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    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge: Now allow your vendors to manage their products, orders, company profile, shipments, taxes, sales etc via CS-Cart frontend itself. A bridge is designed to interact with CS-Cart Multi-vendor systems just to make the process of handling vendor’s account simpler. In just a few easy steps, your vendors will be able to manage most of the backend features via frontend. One of the benefits to use the multivendor bridge is its responsive feature. The vendor can easily manage his company, products, and sale via any mobile device. So, get all the major functionalities of vendor backend panel at the front end itself and make the process hassle-free.

    Features

    • Well integrated with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.
    • All the features at Vendor end are managed via frontend that includes
      1. Product Management.
      2. Order Management.
      3. Company Profile Management.
      4. Vendor’s Admin Management.
      5. Shipping Management.
      6. Accounting & Balance View

    Product Management : 

    • 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.

    Order Management:

    • A vendor can view the all his orders & details.
    • The vendor can change order status.
    • Functionality to create shipments for a particular order.
    • The vendor can print invoice slip and packaging slip for individual order.

    Company Profile Management:

    • The vendor can update his company profile.
    • The vendor can modify shop logo, invoice logo, and update custom description of the company.
    • **Currently, only vendor Terms & condition addon is integrated with our bridge. So, the Vendor can add his Terms & Conditions.

    Vendor’s Admin Management:

    • The vendor can manage multiple administrators for his company.
    • Root vendor can enable/disable all other vendor administrators.

    Shipping Management:

    • The vendor can create shipping methods (Both manual & real time)
    • Vendor can modify shipping rates according to his requirements.

    Accounting & Balance View:

    • The vendor can view all his transactions statistics and income.
    • Can also view balance withdrawals like backend.

    ** If in case you need the additional functionality (via an add-on) to be visible at vendor front end area then feel free to share the custom request at [email protected].

    You can obtain almost all the major functionalities at the front end which are present at backend via this CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge add-on. It is specially developed for CS-Cart Multivendor stores. So that vendors can easily manage their store via front end.

    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 addon 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”, click on “+” to upload and install the zip files as shown below.

    Upload

    Click on “Local” to browse the zip files and then click on “Upload & Install” and install both the files one by one.

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge

    How  To  Manage Vendor’s Catalog Via Front End

    The vendor will get the option to manage his products and orders via front end after addon’s installation but admin needs to create & add a necessary block in the layout at the backend. Let’s check the flow.

    Go to Design -> Layout.

    Layout

    Add the block for Vendor Menu to a grid in the desired location.

    2 block template

    • 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.

    edit block

    The block will be generated for vendor menu as shown below.

    4 block layout

    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 better understanding.

    Login

    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.

    dropdown

    How to manage vendor profile :

    Go to vendor’s menu drop-down and click on Vendors to manage the vendor’s profile details.

    vendors

    There is a tab viz; General for profile fields which includes Shop Information, Contact Information and Shipping Address. The vendor can add/update the details here and save.

    vendor

    Next tab is for Description where the vendor can add the shop description.

    vendor dec

    The vendor can also upload logos for his shop and for invoice as shown below.

    logos

    The last tab is for 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 at vendor front end area then feel free to share the custom request at [email protected].

    vendor terms

    This is how a vendor can manage his profile details via frontend. The vendor can also add various users to manage his mini store. Let’s see how-

    Vendor’s Administrator-

    vendor's admin

    Now, click on the button provided to add the new user as shown below.

    add admin

    Add the user details and register.

    add details

    Now you can edit and enter the additional details of users (Account information and Shipping/Billing address) and save.

    add details 2

    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 drop-down menu and click on Products as shown below.

    products

    Click on + Add Product to add a new product.

    add 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 Create button to add the product as shown below.

    General

    Add Categories button pops-up an option to choose the suitable category from the existing ones as shown below.

    select the categoy

    The next tab Images is for adding additional product images. The vendor can add as many images as he wants.

    images

    Once the product is created then 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.

    options

    Add Global options – Set the global option and apply as shown below.

    global options

    Add Product Options- Add the product option details in the General tab.

    add options1

    Set the option variants in the Variants tab and create.

    variant

    The next tab is for setting the product features. The vendor can set the same from the available features and Save.

    features

    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.

    Categories :

    category

    List of all available categories –

    category View

     

    Features:

    features

    List of all available features-

    feaures

    Filters:

    filters

    List of all available filters-

    Filters

    Options:

    options

    The vendor can add product options and Global options in a similar way as added in the Product details.

    Now let’s see how a vendor can add and manage Shipping Methods

    shipping methods

    Click on + to add a new shipping method.

    add

    A General tab for shipping method’s details similar to the backend is available. Here vendor can add necessary details.

    general

    In the next tab Shipping Charges, the vendor can set the shipping charges and Save.

    Shipping charges

    This is how shipping methods can be managed at 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.

    Taxes-

    taxes

    List of Taxes-

    taxes

    View of tax details-

    tax general

    Tax rates-

    tax rates

    States-

    states

    List of available states with the search filters-

    states

    Countries-

    countries

     

    List of available Countries-

    countries

    Locations-

    locations

    List of available locations-

    locations

     

    Now let’s move towards the Customer tab where the vendor can view all his customer’s  details

    Customers-

    customer

    View-

    customer

    Customer details-

    customer details

    Now, let’s check the orders management and shipments creation.

    Orders:

    orders

    List of orders includes the order id, order status (vendor can change the order status), customer name, date and order total value.

    order list

    Orders can be filtered through the search options present as shown below.

    search order

    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 invoice, print packing slip and create shipment in a similar way as it is at the backend.

    order details page

    To change Order status-

    order status

    Printed Invoice-

    Printed Invoice

    Printed Packing Slip-

    packing slip

    The vendor can create a shipment by clicking on Create detailed shipment as shown below.

    create Shipment 1

    Select the shipping method, enter the tracking details (Number, Carrier, Comments etc) and Create.

     

    create Shipment 2

     

    After creating, the details will be visible under shipping information on the order details page.

    create Shipment 3

    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.

    create Shipment 4

    Here’s the shipment details view.

    create Shipment 6 details

    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.

    create Shipment 7 dropdoown

    The vendor can change shipment status from the shipment details page.

    update shipment status

    There is a separate tab Shipments to view all the shipments.

    Shipments

    List of shipments-

    shipments list

     

    Accounting:

    To view income, expenditure and balance withdrawal details, there is a tab Accounting as shown below.

    accounting

    Transaction details-

    transaction

    Balance Withdrawals-

    balance

    Support

    That’s all for the CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Bridge, still, have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the product better http://webkul.com/ticket/index.php

    Current Product Version - 1.0

    Supported Framework Version - Multi-vendor Version 4.5.x, 4.6.x

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