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    Guide for WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy

    WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy enables buyers to shop the products in a group with other customers. The customers can create and join the group to purchase the products at a lower price.

    The store admin can decide the start and end date of a product group purchase. The customers can also share the group links and purchase products on email or social media platforms. Furthermore, the sellers can create their products.

    Check a brief overview of the plugin –


    Features- WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy

    • The admin can add a Group Buy functionality on the products.
    • The plugin supports simple and variable products.
    • The customer can purchase the Group Buy products in a group.
    • The customer can share the group via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Email.
    • The customers can also share the group within the WooCommerce website.
    • The size of the group is decided by the admin.
    • The admin can describe the working of Group Buy products on the product page.
    • Add existing products into the Group Buy category.
    • The admin can provide a discount on Group Buy products.
    • The customers can utilize the discount of the product by creating a group with the desired group size.
    • The admin can set the start date and the end date for the Group Buy products.
    • The admin can set the total number of groups that a single customer can create.
    • The groups can be managed by the back-office admin.
    • The admin can perform various actions on the group such as Qualified, Disqualified, or Refunded.
    • The admin can see the total number of members that are present in the group.
    • The sellers can create their products.
    • A seller can also set a start and end date for the Group Buy products.
    • The sellers can also decide the discounted price, group size, and group duration.


    The user will get a zip file that he has to upload in the “Add New” menu option in the WordPress admin panel.

    For this, login to WordPress Admin Panel and then Under the Dashboard, hover your mouse over the “Plugins” menu option which brings out a Sub-Menu, and then select the “Add New” option.

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    After this, you will see an option on the top of your page that is “Upload Plugin”, Now clicks the option to upload the zip file.

    upload plugin

    By clicking on the “Upload Plugin” option, below that you will see a button “Choose File” click on the button to browse for the zip file as per the snapshot below.

    choose file

    After browsing the file, click the “Install Now” button to install the plugin as per the snapshot.


    Now when the plugin is installed correctly, then you will see the success message and an option to activate the plugin. Henceforth now, click on “Activate Plugin” to activate the installed plugin.

    Thus, this installation completes.

    Note: Using this shortcode we can add Group buy products on a customized page.




    Admin Workflow-WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy

    The admin can configure the plugin by navigating through GroupBuys>Configuration.


    Here, the admin will make the following configurations in the plugin:

    Select Your Timezone- The admin can select their timezone to display and calculate all dates and times.

    Group Count- Furthermore, the admin can set the maximum number of groups a customer can have in the processing state at a time. The customer cannot create other groups than the defined numbers.

    Groupbuy Works Text– The information entered will display on the product page to show the customer how the group will work.

    How to add Group Buy Products

    Now, the admin will navigate through GroupBuys>Products to enable the product status as shown in the below screenshot.


    Here, the admin can view the complete list of products with name, seller name, group buy price, duration, group size, the group created date, etc.

    To add a new product, the admin will click on Add Product button and make the below settings.

    Product- The store admin will select the product which he wants to add for group buying.

    Group Buy Price- From here, the admin can set the discounted price of the group buying the product.

    Group Size- This option enables the admin to decide the number of members in a group.


    Start Date- After that, the admin can set the start date and time of the created group.

    Group Duration(Hours)- The admin can set the group joining duration from here.

    End Date- The end date for the group creation can be set from here.

    Status- The plugin status can be enabled from here.

    How to Manage the Groups-WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy

    The admin will navigate through GroupBuys>Groups to manage the groups as shown in the below image:


    The admin can see the complete list of the groups with the group name, date of group creation, expiry date of the group, group size, the price for group purchase, joined member count, view order button, and status of the group.

    Moreover, the admin can bulk delete and edit the existing groups.

    The below screenshot will appear when the admin clicks to edit the group.


    The store admin can view all the details shown in the image. Whenever any group activity takes place, the group notes get created such as; group creation, new members joining the group, and group status changed.

    Here, the following group actions can be performed:

    Processing- The group status can be set as processing if the created group size has not reached its defined limit.

    Disqualified- The store admin can set the group status as ‘disqualified’ if the group size does not reach its defined limit at the given time.

    Qualified- The admin can set the group status as ‘qualified’ if the group has completed its defined number of group members. In this state, the order will be in the processing state with the discounted price.

    Refunded- In case the group gets disqualified then the admin can set the group status as ‘refunded’. Also, the admin will refund the amount of the remaining customers.

    The refund button will get enabled once the group gets disqualified.


    When the admin clicks on the refund button, a popup will appear as shown below:


    The refund button present on the popup will redirect the admin to the WooCommerce order page for the refund process.

    Seller View-WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy

    Likewise the admin, and the sellers can also add their products from their dashboards.

    They can view the complete list of Group Buy products in the Group Buy Products section with the product name, product group price, group creation date & time, duration, and group size.


    The sellers can create their products by clicking on the add button present on the top. The seller can add the product as shown in the screenshot.


    Here, the seller has to make the following configurations to create their products:

    Select Product- The seller has to select the product from the dropdown list for which he wants to be available for Groupbuy.

    Group Buy Price- Furthermore, the seller will have to enter the group buy price for which he wants to offer.

    Group Size- Enter the minimum number of group members who qualify for the group purchase.

    Start Date & Time- From here, the seller can set the start date and time to join the group after its creation.

    Group Duration- The seller can define the time duration to join the group from here.

    End Date & Time- Enter the date and time after that no new group can be created.

    Now, the seller will have to click on the Add to Group Buy button and the product will get created.

    Customer View-WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy

    The customer can see the products in the Group Buy Menu as shown in the image.


    The new customers have to log in or register themselves first to purchase the products.

    The customers can select the product and join the existing groups to purchase the products.


    They can also create a new group and then they can click on the Create GroupBuy button.

    When the customer clicks on Create GroupBuy button then the product will get added to the cart. The customers can then proceed to checkout and a group gets created for that product.

    Similarly, when a customer clicks on the Join Existing GroupBuy option, all the groups will appear for that product.


    From here a customer can purchase the product in the group by clicking on the Join GroupBuy button. The customers can also share the product by clicking on the Social Sharing button.

    A popup will appear when the customer clicks on this button. Now the customer can select the user name and share the product by clicking on the Share GroupBuy option.

    If the customer clicks on the Copy GroupBuy Link button, it will enable them to share the product link on social media as well.


    Note: These Group invitations will be visible on the invited customer’s profile as per the screenshot.


    They can also view all the created and joined groups under the GroupBuys section as shown in the image.


    They can even check the complete details of any group such as group author name, group buy id, group name, group size, count of joined members, etc, as shown in the screenshot.


    That is all about the WooCommerce Marketplace Group Buy. If you have any queries regarding the plugin, please contact us at Webkul Support System.

    You can also check our complete WooCommerce plugin list.

    Current Product Version - 1.0.0

    Supported Framework Version - WordPress: 6.0.3, WooCommerce: 7.0.0

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