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    Man – I wish I found this sooner! I am currently developing a marketplace using Marketify + several Easy Digital Downloads plugins. I am highly considering switching and purchasing WP Vendors Pro + Stripe integration, but I’d like to have some of my pain points answered first.

    My site is http://dronecreek.com, to give you a better idea of what I am trying to do.

    Here’s my overall goal for my business: It is a marketplace for physical (used) items. Customers & vendors will create an account, verify thru email, login into the site, and view their Dashboard screen. In the dashboard, they can add products, edit profile, view order etc. Vendors will likely list an item once, and removed it once sold. I(site owner) will be taking a commission from each sale.

    Here are some questions I have, that I’m struggling with on my current Marketify+EDD platform:

    1. Email Registration: When vendors and customers register, do they receive a verification email?

    2. Messaging: Is there a messaging system in place, or plans in the future to include one?

    3. Custom invoices: Is there a way for Store Vendors to manually create an invoice for their customers and still allow me(site admin) to take a commission? For a website like mine, it would be very beneficial for the customer to contact the Vendor, negotiate or adjust a price, and have the Vendor send them a custom invoice. I would then take a % commission of that sale. Even email communication back and forth would suffice, as long as the vendor can come back to the website, create an invoice, and charge the customer that way

    4. What theme do you recommend? I have X-Theme, but I am unsure of the process of creating individual pages or if I can just paste the shortcodes into each page to create them.

    5. Products listings: In your documentation, I noticed there was an option to display a SOLD OUT on a particular product(yay!). Any plans to include autoremoval of sold products?

    6. Vendor ratings: Can customers leave feedback for the vendor, instead of the for the purchased product? So when future customers click on the Vendor store or profile, they can read the reviews.

    Thanks in advance! Looking forward to any information you can give me!

    WC Vendors Support

    Hi Danny!

    That’s a cool site! I may be a buyer there in the near future. 🙂

    1.) Yup

    2.) No, but you can use any messaging system you like, try BuddyPress for it or search the wordpress.org repo for any other message system you like

    3.) No, but you can use GravityForms to make a “Custom” product listing where buyers fill out what they are buying for each vendor and enter the description and price.

    4.) Any WooCommerce theme is good for Pro! You dont need to create vendor pages, it’s automatically done for you. So are the dashboard pages. Just install and go.

    5.) Sure, just tell WooCommerce to not display “out of stock” products, and you’re done! 🙂

    6.) Yup. That’s exactly what the feedback module of Pro does.




    Thank you very much(and for replying so quickly!) That in itself is turning me into a buyer. I am waiting on a refund from EDD and then I will GLADLY switch over to WC Vendors Pro + Stripe plugin.

    #2 and #3 are definitely my biggest pain point. I will look into Gravity Forms like you suggested. I’m a little confused about what you mean, but I’ll do some research into it. If you ever do decide to create a custom quote form, please let me know 🙂



    Actually, I sort of answered my own question here – but I think the easiest solution would be to have the vendor just change the original price to the agreed upon price. I’ll just write up instructions to have the customer contact the vendor first.

    WC Vendors Support

    Hey Danny,

    GravityForms with the WooThemes Gravity Forms addon will allow you to create forms for a product. What I do, is I have a form for a custom request. Then the vendors create a Custom Request listing, and I assign it that form on the edit product page. When a buyer goes to use the form, they can input the price, input what they are paying for, and checkout! Easy as that. 🙂 It’s like having a “Custom product just for you” page every time. Very handy!

    And sure, vendors can set the prices and change them at any time. 🙂



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