Private Store and Shopping Options

Some of our customers prefer making their sites private (Requiring membership) prior to viewing/shopping on their site. This article will cover what options are currently available on our platform.

Option 1 - Private store

"Private Stores" require a login prior to viewing/shopping on your site.

Only two active pages are visible to unauthenticated users:

  1. Login Page.
  2. Contact Us Page.

With this option, users cannot self-register.  They must contact you to be manually created in the administration panel.

There is typically no cost associated with enabling this option.

To enable this functionality, please submit a ticket via our support site requesting this change.

Option 2 - Hide Price and Add To Cart button

This option will allow guest to view your site, but the price along with the add to cart button will not be visible. The idea is that you create a banner that reads "Sign up to get your special pricing".

  1. Customer can view the entire website.
  2. Pricing is totally hidden.
  3. Add to Cart button is hidden.
  4. Checkout requires a login.
  5. Registration is locked down, so users must manually contact you to be set up with a username/password.

With this option, you will be responsible for:

  • If the contact us page will not suffice: creating a way to notifying the potential customer that they have to contact you in order to sign up. An easy approach would be to create a custom form and add it to a custom page. Users would fill out their information and send it to you.
  • Manually creating the user in your site as well as assigning that new user a price rule (establishes appropriate pricing for the user).

The hiding of the prices and sign up forms are within your control, but require CSS development knowledge.

If you need help with this development, contact Logicblock via a support ticket for the estimated cost to implement this option.

Option 3 - Display List Price Alone

This option will allow guest to view your site, but the price will be set to List Price (MSRP).

The idea is here is very similar to the previous option.  The only difference is that List Price is shown instead of no pricing. You will create a banner that says "Contact us to get your special pricing".

  1. Customer can view the entire website.
  2. Pricing is set to List Price by default (done via a global pricing rule).
  3. Add to Cart button is hidden (optional).
  4. Checkout requires a login (optional).
  5. Registration is locked down, so users must manually contact you to be set up with a username/password (optional).

With this option, you will be responsible for:

  • If the contact us page will not suffice: creating a way to notifying the potential customer that they have to contact you in order to sign up. An easy approach would be to create a custom form and add it to a custom page. Users would fill out their information and send it to you.
  • Manually creating the user in your site as well as assigning that new user a price rule (establishes appropriate pricing for the user).

The sign up forms are within your control, but require CSS development knowledge.

If you need help with this development, contact Logicblock via a support ticket for the estimated cost to implement this option.

Supporting Documentation

For a more detailed description of the functionality of the features found in this section of the admin as well as the definitions for the terminology used, please visit the following link(s):