Multi Vendor Marketplace do not need developers to build?
It is my interest to build various kinds of multi vendor marketplace for clients. From property listing website, ecommerce platform to service-focused one for pets owners. A multi vendor marketplace enables vendors to create his store in the frontend and post products to sell, like eBay, Amazon.
Running a multi vendor marketplace is similar to running a shopping mall, you need to decide the structure and features of the marketplace, well planned before the launching. Structure such as names of service (product) categories, names of service subcategories, how user can navigate from home page to different pages, and how content will be displayed.
At the beginning, a client should list out all expected functions, and our project manager will evaluate them and quote the price.
Each type of platform needs different features, different plugins and certain customizations. It requires deep experience in digital project management, software research. Because integrations is not as simple as just install a few plugins and it will work well. This is why people should hire a professional web design agency to handle complex website development like this.
For example, the multi vendor marketplace for pets that we develop has multiple search criteria of service categories and locations. When a vendor registers, she can choose the locations and service categories of her retail shops, and upload relevant professional qualifications. On the other hand, a customer can select the kind of pet and breed, its gender, and chip number.
Besides, we can create other customized fields on the registration form according to client requirements.
We can also add the approval feature for every new vendor registration, so that the admin can view and approve them.
The service booking feature enables vendor to set her own business hours and also decide on the length of time slot for each service.
Booking feature lets a customer to choose his preferred time slot after selected a service, and make online payment. After that, the vendor will see the booking details and the time slot to service the customer.
Some clients want membership, points, and loyalty marketing to increase sales. We are very good at customizing such feature. By setting different levels of membership, the website owner can encourage customers and vendors to trade more and increase the number of orders gradually. As usual, the customers can use the accumulated points to buy products or services for free by point redemption. This kind of sales-driven feature is popular, and is good for b2c and b2b as well.
The logic of point system will let admin (site owner) to decide on points to give to customers and vendors based on different 'interactions' such as daily visits, write reviews. The website we develop can also include automated commission-split feature between the website and its vendors. Again, we can enable admin to set different commission for each vendor.
We also enable a vendor to chat with a customer through whatsapp messenger.
Other common features like coupon, social sharing, facebook and google login can be implemented, too.
A well-developed multi vendor marketplace provides great customer experience. It also enables retailers to make more money without sophisticated tech knowledge.
We also provide website maintenance service to keep our clients free from technical issues.
The next step, of course is to increase traffic to the multi vendor marketplace. This can be achieved by SEO, Google Ads, and social content.
In our experience, we can develop and execute a digital marketing plan to cope with client's budget and objectives. We have experience in local, regional, and international ad campaigns. This include creative ideas and production, media selection, campaign optimization.