Choose Your Best WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace Plugin

Choose Your Best WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace Plugin

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CHOOSE YOUR BEST WOOCOMMERCE MULTI VENDOR MARKETPLACE PLUGIN

5 Best WooCommerce Multi Vendor Plugin

  1. WC Marketplace
  2. WC Vendors Pro
  3. Dokan Multivendor Marketplace
  4. WooCommerce Product Vendors
  5. WCFM Marketplace

If you are already familiar with these Marketplace plugins and wish to move ahead to our Multivendor Solution, visit the Features Summary, our Dashboard Features and our Documentation to get started right away.

Multi Vendor Marketplace Plugins are teeming with features. Each Plugin offers many variations with different ‘free’ and ‘paid’ versions, so it can be very difficult to make an accurate comparison.

So, when I finally completed reviewing most of the overwhelming options, I felt compelled to share my experiences and takeaways. Here’s a quick summary of why I was motivated to create a better solution.

Lets move on ...

The WooCommerce Multi Vendor Marketplace plugins list is quite long, but I will discuss only the 4 that are miles ahead of the others.

So let’s start with getting a brief idea about those plugins:

WC Marketplace

This is the newest on the list, but is already being ranked among the best. The only reason behind this is its long list of features. This is undoubtedly the most feature-heavy multi vendor plugin for WooCommerce.

I personally really love this plugin and only because it’s totally FREE. You will have full multi vendor core module at $0.

They also have a set of add-ons($320) but those are not that much essential.

WC Vendors Pro

WC Vendors and WC Vendors Pro are the most popular multi vendor plugins at this time.

The Pro version has ample features at a price of $149. On the downside, there are some repetitive settings from WC Vendors and WC Vendors Pro, which causes some confusion. Besides, the Booking integration is separate, which means you have to pay an additional $59 for Bookings only.

There is an easy-to-use free version as well, but not with as many features as you would like.

Dokan Multivendor

One of the oldest multi vendor solutions for WooCommerce, Dokan was initially really lacking in the features department. But it has grown a lot in the last few days, having adopted a lot of features from WC Vendors and WC Marketplace. Their UI-UX, in particular, deserves special mention.

On the downside, however, although Dokan comes in Free and Pro packages, you can’t do much with the free version – not even approve your Vendors, so you must opt for the Pro Packages (starting  from $149) to get anything done at all.

And that’s not all; Pro Starter and Professional packages are very minimal with modules. So you have to invest $499 (Business Package) to have decent multi-vendor features, which I personally feel is paying more than it’s worth.

WC Product Vendors

This is the multi vendor plugin from the original author of WooCommerce, but they surprisingly never take care of this.

There’s no free version available, and the most basic version starts at $79.

This is the only marketplace plugin where a seller can have multiple stores. But it has significantly fewer features than other three, so let’s hope WooCommerce will improve upon this soon.

WCFM Marketplace

WCfM Marketplace is the one-stop multi-vendor plugin that you’ve been waiting for. It has got everything from our own with WooCommerce Frontend Manager plus a lot more! With powerful and customized features like Flexible Commission, Refund Request, Withdrawal & Reverse Withdrawal, Single Product Multi-vendor, Ledger Book, Zone & Country Wise Vendor Shipping, Store Inquiry & Review and Stripe Split Pay. WCfM Marketplace will take your e-commerce site to another level. Experience Advanced modules like Store Invoice, Support Ticket, Shipment Tracking, Product Importer & Bulk Stock Manager along with WooCommerce Bookings, WooCommerce Appointments, WooCommerce Rental & Bookings System, WooCommerce Subscriptions and WP Job Manager compatibility using WCFM – Ultimate that will make business for your vendors easier. With steady support from our team, create and manage your e-commerce website hassle-free with the all new WCfM Marketplace!

Now it's time for direct comparison -

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  • Vendor Dashboard
  • Frontend Product Manager
  • Frontend Order Manager
  • Individual Store
  • Earning Report
  • Sales Report
  • Shipping Manager
  • Coupon Manager
  • Withdrawal System
  • Store SEO
  • Analytics
  • Vendor Groups
  • Flexible Commission
  • Vendor Staffs
  • Seller Verification
  • Announcement
  • Notice Board
  • Knowledge base
  • Single Product Multiple Seller
  • Store Invoice
  • Direct Messaging
  • Vendor Review
  • Report Abuse
  • Social Profile
  • Back Ordering
  • Order Status
  • Email Notification
  • Booking
  • Appointment
  • Auction
  • Subscription
  • Tax Manager
  • Stock Manager
  • Custom Store URL
  • Category Manager
  • Toolset Support
  • ACF & ACF Pro
  • Store Contact Form
  • Per Product Shipping
  • Table Rate Shipping
  • Product Custom Field
  • Shop Managers
  • Store Ticket System
  • Dashboard Styling
  • Listings Support
  • Stock Manager
  • Inquiry Manager
  • Ledger Book
  • Refund System
  • Reverse Withdrawal
  • License
  • Support
  • 1 Year
  • Life Time

  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year

  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year

  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year

  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year

Result Time

I have considered 50 most required features for any multi vendor marketplace store.

WC Marketplace
WC Vendors
Dokan Multivendor
WC Product Vendors
WCFM Marketplace

Now your decision time!!!

Hope this will help you to decide on the right multi vendor plugin for your store. May you create the best marketplace!

The information here is true to the best of my knowledge, and my opinions are unbiased. I did pay  a lot of attention to the prices of the plugins, since costs become a major issue when we start something new.

Do let me know your suggestions or complaints in the comments section.

Go through this to know more about WCFM Marketplace.

20 comments
  • Ruth March 5, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Hello, we added Wc Frontend Manager on our website, and it use to work very well but now it does not open.

    What should we do?

    • Bingal
      Bingal March 5, 2018 at 8:07 am

      Hi,

      Possibly dashboard page deleted or setting reset somehow!
      Can you please check, wp-admin -> WCFM Options -> be sure dashboard page is set there and it has the desired short code “[wc_frontend_manager]”

      If you still can’t get it fixed then please contact us here – https://wclovers.com/contact-us/

      Thank You
      Bingal

  • amin March 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Shiva!
    THat’s great ! thank you so much!
    Really i have been looked for a comparison between these plugins and also with Easy Digital Download , as youknow it is a another solution without WooCommerce and just for downloadable products. However you have done it for WooCommerce family and so useful.
    would you please do a comparison like this for themes also?

    • Bingal
      Bingal March 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Hi Amin,

      Thanks for your valuable feedback and appreciation.

      Yeah sure, I will do it in very near future.

      Thank You

      • amin March 25, 2018 at 5:38 am

        Hi Bingal!
        please let me know downloadable product for admin and vendors I write some points below and you can correct my points:
        1- we can not make multi vendor website just only with WCFM . however WCFM needs another plugin like Dokan MarketPlace, WC Vendors and … to make a multi vendor website. we can not make our multi vendors website just only with WCFM. I did alot to make it but I couldnt and finally by add another multi vendors plugin ( WC vendors for example) i did it. there is no option for a visitor to be asa vendor on the site if we dont have additional plugins like wc vendors and the others.
        2- there is no option for free download( without go to cart I mean) . we have to add another plugin to make it.
        3-if we add a plugin for free download without cart process, it is just stay for site admin and the vendors could not use this plugin. I mean ther is no way to add free download without cart process for vendors.
        4- there isno way to add downloadable products for vendors in free download. downloadable feature is just for admin ,not vendors . the downloadable feature for product as you mentioned place in WCFM Ultimate I think

        • Bingal
          Bingal March 26, 2018 at 8:26 pm

          Hi,

          1. WCFM is not at all a multi-vendor plugin, it’s front-end manager plugin. It allow you to do al those which you can do using WC from wp-admin area. Now when you install a multi-vendor plugin (e.g. WC Marketplace, Dokan etc …) it will start working as vendor dashboard as well.

          2. Downloadable product is part of WCFM Ultimate, but still you can setup FREE downloadable option using WCFM custom fields and catalog mode.

          Please open a topic at our forum for discussing all these in more depth – http://wclovers.com/forums

          Thank You

  • amin March 25, 2018 at 5:52 am

    I am really looking for a package of plugin inwhich I willbe able to make a multi vendors website so that:
    1- vendors can make profile (like WCFM , your dashboard is pretty nice!)
    2- vendors can add downloadable product.
    3- vendors can add free download product inwhich client can download those without cart process.
    4- admin can add downloadable and free download products.
    5- good registration and login for inwhich visitor can choice easily that option he/she wants,like just going to some free download, going to be as a vendor and create a store, or just going to buy some downloadable products and maybe write some comments or review.
    For some reasons I wonder if your plugin package can be suitable for me !
    please let me know if your package or any suggestion can be abale to do all of my request!
    thank you guys!

    • Bingal
      Bingal March 26, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Hi,

      First of all, just relax.

      You will have all these features and your vendors will have all the powers to do so using WCFM as well.

      Can you please just open a topic here with same queries – http://wclovers.com/forums

      We will guide you personally to setup everything as per your requirement.

      Thank You

  • Shamina Roshni April 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Hi there,

    Nice write-up you got here. Maybe your information is a bit old now. Here’s some latest update on Dokan Multivendor Marketplace.

    1. The price of Dokan Pro starts from $149 and has all the features that a multivendor marketplace requires.
    2. The free version also has minimalistic features that you need to run a simple marketplace.
    3. Dokan has earning reports in the pro version.
    4. There is vendor staff manager module and you can create unlimited staffs along with managing their capabilities.
    5. There is also a notice board in the vendor dashboard where you can view the announcements or so-called notices.
    6. Dokan also has single product multiple vendor modules.
    7. You can customize the style of your dashboard using colour scheme customizer.
    8. Direct messaging is possible via store support module.
    9. The booking, auction and subscription module are also available for your use in the pro packages.

    Hope this latest information will be helpful to you for updating your post.
    Thanks for the detailed comparison.

    Cheers!

    • Bingal
      Bingal April 9, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Roshni,

      Pleasure to have such cool appreciation.

      We are really great-full to you for providing Dokan’s latest updates.

      Please give us a bit time, we will check these once and then definitely update.

      Thanks again or your cooperation.

      Bingal

  • James April 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

    You mention in your comparison chart WCFM+Multivendor – but what this plugin does and from where can I download it? Is WCFM+Multivendor a vendor plugin or what?

    Thanks,

    • WCfM Forum
      WCfM Forum April 9, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for get in touch with us.

      Well, WCfM is not a multi-vendor plugin and you may download this from here – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wc-frontend-manager/

      WCFM+Multivendor – here “Multivendor” means any of the WCfM compatible multi-vendor plugin.

      WCfM multi-vendor plugins are –

      1. WC Marketplace
      2. Dokan Lite & Pro
      3. WC Vendors & Pro
      4. WC Product Vendor

      You always recommended “WC Marketplace” as it’s totally FREE and most featured multi-vendor plugin.

      Please know me if you have any other queries.

      Thank You

  • Michael Largue April 11, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    When you refer to WC Vendors, you always say WC Vendors & Pro. Does this mean…
    1. That it will work with WC Vendors (Free) on its own AND WC Vendors (Free) + WC Vendors Pro

    OR

    2. That it will only work with WC Vendors (Free) + WC Vendors Pro?

    Regards
    Michael

    • Bingal
      Bingal April 12, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Hi,

      WCfM works with both WC Vendors & WC Vendors Pro.

      If you don’t have WC Vendors Pro then you will miss few additional things which only offer by WC Vendors Pro. Things like –

      1. WC Vendors Shipping
      2. Flexible Commission setup
      3. Well structured vendor store page

      But WCfM will not stop you if you don’t have WC Vendor Pro.

      If you have any further queries regarding this then please option a topic here – https://wclovers.com/forums/

      Thank You

  • Pleccema April 16, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Another popular multi vendor plugin is Yith. How does that rate against the other ones?

    • Bingal
      Bingal April 21, 2018 at 7:11 am

      Hi,

      Thanks for your query.

      Frankly, we didn’t considered that as this lagging behind from others in too many aspects.
      Also it has some serious bugs so people prefer to ignore that.

      We will try to do a review on this from our side and a section as well.

      Thank You

  • enrick April 19, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Hi,

    Thanks you for your plugin.

    I would like if in the fututre the WCFM will be comptible with Yith Multi-vendor.

    Regards

    • Bingal
      Bingal April 21, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Hi,

      Thanks for your query.

      Sorry to say that we don’t have any plan yet to make WCfM compatible with Yith Multi-vendor plugin.

      Thank You

  • Marcos September 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Olá!

    Como faço para ter um local onde se encontrem todas as lojas.
    tipo um menu escrito “LOJAS”.

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