Building A Multivendor Marketplace Application for On-demand Products

Nidhi Inamdar|January 5, 2024|5 Minute read|
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What is Dropshipping? 

Dropshipping is a retail fulfilment technique where a website business does not maintain inventory of the goods it sells. Instead, the store acquires the item from a third-party seller, when a consumer places an order on the store's website. Without the retailer having to worry about managing inventory or shipping logistics, the supplier then creates the goods at their location and distributes it directly to the buyer under the merchant's name. 

Client Requirements

Our client wanted a lively marketplace that was filled with different sellers and buzzing with activity from customers. They had different requirements like: 

  • Create a user-friendly app with separate portals for: 

  • Super Admin (XYZ Company) 

  • Merchants (including XYZ) 

  • Vendors (multiple third-party suppliers) 

  • Customers 

  • Enable customers to design and personalize their t-shirts. 

  • Integrate drop shipping functionality with different vendor fulfillment options. 

  • Establish a centralized order management system. 

Solution we provided

Lucent Innovation has created not only a successful sales channel but a vibrant eco system for the client. 

App Architecture

  1. Super Admin Portal

  • Managed the entire platform, including users, vendors, products, orders, and finances. 

  • Platform rules and configurations are set. 

  • Performance and analytics are monitored thoroughly. 

  1. Merchant Portal 

  • For XYZ Company and other merchants. 

  • Add and manage products (including their own and those from vendors). 

  • They can set pricing and discounts. 

  • They can process orders and communicate with customers. 

  1. Vendor Portal

  • For third-party suppliers. 

  • They can manage their own product catalog and inventory. 

  • They can set fulfillment options (direct shipping or delivery to XYZ warehouse). 

  • Process orders can be received from XYZ and other merchants. 

  1. Customer Portal

  • Browse and search for t-shirts from all merchants and vendors. 

  • Design their own t-shirts using a user-friendly customization interface. 

  • Choose from pre-made designs or upload their own artwork. 

  • Select product options like size, color, and fabric. 

  • Place orders and track their status. 

Key Features

  • Customization Engine: A drag-and-drop interface for customers to personalize t-shirts with text, images, and graphics. 

  • Print-on-Demand Integration: Seamless connection with the client XYZ and vendors' printing and fulfillment processes. 

  • Multiple Vendor Support: Ability to add and manage multiple third-party suppliers with different product offerings. 

  • Centralized Order Management: A single platform for XYZ to track and manage all orders from different vendors and merchants. 

  • Inventory Management: Real-time inventory updates for all vendors and merchants. 

  • Secure Payment Gateway: Secure and reliable payment processing for customer purchases. 

  • Push Notifications: Keep customers informed about order status. 

Multivendor Marketplace App Key Features infographic

Benefits to our Client

  • Increased Sales: Expand product offerings and cater to personalized customer preferences. 

  • Reduced Costs: Eliminate inventory management and fulfillment burdens for them. 

  • Improved Customer Experience: Offer a unique and engaging shopping experience with the customization feature. 

  • Scalability: The platform can easily accommodate future growth by adding more vendors and products. 

Why Lucent Innovation for Your Multivendor Drop Shipping App? 

  • Experience with Drop shipping apps: The client acknowledged our demonstrated expertise in creating elaborate e-commerce systems. Because of our experience, the client’s current printing capabilities were seamlessly integrated with the multivendor marketplace, and we were able to expedite the Drop shipping process with many vendors. 

  • Reputation for Delivery and Quality: The client had knowledge of our track record of completing high-caliber applications on schedule. Our dedication to going above and above is well known in the industry. 

  • Efficient Communication and Collaboration: The client valued Lucent Innovation's proactive communication style and collaborative approach, which made sure everyone agreed throughout the development process. 

Conclusion

By developing a multivendor Drop shipping app with print-on-demand and customization features, Lucent Innovation created a thriving online marketplace for our client. This platform will not only benefit XYZ but also provide a convenient and enjoyable shopping experience for customers and a wider sales channel for third-party vendors. 

Driven by Lucent Innovation, this multivendor marketplace transforms online buying and establishes a flourishing creative environment for mutual success. 

Ready to Work with You on Your Growth: We are excited to support you in completing your vision, we have extensive experience in custom software development covering a broad range of sectors and functionalities. 

Get in touch with us now: Lucent Innovation has the know-how and experience to create any kind of mobile application that can transform your industry, from distinctive e-commerce platforms to efficient internal operations.  

Visit our website at https://www.lucentinnovation.com/ to find out more about our services and to arrange a meeting to talk about your upcoming major undertaking. 

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Nidhi Inamdar

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