Author Topic: Restrict product to one shopper  (Read 1941 times)

icetrikes

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Restrict product to one shopper
« on: July 26, 2018, 13:53:31 pm »
Is it possible to configure a product so it is only displayed to one customer?

What I am thinking of doing is adding an item which is an outstanding invoice (for custom items not sold in the VM shop).  The shopper could log into the shop, add the item to the cart and pay for it.  The item would only be used once, the SKU being the outstanding invoice number, and the stock level at 1 so it couldn't be paid for twice.

The only way I can think to do this is create a shopper group for each customer and set that shopper group against the product.  It seems like a there should be a simpler way of doing this.

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Re: Restrict product to one shopper
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 16:23:56 pm »
You can create sales (invoices) for any shopper if u login at the FE as superadmin
add something to cart  ( could be a one off created product) -
go to cart
change shopper to the one u want and complete the sale

the invoice will be created in their shopper account .. u may have to have particular payment method etc..  but this is how I would attempt this

even if u don't checkout it should be saved in their saved cart and display in the cart when they login
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Re: Restrict product to one shopper
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 02:34:46 am »
Or a simple way, is to create product without category.(this are not searchable by default) and never displayed
So you send the direct link(you can use this from back-end edit title) to your customers.

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Re: Restrict product to one shopper
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 11:53:30 am »
I need the exact thing, but I will never allow the customer to order it and be invoiced. I just need to allow front end access to the customer, just to view it. But only this specific customer. Any ideas?

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Re: Restrict product to one shopper
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 11:20:23 am »
Is the product always the same ?
Another Idea is to protect the product using a password for eg. You send the link to the shopper with the password included, this get saved in session and if the password is not in the session, he cannot add the product to cart. the link should be mysite.com/myproduct?paswword=mypassword.
This need a product customfield plugin of course