Request a Delete Link for Vendors
If we allow vendors just delete their product(s) prematurely without asking us then all that paid marketing with premium SEO and hard work that we have performed for their products will be lost and wasted!! Instead you could make the DELETE button into a “Request A Delete” so when they click on that link then admin can get an email to follow up with their product delete request and such email should also include the product URL for admin to review. You already have the DELETE link under every product title in Dashboard > Products > Product and all you need to do is to change the purpose of this DELETE link. We hide that Delete link because vendors were just deleting prematurely as they pleased and then that deleted product would get 404 error page! If we have request from vendors to delete one of their products then we can delete that product safely or forward to another product or category or any page as we need to prevent 404 error page! This way our paid marketing somewhat will not be as wasted and customers will not land on 404 Error page. Agree?