What is Multi-vendor eCommerce?
Every seller/vendor or merchant has a separate shop area inside your multi-vendor eCommerce platform. The platform owner only bothers with order processing, tracking and payments, and charge commission to vendors.
Sometimes referred as an eCommerce marketplace, multi-vendor eCommerce websites shift the task of maintaining inventories, logistics, product descriptions, and updates to individual sellers by giving them a system to manage it all as per their convenience and goals.
When customers come to your multi-vendor site they can pick one item from “Company A” and another from “Company XYZ”, and it is all processed through the same shopping cart. The multi-vendor shopping cart system divides the payments behind the screen between two vendors. This ecosystem of people buying and selling in one place helps customers find the more diverse range of products, and you, the site owner can make some big bucks through commissions.