The Customers section of the administration panel allows you to manage the user accounts of your store.
A user account is a record in the store database that identifies a registered user and associates the user with the related data: order statistics, personal info, subscriptions, etc.
You can split users into groups to add various restrictions or privileges for them.
CS-Cart has the following types of user accounts:
Suppliers appear only if you install and enable the Suppliers add-on. Multi-Vendor has another user type: vendor’s administrators.
Filter the user accounts with the search form to the right of the list. Click Advanced search to access more filtering criteria.
If you filter accounts against a particular search pattern regularly (e.g., to list users from a certain country), you will find it convenient to save the pattern and add it to the list of predefined patterns appearing in the top right corner.
When you search through the list of users with your mouse pointer, the gear buttons appear near the user statuses. Under this button you can find a drop-down list of quick actions, that can be done with the accounts. The set of applicable actions depends on the type of the account.
Account deletion can’t be undone without restoring a database backup. We recommend to disable accounts instead of deleting them.
Availability of a user account is controlled through the account status. To enable or disable an account, change its status to Active or Disabled, respectively—click on the current status and select the new status from the list.
To add a new user, click the + button in top right corner of a page. This will open a form with the user account details.
The exact set of fields may vary depending on the account type and the profile configuration, which is managed in Administration → Profile fields.
A user’s shipping address and billing address can be different from each other.
After the new account is created, click the gear button and choose Edit to configure additional parameters.