Group Buy for Magento 2 helps the admin to give the privilege to their customers. The advantage of buying the product at a discounted price by setting up a group or by joining an existing group.
The customer must be logged in to the store to buy the product by setting up a group. They can also join existing groups or create new ones.
The admin may add the product in the buying group from the back end, which will be shown in the Buy Group category at the front end, and may decide the size of the group for that particular product.
Features in Group Buy for Magento 2
- The admin can add a Group Buy option on the products.
- Customers can purchase the Group Buy products in a group.
- The size of the group is decided by the admin.
- The admin can describe the working of Group Buy products on the product page.
- Add existing products into the Group Buy category.
- Admin can provide a discount on Group Buy products.
- Customers can utilize the discount of the product by creating a group with the desired group size.
- Admin can decide the start date and the end date for the Group Buy products.
- Admin can decide the total number of groups that a single customer can create.
- The groups can be managed by the admin.
- The admin can perform various actions on the group such as Qualified, Disqualified or Refunded.
- Admin can see the total number of the members that are present in the group.
- Admin can see the group notes.
- The customer can see their group in which the customer joined.
Customers will get a zip folder then they have to extract the contents of this zip folder on their system. The extracted folder has an src folder, inside the src folder you have the app folder.
You need to transfer this app folder into the Magento2 root directory on the server as shown below.
After the successful installation, you have to run these commands in the Magento2 root directory:
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
After running the commands, you have to flush the cache from the Magento admin panel by navigating through->System->Cache management as shown below.
Configuration For Multi-Lingual Support
For the multilingual support, the admin will navigate through Store->Configuration->General ->Locale Options then select the locale as German (the language into which admin wants to translate his store content).
Group Buy for Magento 2 Translation
Furthermore, if you want to translate their module (Group Buy for Magento 2) language from English to German then follow the path app/code/Webkul/GroupBuy/i18n in their unzipped Magento2 Preorder folder and then you will get a CSV file with name “en_US.csv”.
Now, rename that CSV as to your region code and language code “de_DE.csv” then translate all right side content after a comma in your language.
After editing the CSV, save it and then upload it to the path app/code/Webkul/GroupBuy/i18n where you have installed Magento 2 on their server.
The module will get translated into your desired Language. It also supports RTL and LTR languages.
The user can edit the CSV like the image below.
Module Configuration for Group Buy for Magento 2
After the installation of the Group Buy for Magento 2 extension, the admin will find the configuration settings panel by navigating through Stores->Configuration->Group Buy Settings as per the snapshot below.
Group Count: The Admin will decide the maximum group number that each customer can create.
Group Buy Works text: The admin will explain how Group Buy works here. To understand better.
How To Add Group Buy Products in Group Buy for Magento 2
To enable the Group Buy Option in the products, the admin needs to navigate towards Group Buy > Products as per below image:
Here, the admin will view the complete listing of Group Buy Choice products here.
Also, by clicking the Add New Product button, the admin will add new products to the Group Buy category.
Adding the Product in Group Buy for Magento 2
Product- The admin will select the product they wish to add to the Group Buy.
Group Buy Price- The admin will set the discounted Group Buy Product price.
Start date- For the particular product, the admin must select the start date from which Group Buy gets activated.
End Date- Also, the admin must select the end date for the particular product on which the Group Buy feature ends.
Group size– The admin can choose the member count in the group to apply for Group Buy.
Status– The Admin may allow or disable the status of the Group Buy product.
After setting all the above fields, the admin has to click on the Save Product.
Manage Groups in Group Buy for Magento 2
For managing the groups the admin has to navigate through Group Buy > Groups as per below image:
Here, the admin can see the existing groups’ information such as Group Name, Group creation date, Expiring date, Group Size, Joined member, and the status of the Group.
From here, the admin can also perform the delete operation on the existing groups.
Also, the admin can click on the edit button of the group to edit the existing group.
The admin can view the group details as per the below image:
- The admin can see members of the group under Group Members.
- The Groups Notes is created every time an action is performed on the group such as group creation, New member joined the group, Group status changed.
- The admin can perform the various actions on the group such as Processing, Qualified, Disqualified, Refunded.
Customer View- Group Buy for Magento 2
The customer can see all the Group Buy type of products under the Group Buy menu as per below image:
The customer can select the product as per their choice and see the Create Group option or can Join the Existing Group to purchase the product.
If the customers want to create a new group to purchase the product, then they need to click on the Create Group button.
Once the customer has clicked on the Create Group button, the product is added to the cart and they can proceed for the checkout of the product and also a group is created for that product after that.
Also, the customer can join the existing group to purchase the product at a discounted price. After clicking on the Join Existing Group, they can see all the created groups of that particular product as below:
From here, the customer can click on the Buy Together button to join that group and proceed for the checkout.
Also, they can see the number of join members on the group, group expiry time, the group creator name.
Note: Once a product from having a Group Buy option is added to the cart, then a customer cannot add a new product to the cart. A customer has to order a standalone product.
Customers Created Groups And Joined Groups in Group Buy for Magento 2
In Group Buy for Magento 2, the customer can see the groups under the My Account > Groups as per below image:
Here the customer will see all the groups created and joined by them and the status of the same.
The customer can select any group to see its details. For the reference, you can check the below snapshot:
In the Group details section, the admin can see all the details of the group such as Group created date, Group expires date, Group Member, Group List, etc. In the Group Notes section, the customer will able the see all the notes related to the group as per the above image.
That’s all for this module if you still have any issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better webkul.uvdesk.com
Current Product Version - 3.0.0
Supported Framework Version - Magento 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x,2.3.x, 2.4.x