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WooCommerce Multi-site Shopping Cart Feature

I think it would be super if there was a way to have a shopping cart feature that worked across a Wordpress Multi-site installation. What I mean by this is that a user could add a product on say shop1.domain.com and then navigate to shop2.domain.com and again add a product and then at anytime check out and pay. This would be a super powerful feature and something I think alot of people would have an interest in. Anyone else want to join in on this. MarketPress here http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/e-commerce has this feature but really woocommerce considering the themes available and its ambitious growth - well I'd just love to see it happen :)

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      • MitchMitch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are actually ready to take beta customers into our Multishop.io platform.

        This service allows you to connect multiple woocommerce shops into one dashboard. Keep stock sync'ed and manage it. Print your default Woocommerce packing slips in bulk from all your different shops. See profit reports. And many more things.

        If you would like an invite. Email us at info@multishop.io

        We are a company from the Netherlands, and everything is coded here in-house. We use this platform for our OWN shops since there was nothing available on the market.

        For a quick demo check: http://www.multishop.io/

      • Anton AndriyevskyyAnton Andriyevskyy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Andrew. I haven't made any progress since then because I didn't see a lot of users who would subscribe to buy it when it's ready - in other words, lack of interest. And then it was said that WooCommerce is development something to fill the niche.

      • tomtom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is essentially another decent way to set up a vendor / marketplace site with a lot more flexibility than a vendor plugin. I like the idea and I am interested in where it might lead.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since this project seems to still be a work in progress and it may be another year or two, I have decided to switch to Magento.

      • Jesse MesserveyJesse Messervey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also like to see something like this! It would be nice to have an option to combine each site's cart OR keep them separated, but either way manage ALL shops from one dashboard.

      • LawrieLawrie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would actually sacrifice an android - *even if it had feelings* - for this kind of feature.

        I assume that this is at least theoretically possible as cart/'session' data is stored in transients rather than *actual* sessions, so as long as you're talking to the same database, you should be able to pull the cart data when you need it, across subdomains - or even different domains that point to the same site.

        This latter point is exactly what I'm hoping to achieve with this: I have one site that can be accessed by up to a dozen different top-level domains, so going to mysuperstore.com and yoursuperstore.net actually resolve to the exact same site. I'd like to be able to use a unified top-level domain so that someone can add products from both yoursuperstore.net and mysuperstore.com and then checkout at mycheckout.org (again, all pointing at the same site, with the same database). That way I don't need 12 separate SSL certificates!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can the supporters give us an ETA on that feature? It is very helpful and would make Woocommerce 10x better.

      • MitchMitch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys (& gals), listen up. :-)

        In 2014 I build (my team, in-house) a dashboard that connects your multiple Woocommerce shops.

        It handles orders, stock, suppliers, and shows you some nifty reports how your business is doing.

        Nothing bulky, just the things I need for MY business.

        I made a quick (10 min) video about it: http://www.multishop.io

        I'm thinking about releasing it as an online service. Only if there is a need for it.

        I am not here to release some half-ass plugin with no support. If we do this, then it's going to be good. I eat my own cookies because I use this myself! :-)

        If there is no need... Also no problem. I will continue it using myself.

      • markimarkmarkimark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I am in. Please provide this plugin. There is a huge request for it, please listen to the community Woo.

      • SS4USS4U commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We all would benefit from this and I personally would pay for it!

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