WooCommerce Frontend Manager
Be it commodities or software, before using any product we think of two simple questions- WHAT IS IT? And WHY DO WE NEED IT? If you are reading this page, I am sure one of those questions surely struck your mind, and yep! we are there to answer them.
So, what is WCFM Frontend manager? Answer is simple- It’s a plugin which gives you the feasibility to manage your WooCommerce store from frontend without facing the complexities of admin panel. So be it adding products to your store, adding coupons, tracking sales report – for all of these you needn’t be tech-savvy anymore and can easily get a birds-eye view of the site from frontend.
But, do you need it? Well, imagine you are running a multivendor marketplace and you have number of vendors selling through your site, wouldn’t it be much easier to manage them from one interface and have a panoramic view over your entire store’s functions? Additionally, the best part is, you don’t need to know WordPress, nor does your vendor need to understand complex technical terms provided in the back-end of admin panel. One can easily perform site activities from the front-end of the site and ensure that your backend is safe and clean!
Moreover the best part of using WCFM Frontend manager is, you do not have to worry about which marketplace plugin you are using! It’s completely compatible with prominent marketplace plugins present in WordPress and will give your marketplace site a panoply of handy features.
So, what are the features provided by WCFM Frontend manager which makes it the best in the market? Well, let’s dive in each of them and you will surely have your answer!
Flexible Commission Types
You can set the commission rules and commission mode for vendor as per their choice from frontend. The plugin gives extensive options to admin for paying the commissions to the vendor such as percentage, fixed, Percent+fixed, by vendor sales, product price and by purchase quantity. Read more.
Withdrawal & Reverse Withdrawal
With this feature, you can setup the withdrawal rule and disburse payments to vendors as required. Additionally, the plugin supports reverse withdrawal mechanism which will allow the vendor to pay commissions to admin if required. Read more about withdrawal and reverse withdrawal.
With WCFM, you can easily configure the refund settings for their store, it allows you to check if refunds are auto-approved and set up the threshold number of days for permissible refund. Read more.
Vendor Ledger Book gives vendors and admin the most easiest way to check all their store transactions – commission, withdrawal, refund, partial-refund and charges, the best part is, you can avail this from your frontend. Read more.
WCFM allows customers to raise enquiry under each product. Vendors will be notified instantly for a new query and all previous enquiries will be also listed as FAQ. The entire system is prompted in frontend and it serves as a direct mechanism of communication between buyer and seller.Read more.
You can now define all types of policies for their store and products directly from frontend, thus reducing the hassle to a great extent. Read more.
WCFM Frontend manager allows the vendors to set their store’s open and closing hours. They may also set week off days using this feature. Read more.
This will allow the vendors to keep their online store closed for a certain span of time. So, Your vendors can easily get your closed and enjoy their vacation and you can relax as well! Read more.
You can now configure the review settings so as to manage the reviews given for the store accordingly. Read more.
This feature allows you to setup the shipping management system for their store.You can configure the shipping options by Country, Zone or Weight directly from Frontend. Read more.
Vendors will have the option of adding tracking code & URL for their sold items and mark them as shipped, similarly, on receipt customer can mark them as received. Admin will receive notification for all the activities. Vendor can even mark their order completed. Read more.
Delivery addon along with WCFM Frontend manager will allow the vendors to manage their product delivery by their own delivery team, thereby enabling the vendors to add unlimited number of delivery persons, assign a delivery person to an order, and get instant delivery notifications in the frontend. Read more.
Category wise Attributes
Allows the vendors to add the attributes of the products and map them to relevant categories from frontend.
Store GEO Location & Radius Search
Location / address for a product is really challenging feature. Using WCFM you will have plenty of options to do so. GEO my WP, MapPress Easy Google Map, Toolset Maps and Address Geocoder all are fully compatible with WCFM.
Single Product Multi-vendor
WCFM Frontend manager allows the owner to allocate a particular product to 2 or more vendors for selling thus ensuring more sales. Read more.
Vendors can configure the SEO of their store individually by placing the appropriate keywords from frontend. Read more.
Articles against individual stores can be published by users directly from frontend. This ensures more authenticity and better sales for your store.
Vendors can configure and generate coupons for their store from the frontend directly.
Vendors will be able to manage the media files from frontend editor and thus can easily configure them as per requirement without accessing the admin panel of the site.
Vendors can configure to list their product in catalog mode directly from the front-end of the site. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
You can now enjoy the feasibility to create and assign any type of custom badges to your vendors. Read more.
WCFM allows customer-vendor spontaneous communication and hence helps to respond to the queries of the customer faster and drive more sales. Read more.
Vendors can process store wise invoice to their customers and can also configure the invoice slip as per requirement. Read more.
Product Custom Fields
Vendors have feasibility to add custom fields for their products so as to make it more viable to their customers. WCFM allows all these from the front-end and makes it easy. Read more.
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 ease up the burdens from you.
Product Importer / Exporter
WCFM provides inbuilt product importer / exporter for your multi-vendor store. Vendors will be allowed to export their products and import products to their store directly from frontend.
Bulk Stock manager
Now you can change and update all your product stock at a single click, hence no need of updating the stock one-by-one. Read more.
You may create a group of vendors and may assign different set of capabilities. e.g different product limit, categories etc. Any user may follow a vendor and shall receive notification for vendor activities.
Vendors as well as admin will get notifications of the activities in the store.
You will have a full feature notice / announcement board wherein one can see all the activities performed. This can be even used as store forum and vendor can reply against a topic.
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. You can set your instructions and it will available to all vendors. Read more.
You can easily manage the capabilities of different users such as vendor, staff and manager. This allows the store owner to have complete authority over the store and filter the access as required to the users. Read more.
Allows you to configure the menu of your store easily with better flexibility directly from frontend.
You can now configure your preferred email address for different email notifications via email settings provided by WCFM, it gives you powerful options to configure your mail settings directly from the frontend.
Bookings & Appointments
WCFM is exclusively integrated with WC Bookings and WC Appointments, it’s 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.
WC Simple Auctions & YiTH Auctions
You can have all WooCommerce Auction plugins support such as 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.
Listings & Products for Listings
You can enjoy most powerful listings integration. Vendors will have their own listings dashboard and can create products for listing at the time of creating their listings. Read more.
You are going to have most exclusive WPML integration. Translating a plugin using WPML is always possible but with us, you will have the power of creating multi-lingual products from site front-end, this one is really unique. Read more.
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
WCFM is readily compatible with ACF and thus one can create Custom Taxonomy and Fields for their Products. Additionally, you can even create custom fields for Users and other post types as well. Read more.
WC Product Addons
For creating custom product price rules WooCommerce Product Add-Ons is the most powerful tool you will ever have and WCFM provides this full power from frontend.
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. Moreover, you can also group toolset fields as per product types. Read more.
Groups & Staffs
Possibly the biggest power you will have is to create a group of your vendors and assign different rules to them, you can also add managers and staff for your stores and allocate them set of tasks as required. Read more.
WCFM will allow you to Bundle your Products and sell them right away! And, that too from site’s frontend.
One of the most complex and advanced product types of WooCommerce is Composite, Chained Products, with the help of WCFM you can now create all these from the front-end of the site!
Analytics is the most important key for your marketing strategies, and we understand that. Beside advanced sales reports you will also have store and product analytics which will help you to plan your sales strategy. Read more.
WCFM is one the most flexible and extendable plugin you will ever have. 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.
Do you see a feature missing? Take a step and submit your feature request 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 and we will respond within 24 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.
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