WPMU + MarketPress + Membership - is it a good combination for a long-term running e-shopping mall?

WPMU + MarketPress + Membership - is it a good combination for a long-term running e-shopping mall?

Basically what I would like to achieve is some sort of Groupon functionality, but with the ability to assign Account managers (paid members) who will manage their own Areas (country, city or a State) - each state having it's own shops (multiple per area).

The thing is, I'm not sure marketpress + Membership are the best combinations to what I would like to achieve, mostly from structure perspective.

For example, if I am trying to create a jewelry mall and a user types in "san francisco neclases" - it would display all necklaces (all products) from San Francisco, from all the stores there (all wpmu sub-sites) - would that be possible?

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings websww,

    It certainly sounds possible but I am not sure why the membership plugin since you could manage the entire network using MultiSites.

    Perhaps the Pro Sites plugin may be a better choice though your entire business model has not been explained.

    With MultiSites and Pro Sites plugin I could see each manager being able to manage there own area (sub domain) and the users thereof - this would be the control module so to speak and the main site would link to them all.

    This is one way I can see the flow working.

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev member!

    Cheers, Joe :slight_smile:

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings websww,

    I checked out what they have to say and I love how they say "bare bones template" - I would bet on that cookie cutter to pull a lot - not.

    Anyway we do offer the tools here to certainly do this and much more. However, it is up to the member to decide how they want to execute the plan.

    I still think the Pro Sites is by far the better choice for selling the stores to account managers as you have described you want to do.

    Cheers, Joe :slight_smile:

  • websww
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    right, pro sites it is then! The thing is, I've worked with all kinds of e-commerce plugins in the past, and the real question would be if marketpress could be "templetized" for quick cloning across sites? I noticed you also had the templates plugin

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings websww

    Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated.

    It is a great feature suggestion to possibly have Market Press "Templetized" as you put it.

    I will notify the lead developer of the feature request and move this to the feature request forum.

    Cheers, Joe

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