And here we go. Download the latest version here
and give it a try. Everything is ready. Here are some things still to be done (after 3.00 release):
1. Configurable shipping options and rates (managed by a vendor). Vote here
2. your suggestions?
How to set up multi-vendor. Let's say we have a "Vendor 1" and want him to have access to the vendor portal site. Follow the next steps:Step 1
. Go to admin area > customers > vendors. And create a new vendor record with "Vendor 1" name. Ensure that "Active" checkbox is ticked.Step 2
. Imagine your vendor already has a customer account(s) on your site (a standard registered customer). If it doesn't, then he has to register (or a store owner can do it for him). Go to admin area > customers > customers and then go to this customer details page.Step3
. On this page on "Customer Info" tab ensure that "Manager of vendor" is set to "Vendor 1".Step4
. On this page on "Customer Roles" tab ensure that this customer is in "Vendors" customer role.
Note: a manager of vendor (a vendor customer account) cannot be in the default "Administrators" customer role.
Once it's done a vendor can use this customer account to manage his products, orders, shipments, see reports. He'll see "Administration" link at the op of the site once logged-in.
If you do not want a vendor to has access to his admin area portal, then just skip steps 2-4. In this case a store owner can do all necessary management operations for this vendor.
BETA testers are VERY welcome!
Looking forward for your feedback.