Multi-Vendor is the perfect solution for web stores with multiple independent vendors and virtual shopping malls with many separate departments. It provides the multi-vendor functionality allowing different vendors to sell and manage their own products in a common storefront.
Products from multiple independent vendors appear in the common product catalog and your website visitors do shop at one web store even if your products are supplied by hundreds of different vendors from all over the world.
It does not matter how many independent vendors are allowed to sell their products in your store – two or two hundred. The number of accounts is really unlimited and you can expand your business with no logical restraints.
Your customers' shopping cart can contain products from several vendors, but they will still place one order and pay only once. For proper tracking such order will be then automatically divided into several ones depending on the number of vendors supplying the purchased goods – one order per each vendor.
Each vendor is provided with a separate admin panel to manage own settings and products. Vendors will not interfere with each other's activity.
The money goes to the merchant account of the root store administrator who then manually distributes funds among the vendors according to the history of orders, which is tracked and managed separately for each provider.
The root administrator has full access to the store setting and the products sold by the vendors. So, you can fully control what is added to your product catalog and pre-moderate your vendor's activity if required.
CS-Cart tracks payable amounts separately for each of your store's vendors and provides a tool to record vendor payouts so that you always have you bookkeeping organized.
Each vendor can configure own shipping methods and buyers whose orders contains items from several vendors select vendor-specific shipping options at checkout.