A person who wants to become a vendor in X-Cart Marketplace with the Multi-Vendor add-on enabled can contact the store owner or administrator directly, asking them to set up a vendor profile or apply for a vendor account via the vendor registration page in the storefront. The store administrator will review the application and either approve or reject it.

In X-Cart versions before 5.3.3.0, the page for vendor registration is located at: http://_<your-domain>_/_<x-cart-5-directory>_/admin.php?target=register_vendor

In X-Cart versions 5.3.3.0 and later, visitors can access the vendor registration page by clicking the Become a seller item in the Primary site menu:

  • X-Cart 5.3.x

  • X-Cart 5.4.x

It is also possible to use the direct URL: http://_<your-domain>_/_<x-cart-5-directory>_/cart.php?target=register_vendor (where you must replace the http://<your-domain>/<x-cart-5-directory> part with the actual marketplace address).

Here’s an example of a vendor registration page:

The contents of the vendor registration page and the set of fields required for completion by a prospective vendor may vary depending on the store settings. See how to configure the vendor registration page in Managing the Vendor Registration Page.

The information submitted via the company name, description, and company address fields of the vendor registration form (if they exist) is used to pre-configure the vendor's profile settings and ship-from address. The latter, only if a multi-vendor marketplace is configured to operate in the "Vendors as separate shops" mode.

A prospective vendor must complete and submit the registration form to apply for a vendor profile.

After submitting the form, the would-be vendor will see a "Thank you" page.

The store administrator will see the registered vendor profile in the store’s Admin area. The administrator can view the profile details of the prospective vendor and will have to approve or reject their application.

Depending on the store’s notification settings, the marketplace may send email notifications in connection with a new vendor profile creation and the approval or rejection of the vendor’s application. Typically, a vendor is notified by email about their application's approval (or rejection).

Once the store administrator approves the vendor profile, vendors can log in to their store’s back-end area (Vendor area) and start selling.

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