Q: is it possible to not allow vendor to change product skus?
Posted On: 5/28/2014
A: Yes, it is possible via attribute edit feature. You can login to admin go to manage attribute->select required(SKU) attribute-> set is allowed for vendor to No. Thats the vendor can't edit the product skus
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension gives merchants the ability to sell products through multiple drop shippers, vendors, and suppliers. It allows vendors to manage their own products, and notify them automatically of their new orders. The magento store owner will have complete control over magento features. store owner should able to give provide flexible control to vendors. For example, the store owner can allow vendors to create products but can't delete/edit them once approved by store owner. Vendor can create the products exactly like store admin in this extension. User will enable as a vendor & backend admin will approve the user as a vendor role. So user can manage the vendor catalog.The Multivendor Marketplace Extension comes with 4 variants of extensions i.e, 1. Multivendor with store 2. Multivendor without store 3. Multivendor with theme & with store 4. Multivendor with theme & without store
MARKETPLACEFLOW OF MULTIVENDOR MARKETPLACE EXTENSION
In Multivendor Marketplace Extension, Vendors can create his own account on the Multivendor Marketplace website. Vendors can easily create/add and manage their own products within the MarketPlace.Customers can visit to Multivendor Marketplace website, search and buy products and also leave reviews/ratings for Vendors every time whenever an order is placed.Payment will be transferred to Marketplace owner and system will add the payment to the vendors credit account. Then vendors can withdraw the money from Paypaladaptive at any time.Vendors can,1.Manage orders2.Create shipments for orders3.Ship products to customers.
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension provides the following Payment method only.1. Paypaladaptive
These following product types are created by the magento marketplace extension:1. Simple Product2. Configurable Product3. Grouped Product4. Virtual Product5. Bundle Product6. Downloadable Product
NEW VENDOR REGISTRATION
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension allows vendors to register for an account to selling his own products on the marketplace website.Vendor Registration sample link: http://marketplacedemo.mkreddy.com/index.php/vendorregistationFor Example, Vendor Registration for your link: http://[Your site]/index.php/vendorregistation
The vendor login page is completely different from the customer login page. Vendors can use their user name to login.Vendor Login sample link: http://marketplacedemo.mkreddy.com/index.php/vendorpanelFor Example, Vendor Login for your link: http://[Your site]/index.php/vendorpanel
In Multivendor Marketplace Extension, you need to be assign specific roles to your user in Admin panel. The below given video link gives you how to assign specific roles to your user in Admin panel.
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension allows vendors to configure their own product setup in Vendor Configuration tab.Vendor Configuration tab is available in, Admin panel->System->Configuration->Vendor Configuration->Product setup.
If a vendor forgot his password, he can recover it simply by clicking forgot password link in vendor login page.
When you click on the forgot password link then you will get the below screen and then you simply need to enter the vendor email assigned to the account and then an email providing the new password will be sent to your email id.
From the Vendor Dashboard, vendors will have an overview about their store. The vendor will able to see the total sales, average orders, last 5 orders, last 5 search terms, most viewed products etc.
VENDOR PRODUCT CREATION
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension allows vendors to create new product is very simple. In vendor control panel, you have to navigate Catalog-->Manage Products-->Add Products
After selecting the Attribute Set and Product Type, You need to fill up the product information that screen is appear like below screen.
A vendor is able to manage their products from vendor panel. Vendors have full permissions to access to their products. Vendors products status may need to be approved by the admin.
In Manage Products, you have 3 types of actions i.e,1. Delete2. Change status3. Update AttributesBy using Actions, you can delete/change status/update attributes single or multiple products in a single click by using SUBMIT button.
VENDOR PRODUCTS STATUS APPROVAL
In Multivendor Marketplace Extension, all recently added products may need to be approved by Admin before it can be published live to the marketplace website. Admin can reject the product approval from Admin panel.
VENDOR MANAGE ORDERS
Vendors are allowed to manage only their orders.
Vendors can view order information, create shipments for each orders and add comments to order.
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension uses the Paypal Adaptive Payments API to let you create and manage parallel / chained payments, payment preapprovals and refunds. Send money peer-to-peer, split payments in both parallel and chained models, accept guest payments.It allows parallel & chained payment methods in Paypal. It is useful when buyer make a parallel & chained type of payment for items from multiple suppliers. you can manage the suppliers, transactions & refunds and other settings.You can add the suppliers data & you can set the adaptive payment type chained or parallel. After you set the suppliers or vendors data in backend for the product that will show in frontend. In frontend you can choose the paypal adaptive in payment methods.
You can change the payment type and set other configuration for paypal adaptive payment in Admin Panel. The configuration path is, Admin panel->System->Configuration->Sales->Payment Methods->Mg Paypal Adaptive
FLAT RATE SHIPPING PER PRODUCT
Flat Rate Shipping Per Product is the most useful and powerful flat rate shipping module for Magento. It allows you to specify a flat rate shipping amount for each product individually. You can add the specify rate to your product. Flat rate shipping methods are appear in the shipping methods option.It avoids incorrect shipping payments. And also you can select the normal price or flat rate for the shipping. It allows you to specify the flat shipping rates for specific products in the product catalog on your store.It allows you to select a default shipping rate value for certain product groups on your store. You can even set default value for products where shipping rate is not mentioned. Country specific shipping rates can be assigned to the products in the product catalog on your store.While creating orders from Magento admin panel admin can fetch all the shipping method applied for selected item. When the shipping rate field is left blank, this product extension hides the shipping rate field at the consumer end.
From frontend checkout customer will need to select the shipping method for each vendor products.
Benefits :1. Specify a flat shipping rates for any or all products in catalog on your store.2.This extension is found to be compatible with bundled, configurable and other product types on your web store.3.Products with unspecified flat rate automatically use site wide default rates, which can be set as ranges.
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension may have some vendors which are selling same products. Each vendor may has their own product pricing. Price Comparison addon allows customers to compare prices from different vendor.
Admins can disable the product price comparison from Admin product page.
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension uses the Customer Disputes Management addon. It is used to make your customers experience pleasant and allow them to dispute about your products.In customer disputes management addon,1. Customers can ask full refund by open dispute.2. Customers can request to ship the goods back by open dispute.3. Customers can select inbuilt Logistics tracking problems.
IMPORT EXPORT ADDON
Import Export Multivendor Marketplace Addon Extension allows to import bulk products on a single import. This addon can also be used to updated existing price data or any other data that may need to be updated in Admin Panel (attribute properties).This attribute properties path is, Admin Panel-->Catalog-->Attributes-->Manage Attribute
In import export multivendor addon,1. Vendor can import any product type (simple/configurable/grouped/bundle/downloadable/virtual).2. Vendor can import custom options for any product type (file/dropdown/checkbox/text field/textarea etc).3. Vendor can import product tags for products.4. Vendor can import all related attribute data for products.5. Vendor can import attribute option values automatically at time of import if they do NOT exist.6. Vendor can import images by HTTP URL or by local path from web server.7. Vendor can import image labels.8. Vendor can import/export in CSV (all formats comma-delimited/tab-delimited etc) as well as XML / XLS worksheet book.
The Multivendor Marketplace Extension provides a free theme.
Helpdesk extension is used to create / manage departments (Multiple departments supported). Allow customer/staff to set priority (Normal / High / Urgent). It was very easy to manage and support through emails. Efficient tracking.
Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine a website without blog, a powerful tool which helps inform your customers about whatever you want - news, discounts, sales, new products, events, etc.Magegaga is glad to announce the release of Blog Post, a new extra-powerful Magento extension of excellent quality. Our module is developed so that you can easily present the information to your Magento website as well as change the opinions with them.
Deals extension helps you create and manage deals for your site in the most professional way! You can create deal for one or multiple products and set the promotion time to be daily, weekly, or for how long as you wish.Deals can be shown in many places such as: daily deal page, product page. As this extension allows displaying new deals in your site frequently, your customers can't help but check out your site everyday!Deals Configuration tab is available in,Admin panel-->System-->Configuration-->Fabulous Theme-->Deal Pro.
Megamenu extension which helps store-owners create a better look and professional Magento navigation Menu easily without technical knowledge. Your customers can view and access products and categories just by hovering over the menu.
Mega menu Configuration tab is available in, Admin panel-->System-->Configuration-->Fabulous Theme-->Megamenu.
After configuration, go to Admin panel -->Catalog -->Manage categories in that add categories and give mega menu options whatever you require(Label, Title tag, color etc.,).
VENDOR FLAT RATE SHIPPING
Vendor Flatrate Shipping addon allows vendor to setup multiple flatrate shippings. Vendor can set the title, price and vendor id for each rate. With this addon customer will be able to select shipping method by each vendor. Admins can disable the vendor flatrate shipping from Admin panel like below screen.