7 WooCommerce Multi Vendor Plugins for WordPress Marketplaces

Note: We've updated this article in March 2023!

Are you thinking of creating a WordPress-powered online marketplace with multiple vendors?

While WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads are popular plugins to build online stores, you'll need a multi-vendor plugin to turn your website into a two-sided platform.

In this blog post, we'll explore various multi-vendor plugins for WordPress and WooCommerce, helping you create a sustainable marketplace business model.

This article is part of our series on starting an online marketplace business. If you want a spreadsheet version of this article with additional information, please contact us.

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Here are the multi-vendor plugins for WordPress websites we'll be looking at:

  1. Dokan Multivendor Marketplace
  2. MultiVendorX (ex WC-Marketplace)
  3. WC Vendors
  4. WC Lovers (ex WCFM Marketplace)
  5. WooCommerce Product Vendors
  6. Webkul WooCommerce Multi Vendor
  7. YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor
  8. Frontend Submissions for Easy Digital Downloads
  9. Conclusion: choosing the best plugin

Dokan Multi-Vendor Marketplace

Website: https://wedevs.com/dokan/

Pricing: Dokan offers both annual and lifetime plans for their plugin. The fees range from a free basic plan with limited features to a $999/year or $3,247 one-time Enterprise plan with advanced features and more support.

Dokan Multi-Vendor Marketplace is a WordPress plugin that offers a range of features for creating a multivendor marketplace, including multiple commission types, coupon creation, and automatic withdrawal disbursement for administrators, and shipping management, social login and registration, and product bulk edit for vendors, among other features. Dokan also offers 24/7 support, hundreds of payment gateways, and is compatible with over 140 plugins and themes, as well as has 30+ its own modules built in.

MultiVendorX (ex WC-Marketplace)

Website: https://multivendorx.com/

Pricing: MultiVendorX pricing ranges from a free Basic plan to a $499/year Agency plan with support for advanced features and 50+ modules.

MultiVendorX is a marketplace software for entrepreneurs looking to create marketplaces without too much code work, and is suitable for niche marketplaces, booking, rentals, subscription, and auction marketplaces.

The platform has over 200 features, includes multiple payment gateways, supports multiple languages and currencies, and is compatible with WordPress plugins such as WPML and Elementor.

WC Vendors

Website: https://www.wcvendors.com/

Pricing: WC Vendors offers a $249/year Pro plan and a $499/year Pro Bundle plan with additional features.

WC Vendors is a WordPress multivendor marketplace plugin that offers a fully integrated vendor frontend, flat rate and table rate shipping, over 100 payment gateway options, and plenty of compatible themes and plugins.

WC Lovers (ex WCFM Marketplace)

Website: https://wclovers.com/

Pricing: The core version of WC Lovers is free, and premium extensions offering extra features are available with prices ranging from $19 to $299.

WC Lovers (previously WCFM Marketplace) is a multivendor marketplace plugin for WordPress that offers over 40 integrations with WordPress and WooCommerce plugins, 100+ payment gateways, support for multiple languages, a free seller app, and other features.

WooCommerce Product Vendors

Website: https://woocommerce.com/products/product-vendors/

Pricing: The plugin costs $79/year.

Product Vendors is an official multivendor plugin by WooCommerce that turns an existing WordPress online store into a multi-vendor marketplace by allowing vendors to sell their own products. The plugin lets vendors manage their own products, shipping rules, and sales performance, while marketplace owners can view sales reports and set up vendor admins.

Webkul WooCommerce Multi Vendor

Website: https://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-woocommerce-marketplace-plugin/19214408

Pricing: The plugin costs $99 for a regular license and $499 for an extended license.

The Webkul Multi Vendor plugin for WooCommerce is another option to turn a regular WooCommerce-powered online store into a marketplace where multiple sellers can sell their own products. The plugin also supports all default WooCommerce product types and is compatible with WPML and Woostify, as well as third party WooCommerce themes.

YITH WooCommerce Multi Vendor / Marketplace

Website: https://yithemes.com/themes/plugins/yith-woocommerce-multi-vendor/

Pricing: The plugin costs €149,99 for the first year and renews at €179,99/year.

YITH Multi Vendor/Marketplace for WooCommerce is a marketplace plugin that offers a set of features including customizable vendor registration forms, the ability to approve or reject new vendor applications, the option to manually add new vendors, and others.

Frontend Submissions for Easy Digital Downloads

Website: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/downloads/frontend-submissions/

Pricing: Frontend Submissions is included in the Easy Digital Downloads Professional ($599) and All Access Pass ($999) plans.

Not WooCommerce, but Frontend Submissions is a plugin for Easy Digital Downloads that turns EDD-powered online stores into multi-vendor marketplaces with support for products sold by third-party vendors, commission tracking, email notifications, and other features.

Conclusion: choosing the best plugin

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In conclusion, we've gone through the top multi-vendor plugins for WordPress marketplaces. How do you choose the best one?

We recommend the following steps:

  • First, go through the demos.
  • Then, see which plugins have the best reviews.
  • Determine which features you'll need the most.
  • Finally, pick the plugin that best suits your requirements.

Ideally, you should also get in touch with the developers to get to know them better before you commit to a specific plugin.

If you're curious about the whole spectrum of marketplace software, you'll want to check out our blog post covering all the different marketplace solutions.

Martin Boss

Martin Boss

I'm the founder of MultiMerch and a marketplace ecommerce enthusiast.