Knowledgebase: Tips and Tricks
Working With Availability Groups
Posted by Stacey Atkins, Last modified by Wayne Smith on 22 November 2011 08:04 AM

Availability groups allow merchants to provide special customers with items they would not offer to any regular person coming to their website. In order for the customer to see the different items they would have to log in to your store using the username and password they created for your website.

Creating an Availability Group

1) On the left hand of the admin click the [add] next to Availability groups

2) Enter in the name of your Availability group

3) 3 new tabs will appear Customers, Categories, and Products


Assign Customers to your Availablity Group

4) Click the Customers tab

5) Assign the users you know will be part of the Availability group by checking the box next to their username and click update. ( you may want to only assign a test customer until you know it works as desired)


6) If you have an entire Category you wish to only display to your availability group then  Click the Category Tab. Otherwise, click the Products tab


7) check the box next to the category or product(s) you want to be a part of the availability group and click update

8) test it by logging into your test customer account and placing an order to verify that the Availability group categories and/or products display.

Creating a Test customer:

1) click the [add] next to customer on the left hand side of the admin

2) fill in the information

3) click add

4) fill in shipping/billing info

5) click update

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