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    Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying

    To understand the significance of the Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module for your eCommerce shop, let me just quote a famous & popular Ethiopian saying.

    When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion

    The proverb is very much practical & keeps the importance in our everyday lives. It conveys a very simple meaning that a work performed by several people tends to complete faster. Whenever there are many people overlooking the completion of work, it completes at a significant rate. And, for such speedy rate of work only, we are bringing this module to you.

    The module upon installation allows customers to add multiple sub-users under them. So that a customer can allow multiple sub-users to create multiple orders & the main user can accordingly place those orders. This thing is quite useful for:

    • Customers who have a large number of family members with varying needs.
    • An organisation having multiple departments with varying degrees of work.

    Now, with this module, customers can allow their subordinates/other family members to create a cart & assign them. After analysing carts, parent users can easily place the orders of their sub-users from their account.

    Features of the Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module

    • Let your customer register as a parent user or sub-user on the shop.
    • Helps to manage the ordering process if multiple users place orders for one organization/group.
    • Allow parent user to add, edit or delete the sub-user.
    • Notify parent user via mail when sub-user assigns a cart.
    • Choose to make account approval & verification mandatory for a sub-user account.
    • Choose whether you want to delete the customer account of the sub-user on deleting the sub-user or not.
    • Allow or restrict the sub-user to create an order.

    How to install the Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module

    • Firstly, go to the module manager in back office and click on ‘upload a module’.
    • After that, drag and drop the module file or select the file from the system.
    • In this way, the module installation will be successful.
    Click to upload Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module
    Drop or select Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module file
    Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module installed on prestashop

    How to configure the Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying module

    After the successful installation of the module, you need to configure the module. There are multiple options in the configuration settings which allows you to manage the user & sub-users account.

    In the following screenshots, the significance/working of each option is in front of them.

    Configure Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying

    In the configuration settings, there are two options which I think needs some extra explanation. As you might notice, in the following screenshot two options are highlighted.

    Enabling parent user & sub-user registration option

    On enabling the above two options, a user can choose whether he/she wants to register as parent user or sub-user.

    Options to register as parent user or sub-user enabled

    Create a Parent User

    After the installation of the module, two new options add on the customer registration page at the back end.

    Those two options are:

    • Manage Sub User: If you enable this option, then the customer will register as a parent user. And, you can also add some sub-users under this parent user afterwards.
    • Is Sub-User: If you enable this option, then a new user will register as a sub-user on the shop.
    Create a new customer

    While creating a sub-user, you can also select under which parent user you want to keep this sub-user.

    Select the parent user while creating a sub-user

    Create a sub-user from the front end of the shop

    In order to create the sub-users, a parent user needs to sign in to his/her account on the shop.

    Login to the shop using customer credentials

    After signing in to the account, a parent user can see two new tabs on the dashboard. The two new tabs are Sub-Users & Assigned Cart.

    two new options added on customer dashboard

    On clicking the Sub-Users tab, following page will open. In case, if the parent user has no Sub-Users then the list will be empty.

    To add the new sub-user, you can click on the “Add New Sub-User” button.

    Add new sub-user

    On clicking the button, a page same as customer registration page open on the front end of the shop. Here, enter the details & click on the “save” button to create a new sub-user.

    enter details to create a new sub-user

    After saving the details, a new sub-user is added on the shop. You can also choose to edit the details or delete the sub-user upon requirement.

    New sub-user created

    After the parent user creates a sub-user, the sub-user adds to the list of inactive sub-users at the admin’s end. The new sub-user add to the inactive sub-user list only when their account approval & email verification is made mandatory. Otherwise, these sub-user accounts will verify automatically.

    Inactivated sub-users

    The following screenshot shows the template of the email that sub-user receives to verify his/her account.

    email template to verify sub-user account

    On clicking the verify account button in the email, user will redirect to the front end of the website again. And, the screen like the following screenshot will open to notify that account is verified.

    Verification complete

    After the approval of account, the name of the sub-user is also removed from the list.

    Sub-user activated & removed from the list

    Assigning the Cart

    Now on proceeding to place the order, a sub-user gets an option to assign the cart to the parent user.

    Assign the cart to parent user

    On assigning the cart, status will now show to “Assigned” in the sub-users account.

    cart assigned successfully

    In the parent user’s account

    Now, when a parent user wants to see all the assigned cart, he/she can go to the “assigned cart” tab.

    view all the assigned cart

    Under “Assigned Cart”, a parent user also gets an option to proceed to checkout & place the order.

    order the assigned carts of sub-users

    After clicking on the “Proceed to Checkout” button, the process is same as placing the order on PrestaShop.

    checkout page
    select address
    select carrier
    Select payment mode & pay
    Order is successfully placed

    After the parent user successfully places the order, the status also changes in the sub-users account.

    status changed in assigned cart

    The details of a order by parent user is also available at the admin’s end.

    Admin order details page

    So, this was all about Prestashop Add Sub-User Account for Buying Module. I hope this document will help you in checking the functionality of the module in a better way. Also, do let us know about your views in the comments.

    Support

    For any kind of technical assistance or query, please raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com or send us a mail at [email protected]

    Also, please explore our PrestaShop development services & vast range of featureful PrestaShop Addons.

    Current Product Version - 4.0.0

    Supported Framework Version - 1.7.x.x

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