Current version 1.7 Changelog: File field now optional to let users add physical products to the shop also. Pagination fixed on CB profile.
- plg_vmvendor_add.zip: A content plugin to let users add products to Virtuemart categories
This CB plugin lists every products a user has added to the site's catalogue (Virtuemart). Every user can edit or delete the products he has added, check sales etc... The price when set, is showing according to the visitor's shopper group, shop tax id etc...
- mod_vmvendors: a module to list random, latest or largest catalogue vendors.
The only negative I can think of, it leaves me wanting more asset types to be facilitated. ie, I would love to see a later version of this also allow and track users who wish to sell tangible assets to others. And allow them them to define quantity value (stock), as well as an option for pick up only, ship only, or both.
But overall this is an amazing step forward in the right direction for vendors being able to sell anything and everything via their profile, in what ever site installs this.
Essentially it works like this:
Any registered user can submit a product through a simple form. A customers buys this product and as soon as the product is downloaded by the customer, the vendor gets points. Through a second module, the vendor can request to have their points converted to cash through paypal. This works for me!
Every vendor can have a little personalized shop description, and add terms and conditions. I'm missing a setting to force common terms in addition to the ones that the user puts up.
Also nice: in each CB user's profile, there's a new tab that displays the vendor's products, effectively making this their own little shop within a shop.
The possibilites for vendors to maintain their profile page is pretty limited, but contains the most important elements. On my wishlist would be the ability to upload multiple product images, and allow the vendor to use a proper editor to compose and format their product description. Also the abiity to apply discounts would be nice.
All in all, for me the CB Vendor Suite provides good value for the money, I can can recommend it to others. Four out of five stars, and the fifth point comes with more functionality.