Prestashop Marketplace Post Buy Request gives an amazing platform for customers to post their requirements and get quotes from interested sellers. With the help of this module, customers can place their requests for the products and these requests will be sent to the sellers who have subscribed to these product categories. Sellers can easily communicate with the customers and can negotiate prices with them or know more about their requirements.
For installing this module you need to install Prestashop Advanced Multi Vendor Marketplace module first.
NOTE: Version 5.1.0 is compatible with Prestashop Advanced Multi Vendor Marketplace Version 5.1.x and Version 5.0.0 is compatible with Prestashop Advanced Multi Vendor Marketplace Version 5.0.x
- Admin can enable/disable the automatic approval of seller plans.
- Admin can set the default shipping.
- Admin can enable/disable the automatic approval of seller’s request for getting the leads.
- Admin can allow/disallow the sellers to apply the tax to their lead product.
- Admin can enable/disable the display of admin commission to the seller on request for deal lock pop up.
- Email to be sent to the seller on approval of plan’s request can be enabled/disabled by admin.
- Email to be sent to the seller and customer regarding their communication can be enabled or disabled by admin.
- Email to be sent to the seller on customer’s payment for the request can be enabled or disabled by admin.
- Admin can choose to display “Post Buy Request” option in the navigation bar and footer bar at the front end or not.
- Admin can edit or delete the seller’s request for a lead.
- Admin can add, edit or delete a plan.
- Admin can set the number of days for which plan will be valid.
- Admin can set the number of leads a seller will receive in a particular plan.
- Admin can enable or disable a plan.
- Admin can set the categories for a particular plan.
- Admin can view total Post Buy Requests transactions and seller wise Post Buy Requests transactions.
- A seller can register for lead to receive post buy requests.
- Both seller and customer can communicate with each other.
- A seller can send a deal lock request to a customer by entering request title, price per unit, quantity, payment type, and shipment date.
- A seller can allow the customer to pay the full amount or partial amount.
- A seller can view all the transactions through Post Buy Requests.
- A customer can become a seller and register himself to receive Post Buy Requests.
- A customer can post his request by setting the title, product category, quantity, price range, expected delivery time, and location preference.
- A customer can view a list of all the sellers who show the interest in a requested posted by him.
- A customer can view all the Post Buy Requests posted by customers by clicking on Buying Requests tab at the Front End.
For installing Prestashop Marketplace Post Buy Request module you need to install Prestashop Advanced Multi Vendor Marketplace module first. After installing Prestashop advanced marketplace module you can start the installation of Prestashop Marketplace Post Buy Request.
- Go to the back office-> modules -> Upload a module
- Upload the module zip file
- The module will automatically get installed on your Prestashop.
Admin can configure the module by navigating through Post Buy Request->Manage Configuration.
- General Settings
- Seller Profile Approval Settings – Here admin has to configure seller’s lead request settings.
- Mail Configuration – Here admin has to configure that on which event email will be sent to a seller.
- Advertisement Settings – Here admin has to select whether he wants to display “Post Buy Request” option on Front End or not.
- Cron Setting
Admin can set a cron task by entering the URL shown above as a target link and task frequency. The seller plan will expire according to the frequency set by admin in cron task. For example, if admin has set cron for everyday then the sellers whose plans will get expired will get updated on the website when the cron runs.
Under “Seller Commission” admin can:
- Set commission commission seller wise.
- Set global commission which will be applicable to all sellers.
- Manage tax distribution.
How to Start Receiving Post Buy Requests
Case 1: How a Customer can receive Post Buy Requests
If a customer wants to receive post buy request then, first of all, he has to register himself as a seller by clicking on” Become a Seller” option in the navigation bar and while registering as a seller he has to opt for Lead registration requests so that he can receive customer’s post buy requests.
When a customer clicks on “Become a Seller” a form appears on the screen where he has to fill shop unique name, shop name, name, email id, phone no.
After clicking on “Register” button a seller request for lead is sent to admin. If set on auto approval then the seller request will get approved automatically. Admin can view seller’s request for lead by navigating through Post buy Request->Manage Seller Request. Admin can approve/disapprove, edit or delete a seller’s request.
Once the request has been approved by admin, a tab Manage Post Buy Request will be available at front end for the seller.
Case 2: How a registered seller can receive Post Buy Requests
If a registered seller wants to receive customer’s requests then he has to register for lead by clicking on “Lead Permission” tab under Edit Profile and then click on SAVE” button
After clicking on “SAVE” button a seller request for lead is sent to admin.
Manage Post Buy Plan
Admin can configure Post Buy Plan by navigating through Post Buy Request->Manage Post Buy Plan.
- Seller Default Plan
Admin can configure a seller default plan which a seller gets on registration.
NOTE: If the duration is not set by the admin then the default plan will be available for unlimited time.
- Adding a New Plan
Admin can add a new plan by entering plan name, plan price, plan duration, number of leads allowed in a plan and by selecting the categories for the plan.
Admin can view all the plans he has created under “Manage Plan” as shown below:
A seller can view all the available plans by clicking on “Plan Available” tab under “MANAGE POST BUY REQUEST”.
By clicking on “Plan Available” tab, a seller will be redirected to a page where he can view a list of plans and purchase it according to his requirements.
By clicking on “View Details” button a pop up appears on a screen where a seller can view the entire plan details such as plan name, plan price, plan duration and categories of a plan.
NOTE: A seller cannot purchase more than one plan at a time.
Purchase of plans will follow the normal Prestashop checkout process.
Once a seller has purchased a plan, admin can view it under Seller Plan Request tab.
Once admin has approved the seller plan request, he can view all the seller plans under Seller Plan Detail.
Once the seller plan request has been approved by admin, then a seller can view the plan details by clicking on “Plan & Category Subscription” under “EDIT PROFILE” tab.
NOTE: If a seller purchases the same plan before the expiry of current plan, then the existing plan will expire and the duration and remaining leads will get added to the newly purchased same plan.
However, if a seller has purchased a different plan before the expiry of a current plan then the remaining number of leads and duration will get lapsed and the plan will get expired. Only the benefits of the newly purchased plan will be available.
Front End Workflow of Post Buy Request
At the Front End, a customer can view “Post Buy Request” tab at different positions.
A customer can also post a request by clicking on “MY POST BUY REQUESTS” tab under “My Account” as shown below:
After clicking on “Post Buy Request” tab a customer has to click on “ADD” button under “MY REQUEST” to add his requirements.
When a customer clicks on “ADD” button a form appears on the website where he has to enter his requirements of the request.
After clicking on “SUBMIT” button a customer can view details of a request posted by him under “NEW” tab as shown below:
Once the request has been submitted it will go to admin for approval as configured by admin from the backend. Admin can view all the lead requests by navigating through Post Buy Request->Manage Post Buy Leads.
Once the lead request has been approved by admin, a seller can view it by clicking on “New” tab under “Manage Leads”.
A seller can view lead details by clicking on View button.
After clicking on the Interested button the Lead request status changes from New to In Process and a seller can view the lead by clicking on “View” button and start to communicate with a customer.
A seller can communicate with a customer by clicking on a “view” button.
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Once a seller shows interest in a request by the customer the status of a request changes from “NEW” to “IN PROCESS” as shown below:
A customer can view a list of sellers who have shown interest in a requested by clicking on “View” button as shown below:
A customer can view the buying request and communicate with a seller by clicking on message button.
Upon receiving a positive response from a customer, a seller can send a deal lock request by clicking on “Request for Deal Lock” button.
When a seller clicks on “Request for Deal Lock” a pop up appears on a screen where he has to enter price per unit, quantity, shipment date, and selects “Payment Type” as Full Payment or Partial payment.sh
A seller can edit or delete the deal lock details. Please note that a seller can only edit or delete a deal if the customer hasn’t yet accepted it. Once the deal is locked, a seller can neither edit nor delete a deal.
Once a seller has sent the deal lock request, a customer can view it by clicking on a message button under Seller List of “MY REQUEST” tab.
A customer can view deal lock details by clicking on a message button.
A deal gets locked when a customer clicks on “I AGREE TO SELLER”S STATEMENT” and once a deal gets locked then a seller cannot edit or delete a deal.
Once the deal has been locked by a customer then he has to either proceed to pay for his request or he can cancel the deal.
Payment for a deal will follow standard PrestaShop checkout procedure only. Once the customer has purchased the deal, the status for the deal will show Completed under Deal locked tab as shown below:
Now, let’s suppose there is more than one seller interested in a customer’s lead. In this case, once a customer locks a deal with a seller, the other sellers’ requests will be automatically Denied.
A seller can also allow his customers to pay the partial amount for an order. In “Payment Type” field, the seller has to select Partial Payment.
After clicking on “SEND” button a deal lock request with a partial payment option will be sent to a customer.
A customer can choose to pay either the full amount or partial amount.
After clicking on “I AGREE TO SELLER”S STATEMENT” the deal gets locked and a customer can proceed to pay the partial amount for his request.
At the Front End, a customer can view all the Post Buy Request posted by all the customers by clicking on BUYING REQUESTS.
A customer can view Lock Detail, Partial Order Detail, Order Detail and list of sellers associated with the request by clicking on “VIEW DETAILS” button.
A seller can also view all the Buying Requests placed by the customers for the products.
A seller can view Lock Detail and Order Detail of a request by clicking on “ALREADY QUOTED” button.
Manage post buy Orders
Once the customer has accepted the deal lock request and paid the seller, an order will be generated. A seller can view all the orders in Orders section under Manage “Post Buy Requests” tab.
A seller can view lead detail by clicking on “VIEW” button as shown below:
Under “Deal Lock Details” a seller can view the payment status.
A customer can also view his order details from “MY ORDERS” under “Post Buy Request” tab.
A customer can also view entire “Request Details” and “Deal Lock Details” by clicking on “VIEW” button.
When a customer clicks on a pay button he will be redirected to a cart page where he can view the partial price per unit he needs to pay.
Once the customer pays the pending amount, the order gets completed. Two order will be created one for the partially paid order and one for the pending amount, however, the lead ID will be same for both.
Admin can view all the orders received by the sellers by navigating through Post Buy Request->Manage Post Buy Orders.
Admin can view orders of a particular seller by clicking on “View orders” button.
Manage Post Buy Transaction
Admin can view all the post buy transaction by navigating through Post Buy Requests->Manage Post Buy Transaction.
Admin can view the entire transactions from Post Buy Requests by clicking on “View Transaction” under “TOTAL EARNING”.
Admin can also view “Post BuyTransactions” seller wise by clicking on “View transaction” under “Manage Post Buy Transaction”.
Admin can settle the seller’s due amount by clicking on “Settle” button.
A seller can view all the transactions from “Post Buy Requests” by clicking on “Transaction” tab under “MANAGE POST BUY REQUEST”.
When admin settles the seller’s due amount then it is shown under Transaction as shown below:
Post buy Order Product
Admin can view a list of products for which a Post Buy Request have been placed by a customer by navigating through Post Buy Request->Post Buy Order Product.
Admin can delete a Post Buy order Product by clicking on Delete button.
Note: Admin cannot delete the detail of a product which is in the Partial Complete stage.
Current Product Version - 5.1.0
Supported Framework Version - 1.7.x.x