This extension allows you to build a marketplace of non-physical products, such as services or digital downloads. It integrates HivePress with WooCommerce, the most popular e-commerce plugin, by creating a hidden product for each listing and calculating the vendor’s earnings on sales.
Setting up commissions
You can set the default commission rate in HivePress > Settings > Vendors > Commission section. Also, it’s possible to set a custom commission rate for each vendor in the Settings section of the vendor’s edit screen. The commission rate is set as a percentage value, e.g. if you set it as “10” then there will be a commission of 10% on each sale.
Selling digital downloads
If you want to sell digital downloads, please enable listing attachments and set the allowed file types in HivePress > Settings > Listings > Attachments section, then vendors will be required to attach a file to each listing, and buyers will be able to download the attached files.
Only completed orders are taken into account when calculating the vendor’s earnings. By default, new orders get the “processing” status, and then buyers have to mark them as “completed” manually. Also, you can complete orders automatically (e.g. if buyers forget to complete them manually) by setting the order completion period in HivePress > Settings > Orders > Processing section. Please refer to the Orders section of WooCommerce docs to learn more about managing orders.
If the buyer is unhappy with the order, they can submit a complaint (via the order page) that will be sent to the administrator’s email address, then the administrator can decide whether to issue a refund. Please refer to the Refunds section of WooCommerce docs to learn more about processing refunds.