How It Works

As a unique Artist …

You can create your own individual store.
Manage your inventory.
Be responsible for your own shipping.
Earn higher returns than going through a traditional gallery.

Art GrottoFeatures

Single storefront multiple artists

Art Grotto is like an aladdins cave of offerings from multiple artists and vendors. Create your own store and personalise it to showcase your range.

Marketplace Sellers Dashboard

A user-friendly dashboard for Art Grotto vendors offering a snapshot of your most important tasks. The feature-rich dashboard guides you to manage your products, commission, track orders and plenty more. All that from one place!


  • Flat 12% commission
  • Banking ledger book
  • Withdraw pending commissions
  • Receive commission as per configured payment schedule
  • Select preferred payment method
  • See all transaction history


  • Create percentage/fixed coupon


  • New order email


  • Manage customer queries via dashboard.
  • Set physical shop location via Google Map.
  • Manage store settings.
  • Location wise sales report.
  • Weekly & monthly sales report on dashboard.
  • Seperate in built frontend dashboard for vendor.

Inventory Management

  • Set inventory for the products.
    Using inbuild inventory option, vendor can manage the stock of each product.

Product Management

  • Add GTIN number (if applicable).
  • Custom product attribute support via frontend.
  • Manage Product Tags.
  • Category wise product segmentation.
  • Set tax/shipping class.
  • Digital, virtual product option.
  • Sell Existing Product.
  • Backend Product support.
  • Simple Product from Frontend.

Report/Analytic Tool

  • Vendor’s last days store report widget.
  • Product sales report

Shipping and Tax

  • Control over shipping options.
  • Table Rate shipping.
  • Configure shipping rates.
  • Add desired shipping methods.
  • Enable/disable shipping zones.
  • Configure any WooCommerce shipping.
  • Add own shipping zones.
  • DHL Express labels emailed to vendor

Vendor Dashboard Widget

  • Customer Questions.
  • Vendor Reviews.
  • Product stats.
  • Product sales report widget.
  • Pending shipping widget.
  • Visitor Traffic.
  • Vendor’s last days store report widget.

Vendor Order Management

  • Vendor Change Order StatusVendor Change Order status.
  • Order note add.
  • Vendor can export orders.
  • Real-Time split order.
  • Integrated Refund Module.

Art Grotto Notifications to Vendors

Art Grotto can share important information with you as a valued Seller or guide you to set up your store. Art Grotto admin can communicate with all vendors via a universal message board, or individually as required.


Admin can also shoot off quick announcement to notify changes, updates of the marketplace.

DHL Express as standard for Vendors

Based on the product weight, box dimensions, shipping destination, etc. Art Grotto’s association with DHL will provide vendors’ customers with the most cost effective freight options to complete their orders.
Upon placement of order, Art Grotto Admin will forward all relevant shipping labels to the vendor to facilitate the shipping process.

Commission Disbursal Management

In Art Grotto, admin can automatically disburse commission to vendors hourly, daily, monthly and fortnightly. Or, the vendors can manually request to the admin for commission disbursal. Plus, both the admin and vendor can track all their previous transactions.

Vendors Review Management

Generally, buyers at Art Grotto marketplace can rate and review a vendor. Admin controls the review system and can optionally enable only those buyers to rate who have purchased from respective vendors.

Vendor Capabilities Management

From uploading product data, accessing export data to send a message to the buyer or make changes in policy settings – Art Grotto can help you to customize your store and make it flexible for a hassle free operation.

Multiple Payment Channels

Admin can disburse Multi vendor commission through payment gateways (PayPal & Stripe) or go for Direct bank Transfer. Admin has the option to settle for the payment through fixed amount, percentage amount or a combination of both.

Coupon Management

Art Grotto admin can set global coupons or allow vendors to issue a coupon for all products in one click or let them manually select each of their preferred product.
You have more options to take charge of your own promotional strategy by issuing coupons with the discount on the entire cart or product/s, in absolute values or in percentage.