We use affiliate stores as a way to track our external sales peoples orders. They are all processed in house by in house people but we assign each persons orders to their "stores" so that the sales people have a way to login and to see what is happening with their orders. This is pretty limited for them though. We need to have "Outstanding Balance" and "Order Name" as fields when they are viewing their orders in the general list view off the "orders" button. It is far too limited currently.
Or better yet, included the little widget we get in the business hub where you can chose what fields you want to show up in your list view and let them customize it.
Another way to do this would be to include "Created by" as a criteria option for generating reports from admin. If we did this, we could assign the salesperson field to the actual sales person instead of the person processing the order. Then we could give sales people actual deco access but limit permissions to just their orders that way. The created by field would let us still track the processor's numbers as well.
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