Frontend Submissions provides a full-featured package to turn your Easy Digital Downloads powered website into a complete multi-vendor marketplace.
With Frontend Submissions, users can register to become a vendor from the frontend and then, once approved, have complete access to their vendor dashboard. From the dashboard, vendors can create new products, update existing products, view orders, access earnings stats, communicate with customers, and edit their account details.
Vendors that sell products through your marketplace need to be paid. Frontend Submissions is perfectly integrated with our Commissions extension to allow store owners to easily track and record vendor commissions on products sold in the marketplace. Earnings are available to vendors in their dashboard.
Paying vendors for their commission earnings is simple too! See our documentation for more information.
Vendor and product moderation
All great marketplaces include thorough review processes to ensure vendors and products on the site are high quality. To assist in keeping your marketplace full of top quality vendors and products, Frontend Submissions includes complete review processes for new vendor registration and product submissions.
To help site administrators stay aware of new product submissions and vendor registrations, Frontend Submissions includes complete email notification options. Emails can be sent when products are submitted, products are updated, vendors register, commissions are earned, and more. Each email can be configured separately to include exactly the information you want.
Drag-and-drop form builders
Frontend Submissions includes a complete drag-and-drop interface for building forms for vendor registration, product submission, and vendor account profiles, giving site administrators complete control over the form fields shown to vendors.
With a complete integration for the Bookings extension, Frontend Submissions provides everything you need to operate a complete multi-vendor marketplace for bookable products and services!
Vendor and customer communication
Communication between customers and vendors is important to maintaining a vibrant marketplace. Comments and questions left on products are available to vendors inside their vendor dashboard. Vendors can reply to pre-sale and support questions directly from their dashboard as well.
Store administrators can provide vendors with even better communication tools by utilizing the EDD Message extension, which provides vendors with an option to send email messages to customers directly from the vendor dashboard.
Product reviews and vendor feedback
Frontend submissions is fully integrated with the product Reviews extension, allowing vendors to easily get access to reviews left by customers on their products. The Reviews extension also allows customers to provide feedback on vendors, giving site administrators valuable insight into how happy customers are with vendors in the marketplace.
Frontend Submissions provides an extensive foundation for running a multi-vendor marketplace, but there is a lot more that can be done through additional extensions, such as Reviews, Commissions, Points and Rewards, Recommended Products, and more. For that reason, we offer a Digital Marketplace Bundle that packages all of these extensions into a convenient and highly discounted bundle.
Frontend Submissions, and all integrated extensions, include thorough documentation to assist you in setting up your multi-vendor marketplace. You can find more information in our documentation portal.