Hi! I have 1 question
In my opinion, the Vendor's plan should be a last resource to be used by Multivendors website owners. Why? Almost none during these days use that business model to sell in a website, maybe long time ago but today people will prefer to pay a fixed % for each item they sell.
What's the problem I have? I don't want to use the Vendor's plan anymore in my website. Can the add-on be removed? I would like to work applying a variable % for each website department, but here I have another problem.
I have Main Category - Subcategory and child categories. What happens with the vendor commissions by category add-on is that I don't understand 100% how it works. Also, the Add-on document is not clear in their explanations, leave a lot of questions in the air.
Example, the % fees applied to a child category govern and override the subcategory and category where it belongs to, or the category % fee govern the subcategory and child category?
What happen is. When a seller in my website add a TV to my store it do it under
Subcategory (Tv's and media)
Child Category (Tv's)
That way, the TV will appear in every single department. Now, with the Vendors plan Active, if I don't set a % under a category, the Vendors plan govern with the % stipulated in the plan, but if I set example 15% under the Electronics Category all the products under that category will be applied with the 15% fee. If I leave the Electronics Category % empty, and I go to each Child Category and I apply there an 8% the vendor plan will apply the % they have under the categories that are before the Child Category. That doesn't have any sense.
In my opinion, both can't work at the same time, I would like to know if vendor plans can be removed or deactivated. The vendors I have on my website, they may sell TV and food, it's very variable, and I can't have Electronics and Food under the same vendor plan with a fixed % otherwise 1 vendor would need 2 or more stores to be able to sell different products from different categories. That why I say that Vendor's Plan is an obsolete add-on and should be used as a last resource or a website that sells only 1 or 4 types of products. Leaving vendors to sell whatever they want is more similar to a website like Amazon. They just need to pay what it's entitled in each department and that's it.
Now, the Add-on Commissions by category should work only with subcategories or child categories any of both, but not been in every single department. What sense makes that I will apply an 8% in Electronics, but then, I will go to a Child Category of that department and say that Tv's will have 15%, DVD Players 10%, Home Theater 18%, and so on. What sense makes the 8% applied to Electronics?
We present you an extension to Multi-Vendor which allows assigning advanced settings of payment surcharge to payment methods.
We start from installing an extension:
Add-on is entirely dependent on vendor plans to set payment surcharges. In this example, we will be using two vendors with plans Gold and Unlimited.
In payment method configuration, a new interface is available which allows to add payment surcharge records. For each record we can define vendor plan, charged entity, and the surcharge itself - flat or dependent on order sum.
Each payment method can have any number of records, allowing you to cover all available vendor plans.
If payment surcharge is charged to customer, it behaves like regular surcharge - it's added to an order and customer sees it during checkout.
In below example, we added one product, each costing 100 PLN to cart. Because payment surcharge is applied to customer, it is calculated as 100 * 0,07 + 100 * 0,1 = 17 PLN.
If surcharge is charged to the vendor, customer does not see anything in checkout, and surcharge is instead added to commission taken by Marketplace from vendor order.
- no core file changes
- compatibility with Multi-Vendor versions 4.10.x - 4.14.x
Please, do not hesitate contact us if you have any additional questions.
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