Prestashop Directory Listing will add the directory feature to the site. That is the site will list the search results not based on the keywords but based on the categories and the sub-categories. The searching is not done for the individual page but for all the pages for the category. The search category in this module is by products, shop, seller and location of the shop.
The sellers will register themselves and can add their products. But its upto the admin whether the admin wants the seller products price and add to cart button to be displayed or not.The list of the sellers on the site will also be available at a single place. Admin can charge membership fees from the sellers for adding products to the store.
- Merchant eCommerce store converted to a marketplace
- Any number of sellers can be added
- Admin can set global as well as individual commission
- Separate seller shop and collection for each seller
- Enhanced search based on the product, seller, shop name and location of the shop.
- Admin can enable/disable the “add to cart” button and the “price display” for the seller products
- Admin can charge membership fees from the sellers for adding products to the store
- List of all the sellers is available on the store
- User can search the seller list by seller name, shop name or location of the shop.
- User can also search the seller list alphabetically.
Install all the modules available in the package in the following way:
- Go to Module Manager in Back office and click on ‘upload a module’.
- Now, Drag and drop the module file or select the file from the system.
- In this way, the module installation will be successful.
How to configure the module
As there are various modules in the package. Hence, we will see the configuration & workflow of the modules one by one.
The modules available in the directory listing are as follows:
- Prestashop Advanced Multi Vendor Marketplace
- Prestashop Marketplace Seller List
- PS Marketplace Advance Search Box
- Prestashop Marketplace Product Management
- Prestashop Marketplace Membership
Firstly, let’s see the basic features of the marketplace module.
To become a seller, click on ‘Seller request’ button to submit the form.
Fill in the required details in the form to proceed.
After the successful submission of the form, the request goes to admin. Admin can now choose to approve or reject the request placed by the seller.
After the approval of the admin, sellers can create their own products. Click on the ‘add product’ button to go to the product addition page.
Fill in the required details to create a new product.
View list of all the products of the seller under product tab.
To know more about the marketplace module & its workflow: https://webkul.com/blog/prestashop-advanced-marketplace-version-2/
Marketplace Seller List
Another module in the package is marketplace seller list. It helps to display a list of all the sellers registered on the store.
Enter the message to show on the seller list page to successfully configure the module.
The description added in the configuration settings will be visible to the sellers on the seller list page. Additionally, a section to show the latest products in the shop is also available on the page.
To know more about the marketplace seller list module & its workflow: https://webkul.com/blog/prestashop-marketplace-seller-list/
Prestashop Marketplace Advance Search Box
Advance search box module makes the search easier on the shop. Dedicated filters to narrow the search results are available in the search box.
You can also view all the search results fetched from the searched word on the search result page.
To know more about the marketplace advance search box & its workflow: https://webkul.com/blog/prestashop-marketplace-advance-search-box/
Prestashop Marketplace Product Management
This module helps admin in managing the seller product efficiently.
To configure the product management settings of sellers, click on the edit button to proceed.
Under product management settings, you can choose to show/hide ‘add to cart’ button on the product page.
Add to cart button is disabled & display of the price of the product is also disabled.
Now, display of ‘add to cart’ button is disabled. The display of the price of the product is enabled.
Now, customers can see the price but they can’t order the product.
To know more about the Marketplace Product Management module & its workflow: https://webkul.com/blog/prestashop-marketplace-product-management/
Prestashop Marketplace Membership
The package also contains the marketplace membership module. Configure the module to create membership plans for the sellers.
You can also choose to provide free membership plan to sellers.
Note: Sellers can buy the free membership plan only once. Let’s say, if the seller has purchased a free membership plan, then they can not see an option to buy free plan again in the future.
If Seller request for the Free Membership plan, then it will be automatically activated and will appear at the sellers end like the way shown in the picture below.
After installing membership module, two tabs will be created:
In Marketplace Management ->
Go to Marketplace Management –> Membership plan
Under this, list of all the plans that admin has created for the sellers will display with an option to either edit or delete plan.
Admin can create a new membership plan by clicking on “Add new plan button” or by clicking on the symbol “+”
After clicking on the “add new plan” button, fill in all the details like Plan name, Plan price etc. and click on Save.
The plan is created now. Admin can view the plan in “Membership Plans” page and can edit/delete a particular plan as per his needs.
Go to Marketplace Management-> Seller’s Plan Detail
Seller requested plans will be shown at admin end.
Note: Pending request will set to zero if all the requested plans of a particular seller are activated by the admin.
This was all about the Prestashop Directory Listing & the workflow of each of the module that it contains.
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Current Product Version - 5.0.0
Supported Framework Version - 1.7.x.x