Upcoming New Features From Dokan Hack Month

After successfully completing the Hack Month, a new version of Dokan is knocking at the door. It will bring a lot of new fixes and tweaks. In this article, we will talk about the new features that will make  Dokan Multivendor Marketplace more awesome.

Crop store images

Now, you can crop your store banner image, profile picture, and gravatar to fit as you want. In the previous version, there was no option for cropping these images. Thus, the photos uploaded didn't fit the screen. With this new feature, your banner and profile images will be best fitted to the screen. You will get this option on,

Seller Dashboard →settings→store settings.

dokan update - crop store images

Option for selecting extra shipping cost recipient

In the admin area, a new option has been created for extra shipping fee. Now, you can choose who will get this additional fee  for shipping and tax. There are two recipients- admin and seller, in the list. You can select one from them.
This option is available on WP Dashboard → Dokan → Settings → General

dokan extra shipping cost recepient

Dokan shortcode manager

Shortcodes are very handy when publishing a content within Dokan. But they are very difficult to remember. With the new version of Dokan, you don't have to memorize the shortcodes. You can easily get them from post pages. You will see the Dokan logo on the toolbar. After clicking it, you will see all the shortcodes and use them when required.

dokan short code on post

Dokan multi-step settings wizard (For Admin)

When you install Dokan plugin for the first time, you will get a step-by-step walkthrough settings just like WooCommerce. This will help you set up Dokan plugin and useful settings more easily.

dokan multi-step wizard for admin

Dokan multi-step settings wizard (For Seller)

Dokan sellers will get a similar walkthrough settings after registering as a seller. This will ease up the overall process for them and they will be able to set important options quite easily.

dokan multi-step wizard for seller

Advanced AJAX searching store list

Previously we had manual search for store listing. Now, the searching option has been enhanced with AJAX filtering. With this feature, you can search the store list by store name and username in real-time.

dokan store list ajax search

Storewide discount

Using Dokan Plugin, you will get the ability to set storewide discount for your customers. You can set minimum order amount upon which customers will get the specific discount. Your customers must buy a minimum number of products within a single order to get this discount.

To set this up navigate to Seller Dashboard → Settings → Store Settings

dokan store wide discount

More products tab on single product page

You can set a new tab on your single product page stating more products. With it, customers will be able to view more products from your store. To set this up navigate to Seller Dashboard → Settings → Store Settings

dokan update - more product tab

Responsive front-end listing table

The front-end listing tables such as Order, Coupon and Product are responsive now. You will get the best user experience from these pages.

New report type for sellers

Using the new version of Dokan, sellers can generate new statements from the reports page. This is a transaction statement for seller showing relevant description for all the transactions made for a specific amount of time.

To view this statement, navigate to Seller Dashboard → Reports → Statements

dokan new report type

New tracking and shipment status

With this feature, sellers will be able to add shipment tracking from the order page. Tracking number button at the bottom of the page will open a new window from where sellers can add three information- shipping provider, tracking number and shipping date.

Customers will be able to view this information from their order board. They will also be able to track their products from there. You will find these option at Seller Dashboard → Order → Tracking Number

dokan shipment tracking system

Dokan multivendor marketplace is becoming bigger and better with every update. Check out your dashboard and read our newsletters to get more exciting news about Dokan.

21 Comments

  • Zimi

    Zimi

    Very good information about the seller hub/ API.

  • Yari

    Yari

    Holy sh*t!
    Good news comming up! I really, really like the Dokan multi-step settings wizard (For Seller). This will be one damn good update for my upcomming store!

    Great updates, keep up the good work!

  • Yari

    Yari

    By the way, when can we expect these great updates?

  • Halodri

    Halodri

    Yes, when we can expect it?

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    Hello Yari and Halodri,
    It is our pleasure that you liked the new features. We are going to release the update very soon. Hopefully within next two weeks. Please visit our blog and keep in touch for more updates. If you have any other queries, don’t hesitate to inform us.
    Thank You 🙂

  • Wayne

    Wayne

    Will there be a beta version for testing before releasing the new upgrade? What else will change from the older version and will it corrupt woocommerce as it has in the past?

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    Hello Wayne,
    Thank you for your interest.
    1. If you have already purchased Dokan, you can ask the support team for the develop version and this way you will be able to test these features before upgrading.
    2. Can you please tell me which version of Dokan and WooCommerce you are using right now? We did not find any conflict between Dokan and WooCoomerce. If you find any problems please don’t hesitate to inform us.

    Cheers 🙂

  • Dharwish

    Dharwish

    Can you please add Free shipping feature based on order amount in new update

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    Hello Dharwish,
    Thank you very much for your suggestion. Our team will look into that. We appreciate your participant in our product development and this gives us motivation to go further. Please keep in touch.

  • Maneley

    Maneley

    Hi,

    This update is awesome. Is there any discount for those who have already purchase Dokan but has expired.

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    Hi Maneley,

    Dokan users with an expired license can renew their license with 50% of the actual price.
    For example, If you have purchased single site license of Dokan worth $199, then you have to pay only $99.5 to renew your existing license for 1 year.

    We appreciate that you liked this update. We always do whatever we can to make you happy.
    Cheers 🙂

  • Kelvin

    Kelvin

    I like Dokan Plugin and would always do but one of my fears now is that I hope with all these features – with some being highly unnecessary, the plugin won’t end up being super bloated.

    Maybe you can create a section on your website/blog where you can post certain code snippets for those who wants such added features which shouldn’t be at the Dokan Plugin base.

    Just my humble suggestion anyways.

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    Hi Kelvin,

    Thank you very much for your suggestion. We have noted your suggestion and forwarded it to our product research and development team. They will look into these matters.
    We always appreciate your suggestions. It helps us to grow more.
    Cheers 🙂

  • Maneley

    Maneley

    That’s great news.

    I have a few questions:

    1. When will the new feature take affect
    2. Have they been tested with woocommerce & visual composer
    3. Could it work buddyboss SOCIAL MARKETPLACE theme. (http://bit.ly/2ebmZ7l ) which uses wc vendors

    Thanks

  • Bukunmi

    Bukunmi

    Hello,
    Can we have more options in the seller wizard. Especially banner and profile image.

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    HI Bukunmi,

    Thank you very much for your query. The seller wizard helps you to set the most important options for your store. We don’t have any plan to add banner and profile image right now, but we will surely think about adding more options in the upcoming updates. Please keep in touch.
    Cheers 🙂

  • Mainul Kabir Aion

    Mainul Kabir Aion

    Hi Maneley,

    1. You will be happy to know that, these features are already available in the latest Dokan version 2.5!
    2. Dokan is based on WooCommerce and we always test our plugin with other ones to make it flawless.
    3. You can use almost all the WooCommerce compatible themes with Dokan without any problem. If buddyboss Social Marketplace theme is compatible with WooCommerce, it will work with Dokan too.

    Thank you very much for your interest and if you have more queries, you can contact the support team through email or create a support ticket. Our expert support team is always there to assist you.
    Cheers 🙂

  • Josimar

    Josimar

    Hello!

    I think Dokan needs to improve the forms of Shipping.
    The WooCommerce Shipping features could be available to sellers. The new forms of Shipping from Woocommerce are fantastic, but Dokan does not allow us to take advantage of this.

    Is there any better planning the forms of Shipping? That is, the sellers will be able to use the new forms of Shipping from Woocommerce.

    Abs,
    Josimar

    • Mainul Kabir Aion

      Mainul Kabir Aion

      Hi Josimar,

      Thank you very much for being with Dokan Multivendor. We always appreciate suggestions from our users. We are working on Dokan Shipping and trying to improve it so that you can get a better user experience and functionalities.
      I have already forwarded your suggestion to our Dev Team. They will look into this matter and we hope to give you a good news very soon.
      Keep in touch and visit our blog regularly.

      Cheers 🙂

      • Josimar

        Josimar

        Hi Mainul
        Thanks for your return.
        I just did not understand one thing.
        Are you already working on this improvement?
        Was it an existing demand and you already working on it?
        Or have you just sent the suggestion to developers to review?
        Thank you!

        • Mainul Kabir Aion

          Mainul Kabir Aion

          Hi Josimar,

          We are working on Dokan shipping after making our plugin fully compatible with WC 3.0+ and planning to improve it even more. We are not exactly working on the forms of shipping at the moment. However, I have forwarded your suggestion to our dev team and they will look into this matter. Please keep in touch and we will give you an update on the plan soon. Thanks

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