Seller Groups Marketplace Add-On

Seller Groups Marketplace Add-On



Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.1, 2.2

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
09 July, 2018
Extensions, Sales, Marketplace Feeds
Supported Browsers:
Chrome Linux: 42, 43, 44 Mac: 39, 44 Windows: 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 Firefox Linux: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Mac: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Windows: 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 Safari Mac: 7, 7.1, 8, 9 IE Windows: 10, 11, 8, 9
License Type:


The admin can use seller groups for limiting vendor catalog listing and duration. The vendor needs to purchase a seller group for adding more products to the marketplace.

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Note - This module is an add-on of Webkul's Multi Vendor Marketplace Module. To use this module, you must have purchased and installed Multi Vendor Marketplace module first.

With the help of seller groups marketplace add-on, the admin will be able to set a restriction on seller product listing and even set a duration for the listing. The admin can create different seller groups and set a limit on the basis of - the number of products, listing duration, or both. From the storefront, a vendor can pay group fee using available store payment methods.

The admin can add one-time membership groups and recurring subscription type group.  One-time membership groups will allow the sellers to pay a complete single fee to access the seller group features. While recurring subscription type will charge on a regular interval. This will save the sellers from the trouble of having to manually renew their membership.

As the module support recurring profile feature, so you need to configure the “Instant Payment Notification” settings. For this, you first need to have a PayPal account. And for setting up IPN notification, check IPN settings. There are no fees for Instant Payment Notification. You can use Instant Payment Notification in any country where PayPal is accepted. There are fees for currency conversion and to receive payments from another country. For more information, see PayPal Merchant Fees.

Use Case of Seller Groups Marketplace Add-On -

Using seller groups marketplace add-on, the store owner will be able to control vendor product listings on the marketplace website. So that vendors can add a limited number of products for a set period of time. Once, the duration ends, the seller will not be able to add the products to the marketplace. For adding new products to the marketplace, the vendors will purchase a seller group and pay a group fee to the admin.

Features of Seller Groups Marketplace Add-On -

  • Enable or disable seller group marketplace add-on module
  • Group Payment will be done using the allowed payment methods set by the admin.
  • Set default restriction for new vendors and non-group members.
  • Allow/disallow sellers to create product listing by default.
  • Set the default number of product listing for non-group members
  • Select marketplace features for non-group members
  • Set the default product listing duration for non-group members
  • Auto-disable or auto-delete seller products when the listing duration expires.
  • Auto-notify sellers before listing duration expire.
  • Select email templates - group fee paid, listing duration reminder, listing  expired, group fee transaction success
  • Display seller groups banner (with pricing & features) on the storefront  with a footer link
  • Set banner content, title, group color.
  • Every seller can view subscribed group information from My Account section.
  • An alert message is shown when the listing duration ends or seller  tries to more products
  • Admin can assign, re-assign, un-assign a seller from the group.
  • Admin can enable or disable or make changes to a seller group.
  • Select marketplace features for each seller group.
  • Define seller group restriction on - listing duration, product count, or both.
  • Allow admin to add one-time membership groups and subscription type group.
  • Recurring payment with PayPal Express Checkout is provided for seller ’s payment.
  • In the recurring profile, the seller has the option like Cancel, Suspend & Get update.
  • Module source code is open for customization.
  • Support multi-language translations.

Work Flow of Seller Groups Marketplace Add-On -

After the module installation, the admin can easily configure the module settings like enabling the module, select payment methods that can be used to buy the membership and configure restriction settings for non-group members.  Then, the admin will set the email templates and configure seller group fee page settings. After this for the recurring payment, the admin will save the PayPal Express Checkout details like client id and client secret key.

After the configuration, the admin will have a section “Manage Seller Groups” to manage the vendor groups. The admin can delete, edit and add new vendor groups. For creating a new seller group, the admin will enter a group name, group code, select seller group restriction type, define duration, product count, fee amount, upload group image, select allowed marketplace features and seller group subscription type.

Note - The admin can create two type of subscription for vendor groups - one-time membership and recurring subscription. And, can define seller group restriction on - listing duration, product count, or both.

Now on the store-front, the vendors can find the seller group “Pricing” link in the footer section. On the group fee pricing page, the vendor can view the group features and select their membership type. And proceed to pay for the selected membership using store payment methods.

If the selected group is recurring subscription type then the seller will make payment using PayPal from the seller account. And if the seller selects the One-time subscription group type, the seller will be able to purchase the subscription just like he would do for any of the web store products he wants to purchase.

After the expiration of group period, an error message will be shown to the vendor while adding a new product. The vendor can also check the subscribed group information from ‘Manage Seller Membership’ option and recurring subscription information from “Recurring Profiles” section.

Benefits of Seller Groups Marketplace Add-On -

By creating seller groups, the admin will be able to earn returns from the marketplace vendors. Due to the limitation of adding fewer products, the vendor will pay the group fee for adding more number of products. Also, the product listing duration will become reduced and controlled. After the listing duration expires, the vendor will again pay the group fee for making products visible to customers. 

Demo - You can check the live demo here.


Release Notes

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  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    -------------------------------- Version 2.0.3 --------------------------------------
    + Updated composer.json as per magento 2.2.x version.
    + Updated according to Magento 2.2.x and Multi Vendor Marketplace 2.1.x version
    + Seller Group Sorting feature Added
    + Seller Group Sorting feature Added
    - Fixed other minor bugs.
    - Assign group from admin issue fixed.
    - Fixed other minor bugs.


  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Updated composer.json as per magento 2.1.x version.
    + Remove feature to make payment with only paypal for group payment.
    + Allow seller to make payment with all allowed payment methods by admin for purchasing seller group from checkout page.
    + Added mail notification on membership group purchase, payment success, expire and notify for group expiration to seller.
    + Added cron job for module disable/delete on group expire.
    + Added acl system(allowed marketplace module's functionalities) per group.


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