Dokan Multi Vendor is well known WordPress plugin that allows vendors to sell their own products on a single platform. One of the most powerful features of this plugin is the ability for customers to upload files when making a purchase.
For example, if a customer is buying a custom product, they can upload necessary files or documents which will be stored in a Google Drive account.
In this article, we will learn how vendors can allow customers to upload files in Dokan. We will also discover how different types of files or documents can be directly stored in a specified Google Drive account automatically.
Step-1: Install Necessary Plugins
Make sure you have installed Dokan, WooCommerce & Integrate Google Drive plugin installed inside your website. Keep in mind that WooCommerce & Dokan store must need to be completely setup-ed.
Step-2: Enable WooCommerce & Dokan Integration
To make things work for you properly you have to enable WooCommerce & Dokan Integration from Integrate Google Drive plugin.
Navigate to Google Drive > Settings > Integrations > Enable WooCommerce & Dokan Integration > Save Changes.
Step-3: Add New Product
To add new products log in as Vendor inside the Dokan dashboard > navigate to Products > Add New Product > Give a product name & other necessary information > click Create Product.
Under the permalink check the Uploadable type. After enabling the uploadable option you will discover a new tab Uploadable Options
From the uploadable options tab check Upload to Google Drive. Now you will discover a few customization options:
Upload Button Text: Enter the text you want to display on the upload button.
Upload Description: Enter the description you want to display for the upload box.
Upload Folder Name: Unique folder name for the uploaded files. A new folder will be created in the parent folder with this name. You can use available placeholders (%order_id%, %order_date%, %product_id%) to customize the new folder name.
Allowed File Types: Enter the allowed file extensions separated by a comma (e.g: png, jpg). Leave blank to allow all file types.
Max File Size: Enter the maximum file size in MB. Leave blank to allow all file sizes.
Parent Folder: Select the parent folder where the new folder will be created.
Now select the order status to display the upload button and publish the post > Save Product.
Step-4: Upload Files
Once the order is placed now customers can upload files. From the Order details page. By clicking on the upload button > browse files > select the files.
Now uploaded files will be uploaded to Google Drive in the selected folders. This is how your customers can upload any kind of file while purchasing any uploadable product, which will be stored in your Google Drive account.
Step-5: View Customer-Uploaded Files
Once the customer uploads files you can track them from Dokan vendor Dashboard > Order view page and view their uploaded files.
You can also check uploaded files directly on your Google Drive selected folder.
The ability for customers to upload files in Dokan Multi Vendor platforms is a crucial feature that allows vendors to provide a more personalized and seamless shopping experience for their customers. To enable the custom file or document uploading feature and to be stored in Google Drive account you must Integrate Google Drive inside your website.
Now vendors will allow customers to upload files from Dokan and uploaded files will be stored in a specific Google Drive account for further inspection.
Read Also: How to Allow Customers to Upload Files in WooCommerce
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