WooCommerce Frontend Manager
Are you confused a bit with WCFM and it’s add-ons!! Why it’s here and what actually this will going to do for me?
Let’s start from the beginning – you have a excellent plan for creating a exceptional multi-vendor marketplace site. After a long research you have finally decided your multi-vendor plugin which will going to serve almost all you need.
Now you find “WooCommerce Frontend Manager” and install this to your store. Already from it’s title something clear to you – “this will do something for me and things will happen from site front-end”.
Is WooCommerce Frontend Manager only for this – is this just a front-end vendor dashboard?
If yes, then why should you go for WCFM!! Just install any multi-vendor plugins expensive add-ons and will have front-end product manager and few more advanced features.
I know, you are now at much bigger confusing position rather than deciding your marketplace plugin, which will be right for my store – WCFM or my multi-vendor plugin’s expensive add-ons!!
Let me clear your confusion ...
WooCommerce Frontend Manager is the smartest woocommerce frontend vendor store/shop manager. Experience the best ever WooCommerce Frontend Product Manager. Most featured Vendor Dashboard for Dokan, WC Marketplace, WC Vendors, WooCommerce Product Vendors – most popular woocommerce multi vendor marketplace plugins. Along with WooCommerce Bookings, WooCommerce Appointments, WooCommerce Rental & Bookings System, WooCommerce Subscription, PDF Voucher, WPML, ACF, Toolset and Listings – WP Job Manager compatibility. Support Ticket, Vendor Followers, Inquiry, Shipment Tracking, Knowledgebase, Notification, Direct Messaging and PDF Invoice are some of the many colorful feathers of the wings.
Now this is the very basic definition for WCFM you will find all over – but how this is most featured and smartest than others?
Why not start with WCFM exclusive feature list !!!
The WCFM Support Ticket System allows the customer to post their queries at one go. They simply have to choose the query category, the product they have queries about, and the urgency, and write down the query in detail. They will be issued a ticket, and will be notified when a reply is posted. They can change the query priority and status in your account, and add replies if required. The process, as is evident, becomes much easier and faster. For details check here.
Vendor Groups and Followers
You may create group of vendors and may assign different set of capabilities. e.g different product limit, categories etc.. Any user may follow a vendor and will have notification for vendor activities like “new product publish to store”.
Store policies are very much important for any e-commerce sites. Now, using WCfM you may define all types of policies for your store and products. More details.
Vendors will have the option of adding tracking code & url for their sold items and mark as shipped. On receive customer can mark them as received. Admin will receive notification for all the activities. Vendor can even mark their order completed. For details check here.
Bulk Stock manager
WCFM will going to relax you from one-by-one product stock update, now you can change and update all your product stock at a single click. More details.
Message Board (Store Chat)
You can directly communicate with your vendors, it’s nothing less than Vendor-Admin chat board. Beside this Vendors will have other important message notifications (e.g. New Order, New Booking etc..) as well. For details check here.
Notice Board (Store Forum)
You will have a full feature notice / announce board. This can be even use as store forum, vendor can reply against a topic.
Bookings & Appointments
Exclusively integrated with WC Bookings and WC Appointments. Fully multi-vendor compatible even at Resource and Staff level. Vendors will have their own Booking calendar and can create manual bookings as well. Read more here.
Product Importer / Exporter
Most featured and powerful product importer / exporter for your multi-vendor store. Vendors will allow to export only their products and import products to their store.
Create full featured image gallery for your products. You may even create image gallery for product variations. Beside this you are allowed to control no of gallery images allowed for a vendor product.
WC Simple Auctions & YiTH Auctions
You are going to have all WooCommerce Auction plugins support. WooCommerce Simple Auction, YiTH Auction Free and YiTH Auctions Premium. Vendors will have their own auction dashboard to check auctions for only their products.
RNB - Rental & Booking System
RNB – Rental & Booking free and premium both are fully compatible with WCFM. Vendors will have their booking calendar and quote request list for only their rental products. Then can even take necessary action against their requests from WCFM dashboard. Check demo.
Listings & Products for Listings
You are going to have most powerful listings integration. Vendors will have their own listings dashboard and create products for listing at the time of creating their listings. Check details here.
You are going to have most exclusive WPML integration. Translating a plugin using WPML is always possible but you will have power of creating multi-lingual products from site front-end, something like dream in hand. Take a look here.
WCFM Custom Fields
There you will have a super power – product custom fields, this will going to help you integrate a lots of third party WC add-ons without writing a single line of code. Experience the power here.
Bulk & Quick Edit
It’s always a painful job to edit the whole product to update small changes, specially when you are looking to update stock or sales prices. WCFM bulk & quick edit will going to release all such burdens from you.
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
Whenever we think for custom fields for WordPress posts ACF comes first in our mind. Just create your product ACF fields and site back, WCFM will do rest for you. Read more here.
WC Product Addons
For creating custom product price rules WooCommerce Product Add-ons is the most powerful tool you will ever had. WCFM will going to give this full power from live site front-end.
You will have the full flexibility of adding any type custom field for your products, WCFM will have fully compatible with Toolset Types. You can even create custom user profile fields and custom vendor settings fields. You can also group toolset fields as per product types. Know more here.
Vendors will have option to download PDF Invoice for their orders with all commission details.
Per Product Shipping
You can allow / disallow your vendors to set shipping rules for each of their products.
It’s very difficult to inform every thing to all vendors over mail or chat. WCFM will give you in-build knowledge base for your store vendors, set your instructions and will available to all vendors. Get details here.
You can even create Bundle of your Products and all these from live site front-end.
One of the most complex and advanced product types of WooCommerce – Composite, Chained Products – now create all these from live site front-end.
Exclusive Capability Manager
You will have most advanced capability manager, have control over each and everything of your store vendors. You can even create group of them of set separate capabilities for different groups. Know more here.
You will have Sales by Date, Sales by Product, Coupon usage and many other advanced reports. Vendors will see reports only for their stores and products.
Now a days analytics most important key for your marketing strategies. Beside advanced sales reports you will also have store and product analytics. Go in depth here.
Groups & Staffs
Possible biggest super power you will have, create group of your vendors and assign different rules to them. Also add managers for your stores. Store admin and vendors will have own group of store staffs. Know more here.
Another exclusive feature from WCFM, you can ask your vendors to verify their profile with proper documentations and social connections. Verified sellers will specially marked in store as well. Check more details here.
Enhance & Flexibility
WCFM is one the most flexible and enhance-able plugin you will ever had. You can customize this at any level, even create your own custom integration very easily. Go for developer’s docs.
Beside all these you will have many more cool features, like screen manager, profile manager, table rate shipping, withdrawal request etc. I think list is already quite long so I prefer to stop here. 😀
Support Response - most important for any product
All we want is love. We are extremely responsive about support requests – so if you face a problem or find any bugs, shoot us a mail or post it in the support forum, and we will respond within 6 hours. If you get the impulse to rate the plugin low because it is not working as it should, please do wait for our response because the root cause of the problem may be something else. All you need to do is to reach us either via our support forum or WordPress.org It is extremely disheartening when trigger happy users down-rate a plugin for no fault of the plugin.
Hope this will helpful for you to take your next step. If you still have any confusion or queries then feel free to reach me anytime here.