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user based MarketPlace: using e-commerce module?

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Community Member, 178 Posts

24 December 2012 at 6:32am

Can the E-commerce (or any eshop module) be used to create a user based marketplace. eg: etsy or artfire?

Where each user (of a certain usertype) has a 'shop' related to their user account.
Where they can list and manage their sale items?
Ideally I would like to be able to develop with V3 as well.. but not a strict requirement.



Community Member, 6 Posts

16 June 2015 at 8:56pm

I am also interested in such functionality.
Did you find something that matched you requirements or did you manage to create such a marketplace system / module?

Would be great to hear from you!



Community Member, 419 Posts

16 June 2015 at 10:07pm

I don't think this is a focus for any of the commerce modules available (but I could be wrong).
It is probably posible, but not without a lot of extra input and customisation from the developer.


Community Member, 6 Posts

16 June 2015 at 10:29pm

Yes, but maybe someone built such a marketplace like shopping system / module for silverstripe and could share or sell it.
That is what I'm interested in... ;-)


Community Member, 419 Posts

16 June 2015 at 11:32pm

Edited: 16/06/2015 11:32pm

Yes, and the answer I gave was 'No, no such system exists.' :)


Community Member, 6 Posts

16 June 2015 at 11:33pm

OK, then I need to build this on my own ;-)


Community Member, 419 Posts

17 June 2015 at 12:38am

Yep, that was the second part of my answer.

You could probably use an existing commerce moudle (shop or swipestripe) as a base is what I was trying to say. Then you wouldn't have to re-invent the wheel for the actual sales part at least.
The rest I imagine can probably be achieved through a number of extensions, query modifications, and permission checks.


Community Member, 27 Posts

19 June 2015 at 12:37am

I'd suggest looking at a combination of one of the three commerce modules and the Subsites module (probably also coupled with this one: I don't think any of them integrate with Subsites natively, but I'm sure PR's would be welcome.

Beyond that you'd be looking at building out the signup and marketing infrastructure around that, along with some details like reporting and revenue sharing.