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Multi-vendor online stores also known as multi-vendor marketplaces are becoming popular nowadays. The idea behind a multi-vendor store is to allow individuals, resellers and/or companies to create their profiles and sell products. The big giants are Amazon, Alibaba, Etsy, ThemeForest, and eBay etc.
Today, I will guide how you can easily create a WordPress marketplace from scratch. Before moving ahead, here are the few prerequisites:
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In the world dominated by instant messaging and Slack, email is still the gold standard of communication. Even if your online store offers multiple communication channels to the visitors and customers, email is the only way of reliably documenting the transactions carried out at the store.
An online store is one of the most common online venture. Whether it is a new brand or an existing brick-and-mortar store, an ecommerce platform adds significant value and prestige to the brand.
When establishing an online store, the business has a number of options for ecommerce platforms. A very popular choice is the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress with an estimated 26.5% market share. For ecommerce ventures, WooCommerce offers easy and simple development and deployment of the online store(s). In all instances, optimized WooCommerce Hosting greatly improves the odds of success of the store.