10 Steps: How to Create a Multi-Vendor Marketplace – 2021
Looking to create and launch a Multi-vendor Marketplace? Just in 10steps, we will explain how you will be building your multi-vendor marketplace using TradlyPlatform API or full blown Native Apps
There are two types of products. One is pure no code product where you just signup and update the below informations, we will provide the app builds to you. Other is Headless API approach where we take care of everything backend and your front developers can build apps(Native iOS, android, Flutter, React Native, ReactJS, etc) on top of it. Headless API gives you front end agnostic opportunity.
When you signup with TradlyPlatform, you will enter the wizard (1) and land in the SuperAdmin Panel (2)
- Select your business locale
- Select your business model
- Select the revenue model of your multi-vendor marketplace
- Select the Payment Method
- Delivery / Shipment Method
- Configure Location features
- Configure the registration type
- Seller onboarding
- Production Submission and Catalog Category Hierarchy
1. Select your business locale
2. Select the type of business model
For the type of business model, you should be selecting C2C or B2B as both are multi-vendor marketplaces focused on consumers and another focused on business.
3. Select the revenue model of your multi-vendor marketplace
Decide how you want to charge your sellers / vendors when they open shop and list item. You can use the below type or contact us for custom combinations
4. Select the Payment Method for platform and vendors
You can select multiple-payment methods or single gateway whichever is your preference. You need to signup those accounts from your side and provide us the API Credentials or Account access whichever applicable for us to setup this information for you.
5. Select Delivery Method
It’s up to you to setup whether you want delivery, pickup, delivery integrations, on-demand delivery, etc on your marketplace level. Then your sellers can activate what type of options they allow from the list you provided them. This way your sellers have some privileges and it’s very handy if you want to have balanced control on the transactions between sellers and buyers.
6. Select location feature if it’s going to be location based
If you would like to have features like Nearby stores, Nearby posted products, etc, then these location feature can help you achieve that out of box. You just need to signup for Google Maps and update the API credentials in the SuperAdmin Panel.
7. Select Registration Type
Until this steps are required for a Headless API solution. Then you will be sent to the SuperAdmin Panel where you can configure other details. If you plan to subscribe for the Native apps package, then you can update mobile app UI assets, activate features and configure how you onboard sellers, etc. Explaining this in detail in next part