Isn’t it a great idea to have different Product Prices for different customers who are purchasing products from your eCommerce store?
Keeping this in mind, Multivendor Marketplace App for Shopify came up with a new feature app named Slot Pricing. Using Slot Pricing feature of the Multivendor app, You as a Store owner can allow your sellers to add different product prices for different customers on the basis of Customer Tags.
Admin can add various Tags in the app that are assigned to the customers from store Backend and then make pricing slots. For this, the admin can set a quantity range and add Price for each range while adding or editing any product.
Thus, there will be different Product Pricing for different customers.
To get this app installed on your Marketplace, firstly you need to enable this app from the “Feature Apps” section and then you need to agree with the charges of $10 USD per month over and above your current Multivendor Plan.
NOTE:- Slot Pricing Feature App works only with Normal Products.
Let’s Proceed to understand this Feature App.
Both admin and sellers can add different product prices for different customers on the basis of Customer Tags.
Admin can add Slot Tags in the app that are assigned to the customers from Store backend.
Based on these Customers Tags, Sellers can add different prices to the same product for different customers.
While adding/editing any product, admin/sellers can set quantity ranges and add price per quantity to add multiple slots for each tag.
Admin can configure the labels within the app also.
There are certain limitations that should be kept in mind while using this Feature App:
Maximum 5 Tags can be added at a time.
You can add up to 5 ranges for a single Tag.
Each customer can view the “Slot Price” based on only 1 Tag shown in alphabetic order.
The default product price should be greater than the Price per quantity that you add to make slots for each Tag.
With the slot pricing feature app, the customers won’t be able to use the discount codes on the checkout page as the slot price itself is managed as a discount from the backend.
How to Install?
To get this featured app on your Marketplace, You need to visit the Feature Apps section and enable this feature from there.
Now, You can sort the feature app by “Product” from the drop-down menu to get the Slot Pricing feature app. Click on the “Enable” button to activate it.
Once you click on the “Enable” button, You need to agree with the charge of $10/month which will be added to your current Multivendor app charge.
Once You agree with the feature app charge, you need to approve this charge and thus get this app on your marketplace.
In this way, you can install this feature app.
ADMIN END Once you enable this feature app, you will get a sub-menu in the “Configuration” menu of the app i.e. Slot Pricing Configuration.
Here in this section, You can enable “Slot Pricing Structure” to make this feature work for your customers. Admin will have the option to add the Customer Tags that are assigned to the customers from Store backend. Additionally, admin can configure the labels of this featured app.
Once enabled, the admin can add Slot Tags from this section.
Note:- Maximum 5 Tags can be added at a time.
Once the admin set this configuration on his/her end, both admin and seller can now add different product prices for different customers on the basis of Customer tags.
Admin can anytime delete the tags if required. Just click on the “Delete” button and disable the “Slot Pricing Structure” tab.
Once you disable this tab, you will be asked to delete every slot details. Once you agree with this condition and click on the Save button, all the existing details related to slots will be deleted automatically.
Important Note:- Once You update any tag, You will get updated codes in the “Instruction for Marketplace” section related to this feature app. So, in order to reflect the app functionality on frontend & make this feature work, You need to paste the updated codes again into liquid files.
Remove Slots for Sellers
By disabling this option, there is no need to choose quantity range. Just give a fixed price for n number of quantity based on customer tags.
Now, when a seller will MARK THIS PRODUCT AS SLOT PRICING from seller panel > Product > Edit, the seller will only get an option to select slot tag and enter the Price Per Quantity but he will not be asked to add price based on product quantity:
Similarly, on frontend (Product Description Page) the slot price listing table will not be visible. The Shopify product price will be updated to the fixed price set by the Admin.
Code Pasting: To update the product price according to the customer tag on frontend, you need do some code pasting.
To get the code visit: Admin panel > Configuration > Instruction for Marketplace > Under the heading: Slot Pricing, you’ll have this particular code:
Display product price on product description page.
Copy the code and paste in to the product.liquid template (or product-template or product-price snippets, if exist) at the end of the form.
Now, Let’s see how Sellers add multiple Prices on Single Product on the basis of Customer Tags.
Sellers Adding Slots
Once You enable this functionality within the app, sellers registered on your marketplace will get an option to “Mark the Product as Slot Pricing” in the Product section of their respective seller panel.
While adding or editing any product, the seller needs to mark this option to add slots.
There, the seller will select a Slot tag (added by the admin from Configuration menu) from the drop-down and then enter a range of Product quantity and add the price on it to create a Slot.
In this way, sellers can create multiple slots for different tags having multiple Price for a single product.
The Process is as simple as this:
Multivendor Seller Panel>>Products>>ProductListing >>Click on Add/Edit Product>>”Mark the Product as Slot Pricing”>>Select Tags>>Create Slots (by entering quantity ranges & price)>>Click on AddSlot.
In this way, Pricing slots will be added by the sellers using this feature app.
Admin Adding Slots
Similarly, admin can add Pricing Slots while adding or editing any product.
In the Variant detail section, Click on “Edit” button from Action menu.
From here, admin can add multiple slots for different tags.
In this way, the admin can add multiple slots for different tags.
Once the admin/seller adds pricing slots based on Tags, each customer will view different pricing slot on any product based on the first tag assigned to them.
But to make this functionality work on your store, you need to paste certain codes into liquid files. You can visit the “Instruction for Marketplace” section of the app to get the codes.
Configure Front End
You can make this feature work on your store by pasting the following codes into the liquid file.
Follow the below-given Procedure:
Multivendor Admin Panel>>Configuration>>Instruction for Marketplace>>Scroll down to get the Instructions about Slot Pricing feature apps>>Copy the codes and Paste it into respective template files.
Please Note:- The time you update the Slot tags from the Multivendor Configuration menu, at the same time You will get all the codes updated in the “Instruction for Marketplace” section and thus you need to change the codes that are pasted into their liquid files from store Backend.
Front End View
Once You display the Slot Price Listing on Product Description Page, the same will be visible like this on Frontend as shown in the below screenshot:
Also by pasting the codes into the liquid file, You can update the Product Quantity, Product Price, Total Price and Subtotal Price of the Product on Cart Page to show different Product Price to different Customers as shown in below screenshot:
In this way, the admin can receive a different amount from different customers purchasing the same product.
Minimum Purchase Amount for Orders
With this feature, You can allow your sellers to set a minimum purchase amount on orders. You can restrict purchases for some specific customers based on the tags assigned to them. Once done, the customer will proceed to checkout only when the cart amount is greater than or equal to the minimum purchase amount set by the seller.
You as an admin need to enable this tab from the GeneralConfiguration menu of the app.
As soon as you enable the “Minimum Purchase Amount” tab, the same will reflect on the seller side.
SELLER PANEL-GENERAL CONFIGURATION
From the General Configuration menu of the Seller panel, the seller can set a minimum amount for the specific tag customers required for purchasing products.
Configure Front End
In order to display the checkout conditions on the Cart page, you need to add the codes to the suggested liquid files (as shown in the screenshot).
Go to Multi-vendor Admin Panel.
Visit the Configuration menu.
Select Instruction for Marketplace.
Now, scroll down to get the codes for “Seller’s Minimum Purchase Amount for Orders”.
Copy the code from there & add it to the instructed liquid files.
Once You add the codes to their respective liquid files, the same will be visible on the store’s front end.
Order Amount< Minimum Purchase Amount–Check Out condition Failed as shown in the screenshot:
Order Amount> Minimum Purchase Amount–Check Out condition passed as shown in the screenshot:
This way, the customer’s cart amount will be validated on each order based on the minimum purchase amount set by the seller on the basis of customer tags.
Additionally, You can allow your customers to select a tag at the time of registration (sign up to have an account on the admin’s store). Based on these tags, the minimum purchase amount will be validated on the cart page for the customer’s order. Later on, the admin or seller can change the customer tag from the app.
For this, You need to add a code to customers/register.liquid template file (inside form) as shown in the below screenshots.
Multi-vendor Admin Panel>>Configuration>>Visit Instruction for Marketplace>>Scroll down to get the codes for Slot Pricing>>Copy the code from there & add it to the instructed liquid files.
Once the codes are added, the same will reflect on the store’s front end in the customer’s signup form.
Now, the order amount for each customer will be validated based on the minimum purchase amount you set for each customer tag. If the checkout condition satisfies, the customer can proceed to check out else, he/she either needs to increase the product quantity or add other products to the cart.
You can now exempt customers for paying tax based on the tags assigned to them i.e. You can enable/disable the Tax Exempt option for the customer based on the tag(s).
If the admin exempts the tax on customer tag then the customers don’t need to pay any tax.
Visit the Slot Pricing Configuration & enable/disable the option for each tag added.
Set a Minimum Purchase Quantity for Each Slot per Product
You can now set a minimum purchase quantity for each slot tag added per product. Thus, you can restrict specific tag customers to purchase a minimum quantity of goods on your store.
For this, first, you need to enable the Minimum Purchase Quantity tab from the Product Configuration menu of the app.
Also, enable the slot pricing feature to set a minimum quantity per product based on customer tags. Go to Configurations>>Slot Pricing Configuration.
NOTE:- Please Make sure that You have disabled the option “Remove Slots for Sellers” to set the minimum purchase quantity per product.
Once the admin is done with the settings, the marketplace sellers will have the option to set a minimum purchase quantity per product for each customer tag.
SELLERS ADDING MINIMUM PURCHASE QUANTITY PER PRODUCT BASED ON CUSTOMER TAGS
The seller will first visit the Products>>Product Listing section & proceed to Edit product.
Clicking the edit button, the seller needs to visit the Variant Details section & click Add Variant.
Now, the seller will select a customer tag, enter a price per quantity & enter the minimum quantity limit for the selected customer tag added to that product.
This way, you can allow your sellers to set a minimum purchase quantity per product based on the customer tags that you have created with the slot pricing feature.
Store Front Configuration
For this visit: Multivendor Marketplace Admin Panel > Configuration > Instructions for Marketplace
Here, you’ll have a code that you need to paste in the product-template.liquid file.
How to find the product-template.liquid file?
From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
Please Note:- The code is theme dependent. So, please add it accordingly.
This is how it appears on the front end:
Tag wise Commission
Admin can now add different commissions to different customer tags using the Slot Pricing feature app.
PURPOSE:- In case the admin has added a tag for retail customers & another tag for wholesale customers. Now, he wants to charge different commissions from both types of customers. Then, in this case, the admin will have the option to set Tag -wise commission separately for both retail & wholesale tagged customers in global or seller commission. Thus, different commissions will be calculated for both slot tag customers.
The priority of the commissions will goes like this: