Maybe I've totally missed it...
I am setting up ZC for my employer, to play a somewhat specific role in our retail system. Here's what we am trying to implement, just so you know the background of what I am trying to accomplish:
We supply certain high-priced display components to a major US retail chain, consisting of 5000+ stores. To these stores, we sell 5 or 6 different components.
Because of the competitive nature of our market, we want to avoid disclosing our pricing to our competitors, as much as is possible. We therefore have the cart set to not display prices unless logged in. This was easily done.
Additionally, we have our own shipping company which handles transportation. Also, all these stores have accounts with our company already. Therefore, we want to avoid the shipping and payment modules as much as possible.
Here's how we envision the sales flow going:
- Customer adds item(s) to cart
- customer checks out, confirming shipping address and order total
- E-mail is fired to our sales department, containing an invoice for the order (order total, shipping address, billing address etc.)
- Our sales department will take it from there, contacting the customer to arrange shiping, payment etc.
In order to accomplish this, I need to change a few things:
I need all new accounts to either require manual approval, or the entry of a authorization code, to ensure that only those we desire to open accounts may open them.
I also would like to avoid all shipping and payment modules, beyond firing an invoice to our sales team, and confirming the billing and shipping addresses of the customers.
So far, these forums have been extremely helpful with all the other questions we've had so far. I have not, however, been able to find solutions for these last two issues, although I may have overlooked them on the forum.
If anyone has any suggestions concerning how to make these changes, it would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance for any and all help!
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