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Supplier Frontend Products and Inventory Management Extension for Magento® 1 by CreativeMinds

Give suppliers the ability to upload products and manage inventory using a separate dashboard in the store’s front-end without the need to log into the admin area.

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Store manager can approve vendors’ products, allow certain product types and assigning vendors to products.

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Magento® Supplier Inventory Management

The Magento® Supplier Product Inventory Management Extension by CreativeMinds allows approved suppliers to add and manage products on a front-end dashboard of your site.

Managing Inventory Dashboard

This inventory management extension has the ability to benefit both admin and suppliers.

Admins have the ability to manage suppliers and uploaded products, while store suppliers can upload products from a front-end dashboard without gaining access to the store admin panel.

Frontend dashboard grid showing all vendor products
Frontend dashboard grid showing all vendor products

Managing Product Attributes

Admin can assign attribute sets available for each supplier or vendor, while maintaining the admin's exclusive ability to approve or dismiss uploaded products, as well as being able to moderate supplier products which need further editing.
Vendor's Edit / Add product screen showing attributes available
Vendor's Edit / Add product screen showing attributes available

Vendor Reports

Reporting features allow admin and suppliers to generate detailed reports on sold items and sales achievements. This helps admin track supplier performance.
Vendor dashboard showing revenue report and graph
Vendor dashboard showing revenue report and graph

Magento® Stock Management Extension Uses

  • Inventory Management – Give suppliers,vendors or employees limited management access to upload products from a front-end dashboard
  • Stock Management- Help make sure a supplier product is always in stock
  • Maintain Admin Capabilities including product approval and moderation
  • Save Admin Time – Allow suppliers to upload their product information directly to your Magento® store
  • Update Product Inventory – Let suppliers update stock data to prevent misunderstandings
  • Sales Reports– Admin and suppliers can see revenue reports to track performance
  • Supplier Management Panel – Each supplier has a private dashboard where uploaded products can be viewed and managed
  • Supplier Product List – Suppliers can view and manage their products from the front-end dashboard
  • Vendor Assignment– Admin can assign a vendor or supplier with a product

Compare CM Supplier Product Upload to Other CM Extensions

Compare between CM MultiVendor Marketplace and CM Frontend Uploader

Supplier Frontend Product Uploader Related Resources:

Supplier Frontend Product Uploader Related Extensions

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Supplier Product Inventory Management – Admin Features

Magento Front-end productupload extension.

Please check the user guide to learn more about this extension.

  • Product Approval– Admin can decide if created products are approved automatically or need approval from admin panel
  • Supplier Registration– Enable/Disable option for suppliers to register in a separate form
  • Vendor Profile Approval– Admin can set to approve vendor’s profile after registration, or have it approved automatically
  • Customize Product Upload Form– Product upload/edit forms can be easily customized in the admin panel
  • Product Labels– Admin can change the labels of the existing product metadata
  • Supplier Reports– Admin has a report of all the products added by the supplier
  • Sales Filtering– Filter sales reports by suppliers, product categories, customer groups, and more
  • Product Supplier– Admin can change product’s supplier/owner
  • Supplier Tax Group– Admin can define tax groups for supplier’s products
  • Product SKU– Admin can decide if suppliers can define products SKU or it will be auto-generated
  • Number of Images– Admin can define the maximum number of images that can be uploaded per product by a supplier
  • Product Type– Admin can define what type of product can be created by suppliers
  • Downloadable Products– Admin can define the type of downloadable product file types and their maximum size

Frontend Products Inventory Management – Supplier Features

  • Product Uploader– Suppliers can add new products (simple, configurable, downloadable and virtual), each containing a product description, metadata and images
  • Stock Management– Suppliers can view and manage their products from a frontend dashboard
  • Product Preview– Preview products on the frontend before they go live
  • Supplier Login Page– Separate registration and login page for suppliers
  • Supplier Notifications– Suppliers can receive approved product notification and order notification
  • Cloning Products– Supplier can clone their products
  • Sales Reports– Suppliers can track sales performance

Frontend Uploader Extension Additional Modules

  • Frontend / Marketplace Vendor Subscription (User Guide, View AddOn Video – Supports adding a subscription plan for vendors. The plan restricts how many products each vendor can create based on their subscription plan. Admin can set how much each plan costs. The subscription plan is created as a virtual product and vendor needs to purchase this in order to activate the subscription. Add to Cart
  • Frontend / Marketplace Inventory Updater View AddOn Video) – With this addon, vendors can point to a CSV file which be used on a daily basis to update their inventory in their installation. Add to Cart

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Frontend Products Inventory Management Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this extension.

Is there a limit to how many supplier accounts can upload products to my store?

No. Anyone who has a customer account can upgrade to a supplier account and upload products to your store, that is of course assuming they have your admin approval. You can approve as many supplier accounts as you like and even add them yourself manually.

The only limitation you might run into is, if you end up having many many suppliers selling products frequently making your site high traffic, in which case be mindful of the quality of your hosting provider

Is there a limit to how many supplier accounts can upload products to my store?

Does the extension let suppliers access my Magento admin dashboard?

Absolutely not! Each supplier account has its own front end dashboard from which the supplier can upload and manage products. There is no need for the suppliers to log into the Magento admin dashboard at all.

To learn more about the Vendor Portal, read this Help article

frontend uploader- No supplier access to the magento admin dashboardThis is an example of what the supplier frontend looks like

Will I be able to approve or dismiss products uploaded to my site?

Yes. In the admin panel you can determine which suppliers you trust and that can freely upload products and which of suppliers require admin moderation and approval.

The built in notifications system will notify you whenever a newly uploaded product requires moderation and approval and will also notify suppliers when their product has been approved, moderated or dismissed.

Learn more about Admin Moderation of supplier added products in this Help Article

Can a customer buy from multiple vendors in one order?

Yes, customers can buy from multiple vendors in one single order. In this case, the shipping cost is calculated as the total sum of shipping costs from all vendors in the current cart.

For example, if you have three products in your cart, 2 from one vendor, and 1 from another vendor, total shipping costs will be the sum of shipping cost set up by one vendor for his products, plus the shipping cost set by the second vendor for his product.

To learn more about Multiple Vendors in One Order see this Help Article

Can Suppliers be notified by the Extension when an order for their product(s) has been made on the store?

Yes. There is a notification feature for vendors built into the extension that they can enable or disable.

It’s also possible for the Administrator to decide globally for all Vendors or individually for each Vendor whether or not notifications are sent to them when orders for their products come in.

Learn More about this feature by reading this Help article

Is it possible to have suppliers who provide digital content manage uploads/downloads with this Extensions?

Yes, the Supplier Frontend Product uploader allows the uploading of Digital, virtual, simple and Configurable products.

Learn More about this digital product by reading this Help article

What types of products can a supplier upload?

The extension offers suppliers the option to create simple, configurable, virtual and downloadable products.

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.



Version 1.5.6 15th Sep 2018

  • Add fix to the setup script bug

Version 1.5.5 22nd May 2018

  • Now users can choose if they want to use built-in email, when the supplier’s product was ordered or choose the email template, which they will be able to customize
  • For built-in emails the user can decide, whether they want to display prices in the email or not.

Version 1.5.4 3rd May 2018

  • Added the option of showing or hiding product prices and the shipping price in the order e-mail

Version 1.5.3 22nd Apr 2018

  • Fix supplier registration with the email, that is already used by other supplier

Version 1.5.2 11th Apr 2018

  • if supplier is registered through /supplier/register page, then the registered user gets supplier welcome email

Version 1.5.1 20th Jan 2018

  • Added option to purchase links separately for downloadable products
  • Fixed some of admin/vendor notifications to be handled by transactional emails
  • Layout fixes
  • Fixes in billing reports section in admin panel
  • Fixed vendor page path for multi store website
  • Fixed textarea attributes validation in vendor panel

Version 1.5.0 7th Jan 2018

  • Added downloadable product settings in separated page
  • Fixed layout for edit product form
  • Minor code refactoring

Version 1.4.3 3rd Sep 2017

  • Fixed price format for values > 1000 in product edit form (vendor panel)
  • Fixed duplicated values in layered navigation for creator_id attribute
  • Fixed edit actions of associated products

Version 1.4.2 30th May 2017

  • Fixed frontname issue
  • Removed usage of non-existing helper
  • Fixed upload images

Version 1.4.1 28th May 2017

  • Changed labels of buttons on edit supplier form panel
  • Fixed redirection after action on edit supplier form in admin panel
  • Fixed error on system->roles edition in admin panel
  • Fixed system configuration of import products from csv feature

Version 1.4.0 28th March 2017

  • Changed template of associated products
  • Added config to show payment info and shipping info on order details page
  • Assign multiple customer group as vendor group
  • Send one notification to vendor when multiple products were purchased
  • Sent pdf file with purchase information
  • Creating configurable products
  • Added stock management for vendors of the product
  • Added importing products from CSV file
  • Added searching by name on product list
  • Added attribute set management

Version 1.3.27 17th June 2016

  • Added design fixes in vendor panel
  • Added export products to csv feature in vendor panel
  • Set categories in hierarchy in create/edit products form in vendor panel and in “allowed categories” (edit supplier in admin panel)
  • Changed wysiwyg editor in vendor panel

Version 1.3.26 13th May 2016

  • Set default value to yes “send a notification when my product was ordered” for each supplier
  • Fixed supplier names in edit product from in the supplier dropdown

Version 1.3.25 22nd Mar 2016

  • Fixed fetching data for edit form

Version 1.3.24 26th Feb 2016

  • Added message and change redirect when the profile is not enabled/approved/visible
  • Admin can set to approve vendor’s profile after registration
  • Made conditions stronger for extracting categories for add/edit page
  • Fixed issue with showing selected option in dropdowns
  • Fixed activating product from vendor’s panel

Version 1.3.23 8th Feb 2016

  • added observer which redirects from old path to the new (supplierfrontendproductuploader->supplier)

Version 1.3.22 6th Feb 2016

  • Added option to auto approval product
  • Fixed: depreciated supplier registration for supplier screen
  • Fixed attributes for flat catalog
  • Fixed: ” {{productQty}}” variable in the email to supplier after order sends the inventory of the item and not the ordered qty
  • Changed path from supplierfrontendproductuploader to supplier

Version 1.3.21 16th Oct 2015

  • Added support ZIP extension for downloadable products
  • Added uploading product form link for downloadable products
  • Preselect image as main when only one image is uploaded
  • Fixed doubling category names
  • Fixed selecting categories on product edit
  • Fixed whitespaces in wysiwyg js declaration
  • Fixed redirection after creating product
  • Fixed nav for choosing type step
  • Fixed fatal error after saving supplier in backend
  • Fixed admin ACL for newest Magento® version

Version 1.3.20 17th Aug 2015

  • Added information about supplier in order view in admin panel
  • Added support for downloadable and virtual products
  • Added cloning products
  • Added restricting attributes for products

Version 1.3.19 11th July 2015

  • Feature : Added translation files

Version 1.3.18 18th June 2015

  • Improvement : upgrade bootstrap, made supplier panel responsive
  • Fixed suppliers products grid after applying SUPEE-5994 patch

Version 1.3.17 22nd May 2015

  • feature : Add search in vendor product list
  • fixes : removed cycle bug in supplier panel

Version 1.3.16 28th January 2015

  • Fixed counting products in navbar
  • Fixed cache issue with footer in supplier panel, when “No footer” is selected
  • Fixed height of multiselect input
  • Fixed dropdowns in navbar
  • Added parsing variables in email topics sent to Suppliers
  • Added sender name and email (fetched from store config) in sent email to Suppliers
  • Removed whitespaces from configuration source files
  • Removed sidebar in layout XML file

Version 1.3.14 3rd January 2015

  • fixed displaying categories by position from admin panel .

Version 1.3.13 1st January 2015

  • Fixed adding products when Varnish and Flat Catalog is enabled.

Version 1.3.11 11th December 2014

  • Fixed ACL in admin panel for reports

Version 1.3.10 27th November 2014

  • Added policy of the product activation (working with the flat catalog)
  • Changed transactions in saving profile page
  • Changed displaying order reports in supplier panel
  • Added XSS filtration in supplier personal data
  • Added XSS filtration for grid filtration in supplier panel

Version 1.3.9 19th November 2014

  • Fixed a security issue

Version 1.3.8 17th November 2014

  • – Fixed bug with displaying products on the product listing in the admin panel when the flat catalog is enabled

Version 1.3.7 17th October 2014

  • Fixed issue with WYSISYG on supplier edit form when the header is included

Version 1.3.6 15th October 2014

  • changed supplier panel css to inject bootstrap style only for extension content

Version 1.3.5 10th October 2014

  • Fixed bugs

Version 1.3.4 26th September 2014

  • Support for 1.9
  • Fixed uploading photos for product on edit form
  • Improved approving and disapproving product from the admin panel for multistore sites

Version 1.3.3 25th September 2014

  • fixed problem with uploading images on firefox

Version 1.3.2 10th September 2014

  • Added support for merchant profile
  • Fixed layout issues occurred by Magento® default header

Version 1.3.1 2nd September 2014

  • Fixed bug with Categories

Version 1.3 29th August 2014

  • Added mass action for approve and disapprove
  • Changed validation of product on frontend for product added before extension installation
  • Added bbCode to product descriptions
  • Changes in dashboard
  • Show SKU instead of product in Ordered Items Report
  • Show product image in Ordered Items Report
  • Product name can contain non-alphanumeric chars
  • Fixed name of table in installation script

Version 1.2 24th August 2014

  • Changed script of the charts in supplier dashboard
  • Added customer data for placed order notification
  • Added order state column in Ordered Products Report
  • Added ability to add jquery to page as option in admin panel
  • Show alert if supplier uploads images more than it’s defined in admin panel

Extension First Release 1st June 2014