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Note - This module is an add-on of Webkul's Marketplace Module. To use this module, you must have purchased and installed Multi Vendor Marketplace first.
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google Inc, that offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, routes, and more. With Google Maps Cloud Platform it provides a set of APIs and SDKs that allow developers to embed and use Google Maps services into apps and web pages, or to retrieve data from Google Maps.
Dropship Marketplace Add-On facilitates the admin to manage the warehouses and also create shipping rules as per the table rate shipping method thus optimizing the shipping costs that would apply. The warehouse managers for their respective warehouses can add the shipping rules. Moreover, both the admin and the sellers can assign products to a warehouse and manage orders as well. Dropshipping is one of the advanced solutions in the era of the shipping scenarios as it lets the merchants or third party suppliers ship products/ orders to the customers present in different addresses. This means the order is delivered to the customer from the warehouse that is present near to the respective customer’s address or location. This in turn manages and calculates the shipping rates as per the origin address of the warehouse from where the order is being delivered. A major benefit of dropshipping is the store merchants do not have to stock the inventory or manage the logistics.
Shipping has always been an integral part of the e-commerce industry. For this reason, business entrepreneurs seek to integrate methods and features that make the shipping process convenient and swift as it is the only way to generate satisfactory customers.
Dropship Marketplace Add-On is extremely beneficial for the sellers who own online stores and they wish to keep its security intact. Both the admin and the sellers get a better idea of their customers and likewise, they can allow the customers to use additional store’s facilities.
One of the prime features of dropshipping is that the products or the order are delivered to the customers from the nearest available warehouse. On one hand, as this is time-saving, on the other it ensures that your customers do not have to wait for weeks for their order, thus enhancing the customers’ shopping experience. t for each of the
Account & Pricing
- An additional Google account is needed to use this extension. A new account can be created free of cost.
- Click here to signup on Google or login to your existing account.
- Google Maps API is used in this extension for address auto-complete to work. Click here to get the Google Maps API key.
- Google Maps API offers free usage up to a certain limit and quotas, after that you can check the detailed pricing information and choose a plan according to your need.
- The admin can add warehouses.
- Assign/unassign a single product to multiple warehouses.
- Admin can create, delete, and assign shipping rules (table rate shipping) to various warehouses.
- Shipping calculated from the warehouse location (default with only magento base shipping methods).
- The warehouse manager can manage shipments for his orders after admin approval.
- The warehouse manager will be able to add and delete the shipping rules for his warehouse.
- The buyer can select the shipping method according to the warehouse in the same order.
- Shipping will be calculated according to the warehouse.
- The vendor can assign a warehouse while adding a new product.
How Does The Extension Work?
Google Maps API
At first, the admin will have to retrieve the Google API key to configure the dropship settings. Further, the admin can set the configurations of the fields such as name, email, quantity, warehouse assign, and lastly add the Google API key.
Assign Nearest Warehouse - Auto/Manual
Against the warehouse assigned field, the admin can set auto or manual. On choosing Auto – The customers will find the Dropshipping method at the time of checkout. While placing the order, the nearest warehouse, where the product is available will be assigned likewise. On choosing Manual – If the manual is chosen, the customers will only find the default shipping methods. After placing the order using the available shipping method, the admin will have to assign the nearest warehouse where the product is available, manually. Further, the admin can configure the fields such as show price details in order approval, order approved template, new warehouse account template under vendor dropship transactional emails
Create Multiple Warehouse Locations
Under warehouse manager, the admin can create new warehouses by adding the details such as user name, email, warehouse title, address, city, origin country, allowed shipping methods for that specific warehouse, etc. The admin can find the listing of the already created warehouses and find their details like-warehouse title, user name, description, and the status associated with the warehouses.
Warehouse Order Manager
In this section, the admin will find the orders placed by the customers. The admin has the leverage to approve or cancel any of the orders if required. The warehouse will be assigned (automatically or manually) as per the option chosen against the warehouse assigned field i.e. auto or manual. If auto is chosen in the admin configuration, as the customer places an order the nearest warehouse to the customer’s address is assigned to the order. In the case of the manual, the admin has to manually assign the order to the warehouse.
The admin can assign or unassign the products to different warehouses under warehouse products. The admin as well can assign a single product to multiple warehouses as required.
Upload Shipping Rules
The admin will find the list of shipping rules along with the details such as warehouse country code, postal code to/ from, weight to/ from, and cost. The admin can add new shipping rules as well. For that, the admin needs to add/ upload shipping rules files against the chosen shipping rules file field. The admin will have to choose a warehouse against the select warehouse field.
The sellers, in their respective panels, can assign warehouse to their products by navigating to my products section. The seller needs to choose a product and edit it and then navigate to the warehouse stock section and choose the warehouse which is to be assigned. Meanwhile, the customers can choose the shipping method as per the warehouses on the checkout page. The warehouse shipping will be updated and the customer can proceed with the purchase.
As the warehouse managers can log in to their accounts, they will find Vendor Dropship Menu available under the Marketplace Management in the dashboard menu option. Further, the warehouse manager can manage the account, shipping, and orders.
Warehouse Order Manage
The warehouse order manager includes the orders for which the warehouse’s shipment method is set and the invoice is created. The warehouse manager can even generate shipments for the orders.
Manage Shipping Rules
In this section, the warehouse managers will find all the shipping rules created and can even generate new shipping rules for their warehouses. To add new shipping rules, the warehouse managers will have to download a sample file and fill in the shipping rule as needed. Then the CSV including the shipping rules is to be uploaded and configurations need to be saved.
For Store Owner
- The admin can facilitate the customers to purchase the products in bulk from a single store.
- No hassle, as managing the warehouses and inventory is seamless.
- The admin can avail additional benefits by offering profitable shipping rules for the warehouses
For Marketplace Sellers
- The sellers need not keep a track of the inventory as they need not house it.
- There is no expenditure in terms of inventory, materials, tools, etc, that is related to the product.
- Scalable, as there is no task that a seller has to perform manually.
- Can purchase products in bulk from a single store.
- This saves time as customers need not visit multiple stores for their buying needs.
- The order is delivered from the nearby warehouse thus reaches the customers in time.
You can check the live demo from here.
Technical SpecificationsBack to top
Magento platform compatibility
Open Source (CE): 2.3
27 August, 2020
Extensions, Shipping & Fulfillment, Cross Border Fulfillment, Order Management (OMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS)
Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge, IE
Quality ReportBack to top
All tests were conducted on the latest versions of Magento that existed for the compatible release lines at the moment of the extension submission. Latest versions of all other software were used, as applicable.
Release NotesBack to top
- Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.3
- Stability: Stable Build
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- Bugs Fixed.
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+ Compatible with Magento 2.3.
- Bugs Fixed.
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+ Compatible with Magento 2.2.4 and above.
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+ Compatible with Magento 2.2.0 to 2.2.3
+ Fixed Bugs.
+ Changed how Order approves works.
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+ Admin can add warehouses.
+ Admin can assign multiple warehouses to the product.
+ Admin can add the Shipping Rule(Table rate shipping).
+ Shipping calculated from Warehouse location (default with only magento base shipping methods).
+ Warehouse Manager can manage his order after admin approval.
+ Buyer can select the shipping method according to Warehouse in the same order.
+ Shipping will be calculated according to the warehouse.
+ Vendor can assign Warehouse during add new product.
SupportBack to top
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