Best WooCommerce Multi Vendor Plugin For WordPress

The search for the best WooCommerce multi-vendor plugin can leave you confused with too many options. Multi vendor marketplaces have become very popular after the success of eBay, Etsy, Alibaba, Amazon and what not. The trend of online retail websites has now upgraded to high traffic e-commerce marketplaces where multiple vendors can operate their individual stores. The main theme of such markets is that customers can buy products from different vendors in a single marketplace.

So Many Options: Narrowing It Down

Enthusiastic and ambitious entrepreneurs always want better options to build the best marketplace they can offer to their customers. With this view, they constantly search for ways to fulfill this purpose and there are so many options out there. To narrow things down, we choose WordPress for this review because it is the best platform where you can start this marketplace. Why? WordPress is now the number 1 CMS, has the highest growth rate and almost half of the websites are built with it. WooCommerce is also internationally famous for their powerful eCommerce plugin. So, people who are planning to start a new multi-vendor marketplace often ask-

“What is the best WooCommerce multi vendor plugin for WordPress?”

You may have the same query in your mind. There are many tools available for creating a multi-vendor marketplace, but it is tough to determine which one is the best choice for your marketplace. To ease your pain, we have made the great list and compared them.

5 Best WooCommerce Multi Vendor Plugin

For WordPress, we have researched the market and found five plugins that are most suitable for creating the perfect multi vendor marketplace based on WooCommerce. They are,

  1. Dokan Multivendor Marketplace
  2. WC Vendors Pro
  3. WC Marketplace
  4. YITH Multivendor
  5. WooCommerce Product Vendors

In this article, we will review each of the plugins and finally determine which one could be the best choice for entrepreneurs to create the perfect multivendor marketplace for their business.

At first, we will discuss these plugins individually. Then, we will prepare a comparison list so that you can choose the best one by yourself.

Dokan Multivendor

Dokan is one of the most powerful multi vendor plugins powered by WooCommerce. It has advanced features to create your own Amazon, Shopify, eBay like multi-vendor marketplace within just 30 minutes. Dokan is one of a kind and provides a successful implementation of bringing WooCommerce capabilities to the frontend.

If we talk about the pro's of Dokan, the first thing that comes to mind is the rich set of admin features and a great frontend vendor dashboard. It can surely take the number one place for best WooCommerce multi vendor plugin by the sheer number of features it has and also for design. You can create the ultimate multi vendor marketplace with Dokan plugin and its premium modules. Nothing will fall short.

WC Vendors Pro

A popular multi vendor marketplace now on the market is the WC Vendors Pro. WC vendor is similar to Dokan Multivendor is many ways. However, Dokan started its journey before them. WC Vendors became popular with their unique marketing strategy and support.

They have many useful features that can provide you with a working multi vendor marketplace. WC Vendors comes with the same price as Dokan. However, the frontend is not in the rolling stages anymore. If you want the minimum capabilities of a multi-vendor marketplace with front-end feature and have a tight budget, then this plugin is the most suitable one for you.

WC Marketplace

Another new multi vendor plugin for WooCommerce is the WC Marketplace and they are also doing good. You can create a complete online marketplace using this WordPress plugin. The best part is, WC Marketplace provides its core functionality for free and you can purchase extensions if you want frontend capabilities.

WC Marketplace supports PayPal and Stripe payment gateways. They also have some more features like Dokan and WC vendors. WC Marketplace has all the core features like vendor approval capabilities, additional options for admin control, automatic scheduling for payments and also payment on withdrawal request.

Being one of the multi vendor plugins to come to the market late, they are relatively doing good.

YITH Multivendor

YITH Multivendor is another plugin that allows you to create a marketplace where other people can sell their products and get commissions for each sale. They specialize in downloadable products. Unlike Dokan and WC Vendors, YITH multivendor does not have front end dashboard for vendors. Besides that, they do not have the capabilities of adding or updating products from the frontend. However, they have another extension ‘YITH Frontend Manager for WooCommerce'. It provides frontend functionalities, but it costs additional $60 for one site.

YITH Multivendor only has PayPal payment gateway available for its customers. On the other hand, Dokan and WC Vendors supports all the WooCommerce compatible payment gateways.

WooCommerce Product Vendors

This plugin also provides multi vendor options for your WooCommerce store and an original product from WooCommerce itself. It has been updated on 2017-12-11 and much feature has been added in the last update. However, it still has a long way to go for competing with the other three.

WooCommerce Product Vendors works on the backend of your site, just like WooCommerce. It does provide multi vendor capabilities to your store, but only admin can create or update products. So, this plugin makes it hard for the Admin. However, you can install Frontend addon for this plugin with additional price and get frontend capabilities. Dokan or WC Vendors has more options than this plugin.

Detailed Feature Comparison

We have prepared this section just for you so that you can easily differentiate the top 5 WooCommerce multi vendor plugin. From there, you will get a detailed insight about each of the plugins. The following table illustrates a feature comparison between these plugins. After going through the list, you will be able to decide which one from our list is the best WooCommerce multi vendor plugin for WordPress.

Feature Dokan Multivendor WC Vendors WC Marketplace YITH Multivendor WC Product Vendors
Refund            
Frontend Dashboard for Vendors          
Frontend Product Management            
Frontend order managing for vendors             
Withdraw System for Vendors          
Individual Vendor Stores           
Order Email Notifications          
Seller Management UI          
Seller Statement Reports              
Shipping Management          
Variable Products          
Coupon Creation          
Making Announcements             
Storefront Widgets              
Social Login              
Customized Product Categories          
Store SEO             
Social Profiles (Facebook, Twitter etc.)          
Earning Report          
Back ordering system             
Store specific contact form             
Bookable product              
Single product multiple seller              
Seller verification              
Trusted seller              
Fixed commission for vendors          
Multiple Commision Types            
Product image          
Limited time discount          
Tax option          
Front end order tracking module             
General shipping options          
Product level shipping             
Product stock management          
Update order status          
Create downloadable products          
Product categories          
Free version availability          
Store header image          
Custom store URL          
Setup wizard or walkthrough              
Store specific ticket system              
Google maps              
Manage reviews               
Admin reports          
Product update  1 year  1 year  1 year  1 year  1 year
Support   1 year   1 year   1 year   1 year   1 year
Price   $149*   $149   $100**   $95   $79

*Dokan Multivendor has other premium packages with advanced modules like vendor staff manager, single product multiple vendors, export-import, seller vacation, store support etc.

*WC Marketplace offers different add-ons for individual pricing. Their frontend manager add-on is $100 and all the features mentioned in our list is worth around $240.

Which one is the best WooCommerce multi vendor plugin? Here are the results!

We have provided you with a detailed list of features that are required to operate a fully-functional multi vendor marketplace. You can easily figure out the features you are missing out on your current WooCommerce multi vendor plugin.

From the comparison table, we can give points to each of the plugins.

  • Dokan Multivendor: 45 out of 45

  • WC Vendors: 35 out of 45

  • WC Marketplace: 41 out of 45

  • YITH Multi Vendor: 32 out of 45

  • WooCommerce Product Vendors: 30 out of 44

Now, you decide!

I hope this comparison blog was helpful for you. May you create the best marketplace!

Learn more about Dokan and pricing →

You may check our other blog posts where we write about how to make your marketplace more resourceful and friendly for customers.

Don't forget to write your opinion in the comments section below. If you know of a plugin that was accidentally left out of this list, let us know.

105 Comments

  • John

    John

    When you have escrow system + eBay alike feedback system for sellers send me an email.
    I’ll come back and buy Dokan immediately.

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello John,
    We have a withdraw threshold system since the plugin was released; you can consider that as an escrow system.
    We have a review feature for each product and store. Can you please be specific about exactly how you want the feedback system to work?

  • John

    John

    The withdraw threshold should work on top of the escrow.

    escrow as found in freelanceengine would be a perfect fit

    Feedback system should be for buyers only (way more important then random feedbacks) and most importantly it shouldn’t be a 5 star system, should be a positive, neutral or negative overall feedback – like what happens in eBay

    Again, if you add these features i’m defenetely buying this.
    Haven’t bought months ago because it was lacking this (in my opinion) very basic functionalities.

  • rd Limosin

    rd Limosin

    hello John, can the vendors get subdomain?

  • Maz

    Maz

    Hi.

    I have an issue somewhat similar to John’s when it comes to the feedback system. It is not the star-rating that bothers me but the fact that I too believe in limiting the ability to leave reviews to buyers and to buyers only. This would drastically increase the potential customer’s trust which can make all the difference in choosing one seller/product over another. I also think that the sellers should not be able to delete/edit such reviews (I doubt that most sellers would allow negative reviews of their products, regardless of how genuine the review is, when they can easily delete/modify them? ).

    I am seriously considering purchasing your plugin and the only thing that deters me from doing so is lack of the above functionality (as I understand it).

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Maz,

    The review editing feature is optional and can be turned of f or on anytime. You can turn off the editing feature from your settings page.

  • Jay Jay

    Jay Jay

    I have a few questions:
    1. As an admin on Dokan, I need to be able to approve vendor products before they go online. Does Dokan support this?
    2. Do I have the option to separate VAT values for products sold Non-VAT paying vendors and those who pay? for instance I have 16% for those who pay and 0% for those who dont?

  • George

    George

    I’m also seriously considering this plugin but like many others, I think for such a great product, it really should have escrow even if its as a paid extra plugin. Once it has this, it will be near enough perfect.

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Jay,
    1. Yes, you can set the default product status from settings and can approve each and every product before they appear on your site.
    2. I am not clear about this idea. Please write this idea in detail and mail us at support@wedevs.com

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello George,
    We do have an escrow feature. The built in system has options to set a threshold limit for each payment to be available for the vendor to withdraw.
    Like an order is paid today and you have set the threshold limit in the settings is 7 days. So the seller can not request you to pay for that order before 10 October.

  • Ethan

    Ethan

    Hi,

    I like to hear your thoughts on the WC Vendor Pro which has been recently released (October 1st, 2015) and seems they have most of the features that your products has.

    I think you guys are the best to tell me as a buyer what are the main differences between these 2 plugins. That would help me a lot to decide which way to go.

    Cheers
    Ethan

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Ethan,
    Thank you for asking. We will write a detailed review about WC Vendor Pro within next week mentioning the pros and cons in terms of Dokan.

  • Steve

    Steve

    Hi,
    Think your theme could be perfect for a little project I’m working on, but could do with some info on another WC plugin and its compatability. The plugin is WC bookings (http://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-bookings/). Will this integrate with your theme to turn it into a rental/sharing marketplace?

    Also, can the coupons feature be turned on and off so that the admin can create them to give to customers/vendors for large sales numbers or being valued customers?

    Thanks,
    Steve

  • Henry Roberts

    Henry Roberts

    Hi Sekander,

    I’m in a very similar position to Steve I think, I am looking to extend the functionality of a client’s website to allow people to list parking spaces to rent. I’m currently looking at WooCommerce Product Vendors, Multi Vendor Marketplace for WooCommerce, Dokan and WC Vendors Pro, and I too would be looking to integrate the system with WooCommerce Bookings. I would be keen to hear any further comments/evaluation on what might work best for this type of website.

    Thanks,

    Henry

  • Mathias Wallem

    Mathias Wallem

    Hi,

    I am just giving the lite version a try and i must admit, that it is a really really nice plugin.

    You have this one addon
    – Add product to store …

    Does this also work with the products from the main shop?

    Can i change the settings, so that the vendors/sellers only can add products from the mainstore and not from eachother?

    Thanks and best regards
    Mathias

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Steve,
    WC Bookings is not compatible with Dokan frontend. That means the vendors will not be able to use the features of that plugin. The admin can create booking products from the back for the vendors.

    We do not have a feature to turn off the coupons. But both the vendors and admin can create coupons from their respective dashboards. The coupons created by the admin for cart discounts will work for each any every product in the marketplace, no matter who is the vendor.

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Mathias,
    The add-on you mentioned is really simple. It checks if the user role is seller, and is true, he gets to see the copy product button.
    If you want to apply filters to the button, then you can hire a developer and modify the add-on.

  • Mathias Wallem

    Mathias Wallem

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.
    Im having an issue and i just cant fix it.

    When I click a store in the storelist, no products are found.
    I have already configured the settings in the backend and yes, products are published 🙂 but not visible.

    Could you have a look?

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  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Sure. Please create a support ticket from here https://wedevs.com/account/tickets/
    One of our support engineers will be there to help you

  • Jay Jay

    Jay Jay

    Guys can you help me? I sent a question asking for help. Haven’t got a response till now

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Jay,
    Sure. You can mention your question here or can use our contact form 🙂

  • Henrik

    Henrik

    Hi Sekander,
    I still have one menu item in the dashboard that I can’t get translated: Auction. It is translated in the language file that i uploaded.

    Another thing. Do you know where this piece of code in the end of the URL comes from? I didn’t place it there: http://shoops.dk/?v=a77755847f5f

    Best regards Henrik

  • Md asad

    Md asad

    I want to know that…
    1) can my seller print label and ship products to cutamer with tracking number
    2) can my seller set their own shipping methods
    3)

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Henrik,
    Please create a support ticket from here https://wedevs.com/account/tickets/

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Asad,
    1. You can use WooCommerce Invoice & Packing Slips.
    2. If you use the state based shipping in Dokan, then the sellers can set the shipping price for each product. If you want to let your sellers offer different shipping gateways and method, then you have to hire a developer.

  • ezat

    ezat

    Hello

    I have two quotations :
    1- could the admin activities controlled from front-end, like control vendors,products , commission …
    2- if we purchase the theme + plugin , did the add ones will be included or we should purchase it separately?

    Regards

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Ezat,
    1. The admin has to control everything from wp-admin.
    2. The add-ons have to be purchased separately. We are providing 40% discount on our add-on bundle. You may consider buying that 🙂

  • miracle orman

    miracle orman

    pls send me demo

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Miracle Orman,
    Please go to http://demo.wedevs.com/dokan and click Launch Demo from the top menu.

  • Eddie Ferrell

    Eddie Ferrell

    I sent in a ticket about 4 days ago but I never received a response. I hear your product is great but the forums are saying the support is not good???

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hey Eddie,
    I have found only 1 ticket which matches the name “Eddie Ferrel”. The ticket number is #13479 which was created at 9 March 2016 and answered on 10 March 2016. The client has seen the reply on the same day.

    If you have any other support or pre-sales question open, please let me know the ticket number or the name on it.

  • Brad

    Brad

    Nice post about WooCommerce. I would like to share one recently launched Woo-commerce Plugins named WC Checkout Fields Editor. It has features as,
    ~ Supports 11 custom fields
    ~ Edit existing fields(Billing/Shipping) support
    ~ Remove fields & Change display field order
    ~ Product specific field visibility
    ~ Category specific field visibility
    ~ File upload custom field in additional settings
    ~ Display in Order Details page and Email
    ~ Cart total specific field visibility
    ~ User friendly admin panel
    ~ Restore to Default fields
    ~ Translation Ready

  • Justin

    Justin

    So I actually have compared this document to the current version of Woocomerce, and almost all of the drawbacks listed have now been implemented on woocommerce product vendors. (would love to see how your product now matches up to their updated version seeing as your price point is much higher than theirs.

  • Denno

    Denno

    Guys great plugin but i need to know whether you have worked on the fixed commissions setting that i inquired about earlier i live in a country where percentage commission wont work i wont get any sellers on my site please let me know so that i can go ahead with the purchase its long overdue. thanks a lot

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hey Denno,
    Yes, you can take fixed commissions using our Dokan Subscription Plugin

    If you’re curious to know how this add-on works, you can read the documentation

  • Itai

    Itai

    Hello,
    I like to know if i can get this with your plugin.

    I like to show the visitor each product with all the vendors prices for this item.

    Once he done adding products to the cart, the system will create in the background several carts (one from each vendor) and on checkout the visitor will see the best cart with the best total value.

    If the Dokan cant do that and any one know about such solution i will be thank full for letting me know.

    Thank you
    Itai

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  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Itai,
    What I understand from your above comment is that you are looking for an automated cart comparing system?

    If that is correct, then Dokan does not have feature. You can use the search engines to check if there something like you’re looking. Most of the WooCommerce compatible plugins works out of the box with Dokan.

  • Fernando B

    Fernando B

    WooCommerce Multistore:
    Any Product can be replicated across network, making it available to any other store, replication can be done in bulk. With Dokan plugin I can get one by one 🙁

  • Syed

    Syed

    I recently started using Dokan but I do not find solution for my 1 issue..

    After order comes in seller panel he used to print the invoices but in that invoice there is only option for our company details and Customer details. If Seller is sending the product direct to client so there should be Seller address and his contact details so is there any issue customer can directly return the product to seller. So I wanted to know whether there is option for seller address and phone number on shipping lable and invoices?

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Syed,
    If you are using the latest version of the following plugins-

    1. WooCommerce
    2. Dokan
    3. WooCommerce PDF Invoices and Packing Slips
    4. Dokan PDF Invoice

    and if the vendor has set his address on the dashboard settings, then the address of the vendor will be printed on the invoice.

    If you already have done the above and still it is not working, please use our contact form to create a support ticket.

    • mahsa

      mahsa

      Hi
      I want to find follow plugin for Dokan software.(for follow store)
      What do you recommend?

    • Sekander

      Sekander

      Hello Mahsa,

      How do you want the visitors to be notified about their followed shop?

      On Facebook or mail or something else?

  • Sue

    Sue

    Hello

    I am interested in using the Dokan plugin along with both of the extension bundles that are offered but I’m interested in using the Social Marketplace template by Buddy Boss which is setup for use with WC Vendors Plugin I have seen in searches people have used the two together but does wedevs offer support for this combo as Buddy Boss does not?

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Sue,

    I have just checked BuddyBoss site and their OneSocial theme which was used to create the Social Marketplace theme. I could not get enough information about what is it made of. So I am not sure about the compatibility.
    I have emailed them inviting to collaborate with us to create an integration for Dokan too. If they respond, we will post on our social networks that we are having a partnership 🙂

    If a theme is WooCommerce compatible and based on Bootstrap CSS framework, then you can use that with Dokan plugin. If some CSS fixes are needed on the store page, we provide that free of cost.

    If you have the theme, you can send that to us to check.

    • Nasir

      Nasir

      Excellent work! But, can any premium woo commerce theme support or be compatible to any of the aforementioned plugins?
      Please I really need a support to plan things out
      Thank you

      • Mainul Kabir Aion

        Mainul Kabir Aion

        Hi Nasir,

        Thanks for your compliment. Dokan Multivendor Marketplace supports most of the WooCommerce compatible themes. But sometimes it can create layout issues in vendor store pages, which can be fixed using custom CSS and our expert support team will dedicatedly help you to solve these problems.
        As you are planning run your business for a long time, I would suggest you to find a suitable theme. Here is a list of Dokan compatible WooCommerce themes – https://themeforest.net/tags/dokan
        You can also check our blog post about Dokan compatible themes – https://wedevs.com/76254/themes-for-dokan-at-themeforest/

        Cheers 🙂

  • Ashraf Mourad

    Ashraf Mourad

    Hello,

    Is it compatible with any booking/appointment plugin (like WooCommerce Bookings)?

    Thanks,
    Ashraf

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hi Ashraf,
    Yes, we do have integration for WooCommerce Bookings. You can buy the add-on from here https://wedevs.com/products/plugins/dokan/woocommerce-booking-integration/.

    If you have any question, you can always reach us at support at wedevs dot com

  • Syed

    Syed

    Hi Sekander, I already have sellers address mentioned in its seller panel. but still it is not showing Seller address in th slip

  • Sekander

    Sekander

    Hey @syed,

    Please send an email with some screenshots to support at wedevs dot com. The support staffs will solve issue as soon as possible 🙂

  • arash

    arash

    hi
    Is this an extension of the payment system and other modules that compatible woocommerce

  • Sekander Badsha

    Sekander Badsha

    Hello Arash,

    I apologize for not understanding your question properly. Can you please mention which plugin you are referring to?

  • sarah

    sarah

    I tried out Dokan free version , the free version did not have much features to start a business, if you want to start slow then upgrade to pro Dokan is not your best friend.

    Just before I want to upgrade as I could not do much with the free version, I came across WC marketplace while this article put it number 3 overall it is the number one in my opinion perfect for small business looking to upgrade once they make good sales.

    WC marketplace gives you all your need and more for someone with tight budget.

    The support between the two is not comparable. WC marketplace has the best ever support.

    On the wordpress plugin page you will see WC marketplace has 5 stars compare to Dokan

    • Ranan Rahim

      Ranan Rahim

      Well dear Sarah, Dokan and WC Marketplace are designed for very different people groups. I have checked the plugin and realized that WC marketplace is a handy plugin for managing smaller marketplaces with lesser initial budget. These are the experimental niches where people try out the business and then move on if it flies. I didn’t see any pro version of WC Marketplace on their site, which means, that’s an obstacle for the future. They only have some add-ons.
      Eventually, what happens is that these marketplaces will grow exponentially and your requirements will grow as well. Then you might wish you had opted for a more elaborate plugin with big industry standard capacities – like Dokan Multivendor. So, Dokan lite (free) is designed for that experiment which can give your market an activation with the best frontend. Then upgrading to PRO and adding additional features is easy without spending for design, themes and tons of addons again. Dokan PRO is so fat with features, that most marketplaces do not need any other extension, hence the pricing is $199. As far as we have seen, people who think of creating a marketplace very seriously, they prepare with a minimum $2000 budget. See how cheap that $199 is in that contrast.
      Actually, you will be surprised how many people are making money from our free plugin, which you didn’t like.
      When you are comparing WC Marketplace to Dokan, you should better check out the reviews! We have received more than 14 5-star reviews just in the last 20 days!
      https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/dokan-lite/reviews/?filter=5

      I hope that gives you some reason to change your point of view. Afterall, it is free to try 😉

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  • Bagga Multi Sier

    Bagga Multi Sier

    Fernando B says: August 19, 2016 at 11:54 am
    “WooCommerce Multistore:
    Any Product can be replicated across network, making it available to any other store, replication can be done in bulk. With Dokan plugin I can get one by one ?”

    Are you talking about https://woomultistore.com/? What do you mean?

  • ردیاب خودرو

    ردیاب خودرو

    Thank you for great article

  • Joshua

    Joshua

    Dokan plugin looks good except for vendor registration page which a lot of people complain about. I have the same issue and i have followed all the recommendation ( allowed all users to register, deactivated all the plugin and test the registration form, i even restored my site).

    The vendor registration seem to work on some devices like android phone, and won’t work on my Windows.

    I switched to a different browser to seeif that will help, it worked once and when i tried it again, it did not.

    • Sekander Badsha

      Sekander Badsha

      Hello Joshua,
      Our registration system is being handled by a PHP server. So it has nothing to do with operating system or browsers.

      There could be some plugin or theme conflict. Please use the contact form and a support staff will be there to assist you ?

  • Joshua

    Joshua

    Thanks for your response Sekander Badsha.
    I am just having a hard time making the vendor registration form display when I click “I am a vendor” radio button. On the alternative, is there a way I can take the radio button off and just allow the vendor registration page to show.

    Please assist.

    Thanks

    • Sekander Badsha

      Sekander Badsha

      Yes, that’s totally possible. You just need to do some small customizations. You can even embed the registration forms in different pages if you want.

      If you can use the contact form above, I can forward your ticket to the developer and he will provide the instructions via reply.

      As we are discussing something that is directly not related to the blog post, people who subscribed to this thread might get annoyed. This is why I am requesting you to use the contact form.

      Thank you for understanding ?

      • abdullh

        abdullh

        same needs and how the customer can review the seller

  • Jo Bulgarini

    Jo Bulgarini

    Dear team, I have a question:
    Is it possible to display the contact data of the vendor in the mail and on the invoice to the buyer?

  • Nayem

    Nayem

    Hello Jo,

    The vendor store address will be displayed on the email notification and on the invoice (Dokan invoice) but if you want to show the contact information like phone or e-mail then you have to override the e-mail template.

    Also, if you want to show contact data on the PDF invoice then you have to override the template file of Dokan invoice. You can check this thread- https://wordpress.org/support/topic/show-store-ph-no-in-dokan-invoice/.

    You can easily fill our contact form to get more information – https://wedevs.com/contact.

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  • David Leonidace

    David Leonidace

    It seems is good what is the approximation cost of running the platform?

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your query. As you may know, WordPress is totally FREE, all you will require is –
      1. Domain & Hosting [Approximately $30/year]
      2. WooCommerce [FREE]
      3. Dokan Multivendor Marketplace [FREE or $199 for Pro version]

      You can read this blog post to get a better understanding –
      https://wedevs.com/82981/how-to-make-your-own-shopify/

      If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.
      Cheers 🙂

  • Jamie

    Jamie

    Hello,

    Jamie from WC Vendors here. Thanks for the mention! I would like to update you on a few of the features you say that WC Vendors Pro doesn’t have that we have or always have had.

    Making Announcements – We have vendor announcements for admins to display to vendors and store notices for vendors to display within their store. We have had this feature for a long time.

    Store front widgets – Our next version due this week will add store widgets

    Bookable products – We have a bookings extension that allows this

    Seller Verification – We have this

    Trusted Seller – We have this also

    Product level shipping – we have and have had for a very long time product level shipping. I believe we currently have the most advanced shipping system available of all the products you have mentioned. We provide product, store and market place level shipping options. We have a flat rate (national/international) system and we have a table rate shipping. We have min/max spends, qty overrides and much more.

    If you could update your table to reflect the current state that would be great. Once again thanks for the nice overview of whats on the market.

    Jamie
    Lead Developer WC Vendors products

    • Joe Taderera

      Joe Taderera

      Jamie,
      I was considering WC Vendors for a long time, but now I’m hesitant, that’s why I’m considering Dokan now >> Perhaps you can explain the following and get me to take the plunge afterall:

      1.) This client was left high and dry on support half way through developing their site –
      https://www.wcvendors.com/help/topic/need-a-pro/

      2.) This one got no resolution and was “cussed out” –
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yohI8qRg6g0

      I keenly await yor response.
      joe45@usa.com

      • Jamie

        Jamie

        Hi Joe,

        Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

        1. This user has requested a lot of customization that is beyond the scope of our support. They require a site admin which is not something we provide. We have installed and configured our software as best we can however it would require a lot more work to make it a complete site. We are not an agency that builds end user client sites.

        2. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior and all I can offer is my apologies as the Lead developer. I will work with our team to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. I don’t always see the support questions as only advanced topics are escalated to me. This video is well over a year old and a lot has changed in our plugin and support since then. I have rewritten and refactored over half of pro.

        In regards to the comparison above I believe we are right up there with Dokan. I also believe that we are a little bit more theme agnostic than some of the others. Some themes do crazy things that we can’t avoid but almost all of them can be addressed with a bit of code. My advice, avoid Divi but every other theme seems to play nicely.

        cheers,

        Jamie.

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Jamie,

      We have updated the comparison chart. We didn’t find those features neither in WC Vendor Pro Demo version nor your WordPress Repository when we created this blog post. Thanks for mentioning it.

      It’s nice to see WC Vendors maturing in the WordPress Multivendor Industry!

      Have a nice day. 🙂

  • Francis

    Francis

    Great Article! What can you say about the Marketplace Plugin of Webkul (https://marketplace.webkul.com)?
    It seems very promising, in my opinion!

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Francis,
      Thanks for your comment. We will look into Marketplace Plugin of Webkul and post a review soon.
      Cheers 🙂

  • ann

    ann

    Thanks to the team for a wonderful product. Just one question before I decide on making a purchase. Is it possible for each vendor to get a subdomain or a user-friendly url eg http://www.vendor1.mymarket.com OR http://www.mymarket.com/vendor1

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Ann,

      Yes, each of your vendors gets an unique URL [www.youstore.com/store/store-name] for their stores. We appreciate your decision of buying Dokan Multivendor. If you need any other information, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.
      Cheers 🙂

      • Karan Sheth

        Karan Sheth

        I also want to know that, this kind of thing possible with dukan or not????

  • Ravi

    Ravi

    Hello guys,

    Thanks for all the info in the articles and in the comments.

    1. I am looking to use dokan for two separate but linked multivendor sites , one as a regular storefront (eg store.mydomain.com) and the other as a car sales portal (eg cars.mydomain.com). Is there a way to install dokan for both sites to be linked and for vendors and buyers to have just one login to both sites?

    2. Can dokan host auctions just like ebay?

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for your comment.
      1. You can install dokan on subdomains but will need separate licenses. The two installation will work differently. You can link them with custom coding but please note that you won’t be able to link the transactions and other functionalities of these two separate installation.
      2. Yes, you can host auction like ebay using WooCommerce Simple Auction and Dokan simple Auction extension.

      • Shawn

        Shawn

        Subdomain is quite interesting, even a stand alone domain for vendors. All domains should be in one system, not separated into different sites. Developers can add this feature and sell with a price, not extra license for each domain.

  • Tommy

    Tommy

    Hello,

    I’m researching multi vendor plugins and came across this post but it appears to be out of date. YITH Multi Vendor does have a Front End Manager and it looks really nice: https://yithemes.com/themes/plugins/yith-woocommerce-frontend-manager/ Any chance the YITH features could be updated in your chart?

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Tommy,

      Thank you for pointing it out. We have updated the chart and included the Frontend Manager extension.

      Cheers 🙂

  • ردیاب

    ردیاب

    Thank you for usefull post

  • Chris

    Chris

    Please, I am ready to purchase Dokan plugin, but I want to be sure that it will be compatible with Revo theme – http://wp.smartaddons.com/themes/sw_revo/

  • jquery raining

    jquery raining

    What are the key difference between wc-frontend-manager and dokan

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi jquery,

      Thank you for your query. Please understand the fact that- WC Frontend Manager is not a multi vendor marketplace by itself. It’s a third party plugin that brings other multi vendor plugins functionalities to the frontend.

      On the other hand, Dokan is a fully functional multi vendor plugin with front end capabilities that do not require third party solutions for bringing its features to the frontend. Using third party solutions for this kind of tasks is harmful to your business.

      I hope you understand the differences. Cheers 🙂

  • Elisabeth

    Elisabeth

    This could be a very helpful article, but please update the WC Product Vendors information and features, the information is incorrect.

    Above your article I see ‘Updated August 8’, this made me think all the information was up-to -date until this date, but it isn’t…

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Elisabeth,

      Thank you for your query. We have updated the post. Hope you will find what you are looking for.

      Cheers 🙂

  • nik

    nik

    Hey!
    Looking to get the dokan, as it seems the best at the moment.
    But could you please link a few websites using dokan succesfully?
    The links that are on the frontpage are dead websites, no trafiic, no wendors etc..

    Like any example of legit a websites doing well using your plugin?

  • peter

    peter

    Can not find admin option to hide which fields sellers can see or other information, Wc vendors has this option ten times better… Or have i missed something?

  • Nina

    Nina

    Dokan has a global catalog for one multiple vendors to sell the same product now, or is it a vendor can sell for another vendor?

    Others have wizards as well.

    Would you consider webkul a comparison?

  • rohit prasad

    rohit prasad

    hi
    Do you have an API to create Vendors and Products ?

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Rohit,

      Thanks for your query. Dokan has API to create Products. For creating Vendors, you can use WordPress User API. For more information, please contact our support from here.

      Cheers 🙂

  • Bem

    Bem

    Hi,

    Is there have free gift?

    Ex:
    Flexible Gifting Rules:
    Buy X Get Y Free
    Buy 3 Items Get Y Free
    Free Gift with Category
    Free gift category for sepcial users
    Free gift category for sepcial Roles
    Spend $500, Get Free Gift
    Spend $1000, Get Free Gift…

    Thanks.

  • David Steenkamp

    David Steenkamp

    Hi there,

    Did you happen to notice if any of these Multi Vendor plugins are able to share products “between” vendors? Please let me know – I was going to purchase “Product Vendors” from WC themselves, but for some reason in version 2.0 they rolled out “Only one vendor can be assigned to a product” … which is one of the key things I need! Any help / advice is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    – David.

  • Paul

    Paul

    Do any of these work with multisite, and allow the vendors to have their own websites too?

    Were looking to give suppliers their own website, and allow them to push products to the main multi vendor marketplace.

    Thnkx

  • Mike

    Mike

    Thanks. Good collection. If you’re familiar with WordPress, then installing and setting up one of this plugin should be very easy for you.

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks for your remarks.

      Cheers 🙂

  • qazi jee

    qazi jee

    I want multi shop woocommerce nor multi vendors , what do you suggest me ?

    • Nayem

      Nayem

      Hello Quazi,

      Please let us know about our query here- https://wedevs.com/contact. Our team will guide you for the best solution 🙂

      Thanks!

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