A wholesale customer is any customer who has at least one price list assigned to them. You can create wholesale orders for these customers using your Shopify admin. A wholesale store customer is a wholesale customer who can also log into your wholesale store and create their own orders.
Wholesale store accounts vs online store accounts
Your wholesale store is password-protected, so no one (including the Shopify account owner) can access it without a wholesale store account. A wholesale store account is different from an online store account. A customer can't log into the wholesale store using their online store user name and password. A customer can have both an online store account and a wholesale store account.You can find information about a customer's online store account in their customer page. This page does not contain any information about the customer's wholesale store account. For example, this customer does not have an online store account:
You can find information about a wholesale customer, such as their price lists and their wholesale status, on the Accounts page in the Wholesale channel. Learn more about looking up a customer's wholesale prices.
To create a wholesale account or a wholesale store acccount, see Create wholesale accounts.
Customize your wholesale customers
You can see a list of your wholesale customers in the Accounts page in the Wholesale channel.
Click a customer name to view details about their wholesale account page. From this page, you can perform the following tasks for a customer:
- Set a minimum order amount
- Look up their wholesale prices
- Invite them to your wholesale store
- Let your customers pay for their orders at checkout in your wholesale store
- Create wholesale customers
- Create orders for wholesale customers
- Import wholesale customers
- Wholesale price lists