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Old 05-10-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Hello, I'm considering X-cart but have a few crucial questions:

Firstly, has anyone got experience of dealing with multiple vendors in different countries and using different currencies?

Is it possible for vendors to set payments in their own currency. UK: gbp, France:Euro, USA: dollar. I would like to take these payments in the currency set by the vendor.

How do vendors sign up/register. This wasn't clear in the demo, does it have to be manual?

I would be really grateful if anyone could show me a real site example with multiple vendors and any other advice or suggestions.

Thank you very much :)
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Hi Michaelc,

Thank you for taking interest in our software and welcome aboard!


> Firstly, has anyone got experience of dealing with multiple vendors in
> different countries and using different currencies?
>
> Is it possible for vendors to set payments in their own currency. UK:
> gbp, France:Euro, USA: dollar. I would like to take these payments in
> the currency set by the vendor.

I believe you are considering our X-Cart PRO software.
Let me please clarify how it works. The PRO version was designed for online stores selling products from multiple "providers" (merchants, vendors, suppliers, sellers) within single joint catalog. Each provider has his own password-protected area to upload and maintain his goods. But in terms of front-end, customers see a single shop, and the same URL for the whole catalog. The catalog includes all products from all providers.

Customers can purchase products from different providers at a time, and will get a statement from each provider they've bought products from. Respectively, each provider will get orders for his products only. Providers cannot process payments and set their currencies. There are one primary currency for pricing displaying& payment processing and an alternative one for pricing displaying only in X-Cart PRO front-end.

All payments are collected by the merchant account of site owner (admin). Anytime the admin can check each provider's income. It's up to the admin how much to pay to each provider. And it's up to the admin how to pay - send a check or perform online transfer of money, etc. Please note, X-Cart doesn't reflect how much you ever pay to your providers. The deal is between you and the provider, it's out of X-Cart control.

Also it is possible for each provider to define his own shipping rates, as well as calculate shipping rates on-line from UPS, USPS, FedEx companies depending on providers' addresses.




> How do vendors sign up/register. This wasn't clear in the demo, does it
> have to be manual?

Current X-Cart PRO version doesn't have this feature I am afraid. We are planning to add in one of the next X-Cart version.


> I would be really grateful if anyone could show me a real site example
> with multiple vendors and any other advice or suggestions.

You should be able to find some X-Cart PRO implementations at
http://www.x-cart.com/testimonials.html?cat=xcart

Just look for "Reviewed item: X-Cart PRO" on that page and see web-site URL in merchants' signatures.

You are welcome to contact us with any questions!

Alex
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Hi,

Thank you for your help and information. The single usable currency problem is the only major issue I have with the software and I will get a programmer to look into it.
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Hi,

Thank you for your help and information. The single usable currency problem is the only major issue I have with the software and I will get a programmer to look into it.

Also, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

JFYI, Provider self-registration has been scheduled to be added to X-Cart PRO v4.4 (see X-Cart Roadmap)
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