PrestaShop is one of the best eCommerce platforms offering great flexibility and opportunities for selling all types of products and services.
PrestaShop Private Shop module is focused around B2B online businesses, allowing wholesalers to make their store/shop private. With the help of this module, they can restrict access to their store and let only selected customers or wholesale members explore it.
Unlike B2C online stores that are easier to manage, B2B is a bit complex. But with PrestaShop Private Shop addon, you would not find it difficult to manage your wholesale online store.
The benefits of creating a private store are-
1. You can allow only selected buyers to access your store
2. You can privatize the complete store for regular visitors or give access to some specific pages
3. Access to specific IP addresses only
4. Easy to install and configure
Before jumping to the module features, here are some reviews:
Talking about the configurations and features of this module,
1. It provides you with the option to make your entire store private. No one will be able to access it without logging in. Initially, users will have to create an account to access the front office. Once approved by you from the back-end, they will be able to log in and explore your store products.
2. If not privatizing the complete store, you can permit users to access only a few pages, categories, or products on your website. From the back-end configurations, you can specify the products and categories that you want to keep private and also select the web pages which will be accessible only to private customers and not others.
3. PrestaShop Private Shop addon also lets you allow specific IP addresses to visit your wholesale online store.
4. Customers who signed up on your store will be put under “Private Customers.” From there, you can view the list and approve/deny a customer’s request. You can disable the approval setting if you want.
5. You can adjust the look and feel of the signup page. You get the option to adjust the position of the sign-up form, choose the desired theme and make some other customizations. For a better appearance, the admin can also add the company logo to it.
6. You can give your storefront an attractive look. The create Account page can be customized. Store admin can add a background image for the form. There is an amazing option for adding a YouTube video in the background.
7. You can adjust the look and feel of the signup page. You get the option to adjust the position of the sign-up form, choose the desired theme and make some other customizations.
Front end view of PrestaShop private Shop:
8. Every newly registered customer will receive a custom message. The owner of PrestaShop Private Shop can enable new account verification and send a message with HTML tags, images, links, etc.
9. You can also enable or disable the functionality to allow Google to crawl your store. If you wish to keep it private, your store content will be hidden from the search engine.
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