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Magento 2 B2B Marketplace

Introduction

Convert your Magento store into B2B Marketplace like Alibaba, Indiamart, ThomasNet, EC21. Magento 2 B2B Marketplace will create an online platform where business buyers and suppliers around the globe can connect and do business transactions with each other. Webkul B2B Marketplace extension has various built-in features such as – Separate Supplier Microsite, Request Quotations, Quick Order, Contact Supplier, Supplier Reviews, much more.

Features

  • Each supplier will have a separate microsite
  • Customers can create quick order
  • Contact supplier
  • Send quotation request to supplier
  • Supplier dashboard for analyzing sales, review, customers
  • Featured products section
  • Supplier verification process
  • Supplier review section
  • Contact information section
  • Social channels of suppliers
  • Supplier policies

Installation

When you extract the downloaded zip file you will find three modules in it. Please follow the installation process with the sequence as follows:

1 – Install Webkul Magento 2 Multi-Vendor Marketplace module, for this extract magento2_marketplace extension zip and follow its readme.txt file installation procedure.

2 – Installation of Webkul Magento 2 Marketplace Vendor Sub-Domain Module, for this extract magento2_vendor_sub_domain extension zip and follow its readme.txt file installation steps.

3 – Unzip the magento2_b2bMarketplace extension zip and then move “app” folder (inside “src” folder) into Magento root directory.

Run Following Command via terminal

First Command – php bin/magento setup:upgrade
Second Command – php bin/magento setup:di:compile
Third Command – php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

5 – Flush the cache and reindex all.

Language Translation

For translating the module language, please go to app>code>Webkul>magento2_b2bMarketplace>i18n and edit the en_US.csv file. Now, translate the words on the right and upload the modified file to the same location. The filename of the translated file should be according to the language and region code like de_DE.csv.

Module Configuration

Once you have installed the modules, login to the admin panel and go to Stores>Configuration>Webkul. In the B2B Configuration, you can set admin email address, global commission rate, set supplier approval settings.

General Settings

 

Supplier Dashboard Layout Settings – From this option, the admin can upload a default logo for the supplier dashboard logo.

Supplier Review Settings – Select Yes to allow customers to submit review only after purchasing a product.

Supplier Product Settings

The admin has various options through which it can manage and set restrictions for all the product of marketplace suppliers.

Attribute Set ID – The admin can select the attribute sets for the suppliers. The attribute set determines the fields that are available during product data entry and the values that appear to the customer.

Product Approval Required – Select Yes if admin approval is required for adding a new product. Else, select No for auto-approval.

Product Update Approval Required – Select Yes if admin approval is required for updating the product. Until admin approves it, the product is disabled. Select No for auto-approval on product update.

Allow Category tree view like admin product category tree – Select Yes to enable category tree for the suppliers.

Allowed Categories for supplier to add products – Enter the category IDs (, comma separated) for which the supplier can add products.

Product Type For Supplier – Select product type for the suppliers that they can add.

Allow Supplier to add products with SKU type – Select Static or Dynamic option.

Allow Supplier to Add Related Products – Select Yes to allow suppliers to add related products.

Allow Supplier to Add Up-Sell Products – Select Yes to allow suppliers to add up-sell products.

Allow Supplier to Add Cross-Sell Products – Select Yes to allow suppliers to add cross-sell products.

Allow Supplier to Add Limit on Product Purchase for Customer – Select Yes to allow supplier to set a limit on purchase quantity.

Supplier Order Settings

Order Approval Required – Select Yes for admin approval when a new order is received for the supplier. So that after the approval of the admin, that order becomes visible to the supplier. Select No for auto-approval.

Inventory Settings

Enable Low Notification – Select Yes to send a low stock email to suppliers.

Low Stock Quantity – Here, the admin needs to mention the low stock value.

Supplier Profile Page Settings

Supplier Policies Enable at frontend – Select Yes to display supplier shipping and refund policies information on supplier profile page.

Rewrite Supplier’s Shop URL – Select Yes to enable suppliers to edit their shop URL.

Allow to automatic create supplier public URL on supplier registration – Select Yes to enable the supplier to set their shop URL at the time of registration.

Supplier Review Settings

Make a Review on only Order Purchase – Select Yes to allow only the actual final buyers to write a review for the suppliers.

Landing Page Settings

Here, you can configure the marketplace landing page settings where the admin can customize the layout, banner, title, button label, feature icons, terms & conditions URL, and much more.

Marketplace Product Page Fields Hints

Select Yes to enable product page fields hints for the supplier pages. The admin can provide field hints for – product category, product name, product description, short description, SKU, price, special price, special price start & end date, product quantity, stock availability, product tax types, weight, image, and product enable.

Marketplace Transactional Emails

There are different types of email notifications which are sent to admin, customer, and supplier. The admin can select email templates from Marketplace Transaction Emails section.

 

Supplier Registration

On the frontend, a new supplier can register on the website by clicking Supplier Registration link in the header section.

Various information needs to fill when a new supplier registers on the website such as first name, last name, contact details, address, shop URL, shop name, etc.

After filling all the information, the supplier can go to its dashboard and manage the shop.

Supplier Dashboard

From the Dashboard section, the supplier can get an overview of its shop. From lifetime sales, top selling products, categories, customers, latest orders, and comments.

Verification – A supplier needs to verify its email address and account for displaying the verified badge on the frontend.

Adding Product

A supplier can add three types of products – simple, downloadable, and virtual types of product.

Detailed information about a product can be entered in the product information such as name, price, stock, meta information. Select category, enter a description, short description using WYSIWYG editor.

Quantity Restriction – A supplier can set the minimum quantity for a product that which will be added to the cart.

After adding all the information in the new product, the supplier can see make any further changes by going to Products>My Products List. The product needs to be approved by the admin for displaying on the storefront.

Approval by Admin

For approving a supplier product, the admin needs to follow B2B Marketplace>Manage Product>Actions>Approve. After the confirmation, the product will be available for purchase at the storefront.

An email notification will be sent to the supplier as well for informing about product approval status.

Product Page

On the product page supplier information is available with the request a quote and quick order feature.

Supplier Information

A supplier can provide and display detailed information about its shop to its customers. First, log in to supplier account and then go to the Settings page.

Company Info – In this first tab, a supplier can provide company name, contact details, addresses, registered date, certification, etc.

Company Overview – From here, the supplier can provide some description of its business and mention social media links.

Supplier Info – From here, the supplier can provide its personal information such as name, role/designation, address, email, contact, etc.

Policies – A supplier can also display its return and shipping policy information to customers.

URL Settings – Here, the supplier can configure URL path for various web pages of its shop. A supplier can mention both target and request URLs.

Supplier Profile Page

Once the supplier has provided all the information about its shop, the customers can view the same information on the supplier profile page. Customers can view banner, company name, ratings, address, contact details, featured products, recently added products, policy information, etc.

To view the supplier profile page, the customers can find the link and click supplier company name.

Collection Page – On the Product(s) page, a customer can check out all the products listings of the supplier. There are various filters available through which customer can sort the products and view them in a grid or list layout.

Supplier Reviews – On the same page, the customers can read some reviews & ratings about the supplier and its products.

 

About Company – Here the customers can see the company name with a tagline, registered date, team size, operational address and corporate address with contact details. In the company overview section, the customers can view the social media links also.

Policies – Here, the customers can see the shipping policy and return policy information of a supplier.

Supplier Contact – Here, the customer can get the contact information of supplier – name, designation, phone, email, etc.

Message Supplier

When a customer clicks Message Supplier button, the following pop-up window will appear. Here the customer can see the supplier response rate with time. A customer can also upload an attachment with the message.

An email notification will be sent to the supplier when any new message is received.

The supplier can check the messages by logging into the supplier account and navigate to Messages. After that, the supplier will see all the customer names who have sent messages. Simply click a customer name, enter a message and hit send button. An email notification will be sent to the customer email.

The customer can check the replies from the suppliers by going to My Account>Supplier’s Message.

Quick Order

A customer can place a quick order on the B2B marketplace for quickly adding and purchasing the products by searching them using a product name or SKU.

Go to the Quick Order page, find a product by entering a product name or SKU number, enter a quantity, click Add Row to add more products and proceed to checkout.

Update quantity, check sub-total value and see estimated cost of shipping with discount details.

Check out process works same as default Magento order. First, the customer needs to select a shipping address, and then choose a payment method and place an order.

Select a payment method and place the quick order.

Order ID is created.An email notification is sent to the customer and the supplier when a new order is placed.

 

Request a Quote

To send a request for quotation to a supplier, a customer can go to Request a Quote page. On this page, the customer needs to first provide detailed information about the product and click Add Product. After that, the customer will provide detailed about quote request – quote title with a message, and contact information as well.

Once the request is submitted, the customer is redirected to the My Requested Quotes page as below:

After submitting the request, the supplier can check the request by going to RFQ menu option.

After viewing a request, the supplier can see detailed information about the quote. A supplier can also send a message to the customer. Click Show Info for viewing complete details.

Send Message

To send a message to the customer, click Show Threads>Message. A pop-up window will appear, enter your message content.

Quote Product

On clicking the Quote Product, the following page appears. Here, the supplier will enter Quote Quantity, Quote Price Per Quantity, provide Sample information – price, availability, unit, shipping time, and some note for the customer.

After the quote is sent by the supplier, the customer can check the same from My Requested Quotes section.

After clicking the respond button, the customer can check the quote sent the supplier and can approve, reject or send any message.

To approve the quote, the customer can click Approve Last Quote and enter the message for the supplier.

After that, the customer can simply make the payment for the product via Add to Cart button and complete the checkout process like default Magento workflow.

Managing Orders

The admin can allow the suppliers to manage their customer orders. A supplier can view complete order information, create an invoice, shipment, add tracking number, print document, create a credit memo.

View Order – By clicking view order link, the supplier can check the ordered items with quantity, price, commission, discount, tax, shipping cost. And in the customer details section, the supplier can see shipping & billing address with phone number, and also see the selected payment method.

The supplier can add the shipping carrier name with tracking number in this order.

Customer List

A supplier can view and find all the customers who have purchased its products by going to Customers section. Here, the supplier can see name, email, contact number, gender, address, base total, and orders count.

Supplier Reviews

Write a Review – Any customer can submit a review for a supplier by clicking Write a Review button. The customer will be redirected to another page, where feedback can be submitted using rating scale and some description.

However, the admin can decide whether to approve the review or not. The reviews which are not approved are not visible on the storefront. The admin can navigate to B2B Marketplace>Manage Feedback>Select a Review>Actions>Approve/Disapprove option.

A supplier can check the reviews by going to Reviews section. The list will mention ratings, review title, summary, customer name, status, and date submitted.

Admin Management

The admin has a complete control over the marketplace and its suppliers. From B2B Marketplace admin panel menu, you can manage suppliers and their products, commission, reviews, transactions, custom attributes, and quotes.

Manage Supplier Products

From B2B Marketplace>Manage Product, the admin can see the complete list of products created by all the suppliers. The admin can approve, disapprove, deny, edit, preview a supplier’s product.

Support

For further queries or customization requirements, please send an email to support@webkul.com If you find any issues in this module, please create a support ticket at- https://webkul.uvdesk.com/en/customer/create-ticket/.

Current Product Version - 2.0.1

Supported Framework Version - 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x

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