Commerce Marketplace module can be used when you want to set up a multi-vendor store. This module introduces a new entity type called "store". If you don't have any idea about how to set up your store or add products to your store, then read on. This article is going to save your day.
Step 1 : Download and enable Commerce Marketplace module.
Step 2 : This module contains additional following modules
- Commerce Marketplace Order
- Commerce Store
- Commerce Store Permissions
- Commerce marketplace shipping method
- Commerce Marketplace Funds
- Commerce Marketplace Funds Withdrawal methods
Enable 1, 2 and 3 if you need only the basic functionality like store creation, store access and order management.
Step 3 : Once you enable this module, a "store" Entity type will be created in your site. You can navigate to Structure => Entity Types => Commerce Store => Store(admin/structure/entity-type/commerce_store/store) to see the Store's list. By default, there will not be any store. You can create one by clicking on "Add store" link.
Step 4 : Once you create a store, you can access the store using the URL, www.example.com/commerce_store/store/"store id" or just click on the title of the store.
Step 5 : On reaching your store home page, you will be able to see different tabs like view, edit, delete, "your store name's" products and sales which all are self explanatory.
Step 6 : An additional change this module brings to your site is the Store(cmp_store) field in your product variation type, which is an entity reference field. So, while adding adding a product, you will be able to see a store field, which is an autocomplete field by default(which can be changed).
Step 7 : As a last step, you will have to assign permissions in order to grant access to create/edit/view store and other functions.
Once you complete the above steps, you will be able to create your store and add products to your store.
More details are on the way.