product quantity pricing for a specific group

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product quantity pricing for a specific group

Postby Rodney Blackwell » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:18 am

Is there a way to offer product quantity pricing to only a specific "group"
you create within shopsite.

That way, I can have wholesale customers see the quantity pricing for a
product right on the product pages and be able to purchase directly while
"regular" customers don't see this table?

Is there some if/then statement that would work there on moreinfo pages, or
would that require some custom programming?

Thanks,

Rodney
Rodney Blackwell
 

Re: product quantity pricing for a specific group

Postby Jim » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:51 pm

The only way to show different prices to differnt groups of people would
be to have separate pages that one group can access but the others
can't. Since ShopSite pages are static there isn't a way to dynamically
show different content to different views.

You could use the registration feature and require wholesale customers
to sign in. Once a person has registered you can assign them to a group
and assign specific coupons to the group. So you could have a
wholesale group which you assign wholesale customers to. You would
create a coupon that is automatically added to the shopping cart when a
person in the wholesale group signs in. The coupon would give them a
specific reduction in price.

Jim

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
Is there a way to offer product quantity pricing to only a specific "group"
you create within shopsite.

That way, I can have wholesale customers see the quantity pricing for a
product right on the product pages and be able to purchase directly while
"regular" customers don't see this table?

Is there some if/then statement that would work there on moreinfo pages, or
would that require some custom programming?

Thanks,

Rodney

Jim
 

Re: product quantity pricing for a specific group

Postby Rodney Blackwell » Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:30 am

"Jim" wrote in message news:d8qbh6$l3b$1@eval.shopsite.com...
The only way to show different prices to differnt groups of people would
be to have separate pages that one group can access but the others can't.


Does shopsite have a way to accomplish this? Creating a page that only a
certain group has access to or creating a product that only a certain group
can purchase?

That way I could create a duplicate of each product and give it variable
pricing. The duplicate product could then only be viewed by users in the
"wholesale" group.


Since ShopSite pages are static there isn't a way to dynamically show
different content to different views.

Makes sense. I guess I was thinking that since the shopsite engine could
parse an if/then that dealt with whether to show variable pricing or sku
toggles, that it could also do an if/then for a usergroup.

Might be a nice future feature.

--
Rodney (digging the level of detail you can customize with shopsite)
Rodney Blackwell
 

Re: product quantity pricing for a specific group

Postby jim » Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:09 am

When you create a page in ShopSite you can specify a "filename" in one
of the fields. If you put a directory name in front of the file name
like wholesale/wigetpage.html ShopSite will put the page in the
directory wholesale (note ShopSite can't create the directory you have
to do that manually and give it permissions to be written to) You can
then password protect the wholesale directory (at least on unix/linux
servers, I don't know about windows) so that when someone trys to go to
your store and access a page in the wholesale directory they will be
given a webserver login dialog box before they can view the page. (Note
this login is handled by the webserver and has nothing to do with
ShopSite registration)

You would create a separate group of products with wholesale prices and
assign them to the pages in your wholesale subdirectory.

Jim

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
"Jim" wrote in message news:d8qbh6$l3b$1@eval.shopsite.com...

The only way to show different prices to differnt groups of people would
be to have separate pages that one group can access but the others can't.



Does shopsite have a way to accomplish this? Creating a page that only a
certain group has access to or creating a product that only a certain group
can purchase?

That way I could create a duplicate of each product and give it variable
pricing. The duplicate product could then only be viewed by users in the
"wholesale" group.



Since ShopSite pages are static there isn't a way to dynamically show
different content to different views.


Makes sense. I guess I was thinking that since the shopsite engine could
parse an if/then that dealt with whether to show variable pricing or sku
toggles, that it could also do an if/then for a usergroup.

Might be a nice future feature.

--
Rodney (digging the level of detail you can customize with shopsite)

jim
 

Re: product quantity pricing for a specific group

Postby Rodney Blackwell » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:42 am

ahh...thanks for that explanation.

I didn't know I'd have to do it the .htaccess way, although that makes
sense.

I was hoping shopsite might have a more "elegant" solution.

The htaccess way will work though. thanks!

"jim" <jstavast@xmission.com> wrote in message
news:d8rtlj$aqc$1@eval.shopsite.com...
When you create a page in ShopSite you can specify a "filename" in one of
the fields. If you put a directory name in front of the file name
like wholesale/wigetpage.html ShopSite will put the page in the directory
wholesale (note ShopSite can't create the directory you have to do that
manually and give it permissions to be written to) You can then password
protect the wholesale directory (at least on unix/linux servers, I don't
know about windows) so that when someone trys to go to your store and
access a page in the wholesale directory they will be given a webserver
login dialog box before they can view the page. (Note this login is
handled by the webserver and has nothing to do with ShopSite registration)

You would create a separate group of products with wholesale prices and
assign them to the pages in your wholesale subdirectory.

Jim

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
"Jim" wrote in message news:d8qbh6$l3b$1@eval.shopsite.com...

The only way to show different prices to differnt groups of people would
be to have separate pages that one group can access but the others can't.



Does shopsite have a way to accomplish this? Creating a page that only a
certain group has access to or creating a product that only a certain
group can purchase?

That way I could create a duplicate of each product and give it variable
pricing. The duplicate product could then only be viewed by users in the
"wholesale" group.



Since ShopSite pages are static there isn't a way to dynamically show
different content to different views.


Makes sense. I guess I was thinking that since the shopsite engine could
parse an if/then that dealt with whether to show variable pricing or sku
toggles, that it could also do an if/then for a usergroup.

Might be a nice future feature.

--
Rodney (digging the level of detail you can customize with shopsite)
Rodney Blackwell
 


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