This add-on was designed
to give storeowners the ability to define flexible
pricing/discount schemas for their merchandize and
provide special pricing or access policies for customers
with different membership levels. The functionality of
this add-on is useful for wholesale trading companies,
distributors, spare parts stores or any online store
with vast product catalog or stores with average orders
containing more than 2-3 items.
pricing feature allows defining various pricing
schemas based on the quantity of purchased products
and customers membership level.
Global discounts flat
or percentage discounts based on the order subtotal.
Product or categories
access you can permit to view the product, view its
price or purchase the product only for registered
customers or customers with particular membership on
a per product basis.
possibility to sell memberships to your customers,
you can provide special members pricing or access to
particular product or categories for a limited
period or perpetually.
Bulk shopping feature
makes online shopping easy for the customers who are
placing big orders consisting of many products. When
the category is in a bulk shopping mode it is
possible to check items that you are going to order,
select necessary quantity and add them to cart with
a single mouse click.
Printable price list
generates brief printable version of your product
catalog for reference and promotion purposes.
Additional fields for
the registration form additional fields that allows
wholesale purchasers to provide necessary taxation
information like federal tax ID, VAT/GST/PST
registration numbers etc.
Administration back-end & Storefront/Wholesale prices
Wholesale Trading module allows you to
set wholesale prices for any products in your store and
make them available either to all the customers or to
some privileged customer groups. You can define multiple
levels of wholesale prices which will be applied
depending on the quantity of products being purchased
and on the membership of the customer who orders them
Wholesale prices appear on the customer
front-end of your store in the 'Wholesale pricing'
section of the product details page. A customer needs to
be logged in as a privileged membership level user to be
able to see the wholesale prices defined for his
Administration back-end & Storefront/Bulk shopping -
If you use LC membership levels to sort
your customers by the type of privileges they exercise
when using your store, you will certainly appreciate the
new price list functionality allowing you to print out
configurable price lists with information about
wholesale product prices for different membership
levels. You can select product categories which you
would like to be included into a price list and create
simple price lists for separate membership groups as
well as composite price lists for several membership
groups of your choice or all the membership groups
defined for your store.
Wholesale Trading module 'Bulk shopping'
feature enables your customers to simultaneously add to
the shopping cart multiple products from one category.
In categories for which bulk shopping is enabled, all
available product variants are listed in a table.
Customers do not have to open the product details page
of each product they want to buy separately: they can
select the product variants they want to add to the
shopping cart and specify their quantity directly in the
products table - and then add them to the shopping cart
Administration back-end & Storefront/Global discounts
The module provides another powerful
means for making your store more attractive to
customers: global discounts. It is a kind of discount
that can be applied to the price of all the products
included into an order irrespective of the membership
level of the customer who ordered them - if the order
subtotal exceeds a certain amount. Global discounts may
be absolute or percent.
The sum of the global discount is
calculated automatically and is displayed to your
customers on a separate line in the shopping cart.
Administration back-end & Storefront / Product access
policies - The module allows you to set product
access permissions: you can define what membership
group(s) will be able to see a product on the
storefront, to view its price and to order the product.
According to the product access settings,
if a customer is allowed to see both the product and its
price and has permissions to order the product, the
product details page demonstrated to this customer
includes product price and Add to cart button
For a customer from a membership group,
which is allowed to view the product and its price but
does not have permissions to buy the product, there is
no Add to cart button on the product details page, so
the customer is denied access to checkout.
If a customer belongs to a membership
group that is allowed to see a product but is denied
access to the product price, again, there is no Add to
cart button, and the customer is shown a special message
in the place where the price would be expected to appear
(E.g. 'Call 555-555-5555 for details'). The price
message can be defined by the store admin on the module
Storefront / Product options -
If the products sold at your store have
options, you can enable your customers to select the
option combinations they need in a more convenient way
than using select boxes - that is in the form of a
table. When enabled, 'Options' table displays all the
possible product variants of the product being viewed
(product options combinations - for example, 'Size: S +
Color: Red'), the price of each variant (if the customer
viewing the table belongs to a membership group which is
allowed to see the price) and the quantity in stock of
each of the listed variants (if Inventory Tracking
module is used).
You can define the maximum number of
product variants which can be shown in the 'Options'
table. If the number of variants of some product exceeds
this number, the options for this product are displayed
to customers as usual - in select boxes.
Administration back-end & Storefront / Product options
If needed, you can set restrictions as to
the quantity of products which can be purchased by a
customer (purchase limit). For any product you can
specify the minimum and/or the maximum number of product
items which a customer is allowed to put into his
shopping cart at a time.
If a customer attempts to order a
quantity of a product that does not fit into the range
specified in the purchase limit settings of this
product, the customer is shown a message, explaining to
him the reasons why the chosen product cannot be added
to his shopping cart.
Administration back-end / Moderated sign-up for
wholesale membership - Membership levels can be used to define
the extent of privileges different kinds of customers
can get using your store. The privileges may include the
ability to purchase products at wholesale prices, as
well as access to exclusive categories and products.
Access to different kinds of privileges can be granted
to customers on a commercial basis. Practically, your
customers can sign up for a membership at the time of
registration and get access to the advantages of this
membership as soon as they are approved for it by the
admin. The store owner can decide whether membership
should be paid or free.
Administration back-end / Configuration -
The Wholesale Trading module
configuration page provides a flexible way to adjust the
settings specific for the module. You can:
Set up a message that will be shown
in the place of a product price to customers who,
for some reason, are not allowed to view the price.
Specify the maximum number of lines
which can appear in the 'Options' table on the
product details page in the customer zone.
Add fields to the customer
registration form into which your wholesale
customers will be supposed to enter their Sales
Permit/Tax ID, VAT registration number, or GST and
PST registration numbers.
Select categories for bulk shopping.
Add discounts that will be applied
globally to all the products included into an order
if the order subtotal exceeds a certain limit.