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YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor

With YITH Multi Vendor you can turn your e-commerce store into a marketplace (a multi-vendor platform) like Amazon or Etsy. Turn your e-commerce store into a marketplace (a multi-vendor platform) and earn commissions on orders generated by your vendors.

The integration with YITH Account Funds allows you to issue vendors’ payouts into their digital wallet.

Additionally, if you also install YITH PayPal Payouts, your vendors can request a payment of their store credit into their PayPal account.

On this page, we’ll go through the following topics.

  1. Activate Account Funds gateway – and get vendors’ commission credited to a virtual wallet
  2. Extra options for vendors using YITH Account Funds – included redeeming funds with PayPal

1. Activate Account Funds gateway

To enable YITH Account Funds as a gateway and credit vendors’ commissions to their virtual wallets on your site, you just have to make sure that both plugins are installed and enabled from the Plugins page.

Then, enable the Account Funds payment method in YITH > Multi Vendor > Commissions > Gateways.

Activate Account funds

Now, if you want to pay commissions to vendors automatically during the checkout through YITH Account Funds, go back to the Commissions Settings section, and select it as the default payment.

Pay commissions in checkout

This is the gateway that will be used by default for automatic payments of vendors’ commissions. Yet, you can also pay the commissions manually through Account Funds as explained here.

The vendor will be able to see a report of all payments in My Account > Income/Expenditure History.

For more details about the configuration of YITH Account Funds, please, refer to the full documentation here.

2. Extra options for vendors

Whenever you activate Multi Vendor and Account funds, you will be able to see a dedicated tab in the plugin settings YITH > Account Funds > Vendors & Funds. This tab includes two sections, the General settings and the Redeem funds.

2.1 General settings

In the General settings, you can enable or disable the following options:

  • The vendor can charge funds: this option allows your vendors to deposit funds in their online wallets like any other customer.
  • The vendor can use funds: this option allows your vendors to use their funds to purchase products from your shop.
Funds settings

2.2 Redeem funds with PayPal Payouts

The second section, instead, allows you to configure how vendors can Redeem their collected funds.

Please, note that this specific option requires an additional plugin to be installed, so you’ll need all three plugins below:

Why should I use this combination of plugins instead of using only YITH PayPal Payouts?

  • If you want to reduce the number of transactions via PayPal and any possible issues with them or with expensive fees.
  • If you want to incentivize your vendors to purchase from your store using their credit, so you both can save on transaction fees.

In this tab, you can set up the redeeming option either as a manual or an automatic process.

Redeem funds
  • Vendor can redeem: make sure you enable this option to let vendors redeem their available funds.
  • Minimum funds to redeem: set the minimum balance necessary for a vendor to redeem funds.
  • Maximum funds to redeem: set the maximum amount of funds that can be redeemed in a transaction, or leave it empty to disable this restriction.
  • Gateway Method: set the gateway to use for transferring funds from the site to the vendor. At the moment only PayPal Payouts is available and it requires YITH PayPal Payouts For WooCommerce Premium 1.0.12 to use this feature. Please, note that you will pay a fee to transfer money from the site to PayPal.

Now you can choose whether to redeem them automatically or manually.

2.2.1 Automatic payment
  • Automatic Redeem Type: this option allows you to let vendors be paid automatically instead of submitting a payment request every time.
    • None: select this if you want to keep the automatic feature disabled. Make sure you select the option Manual redeem below to let your vendors submit a request at any time from My Account page (see below).
    • Automatically when the minimum threshold is reached: this way you can issue automatic payments as soon as the minimum amount set above is reached.
    • Automatically, on a specific day and when the minimum threshold is reached: this way you can issue automatic payments on the 1st of the month (or any other day you set) but only for vendors’ accounts that have reached the minimum amount set above. Vendors can however submit a payment request manually if the ‘Manual redeem’ option below is enabled.
      • Redeem Day: choose the day on which issue the automatic payment, i.e. enter 1 to issue payments automatically on the first of every month.

All transactions will be visible to the vendor in My Account > Income/Expenditure History.

2.2.2 Manual redemption

Alternatively or in addition to the automatic payment, you can also let vendors redeem their available funds manually on request. In YITH > Account Funds > Vendors & Funds, these are the options that you have to configure:

  • Manual Redeem: enable this option if you want to allow also manual redemption and submit a request from My Account. By enabling this option, you will also be able to customize the button text and color.
    • Redeem Button: customize the label of the button shown in My Account here.
    • Redeem Button Text Color
    • Redeem Button Color

If you enable this option, your vendors will be able to see a dedicated section in My Account > Redeem funds, from where they can submit a request and be paid immediately.

They can enter a custom amount (between the minimum and maximum allowed if you’ve set up these values in the settings) and as soon as they send the request the payment will be processed through the gateway that you’ve selected (only YITH PayPal Payouts available at the moment).

The payment will be recorded in the Income/Expenditure History.

transaction-history-my-account (1)

The transaction status will be available in My Account > Payouts and the admin can check the transaction in PayPal Payouts > Payouts List > Details.

Payout details

For more details about the configuration of YITH Multi Vendor, please, refer to the full documentation here.