Frontend Submissions product woocommerce
allows a vendor to sell its products through the site on frontedn as evanto marketplace or as this extension https://easydigitaldownloads.com/extension/frontend-submissions/
I am going to add one final submission on this topic in the hope it gets picked up.
I note you have updated your Docs on this - suggesting you might finally tackle the elephant in the room:
"However with things ever so changing, we are thinking of re-designing how a product is added. We realize it is quite difficult for a vendor to understand how everything works when presented with so many settings/options when adding a product."
Then you go and spoil it with "With this said, we may add an on-boarding type interface where it will have step by step guide on adding a product for ease of use."
I am here to let you know that a wizard over the bloated, complex and 90% irrelevant WP product admin UI isn't going to cut it. Sorry but it isn't.
I speak from experience having lost many vendors as a result no clean / clear front end for managing their products. They leave praising our support, our service and our site - the only reason for their departure being complex and confusing product management. We even took it off their hands and heavily customised the vendor dashboard providing forms for them to add / remove products which we then entered / managed through the WP backend manually.
But they wanted to be able to do it themselves as they do on other platforms that they sell through, so we then took it a step further and tried to simplify the WP product admin page using CSS overrides to hide irrelevant and confusing options (such as variations / product data / virtual / downloadable / tax handling etc).
Unfortunately, it is impossible to do this through css alone as required identifiers are not available in many cases so we have had to revert to doing it for them manually again.
The long and the short of it is, there is no short cut here. WC Product Vendors needs a product management front end, with simple add / list / edit / remove functionality and options relevant to the store (in our case a photography gallery) that can be configured by the Administrator, if it is to compete with the alternatives now available to vendors that provide just this.
Please do not take this as overly critical of a solution that I think is otherwise great, I have taken the time to share this view from the coalface in the hope that you guys and gals will grasp the nettle and try to address this issue properly rather than kludging it. It’s a complex task I know but I’m afraid that, IMHO, without it you are unlikely to be able to compete for long.
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Also definitely love to see this happen soon. All your extension competitors have this option available. Please look into this soon. Also please add the integration to link vendor whatsapp numbers to your other extension: https://woocommerce.com/products/order-on-whatsapp-for-woocommerce/
Stil desperately needed after years of begging. The developers don't seem to understand that a clean, clear front end for Vendors to add and manage products can be make or break for a marketplace - shunting non technical users to an overcomplex, confusing and technical backend for product management just because it's there is the achilles heel of this solution.
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Please build it guys! Very needed and necessary feature. An easy to use and intuitive UI for vendors is a must.
I really desire this and I don't understand why it wouldn't be a logical step in the progression of this extension. You have competitors who are doing this already. https://www.moisturecontrol.com.au/
There's plenty of options that add a frontend to WooCommerce Vendors such as Vendify theme and plugins, theres a few other options out there sold via Envato.
Here's the link to see what the frontend product editor looks like > https://astoundify.com/marketing/vendify/video/33-second-editor.mp4
Collin Thompson commented
This is a must Woocommerce. It’s like you’ve built a lovely house, asking everyone to come over, but you make them come in through the back door to the basement. All jokes aside. Like Etsy, Amazon, alibaba, and many other marketplaces, the vendor on-boarding is the most crucial part of building a valuable platform. I would happily spend $200 usd just for decent onboarding, and 100 for extensions just for this part. Eg welcome screens, profile/storefront completion meters, analytic dashboards. This one aspect would probably ad 2-3% to the top line of this extension category
Mohammed Saleh commented
Any new update on this?
Jonathan Kim commented
I need this. I am on the generously spending side, but I would pay $200 for an extension that allowed front end management of bookings for vendors.
Shrikant Sikdar commented
I have just got a pretty new plugin in wordpress.org, WooCommerce Frontend Manager (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wc-frontend-manager/) , quite impressive one.
Fully compatible with all vendor plugins including WC Product Vendors. Vendors can manage their whole store from frontend, just no-where wp-admin panel.
I am even more surprised when I found that is integrated with WooCommerce Bookings also. Create and manage bookings from frontend - I think it never happen before.
I think all wp marketplace addons and WooCommerce also should recomend such plugin with their multivendor addons, will really helpful to users.
Thank you Matt! I really hope that if you develop this that it be compatible with Bookings
Hi Chris, hi all,
I've marked this as "under review" for the team to look into in a future release. We'd like to consider all possible angles and variables here, to ensure we get a feature like this as correct as possible from the get go.
Thanks and regards,
Could you let us know if this is even being considered? As others have suggested, I feel it's a widely desired feature and may even work as a separate extension.
I really desire this and I don't understand why it wouldn't be a logical step in the progression of this extension. You have competitors who are doing this already.
Without a frontend submission with full autonomy to each vendor to their account this plugin is 90% useless. I bought it use and returned it. the great thing about this plugin is that made by the same owners for WooCommerce which makes it 100% compatible with all other woo plugins etc. if they improve it as a fully functional multi-vendor system with front end submission etc. i wish woo did improve this plugin i would buy it overnight!!! Not only that i would buy another 9 plugins from woo because all of their plugins etc. would be in sync and compatible with one another vs. using third party storefront submission themes and plugins which are nothing but AWFUL NIGHTMARE!!! I been there.
Top concern for your customers. If you don't act you may lose them to another upcoming providers.
This was posted almost 3 years ago you still have no made any care to support you platform/customers top demand.
This would have helped a lot for small businesses.