23 Responses

  1. Nas
    Nas May 21, 2014 at 09:46 | | Reply

    Great review but there are critical flaws with Dokan marketed as a multivendor theme. One is shipping is not multivendor but applied only once at checkout so if a purchase is made for 3 products, different vendors..you have a problem because only one shipping is applied. So Dokan cannot really operate as a multivendor online store because shipping is a must. To handle this you have to buy the Dokan addon another $29- but really should be built in to make the theme ‘multivendor’.

    1. সেকান্দার বাদশা
      সেকান্দার বাদশা March 30, 2015 at 14:06 | | Reply

      Hello Nas,
      weDevs have implemented state based shipping in Dokan. So you do not need to buy any extra add-on. And the good news is, it is a plugin now; so you can use with any WooCommerce compatible theme.

  2. zayramo
    zayramo November 14, 2014 at 14:52 | | Reply

    I had Dokan but Im not going to use Dokan anymore. I can’t afford the issues the plugin had and going to have. Sometimes I see it and sometimes my clients see it. It was a bad decision to add this plugin that doesn’t work properly and every time have an issue I have to spend days on it. This affect my business credibility. I learned a lot in this process.

    1. caroljadesarah
      caroljadesarah November 25, 2014 at 12:58 | | Reply

      hi there

      what seem to be the issue with dokan? I almost bought it. would love to hear from you an ex user.

  3. Paz
    Paz November 28, 2014 at 14:52 | | Reply

    Well I got my hands dirty on this plugin.
    Purchased the main plugin and paypal plugins, etc. Worth total $500.

    Now my review:
    The plugin is really bad. It does not work nice and the theme is awful.
    Unprofessional response from their support guys.
    Their plugin lacks in wishlist and compare which is the sole of a e-commerce website.
    I ask their support can you suggest any plugin for the wishlist and theme supported for your plugin.
    Their reply was:
    ” We only provide Theme and Plugin support which develop by ours. Please search yourself and let me know. ”
    What kind of response is this?

    Guys if you love your money, then do not go with them. Or you will gonna lose it and will get nothing.

    One more thing to notice, then doc are realllly awful. Looks like a kid has written that. Which you can check before purchase. So avoid this.!

    1. devsder
      devsder March 30, 2015 at 14:16 | | Reply

      Dokan is now a plugin and they have improved a lot on the documentation. I would request you to check one more time 🙂

  4. randall camacho
    randall camacho December 7, 2014 at 21:08 | | Reply

    this may be an nice alternative :

  5. thinkcept
    thinkcept April 13, 2015 at 20:07 | | Reply

    Any other alternative to Dokan which has been tried and tested?

  6. Creative Place
    Creative Place April 30, 2015 at 21:01 | | Reply

    You’ve got another reader! Do you have a news letter sign-up available?

  7. JBMuniz
    JBMuniz August 20, 2015 at 03:09 | | Reply

    I bought the Dokan multivendor plugin and theme, but it turns out that it isn’t exactly what I want and I can’t get a refund. So, for anybody that wants it, I can give it too you at a discount.

    1. tesla
      tesla April 20, 2016 at 20:14 | | Reply

      contact me at [email protected]

  8. cjakajodi
    cjakajodi August 26, 2015 at 01:17 | | Reply

    I’ve too have had many issues with this plugin…when I used it with Virtue theme and WooCommerce, it disrupted other plugins, the Dokan theme is unattractive and limited ability to customize Went to log into my account and was told Accounts are for purchasers. Attempted to use chat, got nowhere but frustrated! The advertisement made it sound so perfect! Should have saved my money.
    BIGGEST disappointment is the support, there isn’t any!

  9. samdani
    samdani February 3, 2016 at 23:58 | | Reply

    To build a multi-vendor marketplace with woocommerce themes , there is no alternative to use this woocommerce theme , AS per i see this theme’s features are very effective to create dynamic sites

  10. Ms
    Ms February 14, 2016 at 16:14 | | Reply

    I have also bought dokan and it had many bugs and every time I identified I would get a reply few days later and it was all over there forum where people were constantly complaining so they happened to shut the forum down and do an individual ticket system instead.! It needs to be redeveloped and quality tested. Luckily I was lucky to get my money back via a dispute through PayPal otherwise they tried there best in keeping my money!

  11. Ehab Mousa
    Ehab Mousa April 1, 2016 at 15:16 | | Reply

    Hi, i am planning to buy this theme and as i see you are not happy with your experience, so what do you suggest!

  12. Ms
    Ms April 1, 2016 at 15:21 | | Reply

    Go with WC vendors.. You will be in good hands and also you will find ex dokan users moving over..! All the best.

  13. Francois
    Francois May 17, 2016 at 08:11 | | Reply

    I too bought Dokan and even asked them to customize certain things. Not only is the plugin flawed as many commenters here say, they do not know what they are doing. They never delivered what I asked for and never even gave me a partial refund for the work they were unable to deliver.

  14. Manni
    Manni December 29, 2016 at 08:55 | | Reply

    I’ve purchased this plugin and a number of extensions along with it. because they were on sale at that time. To make this short: it’s a TOTAL WASTE of time and money. First, the Dokan Subcription didn’t work and the programmers needed access to the site to fix that. Now, I am not able to update the SKU-Number and I’m sure that the programmers again need access to the site. In the meantime the’ve been at my site at least 6(!!!!!!) Times to fix this and that. This cannot be right. Either they are developing as the customers report issues (so-called “banana-software”) or …

    Right now I am clearly NOT recommending this plugin or any of the add-ons. They simply suck.

  15. zarif
    zarif March 1, 2017 at 08:18 | | Reply

    how about buddy boss social marketplace?

    1. devmaster
      devmaster April 5, 2017 at 05:35 | | Reply

      I bought buddyboss social marketplace and spent 1 week working with this theme closely: from setup to their plugin’s code analysis.
      Well. This theme is slow, waiting times for opening products and other pages are slow.
      In this competitive online world such slow performance will not make you rich…
      The problem of decreased performance is how it was initially coded.
      Unfortunately, I gave up on trying to make it faster on my high performance dedicated hosting (nginx+apache, redis, memcache, varnish, SSD etc). Nothing helped to speed it up. If you don’t mind slow coded pages – this theme looks ok.

      This is my review and opinion about Buddyboss social marketplace. Not a happy choice. But please know – this is only my expert opinion (i am web developer) and you are welcome to explore with this theme if you wish 🙂

      1. Tom Chedd.
        Tom Chedd. August 26, 2017 at 01:42 | | Reply

        Hi devmaster, and thanks for your review on Social MarketPlace.

        We’ve received feedback from our customers a few months ago about speed issues and have put a lot of focus on speed and optimization in our latest release.
        You can see results of speed tests and comparisons with other solutions in this blog post: https://www.buddyboss.com/articles/

        Tom Chedd.
        Co–founder and Manager at BuddyBoss

  16. marks
    marks September 3, 2017 at 22:22 | | Reply

    I have to agree on some comments here. Dokan has failed in giving a refund, support, and a working multivendor plugin. So if someone still looking for it. Please try it first, there is a free version in wordpress.org or else it might be one of your worse nightmare. I’m not destroying the company i’m just telling what I’ve experienced with them. Very costly plugin which doesn’t do what it promise. Better try some other.

  17. Moyo
    Moyo September 8, 2017 at 10:05 | | Reply

    Hi everyone:

    If there are too many bad things about Dokan Multi vendor plugin, why is Joe Fylan writing an excellent review? I am interested on buying Dokan, but now I am hesitant about the awful things everyone here are describing about Dokan and its support. Is there a perfect or almost perfect alternative that you guys can recommend? Support and functionality are a must.

    Thank you in advanced. Joe Fylan or everybody else is welcome to advice.Your input is well appreciated.

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