Gone are the days when a website would have to be built from scratch. And definitely gone are the days a developer would have to sit hours in front of the screen, coding away millions of lines of code to create a eCommerce site from a blank canvas.
Especially with the advent of Woocommerce, life has become easy for business-men interested in an eCommerce site of their own. And to make life easier for you, we list here 5 of our top-pick Multi-Vendor Plugins for Woocommerce; because come on, who doesn’t like more business that comes in with more vendors?
1. WC Vendors – FREE
The favourite of the lot – a free multi-vendor plugin for WooCommerce, WC Vendor allows other sellers/vendors to sell tangible products, virtual products, or downloads on your site. With this plugin, your vendors receive commissions you set on products they sell from your store. With a strong community at its Help Forum, it has been one of the top choices since 2011.
2. Dokan – FREE & Premium
Like many others, Dokan works well with almost any theme that supports WooCommerce. With an intuitive backend to easily segregate between the different sections one would need to see and measure, the team has taken pains to not only ensure the quality but also worked hard on bettering it UI, which is a great add-on.
With its features split up between the Lite Version and the Pro Version, yes it isn’t old and mature but gets better day by day, if we’re to go by the 800+ users who have it installed till date.
3. Jigoshop – Free
A feature-packed eCommerce plugin, Jigoshop involves various product type options for your eCommerce shop – Downloadable/Virtual Products, Variable Products, Affiliate Products or Grouped Products. It also comes in with various reporting features to enable real-time insights of your shops performance, along with stock management.
With more than 10,000 active installs, Jigoshop is very well known in the community for its strong and reliable customer support. Even users who haven’t liked the product have applauded the support!
4. YITH – Free
With 100% WPML compatibility, YITH boasts of a huge list of Premium Features that add to its effectiveness – Seller vacation module, paying commissions using bulk actions, add or remove links to vendor shop in product page and also in category page, setting minimum value for withdrawal of commissions etc.
Still comparatively new to the foray, its soon catching up on the race. With users reporting minor flaws while setting up a site with multiple authors, it seems to be taking the reviews seriously and clearing up the glitches.
5. Socio – $33
Well yes, this one hasn’t been listed in the official WordPress Plugin list, but seeing the reviews we just couldn’t leave this one out. Socio works exactly the way as is beneficial to the users – multiple vendors can sell the same product, which thus means the buyer can choose which vendor to buy the product from. Also, with parallel and chained payments made possible, with the ability to split PayPal payments between a maximum of 6 PayPal accounts, life’s easy for everyone.