Adding New Vendor from the Admin Backend

Vendors are an essential part of an online marketplace. Because they do trades by selling their products and admin gets the commission for each sale. So Dokan has the features to create, add, and customize vendor profiles easily only using the Dokan backend.

So let's check out the documentation below and follow the steps carefully.

Creating a Vendor Profile

To create vendor profile, navigate to the Admin Dashboard > Dokan > Vendors > Add New.

Add new Vendor

Once, the admin hits the “Add New” button, he or she will get a form in the form of a modal window containing the necessary fields to add vendors.

Adding vendor pop-up

The admin has to fill out the fields in three steps. In the first step, the admin will set the account information of the vendors. In the second step, the admin will fill out the Address. Finally, the admin will set the Payment Options.

Step 1: Adding Account Info

The admin will have to add photos, upload a banner image, fill out the vendor's name, email, phone number, username and he can also set a password for the particular vendor that the admin wants to create. Then he or she has to click on the next button.

(Please note that, if you do not fill out any required fields then you won't be able to go to the next steps.)

Adding new vendor

Step 2: Address

At this stage, the admin will input the address of the vendor and click on the next button to proceed.

Address section

Step 3: Payment Options

Finally, the admin will enter the bank account credentials and the PayPal email of the vendor:

Payment options

The admin can also enable their vendors to sell their products, publish product directly and make a vendor featured. Finally, the admin needs to hit the “Create Vendor” button to create the vendor.

Create new vendor

Here is how the vendor will be visible in the vendors' list:

Vendor list

This is how the admin can add vendors from the Vendors option of Dokan. However, the admin can also add vendors from the WP Admin Dashboard > Users > Add New User > Change the role to vendor.