Is there a way to select products only from a particular seller in FlipKart ( Specially filter out WS retail products )?
Is this even possible? This is the question asked on Quora which inspired me to write this post.
Flipkart being a restricted online marketplace unlike ebay, does attract a number of sellers who however do not enjoy privileges which flipkart's WS retail does. There may be many instances in which you need to buy something with your wallet balance, and it's not possible to buy products from any seller except WS retail. In such cases, it would be great to filter products sold by WS Retail when we search for any product. However for some reason flipkart did not decide to include this in their search functionality, which forced an indian github developer to make an independent chrome extension which highlights all products from a seller you want. You can simply type in the seller you want to see products from, and the extension highlights the products sold by the seller you selected.
To get started, you need a Chrome browser, or even a browser based on chromium build and a free copy of extension which adds filter functionality to chrome. Just follow the steps:
1. Download the chrome extension
- Go to the download page by clicking here
- Click on download ZIP to download it to your local machine.
- Use a program like 7zip or WinZip to unzip the zip file you downloaded.
2. Install the extension
- Type in "chrome://extensions" into the address bar via chrome desktop browser. If the page is not opening, go to your chrome settings and search for extensions tab.
- Tick the "Developer mode" at the top on the page that appears after you follow the above step
- Drag the unzipped file to this tab, or click load unpacked extension and select the file you unzipped.
3. Test drive
- Now that the extension is installed, we will need to check if its working. Click here .
- After the page loads, press CTRL+F and type in "SELLER FILTER"
- Under "Seller Filter", enter "WS retail" in the box, to see the products sold by ws retail highlighted.
- You can also type in any other seller name to filter products sold by various sellers.
Disclaimer: The chrome extension to filter flipkart products sold by sellers like WS retail is coded by Prince Mishra, you can visit his github page on https://github.com/prince-mishra. I am in no way involved with the dev nor am I involved with coding of chrome extension.