Vendors and Categories


Vendors are available only in Multi-Vendor.

By default, vendors can create products in all the categories of a store. However, you can make a list of categories available to a certain vendor. Then the vendor will be able to add products to those categories only.


Since Multi-Vendor 4.4.1, the categories available for vendors are determined by their plans (i.e., the Vendor plans add-on).

Change the Categories Available to a Vendor

  1. In the administration panel, go to Vendors → Vendor plans.
  2. Click the plan you want to edit.
  3. Switch to the Categories tab.
  4. Use the Add categories button to add the categories to the list.
  5. Click Save for the changes to take effect.


If there are no categories on the list, then the vendor will have access to all the categories of the store.

If you don't specify what categories a vendor has access to, then the vendor will be able to create products in all the categories of your store.

Categories in a Vendor’s Microstore

Multi-Vendor has a feature called vendor’s microstore, that shows the products of a specific vendor only. A vendor’s microstore only displays the categories that have products.


A category will show up in a vendor’s microstore even if it has hidden and/or disabled products only. The workaround is to move hidden/disabled products to a special hidden/disabled category created for that purpose.

The categories will appear in vendor's microstore even if all the products are hidden or disabled.