10 Steps: How to Create a Multi-Vendor Marketplace – 2021

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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 a pure no-code product where you just signup and update the below information, we will provide the app builds to you. Another is the 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 a front-end agnostic opportunity.

When you signup with TradlyPlatform, you will enter the wizard (1) and land in the SuperAdmin Panel (2) 

  1. Select your business locale
  2. Next step is to select your business model
  3. Select the revenue model of your multi-vendor marketplace
  4. Payment Method
  5. Delivery / Shipment Method
  6. Configure Location features
  7. Configure the registration type
  8. Seller onboarding
  9. 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.

2. Select the type of business model

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 items. You can use the below type or contact us for custom combinations

3. Select the revenue model of your multi-vendor marketplace

4. Select the Payment Method for platform and vendors

You can select multiple payment methods or a single gateway whichever is your preference. You need to signup for those accounts from your side and provide us the API Credentials or Account access whichever is applicable for us to set up this information for you.

4. Select the Payment Method for platform and vendors

5. Select Delivery Method

It’s up to you to set up 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.

5. Select Delivery Method

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 this location feature can help you achieve that out of the box. You just need to signup for Google Maps and update the API credentials in the SuperAdmin Panel.

6. Select location feature if it's going to be location based

7. Select Registration Type

7. Select Registration Type
Registration type

Until these 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 app’s package, then you can update mobile app UI assets, activate features and configure how you onboard sellers, etc. Explaining this in detail in the next part

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