A part of my MarketPress/GridMarket shop network motto is “shop to make a difference”, giving shop merchants the option to commit a % of their sales to donate to a worthy cause.
How can I design a way for a group of MarketPress shop merchants to:
1) track % of sales on a regular basis
2) follow through with their $donations
3) and inform public of total %sales/cause
I can manually tag each product to a cause, to create a searchable tag-group for public to “shop to make a difference” (I hope).
I can manually make a page with a table to track each cause or group, and their network of participating shop merchants, to inform the public of total donations to date (I hope).
But, how do I get the data? Can MarketPress feed the super admin total sales/group? (This data may have to come from the cause or group after a donation period.)
Can MarketPress work with a community or group plugin function? Would this help?
cause = community group
shop merchants = community members
How do I get total sales/group?
– Total sales/member?
– %sales committed/member?
= Total $donation/member?
Are there plugins that can help me do any part of this, or can MarketPress be modified to feed data to super admin from each participating shop (tag)?
I considered developing a custom plugin for this, to include making the PayPal donation per sales transaction. (But it gets tricky upon sales returns).
I have agencies waiting to find out if I can swing it with this infrastructure – to help them raise funds for their cause.
Your feedback is very welcome!
Thanks for your time.