Tips For Setting Up A Vendor That Has Product Resellers?

I have a vendor that has product resellers in different locations. This vendor does not sell the product directly but rather distributes them to the resellers. What is the best way to set this up in CS Cart?

The ideal scenario would be as follows:

1. Customer searches for the vendor's product.

2. Customer sees the vendor's product (through resellers) but can filter based on distance to save on delivery fees.

3. Customer buys the product from nearest vendor.

4. Nearest vendor collects payment (Cash on Delivery) from customer and not through the site.

I plan to charge this vendor a fixed monthly fee instead of transaction fee.

What will the customer see on checkout if he buys 2 different products from 2 different vendors?

Let's say 1 product is for Vendor A and credit card transaction is used as mode of payment while the other product is from Vendor B (the reseller) and its cash on delivery?


Install the Suppliers addon and they can then associate products with suppliers that will then use that supplier's location for the origin related to shipping. They can just have the supplier notification emails going to themselves so they can do whatever they need to do to enable the drop-ship of a product.