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Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal System

Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal System connects the customers with local stores and also transforming the shopping experience of the customers. This module allows delivering seamless services on time.

The seller will add the location where they can ship their products. The customers will enter their location and check the available products and sellers in that location.

The sellers and the admin can add their location according to which their products are displayed to the customer. The seller and admin can also add shipping rate according to the location range.

Note: Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal System module is an add-on of Opencart Marketplace module, you need to install Opencart Marketplace first to use this module.

Features

  • Allows delivering seamless services on time.
  • The customer can enter their location and buy products from nearest seller’s store.
  • The customer can also change their location.
  • The customer can check seller’s availability in their location.
  • The customer can check the product’s availability in their location.
  • The seller can add multiple locations.
  • The seller can add Hyperlocal flat rate shipping.
  • The seller can add shipping price using a CSV file.
  • The admin and the seller can configure the delivery time slots for their products.
  • Delivery time slots let the customers choose their own delivery day when they want to receive the orders.
  • Admin can also add multiple locations.
  • Admin can add shipping on behalf of sellers using a CSV file.
  • Admin can add radius unit and range which will be used to search the seller from customer’s location.
  • If the customer does not select his location then his location will be the location that is set by the admin.

Installation

Installation of Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal System is easy. After unzipping the module directory you can find following folders: admin, catalog, ocmod, system, and theme patch. You just need to upload admin, catalog, and system folders to the root directory. If you are using the journal theme then upload the catalog folder from the theme patch.

Once you have uploaded the file then login to admin and go to Extensions> Extension installer and upload the XML file. The XML file can be found on the ocmod folder.

After uploading the XML file go to the Extensions > Modification and click on refresh field.

After that in Admin panel go to System -> Users -> Usergroup and edit ‘Administrator’ and select all for both Access and Modify Permission then save it.

After that under Extension > Modules install the Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal System Module like this way.

Module Translation

As this Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal System module supports multiple languages so this section will describe how to make the module work in different languages. Please check this link for language translation

module Configuration

After installation, the admin will configure the module settings by navigating to Extensions -> Modules -> Marketplace Hyperlocal as shown below –

Here, the admin will-

  • API Key: Enter the API key. Get the Google API key from here.
  • Hyperlocal Module Status: Enable or disable the module as per the choice.
  • Heading For Location Model: Enter the heading that will be visible to the customers while entering their location.
  • Radius Unit: Enter the radius unit.
  • Radius: The entered radius will be used to search sellers from customers location.
  • Default Location Of Customer: This is the default location of the seller.

Now,  navigate to Extension>Module> Marketplace and click on edit. After that allow the ‘Seller Location‘ in account menu from the Marketplace module so that seller can see the option in their marketplace menu.

Now, the admin can configure the Hyperlocal Shipping from Extensions->Shipping. 

After clicking on the edit button, admin can select geo-zone, enable the module, enter the title for the shipping method and enter the default flat rate shipping.

Hyperlocal System – Seller End

After the module is installed, sellers can see the ‘Seller Location’ option in the marketplace menu. After clicking on the ‘Seller Location’ seller will find three options ‘Add Location’, ‘Shipping List’ and “Time Slots” as shown below.

Add Location:

Sellers can click on ‘Add Location’ to add the locations where they can ship their products. Here seller can add locations and see the list of locations which is already added.

Shipping List:

After adding locations, the seller can enter the shipping data which depends on the distance between the seller and the customer and the weight of the product. The seller can click on ‘Shipping list’ Option to add shipping. Here, a seller can enter a flat rate which will be applicable if the customer does not lie under the shipping range defined in the CSV file.

You can create a new CSV to insert or update shipping method. In the CSV file, the first row defines the column name.

Once you have created and uploaded the CSV file click on the next icon on the top of the page to match the column. After that click on save to save your shipping method.

After clicking on the save button it will show on the Hyperlocal Shipping page.

Note:- If a customer does not come under the shipping rate defined in the CSV file then the flat rate will apply. If a seller has not mentioned any flat rate then the rate which admin has entered at the time of Hyperlocal Shipping configuration will apply.

Time Slots:

The sellers can configure the delivery time slots also and let the customers choose their own delivery day when they want to receive the orders.

Here, the seller will:

  • Select Enable to display the delivery Time Slots at the front-end. Else, select Disable.
  • Then, configure the start and end time for the delivery time slots of each day of the week. These time slots will be visible on the product page to the customers.
  • Can even set the status of the slots as Open and Close as per the choice.

Hyperlocal system –  Front-End

When a customer will visit the website then a pop-up will show to enter the location. The customers can enter their location in the pop-up and click on the save button to save the location.

Now after clicking on the sell tab, a customer can see the seller and products available in that location. Customers can also navigate through categories to search products but they can only see the products which are available in that location.

If there is no seller at customer’s location then no product will be visible to the customer.

If there is a product in the cart and customer changes the location. Then a pop-up notification will show stating “Change in location may clear the cart. Are you sure? “. If the products which are added to the cart does not exist in the new location then the products will get deleted from the cart. For example- if the customer has saved location New York and added products P1, P2, and P3 in the cart. Now if the customer changes the location where the P1 and P3 products are unavailable. In this case, P1 and P3 products will get cleared from the cart and the product P2 will remain in the cart.

Now a customer can select any product available in that location and navigate to the product page. On the product page, the customer can view and select the delivery time slots available and proceed to checkout.

Note: Closed time slots will appear like this.

At the time of checkout, the customer will find the Hyperlocal shipping method.

The customers can also see the delivery time slot details on the order confirmation page.

Note: The customers can also view the shipping method and delivery time slots details in their order information.

Even the admin and the seller can view the shipping method and delivery time slots details in the order information.

Hyperlocal System – Admin End

Admin has full control over the module. Admin can add their location as well as they can add the location on the behalf of the seller. For this, from the admin section navigate to Marketplace-> Hyperlocal-> Seller location. Here admin can check the seller name and the locations added by them. Admin can also add or delete locations from here.

After clicking on add button admin can add multiple locations at the same time.  Here admin can select admin or any seller’s name from the dropdown and enter the location.

Admin can also add shipping with the use of CSV file. For this admin can navigate to Marketplace-> Hyperlocal-> shipping list. Here admin can check all the shipping rate added. Also, admin can add shipping price on behalf of the seller.

After clicking on the add button admin can find the option to upload CSV file and select separator. Now, admin can click on next button to continue.

After clicking on the next button, the admin needs to match the column according to the index.  After that click on save to save your shipping method.

The admin can configure the delivery time slots and let the customers choose their own delivery day when they want to receive the orders. For this, navigate to Marketplace -> Hyperlocal -> Time Slots as shown below.

Here, the admin will:

  • Select Enable to display the delivery Time Slots at the front-end. Else, disable it.
  • Then, configure the start and end time for the delivery time slots of each day of the week. These time slots will be visible on the product page to the customers.
  • Can even set the status of the slots as Open and Close as per the choice.

That’s all for the Opencart Marketplace Hyperlocal module. Still, have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views at https://webkul.uvdesk.com/.

Current Product Version - 3.0.0.0

Supported Framework Version - 2.0.x.x, 2.1.x.x, 2.2.x.x, 2.3.x.x, 3.x.x.x

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