By activating the Vendor vacation, your vendors will be able to temporary close their shop and make sure your customers are informed.
To enable this free module, just go to the Modules tab and enable the module.
Now your vendors will be able to see an additional tab in their own dashboard, in Your shop > Vacation.
Enable vendor vacation: let the vendor enable or disable their vacation from this option
Schedule vacation: let the vendor enter here the start and end date of the vacation, which will be displayed on the frontend and will be automatically connected to the following option.
During the vacation period: let the vendor choose how to manage your shop during the vacation period between
Prevent sales – users will not be able to purchase your products
Keep the shop open – you keep receiving orders
Vacation message: enter here a message to inform your customers that you (vendor) are in vacation and what to expect for this time.
This is how it looks on the frontend on the product page and on the vendor store page.
If you don’t want to sell products during the vacation and want to keep them hidden, make sure that the option called Hide products of stores in vacation mode in → YITH > Multi Vendor > Store & Product Pages > General is enabled: they will not be visible until the vendor vacation ends. This option is only available to the store administration.
If you want to allow vendors to manage shipping costs for their own products, you can take advantage of the free Vendors shipping add-on.
First of all, just make sure you enable it from the Modules tab.
By doing so, a new Shipping section will be available in your vendor’s panel, with multiple tabs.
Let’s start with the first tab, the Shipping options:
Enable shipping: enable or disable the module from this option. Use this to temporarily disable the add-on while keeping the settings visible and adjustable.
Default shipping cost: set the default shipping cost to be applied to the entire cart.
Processing time: enter here the time required for the shipping of the products.
Shipping from: here the vendor can enter the location where his/her the products will be shipped from.
Once configured the options, your vendors can now configure their own shipping zones from the dedicated tab in their dashboard and add one or multiple shipping methods as they would normally do in WooCommerce shipping zones.
These zones and methods will only apply to the products of the current vendor.
Whenever a vendor shipping fee applies to the cart, this will automatically override the general shipping settings.
What happens if there are products by multiple vendors in the same cart?
As every vendor will be able to set his/her shipping costs, in case a cart contains products of different vendors, multiple shipping methods and costs will apply, one for each vendor.
In addition to the standard shipping settings, every vendor can also set extra costs based on the number of products in the cart with the following two conditions:
If the cart contains more than X products, add an extra cost of X for each additional product or as a fixed cost for this vendor.
If the cart contains more than X products of the same type, add an extra cost of X for each additional product or as a fixed cost for this vendor.
Example: according to the rules in the screenshot above, an extra cost of €2 will be charged from the second product of the same vendor in cart and an extra cost of €1 for each additional product of the same type. Let’s say, you add the following products:
It’s 4 products in total, so an extra cost of €6 (€2 x 3) will be added + €2 (€1 for each extra Sunglasses product), so €8 in total.
Finally, in this last tab, the vendor can set a Shipping policy and a Shipping refund policy. If set, these will appear in the Shipping tab visible on the product page next to the Vendor’s tab and the standard WooCommerce tabs.
The Vendors report abuse is one of the free modules that you can enable to give your users the possibility to report any abuse related to the products of your store, especially useful in a marketplace where there is not just one seller.
Make sure you enable it from the Modules tab and after that you will be able to see two new tabs appear: Reported abuse and Report abuse settings.
Reported abuse tab
Here you find a list with all the messages sent by your users from the product pages. You can see the reported product, the vendor’s store (if any), the user, the date and finally two actions to see the message and to delete the reported message.
To see the message, click on the eye icon and the message will be displayed in a modal window. You can reply to the user by email by clicking on the Reply button.
Report abuse settings
In this tab you can adjust the settings for the report abuse.
Show “Report abuse” link: choose whether to:
disable the option, no option will be displayed
on all products
only on vendors’ products
“Report abuse” link label: enter here the text for the “Report abuse” link.
“Report abuse” link color: customize the default color of the text and on hover.
This link will be displayed on the product page and will look like this.
The user who wants to report an abuse on this product can simply click on that link and leave a message from a modal window:
All messages will appear in the Reported abuses tab and reply by email from there.
To enable YITH Account Funds as a gateway and credit vendors’ commissions to their virtual wallet on your site, you just have to make sure that both plugins are installed and enabled from the Plugins page.
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 one.
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 wallet like any other customer.
The vendor can use funds: this option allows your vendors to use their funds to purchase products of your shop.
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 the 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 incentivate 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.
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 funds that can be redeemed in a transaction, leave 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 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 issuing 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. Below 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 colour.
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 being 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 will be recorded in the Income/Expenditure History.
The transaction status will be available in My Account > Payouts and the admin can check the transaction in PayPal Payouts > Payouts List > Details.
By using YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search, you can add a search bar to your website, which will allow users to search via AJAX for specific content in your website, searching through posts, pages, and products.
The integration between these two plugins allows users to enter the vendor’s name and instantly get a list of their products. To do that, all you need to do is install the plugin and activate it.
Then, go to YITH > Ajax Search > Search and enable the option Search by vendor.
Now, if you start typing the name of a vendor, the plugin will automatically show this vendor’s products.