Customer Information

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I have a customer that does a large local delivery business with pretty much the same customers all the time. Currently they have to add their "special instructions" to the cart page everytime.

So my thought was to add a simple field the customer account page that lets them put in their own "special instructions" that the form on the cart page would already read. So a simple tag model i would think.

Has anyone done anything? Is there a specific "customer form" that could be used to let them create their own tag?

Trevor www.carlowseo.com
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I built out a few Apps that do this kind of thing. One let's a customer add their own tags to themselves. Another lets a customer fill out a form, and all the form details are assigned to their account. Therefore those details are available per customer for all their orders. Another twist is one that parses orders for notes and product tags, and then applies those to the customer. Sky is the limit. These kinds of Apps are not too tough to build out. 

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You can add customer tags with a standard "customer" form type. So just add a field named contact[tags] into that form with whatever value you need. 

{
      form_type:'customer',
      utf8:'✓',
      'contact[email]':'blah@blah.com',
      'contact[tags]':'some_tag:tag_value'
}

You'd want something that Dave's talking about above if you wanted to get serious about the tag management though. Using the form approach can result in a pretty messy collection of tags on the customer side.

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Thanks all! I think for this case the single tag that they can manage should be ok... I guess if they change it all the time it could be a problem though as it wouldn't delete what was there before. hmmm... Hunky want to send me a mail with a quote? I am not to into building custom apps at the moment (as you know! )

Trevor www.carlowseo.com
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 it wouldn't delete what was there before. 

Yep. Tag soup is gross. A little app sounds more tasty.

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Don't disagree... just not an app developer :) have been looking for someone to help on that front for some time as I scale my company but no bites yet... Jason you interested? :)

Trevor www.carlowseo.com
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I'm no app guy - I just make stuff look pretty. At some point I'll learn but too damn busy. I'll leave that to those crazier than me (looking at you Dave!)

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