Marketplace Event Manager for WooCommerce: The major part of any online store is customers. For this reason, e-commerce sites nowadays, mostly focus on a specific mass so as to implement better marketing strategies to set a mark in the e-commerce industry.
Having said this, we are aware that in today’s era, entertainment has become an essential part of man’s life. People look forward to visiting various events such as live shows, live concerts, music concerts, etc during there leisure hours.
Marketplace Event Manager for WooCommerce extension comes with an interesting feature for admin and the sellers, as both can add event products for any type of event like live shows, music concerts, etc.
This extension also allows the customers to add the events to the Google Calendars. Customers can purchase event products just like any other product.
This extension reduces the hassle of purchasing the tickets for an event in multiple tedious steps. This would keep customers intact to your site, thereby increasing the conversion rates.
Note – Marketplace Event Manager for WooCommerce module is a marketplace add-on, so you must install Webkul WooCommerce Multi-Vendor Marketplace Plugin first.
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Features of Event Manager
- The site owner or the admin can add event type products in the admin panel.
- The events products are created under E-Tickets product type.
- The admin can enable the stock management for products.
- For event products, the admin can add regular as well as the sale price.
- The start-time, end-time, event venue details are provided by the admin.
- The custom options are created by the admin for the event tickets.
- The sellers can create the event type products in the seller panel.
- Sellers can add the product details, start-time, end-time, event venue details.
- The sellers can add the custom options for the event tickets.
- The customer can check the nearby events by entering the location under upcoming events.
- The customer can check the event location in google map.
Installation of Event Manager
The user will get a zip file which he has to upload in the “Add New” menu option in the WordPress admin panel.
For this login to WordPress Admin Panel and Under the Dashboard hover your mouse over the “Plugins” menu option which brings out a Sub-Menu and then select the “Add New” option.
After this, you will see an option on the top of your page that is “Upload Plugin”, click the option to upload the zip file.
On 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.
Now when the plugin is installed correctly, you will see the success message and an option to activate the plugin. Click on “Activate Plugin” to activate the installed plugin.
Creating Project Credential
To use this plugin, you must have API Project Credentials. Google API Project Credentials are required to configure this plugin. Please click here to create a new project with your Gmail account.
After opening the page under “Credentials”. Please click the “Create” button as shown in the image below.
Click “Create credentials” to choose the credential type.
Select “OAuth client ID” from the list.
Enter the Store URL and the redirect URL.
Event Manager- Configurations
After successful installation, the admin can configure the Marketplace Event Manager plugin by navigating through “WooCommerce > Event Settings”.
The admin can configure the Client credential details as follows:
Timezone: Select timezone from the drop-down list.
Id: Enter the client id retrieved from Google.
Secret: Enter client secret retrieved from Google.
Redirect URL: Enter redirect URL for the upcoming events of the website.
Admin End Management
After configuring the Marketplace Event Manager plugin, the admin can add a new event by adding a new product. The admin can click on Add New option under Products tab in the admin dashboard.
The admin will have to choose “E Tickets” against “Product Data” and tick the checkbox for the Virtual product option as shown in the image below.
On clicking the “General” tab option, the admin can provide the ‘Regular Price’ as well as the ‘Sale Price’.
The admin can configure the Event details as follows:
Enable terms: Tick ‘Enable terms’ in order to display the data of Event Term option in the frontend.
Term: Enter the event term which will be displayed in the front end.
Start time: The admin can add the start time of the event.
End time: Set the end time of the event.
Location: The admin can set the location of the event.
The admin can also provide the custom options for the tickets as shown in the image below.
On clicking the “Custom Options” tab, the admin can add custom options by clicking the ‘Add New Option’ tab.
Seller End Workflow
When a seller clicks on the ‘Add Product’ tab, it redirects the user to the Add Product page.
On clicking the ‘Next’ button, it redirects the seller to the product details page as shown in the image.
The seller can add the details of the products such as Product Name, Product Image, Product SKU, Regular Price, Sale Price, and Product Short description.
The seller can configure the Event details as follows:
Tick the ‘Enable Terms’ to enable the Event Term option.
Add the details of the event which will display in the frontend.
Mention the start time of the event.
Mention the end time of the event.
Mention the venue of the event.
The seller can click on the ‘Update’ button to update the details.
On configuring the event details under Custom Options, the seller can create custom options for the event tickets.
The seller can click on the “Add New Option” tab and create the custom options.
Front End Workflow
The customers can click on the “Upcoming Events” tab and view all the events that are going to occur in the location which the customer enters. On clicking the “Upcoming Events” tab, the customer will have to enter a location to search for the event will be taking place in that area or within the radius which the customer provides in Google Map.
A customer can add the event to the Google Calander by clicking the “Add Event”.
On clicking the “Buy Ticket” button, it redirects the customer to the event page. The customer can choose the options from the given list for the tickets and the relative price will display.
That’s all for the Marketplace Event Manager for WooCommerce. If you have any issue, feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the plugin better at webkul.uvdesk.com
Current Product Version - 1.0.0
Supported Framework Version - WooCommerce 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x