CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge: Now allow your vendors to manage their products, orders, company profile, shipments, taxes, sales, etc via the CS-Cart front itself. A bridge is designed to interact with CS-Cart Multi-vendor systems just to make the process of handling a vendor’s account simpler.
In just a few easy steps, your vendors will be able to manage most of the backend features via the front end. One of the benefits of using the multivendor bridge is its responsive feature. The vendor can easily manage his company, products, and sales via any mobile device.
So, get all the major functionalities of the vendor backend panel at the front end itself and make the process hassle-free.
Check a brief overview of the plugin –
- Well integrated with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.
- The vendor can add/update/delete all his products.
- Functionality to add/remove mail and additional images to the product.
- Feature to manage downloadable products.
- Functionality to add/remove/update product options.
- Functionality to assign/remove features & filters.
- A vendor can view all his orders & details.
- The vendor can change the order status.
- Functionality to create shipments for a particular order.
- The vendor can print invoice slips and packaging slips for individual orders.
- The vendor can check applied coupons from the promotional tab.
- The vendor can update his company profile.
- The vendor can modify the shop logo, and invoice logo, and update the custom description of the company.
- The vendor can manage multiple administrators for his company.
- Root vendor can enable/disable all other vendor administrators.
- The vendor can create shipping methods (Both manual & real-time).
- Vendors can modify shipping rates according to their requirements.
- The vendor can view all his transaction statistics and income.
- Can also view balance withdrawals like the backend.
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- Currently, only the vendor Terms & conditions addon is integrated with our bridge. So, the Vendor can add his Terms & Conditions.
- If you need the additional functionality (via an add-on) to be visible in the vendor front-end area then feel free to share the custom request at [email protected].
How To Upload and Install Bridge
After downloading, you will get a zip file for CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge and CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge Compatible add-on along with an install.txt file. You need to install both the zip files in the add-ons section. Read the install.txt carefully and configure it accordingly.
Go to “Manage add-ons”, and click on “+” to upload and install the zip files as shown below.
Click on “Local” to browse the zip files and then click on “Upload & Install” and install both files one by one.
Once the module is installed it will display in the add-ons list of your CS-Cart store.
How To Manage Vendor’s Catalog Via Front End
The vendor will get the option to manage his products and orders via the front end after the addon’s installation but the admin needs to create & add a necessary block in the layout at the backend. Let’s check the flow.
Go to Design -> Layout.
Add the block for Vendor Menu to a grid in the desired location.
- Enter the name of the block.
- Select the template as Vendor Menu.
- Set the wrapper as Onclick Dropdown.
- Use the desired User Defined CSS-class if any and Save.
The block will be generated for vendor menu as shown below.
Front End View
A vendor can log in to the store in the same way as a customer does. Please check the screenshot below for a better understanding.
After successful login, the vendor will be able to view the drop-down menu. A separate tab similar to the backend will be available to manage orders, products, shipments, customers etc as shown below.
Now the vendors can check their total sales, orders, taxes, and income with a statistical visual format.
How to manage vendor profile :
Go to the vendor’s menu drop-down and click on Vendors to manage the vendor’s profile details.
There is a tab General for profile fields which includes Shop Information, Contact Information, and Shipping Address. The vendor can add/update the details here and save.
The next tab is for Description where the vendor can add the shop description.
The vendor can also upload logos for his shop and for invoices as shown below.
The last tab is for the vendor’s Terms and Conditions which will be visible only when the Multivendor Bridge Compatible Add-ons is installed along with the Bridge addon.
This add-on is developed separately just to manage the inbuilt or any third-party add-ons & their working separately. So, if in case you need the additional functionality (via an addon) to be visible in the vendor front-end area then feel free to share the custom request at [email protected].
This is how a vendor can manage his profile details via the front end. The vendor can also add various users to manage his mini-store. Let’s see how-
Now, click on the button provided to add the new user as shown below.
Add the user details and register.
Now you can edit and enter the additional details of users (Account information and Shipping/Billing address) and save.
This is how a vendor can add multiple managers to his mini-store. Let’s now check –
How the products can be listed at the store-
Go to the drop-down menu and click on Products as shown below.
Click on + Add Product to add a new product.
Necessary fields are provided in the General tab for the new product listing. The vendor can add details of the products and click on the Create button to add the product as shown below.
The add Categories button pops up an option to choose a suitable category from the existing ones as shown below.
The next tab Images is for adding additional product images. The vendor can add as many images as he wants.
Once the product is created further tabs Options and Features will be available. In options, the vendor can add product options and global options. Also, a gear button in the top right corner of the product details page will be available. The vendor can preview and delete the product from there.
Add Product Options- Add the product option details in the General tab.
Set the option variants in the Variants tab and create.
The next tab is for shipping properties. The vendor can set the same from the available shipping properties and Save.
The next tab is for setting the product features. The vendor can set the same from the available features and Save.
This is how the product can be added to the vendor store. A vendor can also view all the available Categories, Filters, Features, and Options. A separate tab for each has been provided.
List of all available categories –
List of all available features-
List of all available filters-
The vendor can add product options and Global options in a similar way as added in the Product details.
Shipping Methods –
Now let’s see how a vendor can add and manage Shipping Methods. Click on + to add a new shipping method.
Here a vendor can add the necessary details.
This is how shipping methods can be managed at the vendor end. Further, the vendor has the option to view the available Taxes, States, Countries, and Locations. Separate tabs have been provided for each as shown below.
List of Taxes-
View of tax details-
List of available states with the search filters-
List of available Countries-
View Customers Review
Now the vendors can check all reviews given by their customers.
After clicking on the review tab vendors can check all product reviews given by customers.
Now let’s move towards the Customer tab where the vendor can view all his customers’ details
Now, let’s check the order management and shipment creation.
The list of orders includes the order ID, order status (vendor can change the order status), customer name, date, and order total value.
Orders can be filtered through the search options present as shown below.
on clicking the order ID, order details can be viewed as shown. On the order details page, there is an option to change the order status, print an invoice, print a packing slip, and create a shipment in a similar way as it is at the backend.
To change Order status-
Printed Packing Slip-
The vendor can create a shipment by clicking on Create detailed shipment as shown below.
Select the shipping method, enter the tracking details (Number, Carrier, Comments, etc), and Create.
After creating, the details will be visible under shipping information on the order details page.
On clicking the Shipments, the vendor will get redirected to the shipment list page as shown below. Here he can view, delete, and change the status of the shipment.
Here’s the shipment details view.
On the shipment details page, packing slips can be printed. the printed slip will be similar to the one printed above on the order detail page.
The vendor can change shipment status from the shipment details page.
There is a separate tab Shipments to view all the shipments.
List of shipments-
Order Promotional Tab
The vendor can check applied coupons from the promotional tab in the order section. First, need to click on the order tab.
After clicking on the order id the vendors can check all promotion details whichever coupons are applied by their customers at the time of placing the order.
To view income, expenditure, and balance withdrawal details, there is a tab Accounting as shown below.
Current Product Version - 1.3
Supported Framework Version - 4.14.x - 4.17.x