You have a great idea about ecommerce marketplace platform, but you don’t know how to write code and are in search of a software solution to realize your plan? You spend hours browsing yet still haven’t been able to choose any good product?

MarketEngine Free Plugin - Your Online Marketplace Builder

If you find yourself somewhere in that situation, you’ve come to the right place. It is true that there are no shortcuts to building an online marketplace, but MarketEngine will definitely smooth the path to creating a scalable ecommerce platform.

Developed by EngineThemes, MarketEngine is a Free WordPress Marketplace Plugin which aims to help businesses build their multi vendor marketplace platform for any niche. With MarketEngine, the ambition of creating a successful ecommerce marketplace like Fiverr, Etsy, or AirBnB is totally possible.

MarketEngine will play as an all-in-one technical assistant, designing the most logical user flow and building all must-have features needed for a marketplace, so that you could invest the most of your time and effort on business growth strategy.

MarketEngine optimizes Shopping Experience from Sell to Search & Shop

MarketEngine Free Plugin - Your Online Marketplace Builder

Purchase, rental, contact. All are possible: Your marketplace could be a platform for product sale, rental, or contact. MarketEngine’s got you well covered for any types of listing.    

Easy to sell: In MarketEngine, sellers can easily offer any services for sale, rental, or booking. Multiple fields, including service description, price, images, categories, and tags are possible for sellers to input detailed information of their listings.  

Easy to search: Search bar is on every page so that users can search for their needs from anywhere on your marketplace. Besides, filtering and sorting functions are supported to help users quickly find the most relevant results.

Easy to shop: No hassle when it comes to payment step. PayPal and other popular payment gateways are integrated for a smooth checkout.

MarketEngine protects your users with a Secure System

MarketEngine Free Plugin - Your Online Marketplace Builder

Trustful reviews & ratings: Only after each completed transaction can buyers write review and rate for the service. Real comments help create a trusted community and enhance user’s satisfaction.

Secure payments: Security is always put at top priority for money transactions. Secure payment gateways are built into MarketEngine to minimize the risk of online transaction.

Descriptive seller profiles: Every seller on your marketplace has their own profile page to display bio, location, and their listings.. Users can contact a seller right from his profile.

Live message & order tracking: People can contact each other directly via message inbox. Also, every order is well tracked inside the inbox.

Dispute center: In case users are not satisfied with the results, they can send a dispute and you will decide who receives the refund.

Manage your marketplace & Monetize by various methods

MarketEngine Free Plugin - Your Online Marketplace Builder

Admin dashboard management: You know when new members join your marketplace, new listings are submitted, and new orders are made. Also, you can make any changes from admin dashboard.   

Easy customization: Effortlessly adjust the settings to best match your niche concept. Fast and effective.

Mobile friendly: As mobile customers are the new king of ecommerce, MarketEngine cannot stand aside the trend. MarketEngine runs seamlessly and looks good on any devices, from desktop to tablet, and mobile.  

Multiple monetizing methods: Save the best for last. Income is generated from commission fee of each transaction, from service listing or featured listing submitted by sellers.

MarketEngine – Not just another WordPress Plugin. It’s your marketplace builder

The great news is that almost all above features are available in free version. So you’re good to go laying the first cornerstone for your ecommerce marketplace platform.

What do you think about MarketEngine? What else would you expect in a marketplace plugin? Take 2 minutes for this survey and share with us your thoughts about MarketEngine. Your feedback is really valuable and helps us have a better plan for Pro version.

The First Free Version will come out this November. Now we’re in the final testing stage to have the best introduction of MarketEngine. There’s no reason to refuse this treat. Subscribe today to be first notified when MarketEngine is released.

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42 Comments
  • SETH
    Oct  24TH,  2016

    With marketplace engine will I be able to build a marketplace that connects contractors with homeowners

    • My Dang
      Oct  25TH,  2016

      Hi,
      Thanks for your interest in MarketEngine.
      Technically MarketEngine can fulfill your requirements building a platform for contractors and homeowners. However, if you need a more specific way of operation in terms of user experience, please take a look at our micro job theme – MicrojobEngine.

  • Alvin
    Oct  25TH,  2016

    What can I do with MarketEngine?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  25TH,  2016

      You can use MarketEngine to create a marketplace to sell, to offer or rent out any product and service.

  • Tom
    Oct  25TH,  2016

    Isn’t building a Marketplace tough?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  25TH,  2016

      Until now, the challenges have been twofold: getting your buyers & sellers, and building out your site. But now you don’t need to worry about the second challenge since MarketEngine has you covered.
      Now, you can focus on gathering a community of buyers and sellers. No need to stress about the rest.

  • David
    Oct  25TH,  2016

    Do I need anything other than this plugin/theme?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  25TH,  2016

      Hi David,
      MarketEngine is a free plugin at this time. You may also want to purchase our Premium version in the future to add more features to your marketplace.

  • Toby
    Oct  25TH,  2016

    Does this plugin work with WooCommerce?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  25TH,  2016

      Hi,
      Unfortunately no. WooCommerce is similar to our MarketEngine. Basically, these are 2 independent plugins with 2 specific way of operation.
      Choose only 1 in these 2 plugins is enough for necessary features in a marketplace.

  • Daniel
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    Is your markeplace plugin compatible with FreelanceEngine so I could have both functionalities? When will your Pro version be available and what extras will it have?

    • Anh Chau
      Nov  10TH,  2016

      No, you don’t need MarketEngine when using FreelanceEngine.

      FreelanceEngine has been developed as a complete solution for building a freelance marketplace with all its functions packed inside the theme itself.
      On the other hand, MarketEngine is developed to lay a solid foundation of an effective marketplace. We can then adapt from that ground to build up a product marketplace, a service marketplace, or a classified marketplace… You got the idea.

      MarketEngine Pro mostly helps expanding the things you can do with MarketEngine, rest assured that MarketEngine Free aims to provide a marketplace with a complete proper interaction flow already.

      Thanks for the question, Daniel.

  • Winston
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    When is MarketEngine released?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  26TH,  2016

      Hi Winston,
      We are in the last phases of product development, so it is safe to say that MarketEngine Plugin will be released in coming month November. Follow our blog for the latest news. Thank you!

  • Driscoll
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    Hi, I’m looking for a theme that provides a marketplace for physical products could your plugin be used for that?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  26TH,  2016

      Yes, you can use this plugin to build a marketplace for physical products. MarketEngine is built to serve popular marketplace types, and currently we are focusing on product and service marketplace.

      • Walter
        Nov  08TH,  2016

        Hi Anh Chau,
        Can we set marketengine for just posting an advert like classifiedengine?

        • Anh Chau
          Nov  10TH,  2016

          Sure thing, Walter.
          MarketEngine Free provides two models of “order types” for the buyers: “purchase” & “contact”.
          If the listing has the “purchase” type, buyers are able to order & pay for it.
          If the listing has the “contact” type, buyers are able to contact the sellers for more information about it, making it perfectly fit the classified business model. The awesome part is that we build a dedicated inbox” section for sellers and buyers to process this type of interaction.

  • Nala
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    Hi, i am looking for this kind of plugin, i need to know few more info please.
    1. how many payment getway it will support?
    2. how site owner will get the profit?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  26TH,  2016

      Hi Nala,
      PayPal is available from the very first free version.
      Profit will come from commission fee charged over each order on your marketplace. Though it’s the only revenue stream integrated in Free version, commission fee is the most popular monetizing method in marketplace.

  • Kipling
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    Is it possible to allow sellers to rate customers? Is there an add-on for that?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  26TH,  2016

      Thanks for your question. At this stage of product development, customers can review sellers but not the other way round. But we’ll surely take your idea into consideration for further improvement.
      Regards,

  • Kirk
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    Hi, does this theme allow users to edit the pages on the front end of things?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  26TH,  2016

      Settings for MarketEngine are made in back-end, not in front-end. That said, almost settings are technical ones, so there’s nothing to do with the front-end.

  • Lucien
    Oct  26TH,  2016

    Hello. Is it possible to not charge a commission and let the vendors receive full payment instantly after the buyer purchases? And I dont need an paypal account for this?

    • Anh Chau
      Oct  26TH,  2016

      Hi Lucien,
      It’s up to you to charge commission fee or not. If no commission fee is set, vendors will receive full payment for their service.
      However, PayPal API still needs to be set up to make sure the transaction between buyers and sellers go on smoothly.

      • Sam
        Nov  09TH,  2016

        Hope there wil be additional payment gateway other than paypal alone..

        • Anh Chau
          Nov  10TH,  2016

          Well, for the Free version only PayPal is available. But of course we will provide support for more payment methods in future, for example Stripe, Braintree…

  • BBM
    Nov  08TH,  2016

    Will it work properly (styling, etc) with the Divi theme ?

    • Anh Chau
      Nov  10TH,  2016

      Thanks for the question, BBM.
      We build the plugin with WP coding standards so it should work fine with most themes. Even better, we also plan to develop dedicated style support for Divi & X theme in near future!

  • Christian
    Nov  09TH,  2016

    Looks really nice!
    I cant seem to figure out how it works. I understand that it’s a plugin, but what kind of theme would it work with?

    • Anh Chau
      Nov  10TH,  2016

      Thanks for the comment, Christian. MarketEngine is a plugin that lets sellers post listings and sell products/services to buyers on your site, which gives you commissions on each of those orders.

      MarketEngine is built with WordPress coding standards and should work with most standard WP themes. However, we also build a free theme going with it to clearly demonstrate its main flows. We also plan to build style support packages for some popular themes, such as Divi or X theme. You got the idea!

  • Mas
    Nov  09TH,  2016

    looks nice..
    note >> shipping is always an issue with multi vendors..
    and 1 page checkout please

    • Anh Chau
      Nov  10TH,  2016

      Shipping is not included yet in this first version. Mostly because it is an important issue with many aspects to cover, especially for multi vendors. We have plan to progressively implement this feature in future versions.

      Regarding the checkout process, yeah it’s gonna have a smooth simple flow to maximize the conversion rate for the sellers & the market owners.

      Thanks for writing in, Mas.

  • Rob
    Nov  15TH,  2016

    Hello,

    Can a vendor send a customized quote via the messaging system?

    • Anh Chau
      Nov  18TH,  2016

      Yes, that’s the plan for the Inquiry feature of MarketEngine. The seller send the offer to the buyer after the communication and the Buyer can purchase it the same way as ordering in the first place.
      It’s not ready yet in this coming version, though. But it will be rolled out in the near future.

      Thanks for writing in, Rob. 🙂

  • Tom
    Nov  18TH,  2016

    Hello,

    Can this be used for a digital download market place ?

    • Anh Chau
      Nov  18TH,  2016

      Not in this coming version. But we have it in our roadmap and plan to roll it out in the first quarter next year.

      Thanks for the question, Tom.

      • Tom
        Nov  19TH,  2016

        Sounds promising, this might be the very plugin i’ve been searching for… Is there any development notes regarding the Digital Content side of it that you can share? as id like to know if it is something i can use for the project i have been developing

  • Rob
    Nov  21ST,  2016

    Very excited. Questions:
    1. Will you be able to charge a different commission fee to each vendor? Or will every vendor be subject to the exact same rate that you set?

    2. You mentioned in the blog that using this plugin would provide similar functionality o fiverr. Will customers be able to post job request and vendors submit bid to the customer?

    3. What are some of the added functionalities that will be present in the premium version and what’s the release date estimate?

  • Tom
    Nov  24TH,  2016

    After demoing the free one I have a few questions,

    Will the paid for have a shopping cart?
    For the digital downloads, will you be able to “add to cart” and then when download add all the files in to a zip folder?

  • James Smith
    Jan  10TH,  2017

    This looks promising.
    Will you add a product type like booking or tickets?
    Commission per vendor would also be nice, just like downloadable products.
    I’m really curious to see how inquiry will work.
    Are you thinking of making it to work with multisite and buddypress?

    Would you be interested in receiving commits through github?

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