MultiMerch 8.7 Alpha and Vendor Categories

Some of you may have noticed that two different versions of MultiMerch are now available in your accounts – 8.6.2 Stable and 8.7 Alpha.

Well, I'm happy to let you know that the new MultiMerch 8.7 will introduce at least one major update – vendor categories.

What are vendor categories?

It is a new feature that allows vendors to create their own category structure that is independent from the main marketplace category tree. These categories are only displayed to customers inside vendor profiles/stores – the main marketplace category system is unaffected.

This means vendors will now have much more control over their own stores and will be able to create as many categories as they need. They will still be able to assign products to the main marketplace categories.

Here's a short preview of the new system in action:

Since this is an Alpha version, don't update your live stores to it yet! However, feel free to give it a try on a local/development server and let us know if we missed anything :)

P.S. MultiMerch 8.7 will also introduce another long awaited feature that I'll share with you shortly!