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5 ways to create Multivendor Marketplace on WordPress

iasarotty profile image iasarotty ・3 min read

Have a great idea for a Multivendor Marketplace website? So, there should be a few questions:
How to create an online marketplace community?
How to let users communicate and make transactions with each other?
What WordPress Themes Plugins suit that project?

There are 5 great WordPress and WooCommerce Multivendor Plugins:

  • One extra plugin to create a social network inside the marketplace.

WCFM MarketPlace

Rating: 4.8
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Active installations: 30,000+

It's a free front-end multi-vendor marketplace plugin on WordPress.

Features for free:

  • FLEXIBLE COMMISSION TYPES
  • WITHDRAWAL & REVERSE WITHDRAWAL
  • REFUND
  • LEDGER BOOK
  • ENQUIRY MANAGER
  • STORE POLICIES
  • STORE HOURS
  • STORE REVIEW
  • STORE SHIPPING

Ultimate features:

  • SHIPPING TRACKING
  • CATEGORY WISE ATTRIBUTES
  • SUPPORT TICKET
  • SELLER VERIFICATION
  • SELLER BADGE
  • LIVE CHAT
  • STORE INVOICE
  • BULK & QUICK EDIT
  • BULK STOCK MANAGER
  • STORE FOLLOWERS

You can learn WCFM features in this WOOCOMMERCE FRONTEND MANAGER ARTICLE

WC Marketplace

Rating: 4.8
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Active installations: 9,000+

The features are divided into three user roles: Admin, Customer, and Vendor. Some of the features below:

Commission Features for Admin:

  • View vendor's commission details
  • Admin can sort commission as per paid/revered/unpaid
  • Share Coupon option
  • Set Withdrawal Locking Period

Customer Vendor Interaction Features for Customer:

  • Vendor list
  • Vendor's store Location
  • WCMp Contact Vendor
  • Vendor's Quick Info
  • Top-rated vendor product
  • Vendor product category

Vendor Order Management Features for Vendor:

  • Vendor Change Order StatusVendor Change Order status
  • Order note add
  • A vendor can export orders
  • Real-Time split order
  • Integrated Refund Module

More Features You can learn more WC Marketplace Features on this page

Dokan Multivendor Marketplace

Rating: 4.4
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Active installations: 60,000+

It's a great Marketplace builder based on WooCommerce. It helps you develop a new Amazon, eBay, or Shopify. Features of the Dokan:

  • Marketplace with Independent Stores Frontend Dashboard For Each Seller Earn From Each Sale Simple Product Management The vendors have the capability to manage and offer discounts for each product

Also, there is a PRO Version with Additional Pro features:

  • Admins control every aspect of the marketplace
  • Detailed Reports on important aspects of your marketplace

Docan Multivendor Pricing :

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WC Vendors

Rating: 4.5
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Active installations: 10,000+

Features:

  • Integrated Frontend Dashboard
  • Individual Vendor Stores
  • Complete Shipping Solution
  • Discount Management
  • Social Proof

You can learn more about the WC Vendors WordPress theme here.

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YITH Marketplace

Rating: 4.5
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Active installations: 1,000+

With this Multivendor Marketplace theme you can:

  • Add more details for each vendor
  • Have multiple administrators
  • Allow users to sell and edit their own products
  • Choose the commission rates freely
  • Apply actions for commissions
  • Manage coupons
  • Allow vendors to create coupons
  • Offer a better control of the reviews
  • Choose your favorite payment method
  • Generate advanced reports
  • Export data in CSV
  • Choose on which page you want to show the vendor's name And much more.

PLugin that changes the Multivendor Marketplace experience - ImbaChat

ImbaChat is a WordPress multifunctional chat plugin suits MarketPlaces, Dating websites, and online communities websites.

It helps customers to contact the vendors and keep in touch with them.

Chat features for the Multivendor Marketplace:

  • Live chat support

Support your users with the live chat. Live chat Dashboard shows all income messages. Create an unlimited number of manager account.

  • Private chat-messenger between users

Creating an online marketplace community is impossible without a live connection between sellers and buyers. ImbaChat decides this problem.

  • Group chat

You can create a group chat room for users for discussing any product.

  • File sharing

Sellers can send photos, videos, or other files in private or group chat rooms to describe the product.

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  • Geolocation sharing

Easy transaction and shipping with sharing geolocation feature. Also, for a local marketplace it just a great feature - buyers can find a vendor easily.

Chat will help vendors to sell more by establishing trust with them. Also, it's a great way to monetize the online marketplace with role-based access features like file-sharing or voice chat.

You can choose any of that tools to create your dream marketplace.

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