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Need an ecommerce solution with drop-shipping/multiple vendor capabilities

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by dkh1978, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. dkh1978

    dkh1978 Regular Member

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    Hey,

    I need an ecommerce solution, basically a shopping cart software, which allows the following:

    1. Multiple vendors, meaning that for the customers, there is only one catalog/view with all the products, but there are multiple admins, of which each one can only access to their own products and see sales reports accordingly.

    2. The payment integration should allow a percentage to be deducted from each transaction. (The commission to the site owner)

    3. Ideally I´m looking for open-source, free of charge possibilities.

    4. Have been looking into OsCommerce (kind of has solution, but is outdated) and Magento, where this feature seems to be available at least with payment. Has anyone experience reaching something like this in Magento for example?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Magento can do (1), you can have multiple stores under the same roof and enforce rules to all. You may need to get a plugin for advanced permissions so that each store administrator can be limited to only what you allow.

    Be warned though that Magento has a steep learning curve.

    Unless I 'm reading it wrong (2) means two separate payments for 1 purchase - haven't seen anything like that.
     
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  3. dkh1978

    dkh1978 Regular Member

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    Thanks for your response.

    Correct me if I´m mistaken, but multi store/single admin would be the contrary to what I need? I need multiple admins and only one store. Multiple stores and single admin would mean that I would be running one Magento backend and multiple stores (storefronts), which all I would administer through that backend.

    I would need to customize the Magento payment gateways to enable the adaptive payments, correct?
     
  4. dkh1978

    dkh1978 Regular Member

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    Yes, I have noticed that Magento for sure requires some work...

    You don´t happen to know any good plugin that would achieve this? Preferable not a commercial one... I have seen a couple, of which another one was 500 USD, another 79 USD, although with quite different features as well.
     
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    I would do this in Magento CE, and have already spec'd this out for another client. Don't re-invent the wheel - look for the most expensive paid extension to do this - it will blow your mind. Unfortunately you need a budget of $1k to $3k for the extension.
     
  6. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I misunderstood what you need, sorry. This extension seems to be doing what you 're looking for (without the payment) http://ecommerce.favoredminds.com/index.php/extensions-modules/qikdropshipper-2.html but the pricetag is $500.

    The user would have to pay twice through the merchant, so yes.
     
  7. dkh1978

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    Yep, I actually already knew about this particular plugin, but due to the price tag wanted to first reach out for an alternative solution. This extension would be more or less ideal for this project, so thanks for the tip.

    You don´t happen to have experience in integrating Magento and Google Feeds?
     
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    Adnan.A Registered Member

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    If you want:
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    You can go with Hostings House Ecommerce Solution, You may get all these things done by one window operation. I recommend you to go and check. Copy the bold text and put into G to reach or you can PM me as well for more help.