set this as “Yes or No” and then anyone can see Feature icon and Feature label. Likewise, admin will select for all the Feature icons 1,2,3,4 and Feature Label and it will be displayed as per the admin setting.
Admin will explain the overall workflow of the Marketplace through the four icons as shown in the image below. Any Seller can register themselves in the Marketplace, then add products for their shops. After adding the products into their shops selling will be done and then revenue will be generated for the sale.
Here admin will enter the content inside the box provided.
MarketPlace Seller List Page Top Label
Here admin will enter the label which will be displayed at the top of the MarketPlace Seller List Page.
MarketPlace Seller List Page Bottom Label
Here admin will enter the label which will be displayed at the bottom of the MarketPlace Seller List Page.
Seller Profile Page Setting
We have added three options here and we will explain you one by one:
Enable Color Picker
If this option is set to “Yes”, then seller can change their profile page background color as per their need.
Rewrite Seller’s Shop URL
When this option is set “Yes”, then the seller can change the URL to any name they want and then that new name will appear. Seller can change the URl of Profile page, Review page, Collection page & Location page. Like this seller can manage the custom URL for their shop.
Seller Policies Enable at frontend
There is an option for Seller policies Enable or Disable at frontend. Seller can enable their policies like return policy, shipping policy.
Marketplace Product hint
This field is responsible for Enable or Disable product hint for product category, name, price, special price, quality, stock, tax, and image.
Marketplace Seller Review Setting
When Marketplace Seller Review is set to “YES”, then customer can make review only after the purchase and if “NO” is selected then customer can make review before the product purchase.
Marketplace Profile hints
Using this field admin can Enable or Disable the profile hints including shop URL, profile id, and many more.
Marketplace Transactional Emails
Now admin can select the custom templates from drop down. Created custom templates will be added in drop down and admin can use desire template.
Marketplace Landing Page
The module is based upon responsive theme which makes the marketplace landing page more beautiful than before, incorporating an alluring banner with its content. The page is divided into 4 different labels, between the Banner Image and Footer links, showing icons like Registering Yourself, Adding products, Start Selling and for Generating Revenues.
The second label will display the top 4 sellers of the marketplace, with their top three selling products, Seller logo, Shop Title, and a button to redirect to view the full collection of the seller.The label also contains the option to ‘view the list of all the sellers’ of the marketplace at one place.
You can see there are four icons which display the overall working of the Marketplace in a gist. Any Seller can register themselves in the Marketplace, then add products for their shops. After adding the products into their shops selling will be done and then revenue will be generated for the sale.
After clicking on View All, you will redirected to a new page, where customer can search seller by shop and all the seller’s information will be there along with the seller’s logo. There will be a “View All” button which will display all the products of the seller.