Multi-Vendor Marketplace - Restrict Categories per Vendor (Admin Side)
Restrict Categories per Vendor (Admin Side)
Restricting the product categories allows more control over the type of products that suppliers can upload onto the marketplace, which is mostly suitable for larger stores.
To restrict categories for suppliers, navigate to Catalog → Manage Categories.
The admin can specify which categories can or cannot be altered by all vendors.
To restrict a category for all suppliers choose "Yes" or "No" for 'Available for Supplier?' under the General tab.
The admin can also choose allowed or disallowed categories for specific vendors.
In the menu navigate as follows Suppliers → Manage Suppliers then choose 'Edit' on the chosen supplier's row.
Restricting product categories means that the vendor will not be able to sell products from a different category before getting approval from the admin.