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    Opencart Multi Seller Mobile App

    Opencart Multi Seller Mobile App converts your marketplace store for Opencart into a mobile app. Your customers can easily purchase products on the go. They don’t need to have a laptop or desktop, they can easily explore your store through their smartphones.

    It will not only benefit the store owner and customer it benefits the sellers’ too. Sellers can see their dashboard & order history. So what are you waiting for, you must now have an Opencart Mobikul Marketplace to step ahead.

    Our Opencart Multi Seller Mobile App is fully compatible with our Opencart Marketplace Module. Moreover, to use this Mobile App, you must have installed the Opencart Marketplace Module.

    Watch the below video tutorial to understand the extension workflow:

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    Features

    • Seller/Vendor Centric feature
      • The list of merchants in the marketplace is visible using the mobile app.
      • A collective view of the vendor’s products in the app to shop easily.
      • The merchant Profile management from the app.
      • Quick tracking of vendors’ sales and revenue.
      • Faster Seller/ Vendor Order History to manage and fulfill orders placed.
      • Visibility of vendor Location on the map.
      • Track record of the Total Orders placed/Total Sales done.
      • Seller/ Vendor & Sales Analytics can be done using the app by knowing the total number of buyers.
      • Easy seller product management using the app wherein new products can be added, and old ones can be updated or deleted.
      • The seller can manage the seller review’s from the application.
      • The seller can check the seller transaction from the application.

      Customer-Centric feature

      • The customer can contact the seller.
      • Sell Page.
      • Users can share a review of the seller.
      • Seller Location is mentioned on the map.
      • Multiple currency and multiple languages are supported including Arabic RTL.
      • Reward Point, gift voucher, and coupon code functionality present.
      • Users can apply to become a seller.
      • Voice product search.
      • Multi-Currency Support.
      • A customer has an option to add the product to my wishlist.
      • Support Multi-language.
      • Admin can give permission to the seller for modifying orders status.
      • Admin can manage his application from the backend dynamically.
      • The app users can check the real appearance of the product using the Augmented Reality feature.
      • A customer can view the list of sellers selling their items at the marketplace and check their profile as well.

    Admin Configuration

    If you have an Opencart Multi Seller Mobile App module working on Web Module, then you can add and modify many functionalities in your application through your admin panel.

    So here we cover all the extra functionalities provided by the Mobikul back-end module.

    1st Part: Banner

    With the help of the Opencart Multi Seller Mobile App, we can set the Banners on top of the Home page in Application. The ideal size for banners is in ration 2:1 (width: height).

    You can add any number of banners and attach a redirect property to them. And can also add different images for the same banner as per languages.

    1. Title: Set the title of the Banner in different languages.
    2. Type- Product/Category: Attach the redirect property to your banner either product Type or Category type.
      • Product Type: If you select the product type, then you have to attach any Product with the banner. If you click the banner by App, then it opens that specific Product which you have attached to the banner.
      • Category Type: If you select the category type, then you have to attach any category with the banner. If you click the banner by App, then it opens that specific category that you have attached to the banner.
    3. Link (Auto-Complete): Here we can attach the product or category.
    4. Image: We can set the image or delete the attached image banner.
    5. Add button: We can add more banner.

    Thus, in this way, the banner can be added.

    2nd Part: Notification

    From this part of the panel, you can send push notifications to all the app users.

    Just Create a new Notification and add the desired action like want to open. Such as Product or category or custom collection. Then select a particular product and category and send it to everyone.

    There is a + symbol to add the notification,

    Notification:

    1. Title: Set the notification title in different languages.
    2. Content: This the description part of the push notification.
    3. Type: Here you can select the type of notification like the Banner type (Product/Category) but here you can send the notification of custom category type.
      • Custom Category: Here we can set the random set products and send it to the app.

    4. Product/Category ID: Attached the product.category id with the push notification like in the banner part.
    5. Notification Status: You can enable and disable the notification.
    6. Banner: Also set the banner to your push notification.

    Then click on “Send & Save”(send the notification as well as save your notification for the next time) and “Save”.

    3rd Part: Featured

    By this part of the panel, you can set the list of products that are shown in the application home page.

    4th Part: Carousel

    This is the part where we can set the brands which are shown at the bottom of the Application same as open cart store.

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    By the help of this add button, we can add the multiple carousel for the app.

    5th Part: Category Icons

    We can set the icons corresponding to the categories which is shown in the app left drawer and also on the home page.

    6th Part: The Configuration part

    The last part of the admin panel is the configuration part. Here we can manage all the functions which we want to show on the Home page.

    • Status: Enable the Mobikul API status.
    • Edit General Settings: API key and password which is used for the authentication of the request.
      • API Key: Enter the API key for the application.
      • API Password: The admin will enter the API password for the app.
      • FCM Key: To enable the notification we have to use the FCM authorization key.
    • Edit Application Settings: 
      • Display Playstore Link: The admin will Enable this to display the play store link to the application.
      • Display AppStore Link: The admin will Enable this to display the AppStore link to the application.
      • Playstore Link: The admin will enter the play store link.
      • AppStore Link: The admin will enter the AppStore link.
      • Visible on Top: The admin will enable this to display the links on top position.
      • Visible on Bottom: The admin will enable this to display the links on the bottom position.
      • Frontend Text: Enter the text that will visible in the frontend with the app links.
    • Shipping Methods: Here the admin will select the shipping methods that will be available for the customer in the frontend.
    • Payment Methods: The admin will select the available payment methods for customers.

    Augmented Reality Configurations

    The app also supports augmented reality products. That can be managed from the admin backend by navigating to Mobikul > Augmented Reality in the admin panel. There the admin can see the list of products that follow AR. 

    By clicking on the + icon, the admin can add new AR Products. For this, the admin will add the following details:

    Category

    This tab opens up to a list of categories and sub-categories. By clicking the sub-category the app user gets re-directed towards a list of products. Such as default Opencart products- Simple and Downloadable Products.

    The customer can even sort the category result by many sorting options provided by the Opencart. They can also opt for a grid and list view of the sub-category pages.

    That means, all the categories (Root category with their Sub- Categories) and all the products get displayed on this app to the customers.

    In the category page, the customer can see Main Category and their respective sub-categories. The customer can sort the category result by many sorting options provided by the Opencart.

    They can also opt for a grid and list view of the sub-category pages. In the sub-category page, the customer can see various products with options like

    • Add to cart
    • Add to Wishlist

    On the product page, the customer can see the product image, description, specification, reviews with quantity box, seller name, manufacturer name, and Add to cart button.

     

    Notification

    This tab is meant to benefit both customer and store owner. They get the messages that pops-up on the application users’ screen.

    They are said to more effective than any other mode of communication like mail or messages. As they can end up in the spam section.

    The app users can click on the tab to view information related to offers, new arrivals, exclusive collections, etc.

     

    Become a seller

    This feature permits a customer in order to create a seller account at the time of sign up. As customer come to shop on the marketplace, they can become a seller and sell on the marketplace as well.

    Note: The Social Login is a paid feature, please check the following link.

    There are two different ways available for the guest and existing customers for becoming the seller:

    • For New Customers 

    • For Existing Customers 

    Existing customers can go to the left navigation panel and find the option to Become Seller at the bottom of the screen. Further, the popup will be visible to the user for adding the Shop Name and Description

     

     

    Seller Page 

    The user can also check the seller page to check the list of sellers in the marketplace. The latest products by each seller will also be visible under that section. 

     

     

    The user can also check the seller profile by clicking on the field. The seller profile will display the details like Seller name, Location, About Shop, Ratings, and Contact Seller details. 

     

    There is a floating button available to contact the seller via email. After clicking on it, a popup will be available with two fields for the subject and ask query as shown in the image below:

     

     

    Profile

    The app user can click on the Profile tab to view the profile related detail. For that, the user must first sign-in the app through a registered account id.

    Post-sign-in the profile tab is enabled with multiple subsections which have details of the account owner-

    • My Wishlist
    • Address Book
    • My Orders
    • My Dashboard
    • Edit Your Account Information
    • Change the Password
    • My Downloadable Products
    • Your Reward Points
    • Your Transactions
    • Add product
    • Product list
    • Seller Dashboard
    • Review
    • Seller Transaction
    • Seller Orders
    • Logout option.

     

    My Wishlist

    Customers can check their wishlist, where they can add the products they like and want them to purchase later. Customers can remove the product or add them to the cart for making the purchase. 

     

     

    Address Book

    The Address book section will contain a list of addresses of the customer. In addition, it has the facility to edit and delete the existing address and add a new address.

    Dashboard

    The dashboard section is for the customer data which includes-

    • My Address- This will contain all the addresses of the customer which gets deleted or edited from here.
    • My Orders-List of all orders placed by the customer along with the details.

    Account Information and Change Password

    In this section, the customer can see the account details. Such as- Email Address, First and last name, Telephone number, and Fax number.

    The account user can even change the password of there account from this section.

    Downloadable Products

    This section contains all the downable products purchased by the app user from the store. However, if we don’t have any downloadable product then this section gest like this as in the below screenshot.

    Reward Points

    This section shows the total reward points in the customer account along with the description. The description shows why the reward points are being given to them.

    The rewards points are given against any purchase or the first service availed, or as defined by the admin.

    Transaction

    This section contains the detail of the amount received from the earned rewards. It gives the detail of the transaction that is the amount received and the amount reduced.

    It also shows the total net balance left after reduction and addition.

    Add product

    This is an essential and most beneficial feature for the seller that allows adding products through mobile at a time.

    The admin can add product data.  Such model no, Images of product, general information, links, and can apply offers & discount.

    General Information:

    In this tab, you can add the basic information of the product. Such as product name, description, Meta tag title, Meta tag description, and Meta tag keywords.

    (use to tell search engines and visitors about the product information)

    Data:

    Use this section to add various data on the product. Such as model number, Stock keeping unit(SKU), Universal product code(UPC), Internation article code(EAN), and Japanese Article Number(JAN) and etc.

    Links:

    • Category: Under the Links tab, click Add Category button. Then select the categories according to the product.
    • Filter: Use filter product option to refine product search in your store.
    • Downloads: Seller can add their Downloadable items using this field. Downloadable products get Deleted and edited using Marketplace Downloads.

    Related Products: Here you can add the related product which is available in your store.

    Add Option:

    The vendor can add the checkbox, date, date & time, delivery date, or many options similar below screenshot.

    Images:

    This field allows us to add the product image to attract new customers and helps to explain the product’s looks.

    Product List

    Under this section, the sellers can check their products. From the list, they can delete or edit the desired ones and check the details of each product. 

     

    Seller Dashboard

    The app provides a separate dashboard for the seller end. Multiple rates will be visible to the seller on the graph shown in the seller dashboard. The rates of total orders, sales, and buyers wil be visible.

    The seller can also check the world map to get the knowledge about the countries and locations from where the orders are generated. A list of the latest orders will also be visible to the seller. 

     

    Review

    This section will show the reviews done by customers for the sellers. The seller can also edit or delete the review and star rating. The sort or filter feature is also available under this section. 

    Filter and Sort 

    Seller Transaction

    The seller can also check the transactions done for previous orders. Transaction ID and amount will be visible under the fields. 

     

    Seller Order

    Under the seller orders, the orders received for their products will be visible. The seller can also view the order details as shown in the image below. Also, the seller can change the order status and comments if the admin has given such permissions from the backend. 

     

    Logout

    Finally, the seller can also logout the Opencart Multi Seller Mobile application once all the activities are performed. 

    Augmented Reality Products

    Other than the basic Opencart products, there is another interesting category available for Augmented Reality Products. 

     

    Furthermore, the Opencart Multi Seller app user can click on the AR icon to detect the surface for the product to analyze the product appearance in reality.

    Thus, that’s all for the Opencart Multi Seller Mobile App, still, have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better 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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    10 comments

  • bhlc-group
    what is programm used in ios and android ionic or android studio and swift
    • Rajan Dimri (Moderator)
      Hello there,
      For iOS, we have used the Swift and for android, we have used the android studio. For any further query please contact us at support@webkul.com so that we can assist you accordingly.

      Thanks!

  • Sudhakar
    Hi, i am developer, how many domains apps i can convert if i purchase….
    • Rajan Dimri (Moderator)
      Hello there,
      You can only use the app for one website only. For any further query please contact us at support@webkul.com so that we can assist you accordingly.

      Thanks!

  • Imelda Fernandez Polanco
    curious, can you set up your paypal information separately from one seller to another?
    • Webkul Support
      Hello Dear,It totally depends on the which PayPal payment method you will use. For more info. please mail us your complete requirements at support@webkul.com

  • abelper8
    Hi, will this somehow let me customize the appareance of the app?
    • Rajan Dimri (Moderator)
      Hello there,
      Please contact us at support@webkul.com with your complete requirements so that we can assist you accordingly.

      Thanks!

  • Nam Tran
    Is this native app or hybrid app? If it is hybrid, what is the framework?
    • Sushil Kumar Saini
      Hello @disqus_LJlLd30bPj:disqus,

      I would like to tell you that the app is native. You will get both the native apps (Android and iOS) with this Opencart Mobikul Marketplace Module.

      You can check our demo versions for both the apps. Also, if you have any query or requirements please feel free to mail us at support@webkul.com, we will be happy to help you.

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