All the vendors in the shop can organize their own products directly in their reserved area logging to the site through their access credentials.
However, you have the chance to limit the number of products they can place in the site enabling in “YITH Plugins -> Multi Vendor -> Vendors” the “Enable product amount limit” field and inserting an amount limit.
As the default, products connected to vendors are displayed both in vendor’s detail page and in WooCommerce file archive pages. In any event, this behavior can be changed by activating “Product listings” option. In this case, users will have access to products only in the vendor’s detail page. We suggest you insert YITH Vendor List widget to simplify the research to users.
Skip admin review
Every new product can be directly published by the vendor or only after the administrator’s review. If you think your approval isn’t essential you can enable “Skip admin review” option.
It is a general option which is valid for all vendors registered in the shop. However, you can set a different behavior for each vendor by enabling or disabling the same field in vendor’s configuration page. (For more details about vendor’s detail settings browse this page).
If you changed “Skip admin review” option in plugin settings dashboard and you want to make the change valid for all vendors
registered in the shop, click “Force “Skip reviews” option for all vendors” button.
Assign products manually
The super administrator can associate the product with the vendor manually in two different ways:
- singularly: the vendor is selected in edit product page
- in a massive way: after selecting all the products, select the vendor after clicking on “Edit” from“Bulk Actions” menu.
To give vendors the chance to generate coupons to be applied only to their shop products, enable “Enable coupon management” option.
Now, a new section “Coupon” will be available for each vendor in the administration area.
For further information about everything concerning the vendor’s management area, please browse this page.
Activating the Review management option, vendors will be able to manage all the reviews of the products they own from the administrative area.
If the setting is enabled, each vendor can manage product reviews directly in the “Comments” section in his/her reserved area.
For further information about everything concerning the vendor’s reserved area, please browse this page.
Activating the “Enable order management option”, vendors will be free to manage their orders regardless of the administrators.
In the administration side, every order registered in the shop is divided in a number of suborders equal to the number of vendors related to at least one of the products in the order.
Otherwise, the vendor could check only the related suborder (side vendor order management is active).
By enabling the automatic synchronization, the parent order status updates when editing the suborder and vice-versa, even if you don’t enable order management for vendors.
To allow each vendor to manage refunds in their orders, it is essential to activate the “Order refund management” option.
Refunds will be applied following the classic WooCommerce system: you need to go to the order detail page and set the amount of the refund for the single product of the order total.
When vendors add a refund in an order, this also visible to the administrators of the shop, with the related recalculation of the commissions.
Hide customer section
“Hide Customer Section” option allows to hide “Customer section” vendor side in the order detail page.
Ajax research through search box doesn’t provide any filter about users typology, therefore vendor could have access to users’ email address who didn’t purchase any product in his/her shop.
This option doesn’t allow this to happen.
Hide Payment Information
Hide Payment Information option disable the payment section in order details for the vendor.
In the section “Advanced editor” you can enable an advanced editor for allowing vendors to enter their own shop description. The editor used is the one integrated in WordPress and allows also HTML tags.
By enabling the button “media” in the advanced editor, each vendor is given the possibility to add media files belonging to the site gallery into the description.
By default, products can be highlighted only by administrators. However, activating the “Enable featured products management” option, vendors will be free to set the “Featured” status for each of their products.
Both the administrator and the vendor can set one or more products as “Featured”.
By activating the “Seller Vacation” option (in “YITH Plugins -> Multi Vendor -> Add-ons”), vendors will be free to close their shops “for vacation” for a certain amount to time they can decide.
With this section, vendors will be free to set their shops as “closed” for a certain amount of time, showing customers a customized message in the vendor page and in product detail pages.
During this period, vendors can decide whether to continue selling their products or preventing purchase them.
The latter will remove the “Add to Cart” button on every vendor’s product, even if these will be available in catalog mode, but removed from the “Shop” page.
If you don’t want to sell products during the vacation and want to keep them hidden, make sure that the option called Show products on Vacation Mode in YITH > Multi Vendor > Frontpage > WooCommerce Pages is disabled: they will not be visible until the vendor vacation ends. This option is only available to the store administration.
The admin or shop manager can create orders for vendors from the admin area. When creating the order, the plugin will check the products added and will automatically assign them to the related vendors, if any.
After creating the order, the vendor commissions will be calculated accordingly.