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The wholesale catalog is optional. To use the wholesale catalog, it must first be enabled within Shop Parameters. There are three optional volume discount settings that can be applied.
Wholesale customers must sign up for an account. (wholesale/signupform.php)
Upon submitting the application, the customer receives an email notice that the application has been received and the shop administrator receives a notice that the customer has submitted an application. The shop administrator can then login to the administration panel to view the customers information. Upon approving the customer for a wholesale account, the shop administrator can then activate the account.
To view the wholesale accounts go to Manage Sales and click the View Wholesale Customers link. Click the Exclamation Point icon to activate a wholesale account. Once activated the wholesale customer will receive an email notice with their wholesale account login information.
Products are set as active in the catalog by checking a box in add products or edit products. When the wholesale catalog is active, a check box will appear to make each product active and there will be a place to set the wholesale price.
When the Catalog Status is unchecked for a product, it does not appear in the dynamically generated catalog pages, but it can still be ordered using the Order-Link method. This is useful when some products are only offered in special situations or only from limited web pages. The wholesale price (in parentheses) and catalog status appears in the category view.
The wholesale catalog is password protected. A password and link to the wholesale catalog login is automatically sent to the wholesale customer when the account is activated. The wholesale catalog does not apply sales tax to any orders. It is assumed that the customers have submitted sellers permits if required for your state or locality. Within the wholesale catalog, the wholesale price appears first and retail price appears in parentheses as a reference.