change story to professional only

change story to professional only

LP29
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Hi, I have some products that are for professional use only and the trading standards do not allow me to sell this publicly. Does anyone know how to change this so that customers can not shop until they are approved as a qualified professional?  I've attached a pic for example. Thank you in advance

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Iris
Shopify Staff
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Hi @LP29 ,

 

That's a great question. You can create a members-only store by making customer accounts required and customize  your theme to remove the ability for customers to create accounts. Since this level of customization falls outside the scope of our support and if you have limited knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, or Liquid; I recommend working with Shopify Experts. Shopify Experts are experienced with custom coding and can help you with this. 

 

Alternatively, you can use third-party apps to manage customer accounts or control their ability to view the prices. With these apps, customers can checkout directly through the checkout since they would be approved for their accounts and view the prices. I’ve selected a few options for you to try out.

 

  • Locksmith - this can lock your pages and you can grant access for your customers to those pages through various methods.
  • EasyLockdown - Page Locks - this one is similar to Locksmith and also provides several methods to grant access for your customers.
  • Advanced Registration - this allows you to manually manage customer accounts and lock the website until they are approved. 
  • WebPanda - Hides prices for not logged-in customers. You can select the products to hide the prices for. 

 

There are also wholesale apps that have some of the functions you are looking for built into their app, here’s a list of wholesale apps available in our app store.

 

Let me know what you think.

Iris | Social Care @ Shopify 
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LP29
Visitor
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Thanks so much for your help Iris, will defo have a look at this!

Brett_Helium
Shopify Partner
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Hey @LP29,

Our recommendation for accomplishing something like this would be to use a combination of our Customer Fields app, and the Locksmith app.

The Customer Fields app would allow you to create a dedicated registration form for qualified professionals where you can collect the appropriate information/documentation and manually approve or deny accounts. You can also automatically add a tag to these accounts (such as "pro"), and then set up Locksmith to only allow access to certain products or collections if a user has that tag.

Brett | Helium
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LP29
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Thanks so much Brett, will defo look into this