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Multivendor Marketplace for Shopify: Global Product (New Theme)

We are here to introduce a new feature app of Multivendor Marketplace for Shopify named Global Product. It enables the store owner to create global products that can be sold by multiple sellers.

The seller can view the list of products added by the admin in the global product section of the seller panel. There, he/she can click any global product and become the seller of that particular product simply by clicking “sell this product” button.

Admin can enable this feature app with an additional charge of USD 15 per month. This charge will be over and above the monthly subscription charge of your selected multivendor plan.

WORKFLOW 

Activation of Global Product App

This Global Product app will be visible in the “feature apps” section of the Multivendor app. Just click on the three dots available on the upper right corner of the admin’s dashboard. There, you will get “Global Product” in the feature app section.

Click on the “Enable” button to activate the “Global Product” feature of Multivendor app.

Once you enable this feature, you will add up USD 15 per month in the monthly charges of the multivendor app plan. Now, if you agree with this plan, you need to approve the charge.

Once you approve the charge, the global product section will be visible in the main menu of the app both in the admin as well as seller panel.

Global Product Configuration

As soon as you enable the Global Product Feature app, You will get a new menu added in the “Configuration” i.e. Global Product Configuration.

On the redirected page, Merchant will have the following configurations. Let’s dive into each one at a time.

Sort By

Admin can choose whether he wants to display the sellers of the global product on frontend according to the ascending or descending manner depending on the prices they have set.

Different sellers selling the same global product can set different prices. In other words, sellers can edit the price of the global product once they started selling it.

Frontend View

Manage Variants For Global Product

Using this option, the Admin can add variants to the global products and furthermore, the sellers can sell any particular variant of that global product.

Earlier, we haven’t provided the functionality to add variants to the global products or to import products with variants as global products but now we have introduced this feature also.

So, to add variants, the admin can simply add a new global product & on the ‘add product’ form, he will get an option to add variants.

After the admin adds variants, the seller can choose whichever variant he wants to sell. Multivendor Marketplace Seller Panel > Global Products > Sell Product.

Now, on the following page, the seller will have the list of all the added variants which he is not selling in the Unlisted Variants section.

Single Variant Selection

Multiple Variant Selection

After clicking on the ‘Sell Variant’ button, the seller will have a pop-up where he can change the price, compare at price, inventory tracking option & quantity of the variant.

Note

If the seller disabled the ‘Track Inventory’ option then the customers can place an order for n number of quantities. But if the seller has enabled this option then he needs to provide the number of quantity of that variant. Thus, customers can only buy the product within a given quantity.

Next, the variants which the seller is selling will now list in the Variants Details section and rest will remain in the Unlisted Variants section. (The seller can edit(update price/quantity) the variants he is selling anytime.)

Moving on, if the seller doesn’t want to sell a particular variant of the product anymore then he can unlist the variants from the Variants Details Section anytime.

Note

To unlist the variants from the Variants Details section, the seller needs to have at least one variant other than the one he wants to unlist.

Now, if the seller wants to stop selling that particular global product then instead of unlisted the variants, he needs to unlist the whole product from Multivendor Seller Panel > Global Products > Unlist

Global Product Variants: Frontend View

Please Make A Note:

The admin can’t add more than 100 variants to a product & each product can have only 3 option. (This is according to Shopify’s limitations.)

Allow Sellers To Manage Global Product Price

Enable this option if you want to grant your sellers rights to change the global product price. Disable if you don’t want sellers to change the global product/variant price & sell on the same price as mentioned by you (admin).

Allow Sellers To Manage Global Product Inventory

Enable this option if you want your sellers to update the global product/variant quantity else keep it disabled.

Label Configuration

On the same page, the admin can customize the frontend labels as per his requirements.

Global product menu is visible in the Products section of the admin panel.

Similarly, the Global product menu is visible in the Products menu of the seller panel of Multivendor app.

Let’s see how this feature works on the admin end.

After clicking on “Global product”, a page appears to you where you will get a “Add Global Product” button. You can click this button to create a global product.

In order to add global products to your store, just click “Add Global Product” button and fill all the global product details.

Once you fill the details, you will end up with creating a new global product which is sold by various sellers. Now, you can view the list of global products in the “Global Product” menu of the Product section of the multivendor app.

These global products are also visible to the seller on his/her end (in the product section of seller panel) from where he/she can choose any of the global product for himself/herself and sell it as per his/her choice.

Have a look:

NOTE:- If you want to assign your pre-existing Shopify store product as a Global Product then do refer the below-given procedure:

Multivendor Admin Panel>>Visit Products section>>Click on “Import Products”>>Select the product which you want to assign as a Global Product>>Click on “Assign Product to Seller” (Action menu)>>Select Global Product from the drop-down menu>>Click on “Assign”.

You can refer the below-given screenshot for the same:

But please note that the products with variants cannot be imported as a Global Product.

Let’s see how it works on the seller end.

Once the seller clicks the global product menu from the product section of the seller panel, he will get the same list of global products which the admin has added.

Through this section of the app, the seller can view all the global products that the admin has added and he can sell any of them as per his wish. The seller just needs to click on the “Sell Product” button in the action menu of the global product section. Now, he can add the product’s detail and finally click on the “Sell” button.

Clicking on the Seller Product button, the seller will get redirected to edit product section.

The seller can also edit or delete that global product which is sold by him.

Talking about the admin, he can edit, delete, enable/disable the global product which he has created. Also, he can view the complete details of the seller who has sold the global product. He just needs to click “Seller Detail” button on the global product detail page of the admin panel.

Note:- If the admin will make any change in global product details or update any info on his end, the seller can also see all the updates excluding Global Product Image on his end.

Admin can also enable or disable the seller who has sold the global product created by the admin.

FrontEnd Display

After enabling the ‘Global Product’ feature app, the Admin needs to do some code pasting. Admin can get all the instructions and codes from the following page: Multivendor Marketplace Admin Panel > Configuration > Instructions for Marketplace:

1. Display The Global Product On Your Store’s Product Description:

  • To display the seller listing on the global product description page then you need to paste this code in the product.liquid template.

<div class=”wk_global_product” data-prod =”{{product.id}}” data-var =”{{product.selected_or_first_available_variant.id}}” style=”display:none; border-bottom:1px solid #ddd; border-top:1px solid ddd; padding:5px;” data-tags=”{{ product.tags }}” >

2. Next, To Hide The “Add To Cart” Button On Your Store’s Product Description Page:
  • If the admin wants to hide the ‘Add to Cart’ button from his global product description page then he needs to paste the following code into the product.liquid template > AddToCart button.

{% if product.tags contains ‘wk_global’ %}style=’display:none;'{% endif %}

Global Product Label Translation

Admin can also rename the labels as per his requirement for various sections of the Global Product feature app.

You just need to follow some simple steps.

Admin panel>>Visit “Translation” menu>>Scroll down to get “Global Product Label feature”>>Label Translation page appears where you can translate labels for various sections of Global Product feature app.

In this way, you can translate the labels for various sections of the Global Product feature app.

Get the Demo Links

Follow the below links and credentials to check the demo of Global Product Feature app:

https://multivendor-global-product.myshopify.com/pages/demo

Support

If you need any kind of support, just raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com/ or feel free to drop a mail at support@webkul.com.

Hope you like this blog. Keep in touch with us for more interesting blogs.

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