Allow users to choose the vendors they want to deal with
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Often customers prefer to deal with certain sellers they trust and want to get up-to-date information about their products. And this is what the Follow Vendor add-on allows them to do. This functionality increases the customer traffic as well as their loyalty. The add-on is created for marketplaces and multi-vendor store owners.
The Follow Vendor add-on allows customers to choose the vendors they want to get notifications from. They will be notified when:
- vendor product is created
- vendor product is back in stock
- product review is created
All a customer should do is to click on the Follow link on the product details page or Vendor products page. Once a customer becomes a vendor follower, the notifications are sent to the customer's registered email address.
Customers will be able to track the vendors they signed up for and their news in the store account. They just need to log in, click on the Follow link and have all the data at hand.
- Unlimited number of followers for a vendor;
- Follow/unfollow a vendor in a click;
- Easy-to-use and intuitive settings;
- The vendor news block can be added to different pages of a store;
- Product images in the vendor news block;
- Vendor news can be sent out according to a schedule.
What your customer will see
Product details page
News from the followed vendor
What the vendor will see
What you will see in the Admin area
Vendor event list
Learn more about the add-on in our User guide.
The add-on is compatible with Multi-Vendor 4.3.1 and above, but only versions 4.11.x, 4.12.x and 4.13.x are supported.
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legend: [!] fixed bug, [~] minor changes, [+] new functionality, [-] deleted functionality
[fixed] The event data sending is adapted for the Vendor Data Premoderation add-on
[fixed] The error occurred on mailing to subscribers for 'Product is created', 'Review is created' and 'Product back in stock' events by Cron when Vendor Data Premoderation default add-on enabled is fixed
[fixed] Button background color changes correctly in Vivashop theme
[added] The subscriber list in the admin and vendor panels is added
[fixed] "Add to cart" button is fixed for unauthorized customers
[added] Unconfirmed products created by vendors, generate news with status N. Now news will be displayed correctly, only if the product has the active status
[added] Each vendor can observe the amount of subscribers
[added] The color of the button can be changed in the add-on settings
[added] Icon display for the button is added
[changed] The add-on has been adapted to the VivaShop Theme
[changed] Cron settings were updated
[changed] The add-on has been adapted to the Youpi Theme
[changed] The add-on has been adapted to CS-Cart 4.12
[fixed] Images in e-mail letters displayed incorrectly in some cases
[fixed] Event notifications were not sent to vendor subscribers
[!] The error occurred when opening the vendor page on the storefront. Fixed
[!] The number of customer subscriptions did not change when deleting the vendor. Fixed
[!] Vendor product news was shown, notifications were sent from a vendor to subscribers, and the number of customer subscriptions did not change when disabling the vendor. Fixed
[+] Product news filter by user groups has been added
Versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
[~] The fixation of adding a new product event for cron jobs when importing products from the file has been added.
[!] A PHP Notice displayed when logging in/logging out the admin panel. Fixed.
[!] The "Add to cart" button did not work for unauthorized customers when the add-on was enabled. Fixed.
[~] Now the "Follow vendor" button is available for non-registered users.
[~] The add-on has been adapted to the Responsive Admin Panel.
[+] The link to the vendor products page has been added to the vendor's logo and name on the Followed vendors page.
[!] The add-on was incompatible with the default Customer-to-Vendor Communication add-on in Multi-Vendor version 4.8.1. Fixed.
[!] The add-on was incompatible with the default Customer-to-Vendor Communication add-on in version 4.7.1 and above. Fixed.
[~] The code has been improved.
[!] The links to the vendor information page were disabled on the vendor store page when enabling the add-on. Fixed.
[!] The pagination was displayed incorrectly in the list of followed vendors and their news page. Fixed.
Versions 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
[!] The cron job for the add-on appeared in the log file. Fixed.
[~] The add-on has been adapted to the third-party theme VivaShop.
[+] The ability to add product images to the Followed vendors page that is shown to the registered and logged in customers has been added.
[+] The ability to show the images of the new products has been added in the news list.
[+] The license key validation has been added.
Versions 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
[~] The priority in addon.xml has been changed.
Version 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
[!] The Follow Vendor button was not cached in the product blocks. Fixed.
Version 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
[!] Automatic emails were sent with incorrect design template applied in CS-Cart version 4.5.0. Fixed.
[~] The Follow button has been renamed to Subscribe.
[~] Space above the Follow button has been added.
Versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
[!] Incorrect vendor rating was displayed in some cases. Fixed.
Versions 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
[~] News are now sorted randomly on the “Followed vendors and their news” page by default.
Verions 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
[!] The "Sort Alphabetically" filter got duplicated. Fixed.
[+] The vendor news block can be added to different pages of a store.
Versions 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
[+] Random Vendor selection was created.
Versions 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
[!] Incompatibility of the CS-Cart default SEO add-on with Follow Vendor. Fixed.
[!] Emails for all events were sent when a product was disabled. Fixed.
[!] PHP notice appeared when information was saved. Fixed.
Versions 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124
[!] A php noticed was shown in the administration panel during the saving of the product. Fixed.
Version v126.96.36.199, v188.8.131.52, v184.108.40.206
[!] Notice after clicking Unsubscribe. Fixed.