A marketplace vendor in a Multivendor based store is responsible for the Vendor Area configuration and maintenance depending on the mode the “Multi-vendor” addon is configured to work in. The multivendor mode can be set either to “Warehouse” or “Separate shops for vendors” depending on the choice of a store administrator. The mode defines the way the delivery options are configured and maintained in the store. It also affects the way the orders are placed and processed further.

Regardless of the mode, a marketplace vendor in a Multivendor based store is responsible for managing their profile, populating the marketplace with products and assigning tax classes to them, configuring shippings and coupons and discounts.

In this manual, by “vendor” we mean a marketplace vedor/seller/merchant or an agent acting on their behalf and represented by an X-Cart store user with the access level “Administrator” and the role “Vendor”. Vendors are allowed to log in to the store’s back end, but have access only to a limited set of features (This is called a “Vendor area”).

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