November 6, 2018 at 14:58 #3342
Just as Gumtree and ebay offer, some sort of PayPal integration between members would be awesome.
Here’s some info on the UX if you decide to pursue it:
Allowing BP members to exchange would facilitate a far greater range of used-cases.
CheersNovember 6, 2018 at 22:14 #3370
Thank you for bring this concern to our attention. Maybe these plugins might help you to create a similar feature:
- WC Vendors Marketplace (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wc-vendors/) and WC Vendors Pro (https://www.wcvendors.com/product/wc-vendors-pro/)
- Dokan Lite (https://wordpress.org/plugins/dokan-lite/) and Dokan (https://wedevs.com/dokan/)
- WC Marketplace (https://wc-marketplace.com/)
- Product Vendors (https://woocommerce.com/products/product-vendors/)
- YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor (https://yithemes.com/themes/plugins/yith-woocommerce-multi-vendor/)
They don’t allow to recreate exactly the Gumtree platform but they will allow members to create their own selling space, sell goods and charge money.
Is that what you were looking for?
Thanks.November 7, 2018 at 10:34 #3379
Thanks for these fantastic suggestions.
Multivendor is precisely what I am looking for – yes
The concept I’m considering is similar to Fiverr’s business model – allowing vendors to list multiple offerings.
Importantly is ability to monetise site by being a transaction mechanism between vendors and customers, to impose withdrawal limits, lodge coupons etc etc.
Quite familiar with WCMP above all else. However, they do not integrate/syncronise with BuddyPress.
I’m aware of themes which create for another tab in BP profiles which is where ‘Products’ can be made to appear.
They provide many hooks/filters but is beyond my sphere of expertise.
WC Lovers/Themekraft has integrations to do exactly as intended, however, BuddyForms Professionals + WC Vendors Pro are requisites…… costing an arm and a leg…
Appreciate your links,
CheersNovember 8, 2018 at 15:39 #3399
Thank you for starting the conversation about multivendor e-commerce websites! 🙂
We’ve been considering to integrate a plugin with our theme and we’re still looking for the best one. The major players are all listed above and show very similar features. Some seems to have more than others, like Dokan and WC Vendors. For a more detailed comparisons, please read the following posts:
These posts need to be taken with a grain of salt as they’ve all been written by weDevs, the Dokan authors…
To us, WC Vendors (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wc-vendors/) seems to be the better fit for Gwangi, and for few reasons:
– Pretty popular with 10.000+ active installations;
– Well maintained by its authors with recent updates and recent commits made on their Github account (https://github.com/wcvendors/wcvendors);
– Integrates very well with BuddyPress thanks to ThemeKraft plugins:
The big drawback here is the price. And you’re right, when combined with ThemeKraft plugin license costs, it creates a very pricey bundle in the end…
However, the good news is that every plugin is available for free in its light version and everybody could test run their multivendor website with a limited number of features and scale from there by bringing the pro features once the website is starting to make more members.
We will plan this integration for sure and make this a top priority if more community members upvote your request.
Regards,November 10, 2018 at 04:40 #3447
Appreciate the useful information you’ve shared.
I agree – WC Vendors is most appropriate for the BP integrations available – given that Gwangi is a community focused theme. Seems to wed well, comparative to other providers.
I have extensive experience with WCMP, but is quite restricted in lending to any sort of ‘community’ aspect. It’s strictly for proper transactional trade and exchange.
You mention that WC Vendors is free for basic features – yes. However the one core plugin I desire is BP WC Vendors https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-wc-vendors/ which depends on the Pro version.
If only they could offer some sort of trial at least for basic features!
Maybe with Gwangi negotiating power, a deal could be sought to integrate with it. Given Gwangi’s niche community focused themes, I think some arrangement would benefit them to have more exposure for this specific plugin. Especially cause they only have 300 downloads for it, and surely they’d want more distribution via theme integrations partners.
CheersNovember 13, 2018 at 17:33 #3499
Yes, we could try to reach them. We’re not sure that they will agree but if we increase our sales, they might too. It’s a win-win situation…
Thank you for this great idea. 😉
We’ll keep you informed of their reply.
Regards,November 15, 2018 at 17:45 #3551
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