In the Multivendor Marketplace for Shopify, we have introduced a new feature “Create an app for your seller” which is beneficial for all the users of the Multivendor app where they can create an app for sellers to sync their product with admin Shopify store.
A featured app “Create an app for your Sellers” enables you to add seller’s products from their Shopify store at the run time. If your sellers also have Shopify stores and they want to add the products from his respective store to the admin’s Shopify store then this can be done using this featured app.
This feature app is available at a monthly subscription of $ 40 (USD), exclusive of the monthly charge of the multi-vendor marketplace.
Following are the features in this app:
- With the help of this app, the seller can sync their Shopify store products with the owner/admin’s Shopify store.
- Also, Seller’s Shopify store’s inventory will sync with the admin Shopify store.
- Admin needs to create an app and the seller will install this app in his Shopify store.
- If the seller uses this sync app, the admin can charge monthly for using this sync app from the seller.
- Order & inventory will be synced on both Admin & Seller Shopify end.
- Sellers can now update products in bulk from the “products” section of the seller app.
- Both admin & seller can now sync the seller’s products in any state from the “Product Listing” section of their respective panels.
Please make sure that the seller’s email on the Multivendor App is the same as the seller email on his Shopify store. Else, it will create a new seller on the Multivendor App once the seller installed the “Seller App” in his Store.
How to enable this feature:
- Go to Features App
- Click on Enable
- Approve the charges.
A new menu will add to the configuration menu of the multivendor marketplace app named “Seller Supported app configuration” after enabling the featured app.
How admin can create an app for the seller:
The admin/store owner has to create an app for the seller and the seller will install that app on the respective Shopify store.
From the following two ways admin can create an app for the seller:
- Admin can contact us and we will create an app for you and provide the required details.
- Admin can create the app on his own.
To create an app on your own, you need to have a “Partner Account” on Shopify. Create Your Partner account
Open Shopify store backend and go to “Create app”
Enter the provided App Name, App URL and Whitelisted redirection URL in the App.
This way, you can create an app for your sellers.
Configure Seller App Details
Once you create the app, you can mention the app name as per your requirement and “App URL” must be the same as provided in the “seller supported app configuration” menu in the multi-vendor marketplace app.
Now, open the app and in the “App info tab”, enter App URL and whitelisted redirection URL as provided in the Seller Supported App Configuration page.
If you want to set the monthly subscription for your seller to use this app you can mention App price and trial days. Enter API key and API secret key as mentioned in the app info as shown in the above screenshot.
In “Product Details Configuration”, admin can enable/disable the fields which he wants auto-update when the seller makes any update on these fields from his end.
In Seller App, the admin can add frequently asked a question for the seller. To add a FAQ, click on “ADD FAQ” as shown in the screenshot below:
Click on ADD FAQ and enter the detail and click on Save.
Once the admin creates an app for the seller on Shopify store, then you can share URL to the seller as mentioned in the screenshot below:
And in case if you have asked us to create an app then we will provide an API key and the secret key.
Note: Please perform all the steps given in the note section of the “seller supported app configuration” page.
We have also provided an option to the admin to select products and disable products published by the seller on the store.
Create Bulk Action Links In Your Seller App
To add Product Sync as well as Product Hide options to Seller’s Shopify Store, You first need to create bulk action links in the app created by you.
For this, You can follow the instruction given in the Seller App details section of the app.
-Open the App that You have created for Your Sellers.
-Click on Extensions.
-Go to Bulk action and click on Add a Link button.
To Add Product Sync or Product Hide Option:
Enter the bulk action label, enter the target URL link as instructed in the multivendor app and select the “Product action drop-down” Option as the Page to show link and Save the Details.
This way, You can add Product Sync as well as Product Hide Option In Your Seller App so that Sellers will get these options on their Store.
Now, Let’s Proceed to understand the workflow of the seller panel.
Admin can provide the “Seller app installation URL” mentioned in the multi-vendor app.
Now once the seller has the URL then the seller needs to install the app to start the sync of the products to the admin Shopify store.
The seller has to approve the monthly charge if the admin has set up. Now seller will have the new app “seller App” in the apps menu in the Shopify store.
How to Sync Products?
As soon as the seller proceeds to install the “Seller Sync App” provided by the admin, a pop-up appears asking to sync the published products from Shopify to the multivendor app. Right from there, You can proceed to configure the app also.
Clicking on the Sync Products button, the seller needs to follow the below-given steps to Sync the published products from their Shopify store to the admin’s Marketplace.
- Go to the Products section.
- Choose the Products that the seller wants to sync with the marketplace.
- After selecting the products, go to “Actions” and click on “Sync with Merchant” from the drop-down menu.
This way, the seller can sync his/her Shopify Store’s products with the admin’s marketplace.
Similarly, Seller can hide the products from admin’s marketplace by referring below steps:
- Go to the Products section.
- Choose the Products that the seller wants to hide from the admin’s marketplace.
- Once Products get selected, go to “Actions” and click on “Hide from Merchant” from the drop-down menu.
This way, products get to hide from the merchant.
Let’s See How The Seller Will Configure “Seller App”
To configure the Seller Sync app, Seller first needs to visit his/her Shopify Store and open the Seller sync app.
Now, In the configuration menu, the seller can enable the option to automatically sync all your newly added products with the admin’s store.
Once the Products get synced, it may take time to get updated on the Seller Sync app. Once updated, sellers can view the synced products in the Products section of the seller app.
Now, once the products get synced, the same will appear on the admin’s marketplace in “approval pending state” both at the admin and seller side.
Admin can either approve or deny the products from his panel.
In case you have disabled the “Auto Approve Product” tab from your end and at the same time the seller has updated some products on his store then, then the seller will get an Info in the seller app as shown in the screenshot below.
By clicking the “View the products” button, your sellers will get redirected to a page where all the products will be listed that are not yet updated on the admin’s marketplace.
Now, the seller can update all the products in one go simply by clicking the“Update all products” button. Also, the seller can manually update each product as per his/her choice.
In the manual update, each product will be updated in 3 steps.
- Initially, the product will be in “Not processing” State.
- Clicking the “Update Product” button, the product will be in the “Processing” state.
- Lastly, the status will be updated to “In Processing Queue“.
And once the product gets updated completely on the admin’s marketplace, that product will be unlisted from this section.
In case the currency of your seller’s store is different from the currency you set on your marketplace, then, the sellers will have the option in the app to specify his currency rate with respect to your currency rate.
Based on this, your seller’s product price on your store will be calculated accordingly when an order is placed on your store.
Please Note:- After updating the currency rate, the price of all the synced products of the seller will get updated on the merchant’s store.
Third Party App for Drop Shipping
In case any of your sellers are using a third-party app, Oberlo for drop shipping then, products synced from Oberlo to seller’s Shopify store can easily be synced with the admin’s store at his store’s primary location.
To import products from Oberlo to the seller app, the seller needs to enable the “Third-Party App for Drop Shipping” option from the Configuration menu. One the enabling is done, the products will import to the seller app.
All the imported products will be listed in the Products section of the seller app that can be synced with the admin’s store.
This way, products will update on the admin’s marketplace.
In the price rule menu, the seller can create a price rule to manage the price of the product at the Shopify store. The seller has to set the price rule:
- The seller has to enable or disable the price rule status.
- Select the price rule, either to increase or decrease.
- Select the Price change, either fixed or percentage.
- Enter the amount of how much the sellers want to increase or decrease the price.
Once the seller adds the price rule, the same will be visible in the Price Rule section of the multi-vendor seller panel.
Price Rule Option in Multi-vendor App-Seller Panel: From this section, Sellers can view the Price Rule status and other details of the price rule. To change any detail, sellers need to visit the seller app and update the details.
In the “Products” section, the seller can see the list of synced products. Also, the seller can edit the custom field and hide the product from the merchant.
For this click on three dots just below the action.
Bulk Update Products
Sellers can now update their synced products in bulk from the “Products” section of the Seller App.
Suppose a seller has synced his Shopify store products with the admin’s Shopify store and later on, he/she has made changes in some products (updated products) on his/her Shopify store. Then, the Seller will get an option to Update all the products in one go in the “Products” section of the Seller App.
When the Seller visits the “Products” section of the Seller App, he/she will get a pop-up message on the top, asking to update the products.
Now, once the seller clicks on the “Update All Products”, the changes will be updated for the synced products in the Seller App.
Unmapped products are Seller’s product which exists on admin’s store but not created with the help of the “app” ie, products that are not on sellers Shopify store before the installation of the app.
To map product click on three dots (…) just below the action, there is two option to sync the unmapped product:
- Map using SKU
- Map Manually
Clicking on “MAP USING SKU”, a box will open where you have to select the products. Products are the ones to which the seller wants to sync his unmapped product. In this option, both products must have the same SKU.
If you click on “MAP MANUALLY”, a box will open, select the product you want to Map.
The Seller Can Manage His Profile In “My Account Page”
In FAQ Seller Can See The Frequently Asked Question Mentioned By The Admin
SELLER PANEL OF THE MULTI-VENDOR APP
Sellers can view all the details related to the Seller sync app from their respective multivendor seller panel.
- Configuration: Sellers can view the auto-sync product tab if enabled or disabled from this section. Sellers can enable or disable the tab directly from the seller app that You have created for your sellers.
From the seller app, the seller will have the option to map the admin’s store collection with the collection of their Shopify store. For this, they need to click the Map Collection button.
Clicking the Map Collection button, the seller will have the option to choose one of the collections from the admin store and then, the seller will select a collection from his/her store & map them with each other.
All the collections that are synced with the admin’s store will be listed in this section.
From the seller app, the seller will have the option to map the admin’s store product type with the product type of their Shopify store.
Clicking the Map Product types button, the seller will get the option to select the product type of the admin’s store and map it with the product type of his/her (seller) Shopify store.
This way, the seller can map the product type of the admin’s store with his own store (if product type is not restricted by the admin).
On Multi-vendor Seller Panel
The seller can view the list of all Product Types from this section of the app.
In Order to make any change in the product detail on the seller panel, the seller needs to visit the Seller Sync App and update the changes accordingly.
Seller Product Sync App Compatible with Slot Pricing Feature
The seller product sync app is now compatible with the slot pricing feature app. Thus, sellers can now add different product prices for different customers on the basis of Customer Tags created by the admin.
These tags will be visible to the sellers in the “Configuration” menu of the seller app.
Use below link and credentials to use the demo of the Multivendor Seller Product Sync Feature App for Shopify:- https://multi-vendor-seller-sync-app.myshopify.com/pages/demo
Check the Frequently Asked Questions about the Feature App:- https://webkul.com/blog/multi-vendor-marketplace-seller-product-sync-feature-app-frequently-asked-questions/
Furthermore, if you need any kind of support/Consultancy then please raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com/ or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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