As of now, the catalog form has a way just to send a message to the vendor but I would like for the vendor and buyer to exchange messages directly and preferably live. Is there a way to do this simply without a chat plugin?
Hi @andrej, currently customer can contact the vendor either using our widget “Contact Vendor” or using WooCommerce Catalog Enquiry Pro.
However, in order to exchange the messages directly / live, you have to create a custom module or you can use any messaging plugin and make that compatible with WC Marketplace. If you need any help regarding the hook/filter, let us know.