How To: Approve/Disapprove Vendors’ Products


Vendors are available only in Multi-Vendor.

Some store owners may want to check the products of their vendors before they appear in the store.

If you want to be able to approve/disapprove vendors’ products, activate and configure the Vendor Data Premoderation add-on under Add-ons → Manage add-ons. Otherwise you won’t find the Product approval section.

Approving/Disapproving Products

To approve/disapprove a product, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Administration panel as the root administrator.
  2. Go to Vendors → Product approval. This will display a list of all products in the store.
  3. If necessary, use the search form to the right of the list to filter the products.
  4. Click either the Approve or Disapprove icon of the required product.


To approve/disapprove several products at once, tick the checkboxes of the required products and click the Approve selected or Disapprove selected button above the list.

This will open a pop-up form where you can specify a reason for approval/disapproval and choose whether to send an email notification to the vendor(s).

Product Statuses

Every product on the list can have one of the following statuses:

  • Approved—the product has been approved by the root administrator.
  • Disapproved—the product has been disapproved by the root administrator.
  • Pending—the product is waiting for approval.

Products added by vendors may or may not require root administrator’s approval. New products get the Pending status, if the Products require prior approval setting is enabled in the profile of the vendor who adds the products.


The root administrator gets notified of pending products when logging in to the administration panel.