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1. Overview

Magento 2 B2B Account Management Kit is a comprehensive solution to enhance corporate account management efficiency right from the customer data collecting step.

Let's see how to configure it!

2. How Does It Work?

2.1. B2B Registration

Please go to Store ⇒ Configuration ⇒ BSSCommerce ⇒ B2B Registration.

2.1.1. General Settings

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  • In Enabled: choose Yes to enable the module.

2.1.2. Register settings

  • In B2B Account Page URL: enter URL of the customer registration page
  • In Shortcut Link in Header: select Yes to enable the shortcut link in the header. So customers can click this shortcut link to navigate the registration page.
  • In Shortcut Link Text: enter the title of the shortcut link in the header.
  • In Form Title: enter the title of the B2B registration form.

Choose additional fields in the B2B Registration form. If you do not want any fields to show up, choose No.

Additional fields in B2B registration form

Please ensure that by default, these fields are not required. Go to Configuration ⇒ Customer Configuration ⇒ Name and Address Options to check.

Default Customer Configurations

2.1.3. Customer groups

B2B Registratin for customer group
  • In Default Customer Group: choose a group that you want to add the customer into.
  • In Disable Regular Registration: select Yes to disable the standard “Create an Account” link in the header, “Create an Account” button in Sign-in Page, and checkout page.

Choose No to enable both "B2B Registration link" and the default "Create an Account link."

2.1.4. Approval settings

Approval settings for B2B Registrations
  • In Auto Approve Accounts: Choose Yes if you want to accept new B2B accounts automatically or No if you want to approve accounts manually.

NOTE: Even when you approve the B2B registration requests automatically, you can still change their status in the backend.

  • In Pending Message: enter Pending message.
  • In Disapproval Message: enter Disapproval message.

2.1.5. Admin email settings

Admin Email Settings
  • In Enabled: choose Yes to enable configurations below.
  • In Email Sender: enter the name of the sender from Store Email Address of the default.
  • In Email Templates: choose among available email templates of websites to notify the admin of new B2B accounts.
  • In Recipients: enter emails, separated by commas, to receive notification about new accounts created.

2.1.6. Customer email settings

Customer Email Settings
  • In Enabled: choose Yes to send notification emails to customer
  • In Email Sender: enter the name of the sender from Store Email Address of the default.
  • In Approval Email Templates: select among available email templates of your site to send an email after the admin approves the B2B registration
  • In Disapproval Email Templates: select among available email templates of your website to send an email after the admin rejects the B2B registration

2.1.7. DEFAULT CAPTCHA SUPPORT

To enable Captcha in the B2B Registration form, please follow Stores ⇒ Configurations ⇒ CUSTOMERS ⇒ Customer Configuration ⇒ CAPTCHA

B2B Registration captcha
  • Set Enable CAPTCHA on Storefront to Yes.
  • In Form, choose Create User form to enable the CAPTCHA
  • Set Display Mode to either Always to After number of attempts to login.
  • Define CAPTCHA settings.

2.1.8. MANAGE B2B REGISTRATION REQUESTS

In Customer Grid:

There is an additional Status column in Customer Grid in the backend so that the admin can check B2B accounts' status and make adjustments accordingly.

The admin can edit the status of a single B2B account by double-clicking in any position in the row:

Manage B2B account

or multiple B2B accounts:

Mass actions over B2B accounts

or in Account Information of specific account:

Manage B2B account in Customer Edit page

*Note:

If the admin creates an account in the backend for a customer, an approval notification email is sent to the customer after creating it.

However, that account has Normal status; admin can change into B2B Approval status, then there will also be a notification email sent to that customer.

2.2. Customer Attributes

2.2.1. General config

Go to Stores ⇒ Configuration ⇒ BSSCommerce ⇒ Customer Attributes.

Customer Attributes

In Enable, choose Yes to enable the extension or No to disable it.

*Note: The Enable config only affects frontend display. Other backend functions aren’t affected by this config.

In Allow Dowload Customer Attribute File: choose Yes to allow downloading the file uploaded to customer attribute or No to restrict downloads.

In Title of Customer Attributes, enter the name for the customer attributes block. This title will be displayed on the Registration Form and My Account Page.

In Set Default Required Attributes for Existing Customer, choose Yes if you want required attributes to be applied for existing customers. Otherwise, choose No.

2.2.2. Create new customer attributes

Go to Customers ⇒ BSSCommerce ⇒ Customer Attributes.

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Customer Attributes Grid which displays all customer attributes created by admin. The Customer Attributes Grid is equipped with all functions like a default Magento 2 grid, including filter, column, and mass action (delete, update status).

Click Add New Attribute button to create a new customer attribute. Then, you will see 3 tabs: Properties, Manage Labels, and Display Configuration.

Later, you can also remove Magento 2 customer attributes, as wished.

2.2.3. PROPERTIES

Attribute Properties:

In Default Label, enter a name for the customer attribute.

In Input Type, choose 1 of the 9 input types: Text Field, Text Area, Date, Yes/No, Multiple Select, Dropdown, Checkbox and Radio Button, File (Attachment).

*Note:

  • If you choose Multiple Select, Dropdown, Checkbox, or Radio Button, add options for the customer attribute in Manage Options.
define properties of Magento 2 customer attributes

In Values Required, choose Yes to make the customer attribute compulsory to fill in; otherwise, choose No.

Advanced Attribute Properties:

Properties

In Attribute Code, enter a code for the customer attribute. No space allowed, and no more than 30 symbols.

*Note: In case none value is entered for Attribute Code, the extension will automatically get the value of Default Label as value for this field.

In Maximum File Size (bytes), enter a number to define the largest file size possibly uploaded.

In File Extensions, type allowed file extension that can be uploaded to the customer attribute. Each is separated by a comma.

In Default Value Required for Existing Customer, enter a value if the attribute is set as Required. This field will only be shown when the Values Required is Yes, and the Input Type is text field, area, datetime, or file.

In Input Validation for Customer, set a type of data allowed in the field. The available values depend on the Input Type specified.

  • None—The field has no input validation during data entry.
  • Decimal number—Accepts only decimal number during data entry.
  • Integer Number—Accepts only integer number during data entry
  • Email—Accepts only an email address during data entry.
  • URL—Accepts only a URL during data entry
  • Letters—Accepts only letters during data entry
  • Letters (a-z, A-Z) or Numbers (0-9)—Accepts any combination of numbers (0-9) and alphabetic characters (a-z, A-Z) during data entry.

2.2.2 MANAGE LABELS

manage labels of Magento 2 additional fields to registration based on store view

Customer Attributes for Magento 2 extension supports multiple store view, so you can display different customer attribute labels per store view.

2.2.3. DISPLAY CONFIGURATION

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In Sort Order, set the order of appearance for the customer attribute in the Registration form.

*Note: The sort order set here will also decide the order of appearance of the attributes in the backend.

In Status, enable or disable the customer attribute.

In Display in Registration Form, choose Yes to add the customer attribute to the Registration Form.

In Display in My Account Page, choose Yes to add the customer attribute to My Account Page.

In Display in Order Detail Page, choose Yes to add the customer attribute to Order Detail Page under Sales of Admin Panel.

In Display in Customer Grid, choose Yes to add the customer attribute to Customer Grid.

In Add to Order Confirmation Email, choose Yes to display the customer attribute in the Order Confirmation email.

In Add to New Account Email, choose Yes to display the customer attributes in New Account email.

In Add to Order Frontend, choose Yes to display the customer attributes on Order Detail Page under My Account.

*Note: You need to reindex Customer Grid data whenever you make any change in Display in Customer Grid config.

In Display on Checkout Page, choose Yes to show added customer attributes in the checkout page - under the shipping address or the payment method (with the virtual cart.) All filled information is saved upon order placement.

*Note: Attributes of all input types, except for "File", are supported at the checkout page.

In Hide If Filled Before, choose Yes to hide the customer attributes at the checkout page if they are filled before.

In Show Attribute in, choose where to show the attribute in the registration form, among Customer Attribute SectionSign-in Information Section, and Personal Information.

2.2.4. Create a new customer address attribute

Go to Customers ⇒ BSSCommerce ⇒ Customer Address Attributes.

magento 2 customer address attributes

Click Add New Attribute button to create a new customer attribute.

Like adding customer attributes in section 2.2, there are also 3 tabs: Properties, Manage Labels, and Display Configuration.

In each tab, you do the same steps as creating customer attributes to fill information in each field. 

In Display Configuration tab, you set Yes/No to decide whether to show customer address attributes in these positions or not.

2.2.5. Create a new email template

As above, customer attributes are possibly set to display on Order Confirmation email and New Account email.

First off, you need to create a new template that includes customer attributes variable. Please follow Marketing Email Templates Add New Template.

  • New Order Confirmation email template

In Template section of Load default template, you can select among various default email templates, for example, New Order. Then, hit on Load template button.

load new Magento 2 email template

Under Template Information, select Insert Variable… to add customer attributes to the new order confirmation template.

insert new account customer attributes to the template

Do not forget to enter Template Name and Save the new template.

add variables of Magento 2 Customer Attributes to the template

Secondly, set this new template as the Order Confirmation email by going to Stores Configuration Sales Sales Emails Order.

In New Order Confirmation Template, uncheck Use system value box and choose the newly created email template.

set Magento 2 order sales email

Upon completing, please Save Config.

  • New Account email template

Similarly, you can create a new template with customer attributes for New Account email.

In Template of Load default template section, choose New Account (Default) template and hit Load Template.

Under Template Information, enter Template Name and select Insert Variable… to add customer attributes to New Account template.

add customer attributes to the email template

Then, Save Template.

To set this new template as the New Account template, please follow Stores Configuration Customers Customer Configuration and expand Create New Account Options.

In Default Welcome Email, unmark Use system value box. Then choose the newly created template. Save Config to complete the settings.

set up Magento 2 new account options

2.2.6. Display Customer Attributes

Frontend

Display customer attributes in Registration Page:

Magento 2 Registration form with additional customer attributes

*Note: Customer Attributes for Magento 2 extension only supports checkbox in the frontend while in the backend, the checkbox is displayed in multiple-selection type.

A New Account email will be sent to the register, which includes the customer attributes based on the admin’s configuration.

Magento 2 new account confirmation email with additional customer attributes

Display Customer Attribute in Account Information of My Account Page:

display Magento 2 customer attributes on Account Dashboard

At Checkout page: You can display both customer attributes and customer attribute address on this page. 

magento 2 customer attribute - checkout

Customer attributes and customer address attributes can also be displayed on Order Confirmation email:

customer attribute in order confirmation email

And on Order Detail Page under My Account.

display Magento 2 customer attributes in order detail page

Backend

Go to Customers ⇒ All Customers.

Display customer attributes in Customer Grid:

Magento 2 Customer Attributes in Customer Grid

Display customer attributes in Customer Detail Page:

Magento 2 Customer Attributes in Customer Detail Page

Go to Sales Orders.

Display customer attribute in Order Detail Page:

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2.2.7. Import Customer with Attributes

Customer Attributes for Magento 2 extension allows importing customers with the created customer attributes using the .csv file.

Firstly, prepare the file of customer information with customer attributes to import. All created customer attributes must be included in the import file with each customer attributes code listed in separate columns. Please make sure that all customer attribute codes are the same as attribute codes of existing customer attributes.

For customer attributes with the input type is a checkbox or radio button, use option's ID instead of options' value. For customer attributes with the input type is a dropdown or multiple select, fill in with correct options' value.

CSV file of Customer Attributes

Admins can also download the sample file by following System Import.

In Entity Type, choose Custom Main File to import new customers with customer attributes.

In Import Behavior, select one of the following actions:

  • Add/Update complex data: New data is added to the existing attributes in the database.
  • Delete Entities: Any existing data of entities in the import file is removed from the database of the stores.
  • Custom Action: Admins can also override the import behavior by writing a custom option.

In Select file to Import, upload the file prepared earlier. Make sure that the size of the uploaded file is not more than 3M.

How to import Magento 2 Customer Attributes

On completing, tap Check Data button in the upper-right corner. Wait for few seconds for the validation to perform.

If the import data is valid, the successful message will be displayed as in the screenshot. Click on Import button to process the import to the end of the data. Otherwise, there is any problem in data, the error message will appear. Just correct the invalid data and re-upload the file.

2.2.8. API Support

We provide you lists of Restful API that our Magento 2 Customer Attribute extension supports.

Restful API support is included in the main module package (from Customer Attribute v1.2.7).

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1Get customer by id{baseUrl}/rest/V1/customers/:idGET
2Get order by id{baseUrl}/rest/V1/orders/:idGET

2.3. Company Account

2.3.1. General settings

Please go to Stores => Configurations => Company Account.

Company-Account-General-Settings.
Company Account general settings

Set Enable Company Account to Yes.

In Email Config, choose the sender and templates.

Notes:

In "Send Active Email Copy to" and " Send Deactive Email Copy to", input multiple emails separated by commas.

2.3.2. A customer registers for an account in the storefront

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Customers register for an account and wait for the admin to switch it into a company account.

To start with, a customer will sign up for a new account via the default registration form.

Then, he/she needs to contact the store admin to switch the created account to the company account in the backend.

2.3.3. Approve/Reject company accounts in the backend

Magento-2-customers-grid
Manage all registered accounts in Customers grid

All registered accounts, including company accounts, are reported in the Customers grid. Upon contact with the customer, the admin then switches a normal account to the company account in 2 ways:

on the Customer Edit page

Under Account Information, there is a new field "Is Company Account".

  • By setting this field to Yes, a company account is now available.
  • Setting it to No means the account is just a normal account.
Mass action is allowed

Otherwise, the store admin can change multiple accounts to company accounts or remove them from company accounts with the mass action.

Registered accounts are recorded in Customers grid for further action.

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Switch the registered accounts to company accounts in grid

2.3.4. Create users, roles, and permissions in the storefront

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Company Account Welcome email

When the store admin switches an account to the company account, a notification email is sent accordingly. Then, the company admin can login to his/her account.

Company Account dashboard

From now on, you must get familiar with three new roles:

  • The store admin: It is the person who will review, approve, or disapprove the company account registration
  • Company admin: One who registers the company account in the first place and who is assigned the role "Admin."
  • Sub-users: Sub-users are created by company admin or store admin under Account management. They have limited roles and permissions.

CREATE AND MANAGE NEW ROLES

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Manage roles and permissions

Go to Manage Role under Account Dashboard; the company admin can add new roles for users.

Please note that the Admin role is available in advance. Those assigned the Admin role will have permissions as the company admin.

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Assign permissions to the roles

Choose to add New Role and assign built-in permissions to the role.

  • In Role Name: input the role
  • In Permissions: Among available resources, choose what information can be accessed and managed by the role.
  • In Max Order per Day: input an amount. Skip this field if you do not want to set an order amount limitation.
  • In Min Order per Day: input an amount. Skip this field if you do not want to set an order amount limitation

Remember to Save the settings.

CREATE AND MANAGE NEW SUB-USERS

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Now, go to Manage Sub-users to create new sub-users.

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Create a new sub-user and assign a role

Choose to add New Sub-user and assign a built-in role to the sub-user.

  • In Status: choose to Enable or Disable the sub-user
  • In Sub-user Name: Input name of the user
  • In Sub-user Email: input an email which is not added before.
  • In Role: pick up an available role.

Remember to Save the settings.

An email will be sent to the sub-user.

Sub-user Welcome email

2.3.5. Create a company account, roles and permissions, and sub-users in the backend

The admin can also create a company account, sub-users, and assign roles/permissions to the users.

CREATE A NEW COMPANY ACCOUNT

CREATE AND MANAGE ROLES

CREATE AND MANAGE SUB-USERS

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