I apologize if this seems like a really simple question, but after searching, I haven’t been able to find a detailed description of what abilities Customer Groups provide. I have found how to create and edit them, but not any example uses.
Can someone here point me in the right direction?
Maybe an explanation of what I’m trying to accomplish will shed some light on my confusion…
I have a desire to display several thousand products to the general public WITHOUT THE ABILITY FOR THEM TO PURCHASE.
I have a desire to allow distributors to register for an account and have these registrations go onto a PENDING STATUS until I manually approve them. The users that are approved in this DISTRIBUTOR GROUP will be able to see other sections of the site that the general public cannot.
For instance, when a user in the distributor group is logged in, they will see a section (or catalog) of replacement parts. These parts will have prices (or not because distributors already have price lists) and the distributor user will be able to add to cart, and then submit the order, but here’s another catch. The submitted order should be a “purchase order” style submission that does not include any payment. Rather, the submitted order would only show the item details and then be emailed to our customer service dept.
Can anyone here please advise whether this kind of set up is possible with Magento? If so, could you please recommend any extensions or any other sources of information that would make this possible?
Thanks so much for your time and any guidance you may be able to offer.