Please note that choice of the shipping plugin entirely depends on your business needs. So, if you find FedEx tore is in Canada, then the WooCommerce Canada Shipping Plugin would suit you better.
As we had mentioned this earlier, Dokan is possibly one of the best multivendor plugins out there. But what we didn’t mention is the list of features that make this plugin so special and popular among many store owners. To begin with, vendors can exercise a whole lot of flexibility with their products by managing themselves. Your vendors can categorize, define sale prices, offer coupons, and do a lot.
Both you and your vendors can check out the information on the admin side. They can find out the to create an online presence of their products. As you might know that the search engines detect keywords and the site with more keywords are usually placed higher in the search results.
How do the two plugins work together?
The WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin has been made compatible with the Dokan Multivendor plugin. Which means that the plugins operate together.
Setting up vendors on your WooCommerce
The process of installing the plugins and configuring is quite simple. You just need to configure on the way.
You can follow the steps given in the following
document in order tore.
Once you are done installing the plugin, you would have to choose and configure. You can choose the Dashboard appearance, define the commission percentage, set up withdrawal methods, etc.
Make sure to add their products Install Multi-Vendor Add-On plugin along with Dokan
After you have set up the Dokan plugin, you need to the vendors. You can also change the way the Cart behaves when two products from two different vendors fall in the cart. To be specific, the plugin has two options – Split and sum, and Split and separate.
You would find these options in the plugin settings page. If you choose the first option, i.e Split and sum, then the rate would be shown as the sum of the individual shipping costs of the products. And if you choose the Split and separate option then the prices would be shown separately. You can refer the following image to see how it looks on the Cart page.
In the above image, the Cart page includes two different items from two separate vendors. This is a nice feature as it allows your custo have options over the shipping methods. You can also
refer this article that explains more about this plugin. Setting up UPS Shipping on your WooCommerce
Once you are done setting up the Dokan plugin, you need to enter the UPS credentials, your address, choose the packing method, enable shipment tracking feature, etc.
You can follow the UPS plugin setting up articles:
Woocommerce UPS Shipping Plugin – How it works?
Setting Up WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin How can vendors manage their orders?
Once you are done with the installation and set up of the plugins, you would find the following drop-down option on the
Edit product page.
With this drop-down, you can directly assign products to pay the postage and your vendors can handle their own shipments.
If you go down to WooCommerce > Users > Seller A, then you will find the Vendor Option. Here, either you or they can add their own UPS credentials. Whats even great is that they can use FedEx or DHL Express if you are using shipping plugins like the FedEx or DHL Shipping Plugin from XAdapter.
There is another way of assigning products. Once a vendor has been registered, he or she can access their Dashboard where they have the access to your website, he or she can add their product, assign the selling price, mention the weight & dimensions of the item, provide the product description, etc.
You just need to directly post new items.
Now, let us assume that a custo see the shipping rates and fulfil the order.
If you refer to the image in the Multi-Vendor Add-on plugin section, you can see that the respective real-time UPS shipping rates appear on the cart page. These rates are calculated by UPS and are returned from their API.
Once the custo see similar on his or her Orders page.
One of the best things about the UPS Shipping plugin is that you can configure the shipment once the order received. So, as soon as the Seller A clicks on this order, he or she would be able to Generate the Package. Once the vendor does that, the plugin displays the following section on the Orders page.
As you can see, your vendors can add another custom package, change the shipping methods, enable Collect On Delivery feature, etc.
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Order tracking is a highly important feature that every sto print. Your vendors can find the tracking ID in the provided UPS Shipment tracking box on the Edit Order page.
Your vendors can share the tracking information with the customer.
The combination of these two plugins can help you achieve almost all multivendor business ideas. It provides a lot of advantages and benefits of the online model without any hassle. This article has acquainted you with some of the efficient WordPress marketplace solutions. These include a range of plugins and themes designed to produce optimum results for a marketplace model. Let us know if you have a suggestion or query.