This feature lets multiple vendors sell the same product. For example, iPhone X launches in the market and it will have the same look and features irrespective of which vendor sells it. Say, if “Vendor A” has already contributed to the specifications and detailing of iPhone X, “Vendor B” can just enter in the name and the features (previously entered by Vendor A) get copied to this product while “Vendor B” can add in, remove or edit the details as well. This makes his work easier and faster. From the customer perspective, this allows them to get a brief comparison of the same product sold by different vendors and make a better choice from the available options.
Enable Single product Multiple Vendors on your Website
If you haven’t enabled the box for Single Product Multiple Vendors in the Admin Setup Wizard itself (Reference 1), you will have to navigate to Settings under WCMp menu and then check the box for Single Product Multiple Vendors under the General Tab (Reference 2).
Sell a pre-existing product (By the Vendor)
Sell a pre-existing simple product from the Vendor Frontend Dashboard
From the Vendor Dashboard, click on Add Product under Product Manager. You will see the List a New Product screen.
In this screen, you can either search for a product similar to yours being sold by other vendors or create a new product. A product can be searched using either it’s name or GTIN numbers.
On clicking Search, similar products will appear as your search results. Click on Sell Yours to sell that product.
Sell Yours will redirect you to the Add Product Details page. The add product page will be populated with datas already filled in during the previous product submission. You can also make changes if you think fit.
Lastly click on Publish when you’ve finished adding all the product details.
Refer to the screen capture below to get a clearer understanding.
Sell a pre-existing product (By the Admin)
Sell a pre-existing simple product from the Admin Dashboard
From the Admin Dashboard, click on Add New under Products.
To assign an already existing product to another vendor, type the name of the product. Then a suggestion box will appear showing the product name along with it’s SKU number.
On clicking the product name from the suggestion box would populate with data already filled in during the previous product submission. You can also make changes if you think fit.
Assign the vendor name from the Vendor tab in the product data panel.
Add the shipping class of the product (if needed)
Lastly, click on Publish when you’ve finished adding all the product details.
Display of SPMV products
If same product is sold by more than one vendor, then how do you decide which product to show in the shop page? For this WCMp provides a setting called “Show SPMV Products”.
This provides 3 parameters (Max Price/Min Price/Top Rated Vendor), based on this the SPMV products will be displayed.
For example, as you can see in the below image, the same product assigned to three different vendors with different properties.
Now, based on the “Show SPMV Products” , the vendor’s name will be displayed in the shop page. This video will depict how the product would get displayed on the shop page based on the display settings of SPMV products done by the admin in backend.