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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

        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!

      • ChadChad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        P.S. With 1,600 votes now, this feature request is the top most requested feature on the WooCommerce idea board.

      • ChadChad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really needing this feature. I've been reading up on blogs about people complaining that WC doesn't have a multi-site solution, and most have been switching to MarketPress because of it's clean multi-site and 'global cart' features.

        I would prefer to stick with WooCommerce, if you can implement the feature in 2.3.

        I'd like a survey as well please. thanks!

      • annoyedannoyed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        wow, great progress. Wait over 2 years then you get given a survey asking what you want. Awesome work.

      • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm achieving something similar this this (one backend, multiple front ends) by having a single wordpress install with multiple domains pointing to it. Then in the wp-config I have some code that looks at the domain name and sets a number of constants based on that... the site url, blog url, and a "CURRENT_SITE" constant that I use for modifying WordPress queries and CSS styling. But it's one theme of course so the overall layout has to be the same. Not ideal... but it works. For now.

      • NigelNigel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks. I promptly sent mine back. I basically need to simply duplicate the root site for various different country level tlds. and then map them to a domain. This way I can simply change currency and a few bits language without having to move 4 gigs of downloadable pdfs each time. Sorta like etsy in a sense but in my case I am largely just duplicating the root and essentially the checkout still runs through the root db if you will. For all intents and purposes, the way marketpress works.

      • CramCram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If this was to be coded, what are the chances woocommerce would do it in the future themselves?

      • Craig GrellaCraig Grella commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this would be great...and in addition, another thing to possibly consider is the ability to run an overcharge on all sites within a network - another thing marketpress allows that is great for niche networks.

        For example, we have a network of nonprofits on one multisite - with over 200 nonprofits on that network. We offer them individual accounts or they bring their own licenses and we manage that for them.

        But it would be great if we could have one installation of woocommerce on the network, that allows each site to have its store, and the main site has the ability to charge a fee on all transactions inside our network on any site.

        That way we can offer ecommerce to our member sites with a set fee and parse that money out to their accounts when transactions come in.

        Hope that makes sense.

      • FionaFiona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would be interested in this as I am trying to set something up like this now with multi site. Alternatively, is there a way to run a business catalog (not using mutli site), where each business can supply some stock images that are searchable. However, there is no e-commerce sales happening for the products on the site?

      • RiccardoRiccardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Anton,
        i send you an email for your plugin, we are really interested in your work, how is going on?

        Please answer me as soon as possible.

        Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wish Woo had a decent time table on this. Even subfolder setup would be doable. Bottomline is, it's hurting my business and SEO ranking not to have it. I keep debating about jumping ship to another cart for Wordpress that supports it, but I've invested so much money in Woo so far. Rather frustrating. If it will be a year from now, let me know because I don't think I can wait it out.

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