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Ability to restrict product visibility from specific customer group(s)? 
 
leetaylordoes
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Hey All,

I realize the functionality to restrict product visibility per store is available, but what about per customer group?
We’re desiring to offer specific product packages to specific customer groups…

Is this functionality already built-in?  If not, is this functionality planned to be added into other releases?
If neither, I presume we move towards customization…

Thanks…

 
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WarehouseSpeakers
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bump.  I need exactly the same thing.  Did you find a solution?

 
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leetaylordoes
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Hi @WarehouseSpeakers,

There are some ways of going about this described in forums such as the following, but require a bit of customization:
+ http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/22597/

Though these solutions offer a requirement for maintaining two separate product inventories.

You might want to try checking these Magento extensions out to see if they meet your needs:
+ http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/635/customer-groups-configurable-catalog
+ http://www.magentocommerce.com/extension/490/login-only-catalog

What kind of needs do you have in restricting product visibility?

Thanks,
Lee

 
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WarehouseSpeakers
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My main product line can be purchased by any end user.  But I also have an OEM client base who buy special speakers from me that I only make for them.  I want them to be able to log in and place their orders for their special products.  Nobody else but them should be able to see their products.

Another option....
It might be ok to have the product visible to the world, but only a price and the abilit to purchase available to the OEM customer.  I could possibly make do of this option as it would be free advertising, but not me selling to anyone else.

-David

 
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Amasty
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Hi!
This solution will definitely help you - Customer Group Catalog extension.
Manage visibility of specific categories and products by customer groups. Configure product price visibility on product and category pages.

Moreover, you can hide price block and ‘add to cart’ button, use a cms-block instead of price, redirect to a CMS page or show 404 error for product, remove product and category links, etc.

For more details, user guide and live demo please follow the link - http://amasty.com/customer-group-catalog.html

 
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