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    Magento 2 Marketplace Hyperlocal System

    Magento 2 Marketplace Hyperlocal System connects the customers with local stores and also transforms the shopping experience of the customers.

    Also, this module is very beneficial for both sellers and customers. The Sellers can easily add their location and radius up to which they can sell out their products to the customers.

    Customers can enter their location and check the available products and sellers in that location. Sellers can add their location according to which their products are displayed to the customer. The seller also adds the shipping rate according to the location range.

    Note – 

    Watch the video tutorial below to understand the extension workflow:

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    Features

    • The buyer can enter their location and buy products from the nearest seller’s store.
    • Customer cannot proceed without setting their location
    • Shoppers can change their location anytime.
    • Customers can check the seller’s availability in their location.
    • The seller needs to add their origin address for the shipping calculation.
    • The seller enters the radius up to which the goods can be delivered to the customers from its origin.
    • Also, the seller can add Hyperlocal table rate shipping.
    • The seller can add shipping price using a CSV file.
    • Each seller can create multiple outlets for adding various product stocks and for easing the product delivery to the customers.
    • The admin can Enable/Disable the single seller checkout functionality.
    • The admin can add shipping on behalf of sellers using a CSV file.
    • Admin can set the address change method as Via Popup or Via Page Redirect.
    • Marketplace Hyperlocal System module is also compatible with Magento Multi-Stores.
    • Seller products outside of the shipping range will not be shown to customers.
    • The customer can directly buy the products from the seller collection page itself.
    • Advanced product quick view on the seller collection page.
    • Customers can choose the previously used address to select their location.

    Note – In this module admin cannot sell out their products directly. Henceforth admin needs to create a seller account in order to sell its products. This module doesn’t work with multi-address checkout.

    Installation – Hyperlocal System

    Now, Customers will get a zip folder and they have to extract the contents of this zip folder on their system. The extracted folder has an src folder, inside the src folder you have the app folder.

    So, you need to transfer this app folder into the Magento2 root directory on the server as shown below.

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    Post the successful installation, you have to run these commands in the Magento2 root directory.

    First Command

    php bin/magento setup:upgrade

    Second Command

    php bin/magento setup:di:compile

    Third Command

    php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

    After running the commands, you have to flush the cache from the Magento admin panel by navigating through->System->Cache management as shown below.

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    Multi-Lingual Configuration

    For Multilingual support, please navigate to Store>Configuration>General >Locale Options. And select your desired language from the Locale option.change language-magento 2 locale

    Language Translation – Hyperlocal System

    If you need to do the module translation, then please navigate to the following path in your system app/code/Webkul/MpHyperLocal/i18n.
    Open the file named en_US.CSV for editing as shown in the below screenshot.

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    Once you have opened the file for editing. Replace the words after the†comma(,)†on the right with your translated words. translation-images

    After editing and translating the CSV file, you need to save the translated file name according to your region language and country code such as – de_DE.CSV. Then upload the translated file to the same folder from where you have obtained it. Now your module translation is complete.

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    Module Configuration

    After installation of the module, admin can configure the module by going to Stores > Configuration > Webkul > Hyperlocal Marketplace.

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    Here Admin needs to enter the following details for Magento 2 Marketplace Hyperlocal System Module Configuration:

    General Settings

    • Enable– Set this field as Yes to enable the module.
    • Single Seller Checkout– Here the admin allows the customer to checkout with a single seller product by selecting the option as “Yes” or to checkout with more than one seller’s products by selecting “No” as an option.
    • GoogleMap API Key– The admin has to provide the Google Map API Key so that Google search suggestions for the location will work.

    Note: For Google Map API Key please visit https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key

    • Heading For Location Popup Window– Admin has to enter the heading for the location popup window which appears at the front-end.
    • Radius Unit:- The admin can select between the Kilometre or Miles unit to represent the selling radius.
    • Set Address Change Method– The admin can set the address change method as Via Popup or Via Page Redirect.

    Searching Templates

    Background Banner Image – Set background banner image to show on the storefront.

    Button Color – Choose to find store button color.

    Hyper-Local Shipping

    Now the admin can configure the Hyperlocal Shipping from stores > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods > Hyper-Local Shipping. From here admin can enable or disable the shipping method and can set the Shipping Method name that will be visible on the front-end.

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    Admin can add Ship Rates by going to Marketplace Management > Hyper-Local.

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    Ship Rate

    The admin can see and manage the Shipping Rates from here. It can also delete any shipping rate from here and can also add new ship rates.

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    Admin can download the sample CSV file and can then upload the CSV file containing the new ship rates.

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    Seller Management – Hyperlocal System

    Next, the module is installed, sellers can see the “Hyper-Local” option in the marketplace menu.

    After clicking on the ‘Hyper-Local’ seller will find options “Ship Rate“, “Seller Origin” & “Manage Outlet” option.

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    Ship Rate

    The seller can add shipping rates by clicking on “Ship Rate” and from here seller can upload the CSV file of new Shipping Rates. The seller can also delete any previously added rate.

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    Seller Origin

    After this, the seller will set up his origin address by tapping the option “Seller Origin“. After tapping on the seller origin menu option.

    Now another page will open where the seller has to enter his location. After entering his location, the module will automatically fetch the exact latitude and longitude of the entered place.

    The seller will click on the “Save” button to save the current location entered.

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    Note: This address will be used to calculate the shipping charges where the origin will be the address of the seller and the destination will be the address of the buyer.

    Manage Outlet

    Now after adding the origin, the seller will move to manage the seller’s outlet.

    From here the seller can easily create multiple outlets/ warehouses which are used for stocking up the inventory and delivering of products to the customer.

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    For adding a new outlet, the admin clicks on the “Add New Outlet”. On the next page, the seller needs to fill in the information about the outlet.

    Outlet Information

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    Here the seller will enter details like Name of outlet, Can Enable/Disable it, Add description, Enter Outlet address further latitude, and longitude details will be automatically fetched by the module.

    Contact Information

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    The seller needs to enter the contact details like concerning name, email ID, phone no & FAX.

    Address Information

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    Also, the seller needs to enter the address information like outlet country, State, City, Street & Pincode. & will save the information.

    Manage Stock

    After outlet creation at the storefront, the admin needs to save those outlets in the stock. Navigate to Store => Inventory => Stocks and then create New Stock and Assign all the outlets into the created stock.

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    To make the products visible on the storefront assigning outlets in the stock is mandatory for the admin otherwise products will not appear on the front-end.

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    Assign Sources To Product

    The seller after creating outlets now needs to enter the stock of products respectively available in the multiple outlets.

    While creating a new product or by making changes in an existing product, the seller can assign the stock to the multiple outlets from the “Assign Sources” section.

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    In order to assign stock to a new outlet, the seller needs to click on “Assign Sources“. Now select the outlet and click on assign stock.

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    Now next the seller needs to change the source Item status to Out of Stock or In stock as per desire and enter the stock in Qty field.

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    After saving this product, the customer falling under the seller delivery radius will receive the product as per the nearest distance of the customer from the seller warehouse/outlet.

    Enter Location – Pop Up

    If the admin has set Address Change Method as Via Popup, then whenever a customer visit the website then a pop-up will open asking to enter the location.

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    Customers can’t be redirected to the homepage without entering the address. Henceforth customer needs to enter their location into the search bar and click on the Find Stores button.

    Once, the customer has enter their location, then the list of all stores will comes up related to that location.

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    From here, the customer can view the list of all products related to that store. Also, they can visit the store page as per below image:

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    Enter Location – Page Redirect

    If the admin has set Address Change Method as Via Page Redirect, then whenever a customer visit the website then they need to enter their location as per the below image:

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    Customers can’t be redirected to the homepage without entering the address. Henceforth customer needs to enter their location into the search bar and click on the Find Stores button.

    As soon as the customer enters the location, on the front-end of the website they can see all the sellers who are available near the customer location.

    Please Note: 

    According to the latest functionality of the module, the customer is unable to open the category page. For adding the product in the cart customers need to visit the seller collection page.

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    Location Change – Hyperlocal System

    Three ways are available for Customer/seller to Change the Address:

    Header: Change Address option at Header

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    Footer: Change Address option at Footer

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    Change Location from the Address Bar

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    When the customer enters new address in the field then the customer will see a pop-up notification stating “On location address, change cart will empty”.

    So if there is any product in the cart then it will get removed from the cart and the cart will become empty on location change.

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    Note – Change the Address in the Header and Footer will only comes up when the admin has selected  Address Change Method as Via Page Redirect under configuration setting.

    Error Message

    If no sellers are available in the customer entered location then the following message will be shown.

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    Marketplace Seller Collection Page

    Woodridge-OutletTo purchase the products, customer needs to visit the available seller collection page.

    If the customer’s location matches the seller ship location, then the customer will find the products.

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    The customer can add the desired product to the cart from the collection page itself by clicking on the “Add to cart” button on the product.

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    The customer can also by clicking on the product image redirect to the product page and get further detailed information about the product and can add the product to the cart from there too.

    Change Address

    After clicking on Change Address bar logged-in customer/seller can choose the previously used address to select their location.

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    Hyper-Local Shipping Method

    While purchasing a product, the customer can select the Hyper-Local Shipping Method in order to get the delivery instantly for the desired added product.

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    Note – In the new shipping address section the country or locality will comes up as per the entered location while searching the store.

    That’s all for the Magento 2 Marketplace Hyperlocal System.

    If you still have any issues feel free to add a ticket.

    Also, let us know your views to make the module better http://webkul.uvdesk.com/

    Current Product Version - 3.0.2

    Supported Framework Version - Magento 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x,2.3.x, 2.4.x

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  • Shoppa B2B Marketplace
    Excellent post and very informative as well. Your knowledge appears very well on this topic and the way you have explained it, any new person can understand it easily. I would like you to keep writing like this and share your information with us. Thank you
    • Rajan Dimri (Moderator)
      Hello There,
      Thank you for your appreciation. For any further queries please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.

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