What is a store?

Store is the place where vendors will showcase all his products in an interactive design. From the store a customer will get vendor’s product, contact information, store location, and all other information in one view. Vendors will see the page by navigating to Vendor Dashboard → Visit Your Store .

Store Settings

Store banner will represent vendor products concept by one big image. Vendor could use a good visual interactive image to grab the attention of customer. Vendor will set the image from Vendor Dashboard→Settings→Store page.

For better contact between vendor and customer store settings has contact information insert form combined of phone number, email address, physical location information and location map.

vendors schedule opening and closing hours for their online stores.

This feature is available in Vendor Dashboard→Settings→Store.

Scroll down to find the widget for Store Opening-Closing Time.

For each day of the week, select from the drop-down Open or Close. If Open, select the duration from the numeric fields.

Click on Update Settings.

Payment Settings

Vendor can set his comfortable payment method for the store. For bank transfers, just add bank account name, account number, name of the bank, address and finally swift code. Now, save the settings by clicking Update Settings button.

Shipping Settings

This page contains your store-wide shipping settings, cost, shipping and refund policy. You can enable/disable shipping for your products. Also you can override these shipping costs while creating or editing a product.

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Social Profiles

Social profiles help you to gain more trust. Consider adding your social profile links for better user interaction. You can link every social networking sites with your store from this page. MyHalalMarket has simple view and easy to link up format with store setting for the vendors.

dokan vendor social profile

Store SEO

Your store SEO can help you to increase your store traffic. You can set your SEO title, meta description, meta keywords, Facbook title, description, image, Twitter title, description and image.




With this pro feature, Vendors can moderate customer reviews. The vendors can:

  • Approve or disapprove reviews.
  • Mark a review as spam.
  • Send a review to the trash.


Vendors can see all reviews of customers on his/her products from the Vendor Dashboard > Review page.

Editing Reviews

Vendors can no longer edit customer reviews but the admins can still edit or delete them by selecting the vendor’s product.

Mark as Spam

If the seller doesn’t want to show any review then he could mark those review as spam by checking the review and selecting it as “Mark Spam” from the select box.


Trash Reviews

If the vendor wants to delete or make trash any review then he could mark those review as Trash by checking the review and selecting the “Mark Trash” option from the select box.


Un-approve Reviews

If the vendor wants to disapprove any review then he has to just click the “Unapprove” option after hovering that review.

That’s all about the review option of the vendor dashboard.



Sales Overview shows on the report page. On the top of the report, there are some options by which seller could view his sales report total overview, by day overview, top sale product reports and top earner product reports.

Sales by Day

The seller could view his one day order in this option. The report shows one day total selling total, the average, the total number of order, total purchased product number, coupon details, and one-day sales graph.

Top Selling Products

In the option,top seller a seller could view his top-selling products and its total sale number with selling ratio graph line.

Top Earning Products

The seller could view his top selling products total selling amount in the option,top earner. The option could view manually by date.


The statement will show up your transactions analyzing their debit-credit aspects. It will also demonstrate the transaction date, transaction id, Type and Balance or those transactions.


Coupons can be a good way to retain your loyal customers as well as gain new customers.

To create a new coupon for your store, navigate to Vendor Dashboard->Coupons. Then click on Add New Coupon.

Creating Coupons

Then fill in the fields in the form that you get after clicking on Add New Coupon.

The fields included are:

Coupon Title: Add the name you want to give your coupon.

Description: In this field you can add what the coupon is about.

Discount Type: This drop-down let’s vendors select between percentage and fixed amount for your discount.

Amount: Add the discount amount (percentage/fixed) here.

Email Restrictions: Choose to limit the coupon to certain emails if you like. If you insert an email then only customers with that email would be able to use the coupon.

Usage Limit: Add the number here if you want to restrict coupon usage to a certain amount.

Expire Date: If you would like for the coupon to remain usable only up to a certain time, select the expiry date from here.

Exclude Sale Items: Vendors can select this checkbox if they want to opt out sale items from the coupon offer.

Minimum Amount: Select the minimum amount an order should be for a customer to apply for the coupon.

Product: Vendors can select one, multiple, or all products they are selling at their respective stores.

Exclude products: Vendors can also exclude the coupon from applying to a particular product or multiple products.

Product categories: Include one or multiple product categories into the coupon.

Exclude product categories: Select one or more product categories to exclude from the coupon offer.

Show on store: Select this checkbox to display the coupon code on your store front.

Product (Fixed Amount) Discount

Fixed Amount Discount coupon means when a customer uses the coupon he will get a fixed amount discount mentioned on the coupon. Whatever his total order amount is he will get the same amount discount.

To use this option, select Product Discount from Discount Type drop-down.

This will also show when you view all your coupons from the Vendor Dashboard as Fixed Amount under Coupon Type.

Product Percentage (%) Discount

Product Percentage Discount mean when a customer use the coupon in his order then he will get a discount depends on his order total amount. He will get a discount of percentage that mentioned on the coupon of his total order.

To use this option, select Product % Discount from Discount Type drop-down.

This will also show when you view all your coupons together from the Vendor Dashboard as Percent under Coupon Type.

Show Coupon on Store Front

You can show the coupon on store front by checking the last option on add coupon page.

This is how the coupon will display from your store frontend:


Order Notification

Seller will get mail notification in every order of his product. He would get a no-reply message from MyHalalMarket system instantly after a order.

Order Listing

Order page displays the order detail in list. This page shows order number, order total amount, order status, customer details, order date and order action. you could view order farther details manage order status and delete order from order action.

You can filter the orders by Date. Besides that you can also export the order list.

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Order Status

Seller could view and process order status from the order listing. He could complete the order from the action.


Order Note

Seller could add note to an order and set the note for customer of private. For customer note, the customer will get e-mail notification for every note added. And for the private note only seller will get the e-mail notification.


Download Permissions

Seller could manage download permission if the product is downloadable. He could add or delete download file and control access to download the file.


Shipment Tracking

You can track the shipment of the product that you are selling. Navigate to you Seller Dashboard → Orders → Click on the order you want to add shipment tracking. At the bottom of the Order, you will find a button titled ‘Tracking Number’.


A new window will pop with three options. You can provide shipping provider name or URL, Tracking number and Date shipped. After providing the information, click on the Add Tracking Details button.


The order details will be updated and a new order note will be added containing the tracking details.


Create a product

Navigate to vendor dashboard. Click on Products from the left menu and then Add New Products button from the top right corner. It will open a new window where you will be able to create a new product very easily with providing the most important details only.

Basic Details

The common information about a product are the title, price, description. Discount price is optional. You can even schedule discounts for a certain amount of time. You can enter a starting date and end date to apply automatic discounts to your product.

Both the categories and tags have to be created by the admin. The vendor can only select them from the frontend dashboard. Because allowing the vendors to create categories might Select Category.

By default, category selection is singular. That is why there is a drop-down field to select a category. This should be the standard setting. Because according to Google Webmaster Guidelines and other SEO and UX best practices, it is recommended to have only one category assigned to a product. If you need to show your products based on multiple factors or for searching or sorting feature, you can use tags.

Vendors need to select the category from the drop-down.

If you really need multiple categories in a single product, just select from the dropdown and add multiple categories.


Create Tags

vendors will be able to create new product tags from vendor dashboard. Previously, vendors were only able to use the tags predefined by Admins.

Vendors click on Vendor Dashboard>Product>Add New Product. Under the Select Product Tags field, add a tag and Press Enter. The word or phrase will be added as a separate tag.


After you have provided all the required information, Click on the Create product button. It will create the product and redirect you to the product edit page, where you will be able to add more information about your product. If you want to create the product and add another one immediately, click on the Create & add newbutton.

After you have been redirected to the product edit page, there is an option to select a product type. You can select either a Simple or Variable product.

Selecting Product Type – Simple Product

These types of products are simple and have no variants. They are single and standalone products, which does not require any other information to define different variants.


Selecting Product Type – Variable Product

A variable product is a product that has different types of variants. For example, you might want to sell a dress which is available in 3 different colors and sizes. So this option will enable you to add those colors and sizes you need. You can add variations based on anything you like, perhaps material used or the stitching style.

Variations can be created from

  1. By vendor from product creation page

To create a variation from the frontend, the vendor has to select This Product Has Multiple Options. Then some new fields will appear to input the variations. If you already created some variations from the backend, then you can select them from the dropdown on the top right and click Add Option. If you do not need all the attributes in your product, then you can remove or add more if you want.

Check this video on how to create a variable product →

Now if you need custom variations and attributes of your own, then you have to select Custom Attributes and then click Add Option. Then two blank fields will appear to input the variation name and attributes.

You can add as many variations and attributes as you want. When you are done, check the box Create variation using those attributes. The system will make all the combinations and will prompt you to add prices for those variations.

If you want to disable any variation, then you can uncheck the box on the left.

Quantity and variation picture adding function will not be available right away. You have to save the product once to get those options. Right after saving the product, the fields above will have a pencil icon on the right. Click on that to add more details to the variations.

Selecting Product Type – Grouped Product

To learn about the grouped product go through this tutorial.

Inventory and variants

This section holds a bit of complicated information. None of these fields are mandatory. If you do not need to add stock quantity and your is just a simple product, then you can totally skip this section.

But if you are creating a downloadable product or selling a dress or t-shirt, which has multiple sizes, then you should read this section carefully.


What is SKU?

SKU stands for Stock Keeping Unit. It should be a unique set of characters which will not match to any other product.

Enable Product Stock Management

Let’s say you have 10 pieces of the product and you don’t want to receive after orders are placed for 10 units. If you enable stock management and enter 10 in the quantity field, then after 10 units are ordered, this product will show a message that all the quantities are sold and there is no stock.

But, you might want to take some pre-orders before your next batch comes up. So you can Allow Back Order to let the customers place orders even if the product is out of stock.

Downloadable Product


If you are selling photos, music, software or any digital product, then this is the option to use. If you click on the Add File button, three more fields will be added.

The name field defines what the downloaded file name should be. We are letting you define that because you might name the original file to something like “” and you want the user to download the file as “New Album”. So this option will be useful for you to serve and organize better.

If you are serving the files from your very own site, then you can click on choose file and select. But you can also serve the file from Dropbox, Google Drive or some other file hosting site you like.


MyHalalMarket has built-in support for shipping classes. Please read Docs Here

Other Options

Visibility: The visibility option defines the privacy of the product. By default “Catalog and Search” is selected. But if you want the product to only appear on category listing page, search results or want to list as a hidden product, then you can select the option respectively.

If you select any other option than Catalog and Search then the product will not appear on the site other than the store page.

Purchase Note: If you want the customer to receive a custom message right after purchasing the product, you can paste that in the box.

Reviews: If the vendor does not want to receive reviews for the product from the customers, he can turn it on or off.

Withdrawing Your Earning

Total Earning

Seller could view his total earning from withdraw page.


Withdraw Methods

Seller could select his comfortable withdrawal method from drop-down box in withdraw page.


Minimum Limit

Seller must have minimum limit to make a withdraw request. site admin will set the minimum balance for seller to make a withdrawal request. seller will view the limit in terms & condition and will get email notification.

Withdraw Approve Notification

Seller will get e-mail notification when his withdraw request gets approved by the admin.


Register and Step by Step Seller Wizard

1. You can find the registration page on or you can click the login/register button on the homepage of .make sure to select im a vendor option while registering in order to become a vendor.

2. Once register you will receive an email to verify your account

Step by Step Guide Seller Multi-step Wizard

When a seller registers an account for the first time in a Marketplace powered by MyHalalMarket, they get the opportunity of using this wizard. It gives the seller a step by step guideline to set up their store easily. At first, it shows an introduction of the quick setup wizard.


After clicking ‘Let’s Go!’ button, the wizard takes you to the store setup page where you have to provide details about your store. You can set how many products will be showed in your store. Besides that, you can include your address and other relevant information. In addition, you can define whether you want to display your email address in the store or not. When are you done, click on the Continue button.

Please Note: You can skip this step, but you have to include this information later from you Store Setting page.


The second step helps you to configure your payment options. You ca include-

  • PayPal Email
  • Bank Information including account name, account number, bank name, bank address and SWIFT code


After providing all the information, click on the Continue button. It will show you a confirmation message and ask you to go to your store dashboard. You can also return to the marketplace by clicking on the link at the bottom of the wizard.



Cookbook Review & Giveaway of FEAST: Food of the Islamic World

If there’s one cookbook you’ll want to get this year, it’s this one. FEAST: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou is a feast for the eyes and a journey through the history and food culture of the Muslim world. It’s one of those books that you’ll want in your collection when you’re craving Pakistani food one night and Moroccan the next. From real homemade pita to Iranian Yellow Split Pea Stew, you’ll find a geographic culinary spread of many of the dishes you’ve heard of or tasted, but never really knew how to make. One of the most unique recipes I found was this one for Uighur Scallion Pancakes, which I’m eager to try and make soon. The pictures are delectable, so they really encourage readers to dive right in and at least read the headlines which typically dictate a historical background of the recipes and/or the author’s own personal experiences with each one. 

One of the most coveted recipes I think will be this Lamb Shawarma Sandwich recipe- everyone seems to love a good shawarma and everyone seems to ask for the secret to making it and this, of course, is just one very delicious way. 

Anissa Helou, the Lebanese-born author of FEAST, is one well-respected international food writer I’ve been following for longer than I can even articulate. She caught my attention when she would write about Sicily or Sicilian dishes, which is part of my cultural heritage that I hold onto as much as I can. Her work is one I’ve always admired, for her love of Mediterranean food and lifestyle and the way she presents it through her work and everyday living, which you can often see on her Instagram page. It’s a work of art that is inspiring, beyond beautiful and one that puts a spotlight on the cuisine of many Muslim countries. Do check out her work and this cookbook, which you will not regret having in your culinary library. 

Anissa is giving away one copy of her book to MHK readers. All you have to do is go to my Instagram page, browse around the other reviews of FEAST that she’s posted and tell us in the comments below (on Instagram) why you really want to cook from this book. Giveaway ends on January 18, 2019. US mailing addresses only. Winner is randomly selected. 

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The American Qur’an Project at Chicago’s Sabeel Center

The American Qur’an project is one of the most surprising art exhibits I’ve ever come across. It’s one artist’s rendition of the Qur’an juxtaposed upon relevant scenes of American life. Sandow Birk is the L.A.-based artist who was inspired to hand-paint the scenes and transcribe the Qur’an text in English. After traveling extensively throughout the Muslim world. 

At the moment, the exhibit is displayed at the Sabeel Center in suburban Chicago (8800 Ballard Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016). It’s on display until September 28, 2018 and can be viewed via tour by appointment only. To scheduled a tour, email the Director, Rizwan Kadir:

I was intrigued by the project first and foremost because as an American who converted to Islam nearly 18 years ago, I find myself constantly answering the question as to why I became Muslim and often times being told that it was such a foreign concept- a religion only practiced in the East”. That is certainly not the case, and as the world becomes more and more globally connected we see and hear stories of countless converts from Western countries who live everyday lives practicing Islam while living and co-existing peacefully within the culture(s) in which they were born- such as myself. 

Sandow’s work is a reminder to me of many images that simply bring back that feeling of Americana I grew up with: family picnics on the 4th of July; Latino neighborhoods with the corner stores; Asian neighborhoods where anyone can visit and see the Chinese New Year parade.

Things like this are American. 

I am American. And Muslim. And Latina. And Italian. Does it all go together? Of course it does. 

Especially at a time like now when we are seeing so much vile behavior towards “the other” in public (i.e. the refugees, Latinos, Muslims, African Americans), I think this work is not only culturally significant; it’s also politically poignant, whether he meant it to be or not. 

I could say more, but tonight I’ll attend a closing night event and hopefully get a copy of the printed book, signed by the artist himself and giving one copy away to one random reader here. 

Read more about Sandow Birk and the American Qur’an project here

To enter to win, leave a comment below with your thoughts on the project and why you would like to have the book. 

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