I have noticed that there are some issus with product vendor premoderation:
when a vendor does some changes to a product for example it just updates the text or it makes a small correction. The product will not be visible on markeplace until it is approved. This is a bad ideea and has a negative impact on all parties vendor, marketplace, customers.
You should display the existing product as it was before changes done by vendor. Subsequently if you approve changes to be displayed product with changes approved.
If a vendor delete a product and was part of campaign or promotion of the marketplace how we deal with this? It should be a premoderation also for deleting products. We don t want some products to be deleted by mistake or are part o a contract with customers. Customers need to have access to products after they paid for it. For example a digital product.
I understand the rational for number 2 and also support it but it is a lower priority for me. I think if number 2 is implemented this should be optional, e.g. active, not active, conditionaly active i.e. requires approval if product forms part of product bundle or promotion.
I like the first one as well. It makes the marketplace consistent and reliable. Let the original product run as per normal while an edited copy of it is sent for moderation, and when approved then the updated version replaces the original one in real time.
@CS-Cart_team the same issue happen when vendor updates their data. it happened these days that a vendor updated his profile photo and its products and its profile were not visible anymore on our cs cart website. his products were part of paid campaign and and we realized that the product were not visible anymore. This has a negative impact on us and also for vendors and customer. Let say customer was in the middle of buying the product at checkout page but suddenly the product is not visible anymore