Hi everybody. I suscribed recently and I am starting using all your amazing plugins. Thanks for that job it is really great. I have few problems that I can't go through, and I really need your help please.
What I try to do: I am building a website that local shops can suscribe and sell their product on ONE UNIQUE site, with a global cart (mandatory). I want them to pay when they register (like $100 set up fees for example) then I want to take a percentage of the sales, or if this is not possible I would like to replace the percentage by a monthly payment like 10$/month. I want the customer to be able to rate the products. I did what you all say to do: MU installation + Marketpress + new blog template + Limit Blogs per User + WPMU MarketPress Allow Comments + GD rating star. So obviously every shop created automatically have the same theme as the main site so that it is transparent for the customer. All of this works BUT:
Q1: I want to take a percentage of the sales but I want to use the Global cart. I saw there is a way (very complex for me by the way) to do it without the global cart by going through the paypal api thing etc. But I want to use the global cart. Is there a simple way to do it or not yet ? Maybe in the future ? If not, you can consider it as my request, suggestion or whatever you call it. I don't wanna go through the process of creating an API which has to be approved on paypal and everything. Too complex for me, and the limitation of 5 or 10 shops in the cart is a problem for me. Unless we can do it with another payment gateway, if so which one and how ? I incist on the global cart which is very important and mandatory for me. If there is no way to do what I want, then I replace it with a monthly payment like 10$/month for ex.
Q2: I installed GD Rating Star in order to allow my user to rate the products, and allowed the comments to allow them to give an opinion or something. The plugin works well if I go to the store page for example here: http://www.mrmediaworld.com/superdeal/test/ (here I am just testing the thing. "superdeal" is the main shop and "test" is a shop that would have suscribed to my site to sell its own product). I want to display the result of the rating in the product listing. It works here, but if I go to the main site which display the global products: http://www.mrmediaworld.com/superdeal/ the rating result does not appear properly. As you can see, it appears only like 10 empty stars instead of for example 3 out of 5.
What I did is: I created a file called "rate.php" in \wp-content\themes\framemarket\library\functions\ and put this code:
<?php $postRatingData = wp_gdsr_rating_article($product->post_id); gdsr_render_stars_custom(array( "max_value" => gdsr_settings_get('stars'), "size" => 12, "vote" => $postRatingData->rating )); ?>
Then I call it in marketpres.php (same folder) with this code inserted after line 323 which says $content.=$price;
//rating product ob_start(); require 'rate.php'; $output = ob_get_clean(); $content .= $output;
How can I make this works on the global product listing ? (same problems with the global tags)
Q3: I want to charge the shop that suscribe to my system in 2 ways:
When they register to my site, which means they create a shop, I want them to pay $100 (for example) before beeing allowed to add their product. They just have to pay it once, and that's it. From that they can add their products and I take a percentage (if possible, this is Q1), OR a monthly payment, I know I can use Pro Sites for that, but this one does not allow to charge a set-up fee + a monthly basis, it only the monthly thing, am I correct ? Please how can I do that ?
Q4: I need global statistics about the sales, by shop, by product, and in total. I installed Marketpress statistics which is really good. For each shop I have to go to their dashboard and I have their statistics. But I would like to have global statistics like the total sales of all shops, the best products, which shop is the best one etc. I saw somewhere that I have to use Google Analytics for that. I have a GA account, but can someone explain me (step by step please) the process to make it works and how and where do I get the sales statistics on GA ? Because I can see for example the visitors etc, but what about the sales, the shops and the products ? How do I set it all up ?
I know I ask too many things but I am reading thousands of topics in this forum for the last 3 days, most of them are old (1 or 2years ago) and I couldn't find or understand answers to my above questions. Thank you very much in advance for your further help. I am not really good developper, I just understand the basic things. I had a very hard time to manage to do what I already did and all of that looks really complex for me. Please Help ! Sorry If I missed something or missunderstood another topics that answer my questions.