WooCommerce Settings

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Dokan Multi Vendor is based on WooCommerce. It comes with several built-in WooCommerce functions, such as, Payment, Shipping, and Tax. These are essential features that you need for smooth operation of your marketplace. So you need to configure these WC settings to use Dokan properly.

If you are creating an online multivendor store using the Dokan plugin, there are a few things to configure in WooCommerce to make your multivendor platform fully functional. In this documentation, we will walk you through the General settings of WooCommerce and describe different sections from it.

To get started, just navigate to the WooCommerce > Settings section from your WP dashboard.

Store Address

You must have already filled in this information while installing WooCommerce. If not, you won’t probably want to leave it empty as this address signifies where your marketplace is located. It also determines default tax rates and customer locations.

General options

  • Selling Location(s): In this section, you can choose whether you are selling to all countries or to specific countries. You can also choose multiple countries at once.
  • Shipping Location(s):  This section lets you select the countries you sell to. You can also disable shipping and all shipping calculations.
  • Default Customer Address: This will help the system calculate tax and shipping based on customers’ – 
  • Shop base address – the customer’s location is the same location as your shop.
  • No location by default – leaves location empty, so no taxes are calculated until the customer provides an address.
  • Geolocate – finds customer’s current location and calculates taxes accordingly.
  • Geolocate with page caching support – same as geolocating, just uses Ajax on top. You may notice your website URLs have a ?v=xxxxx appended to them. This is normal to prevent static caching of prices.
  • Enable Taxes: This allows you to enable or disable taxes on your store. Disabling taxes hides the tax settings page.
  • Enable Coupons: Enable or disable coupons on your store. Coupons can be applied from the admin edit order screen (for unpaid orders), cart, and checkout pages.
  • Enable the use of coupon codes – select to enable the use of coupons in your store.
  • Calculate coupon discounts sequentially – changes the coupon calculation logic to apply coupons in sequence on top of one another. When applying multiple coupons, this will apply the first coupon to the full price and the second coupon to the discounted price, and so on.

Currency options

This determines how prices are displayed on the front end. 

  • Currency: You can choose the default currency for the store, one only.
  • Currency Position:  Set the default currency position for prices: Left, Right, Left/Right with space
  • Thousand Separator: Choose the symbol to use for the thousand separators: 1,000 or 1.000
  • Decimal Separator: Choose the symbol to use for the decimal separator: 100.00 or 100,00
  • Number of Decimals: Choose how many numbers to display to the right of the decimal when displaying prices: 100.00 or 100

That’s all. You are done setting up the general WooCommerce settings.