I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Verisign as they probably could give you help..
I'm also looking to have a top level category for wholesale only, with sub categories under it.
The logic is that retail customers buy small quantities - say single items of maybe in packs of 10, but wholesale customers have access to a category where they are ordering in the 100's or 1000's - I don't want those products included in the retail quantity categories - I want them separate from everything else..
E.g. product - one of the items we make is handmade wedding favour bags from handmade papers. There are around 80 different colours, each in around 8 sizes - in the retail categories they are set by paper type, then by size, then by colours under sizes - around 640 listings. Retail customers tend to pick'n'mix the colours, hence the multiple individual listings..
Wholesale customers tend to buy in lots of 1000 of the same size and colour - therefore it makes sense to have a single listing per size for them based on size per paper group - they can use the order notes to state the colours required..
Therefore the mod I'm looking for is one that hides from the top level category, all the child categories and products from any non-authorised Verisign site visitor - doing it this way saves having to do all the code edits for multiple prices per product - it's basically 2 customer groups, 1 of which is allowed access to the wholesale cat and all other cats, the other group cannot see the wholesale cat..
I guess this is a permissions per category type mod, but I can't find one that is quick and simple..
(My thinking is that once the mod download is bigger than oscommerce itself (e.g. SPPC) then there's something seriously wrong somewhere).
Anyone got a pointer to something (small and quick to install) that will do what I'm looking for?.
Think it's the same contribution Gaz, you set up Wholesale as a customer group..
Never used it so am not totally sure!..
I should have said that the Verisign site is already heavily modded - with over 100 contribs installed plus at least the same in tweaks and customisations - and that's BEFORE I start in properly on the Verisign site appearance..
Hence the need for a small simple contrib, not a download that's bigger than the basic osCommerce download..
Perhaps a bulk price and a unit price contribution then?.
Sure that would not be as large to install, there may be one in the contributions area.
Some contribs have screenshot images in them and these images can not be compressed at all, and some also have irrelevant files (change history etc) which would make the package very big indeed..
To find how it's better to un-zip it to see exactly how many files and changes are actully required..
Nic (Fimble) - spent about 3 hours checking for such a thing and couldn't find one - unfortunately.
Ken - current SPPC is 1.6MB when unzipped. osC 2.2 RC1 & 2 is 1.2 MB unzipped.
No need for multi-MB screen shots - open Photoshop, use shift+PrtScrn to capture required screen shot. In photoshop choose new file and paste into it. Choose save for web, jiggle between file formats to find the smallest file size, adjust the quality slider to reduce it further, and you can save a 1024x800 screenshot in under 20KB.
.... but then again, being an infrastructure techie, I've always said that being a programmer doesn't mean you know HOW to use a computer..
Is there a way to make a wholesale section, passworded and/or hidden? Or would a second install of the script be the only solution?.
Also the shop I'm working on this issue with is hosted on godaddy, and when something is paid for an error email is sent, I cant find a fix for it, does anyone know of one?.
Thanks in advance..
Yes.. SPPC special pricing per customer.. you can create a wholesaler customer profile..