i am in the process of setting up a temporary store for my university. We want to sell some merchandise to our students. But we are only allowed sell to a limited group. For example only to people with an email that end with @example-uni.com. Can I add a verification step or even Link the Checkout to our Universities Emails/Google Accounts?
If that is not an Option we could also sort out the Orders by ourselves but then the money shouldn't be transferred until we give the OK. So kind of like an extra step that lets us control who finishes the Checkout. Or is this already the Case and I can always just deny an order?
Thanks for the help
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Hey there, @JakeWankmueller
Bo here from Shopify Support!
That is a really great question. There is actually an application with this specific functionality. Locksmith is an app that allows merchants to lock their store or certain parts of their store from the general public. Once the site is locked customers can gain access if they have the right "key". One option for this is having the customer's email contain something specific i.e. they must use an email ending in @example-uni.com, for example. This app comes with a 14-day trial and is then $9 per month.
Alternatively, if you did not want to use an app you could set your checkout to only capture payments when you have authorized the payment capture. You can learn all about payment capturing here.
All the Best,