Top 5 Multi-Vendor Mobile Apps

Updated 24 January 2024


We all know there are more mobile users than that of desktop across the globe. And, in the e-commerce industry also shoppers prefer to perform purchase activities on mobile apps rather than a website.

Therefore, if you are an online merchant deals in selling products, then owning a mobile app is very important.

So, if you are planning to Marketplace Multi-Vendor app. Then, this article will answer all your HOW, WHAT, IF & BUT for your mobile app.

Types of Mobile Apps – Native & Hybrid

There are two types of mobile apps –

Note: You can check the comparison to choose Native or hybrid Apps.

Select Platform For Your E-commerce Store

Above all, you first need to choose your e-commerce platform for your webstore. There are various types of platforms types available –

Check: Creating an eCommerce marketplace from scratch.

Convert E-commerce Store Into An Online Multi-Vendor Marketplace

Now, another thing comes up, how to convert my web store into a marketplace? For this, you can use Webkul’s below-mentioned open-source Multi-Vendor solutions.

For example – If you are having Magento 2 website. Then, you just need to purchase and install Magento 2 Multi-Vendor extension in your existing Magento 2 web store. And you are all set to start your very own Marketplace.

Note: How to specify a budget to start an e-commerce marketplace.

Create Mobile App For Your Multi-Vendor Marketplace

As we have discussed above, there are so many open source solutions available for creating websites. But what about mobile apps? Is there any open source solution available for owning a mobile application for the online multi-vendor marketplace?

Yes, to create an open-source e-commerce mobile app you can refer to Mobikul App Builder. This will cater to all your multi-vendor marketplace requirements.

Consequently, Mobikul app builder works for both single-seller and multi-seller marketplaces both. Below you can find open-source e-commerce mobile apps for the different platforms –

Feature Loaded Multi-Vendor Mobile Apps

Let’s have a comparative journey through the capabilities and features of the marketplace mobile app for Seller End & Customer End

Below is the seller’s end description –

The Seller Dashboard section is for the seller to view sales statics, top-selling products, latest orders, and reviews.


The logged-in sellers can view the list of their products in this section


Also, the sellers can even edit or delete products from this section. The seller can navigate to the desired product with the help of filters.

The seller can add new products from the app by entering the various details like name, stock, price, etc


Likewise, the seller can list their products under the hot deals section. For this, the seller will simply define the product’s special price on the product edit page and that will be visible under the deal section on the front-end to the customers.


Furthermore, the seller can view the complete list of the orders placed by the customers. Here, the seller can generate invoices, shipping slips, mail order details, and cancel the orders individually.

Even more, the seller can send emails to the customers about the status of their orders.


Moreover, to manage the returns sellers can use the multi-vendor Return Merchandise Authorization system that allows them to manage the returns in an efficient way.


Note: Multi-Vendor RMA add-ons available for various platforms – Marketplace RMA Add-On

Below is the customer end description –

Consequently, the app allows all the store products to be displayed with their sub-categories and parent categories both at the front end.

Also, the customer can sort the category result by many sorting options provided. The app gives the facility of layered navigation to the app users via the addition of filters on products.

Furthermore, the app user can search for products to find the desired product to save time is scrolling through the complete app. The two types of search –

One is the “Search Term”. This will search the product as per the keyword typed in the search field.

Another is “Advanced Search”. The required product can be searched on the basis of various details like product name, SKU, description, short description, price, and color.

Above all, the app can even review their orders on the bag page before proceeding to checkout.

Finally, after adding the product to the bag the customer can easily check out by clicking Proceed To Checkout button.

Payment Gateways Support

However, you can choose any payment gateway that best suits your e-commerce needs and audience. Because Webkul MOBIKUL Mobile Application supports a wide range of Payment Gateways.

app payment

Shipping Gateways Support

Likewise, you can choose any shipping carrier that best suits your e-commerce needs. Because Webkul MOBIKUL Mobile Application supports a wide range of Shipping Solutions to fulfill orders.

GDPR Compliant Mobile Apps

Mobikul offers applications that are GDPR compliant they follow the rules as per the regulation. They give the customers of the EU the confidence of being secure and the data control is in their hands.

Also, learn why GDPR for e-commerce marketplaces is important, to comply with EU regulations and to protect customers’ data, read the complete blog article to know more.

In the case of an online store, we have also developed Magento 2 GDPR extension, that makes your Adobe Commerce platform GDPR-compliant. Send requests to view, and delete private data, show cookie policy, terms & conditions disclaimer, and much more.

Does Mobikul Mobile Apps Support RTL?

Yes, the Mobikul Mobile app supports the multi-languages including the RTL and LTR languages in the single mobile app. Now, your store will have an Android/iOS app that will have all the desired languages in one app.


Note: For more queries please visit this – Mobikul Knowledgebase.

Everything Is Possible Via Vendor Mobile Apps

In the case of mobile applications, data exchange with the database is not direct. It takes place via a bridge called API. So, to create an app from the same database as the e-commerce website, API developers have to develop a number of APIs.

For example, if you have an eCommerce marketplace store and want to have marketplace-like features & functionalities in the mobile application. Then, this will be achieved through API.

API allows the developer to implement various functionalities of your eCommerce marketplace store like seller dashboard, seller orders, etc to another platform like Android and iOS. Therefore, you can achieve anything with the use of API.

Note: Want to know more about API?

Magento 2(Adobe Commerce) Is The Market Leader

Though there are various CMSs available, Magento 2 is the most recommended and preferred platform for mobile app development.

The feature set of Magento 2 is robust which is ideal for large as well as small companies. Magento 2 offers Community Edition for free, Enterprise Edition is the advanced and paid version of Magento 2, and the third is Magento 2 Enterprise Cloud Edition.

You can go through Webkul’s case study – Why Magento 2 is preferred?

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