» 2. Elements » b) Users and customers
- Every new customer acquires the status of an “end user”
and he can see only the end and promotional prices of the products. “The level”
of a client may be changed anytime to:
o Invalid client - the client is deprived of shopping
and has no access to his personal data and orders he has placed;
o End-user - basic level (granted at the time of registration);
o Dealer - dealer level;
o Dealer - dealer level with higher discount.
Customers from different level have different access to price information [screens] and
to documents containing products price-lists.
- The system allows storing and placing at customer's
disposal price-lists and other documents (brochures, user's manuals, audio and
video, etc.) Each price-list or document is being assigned an accessed level which
corresponds the customers' levels.
- For the purpose of easy search and find the
price-lists and the documents are organized in sections. When a document is uploaded
in the database the system automatically recognizes and records:
o Its type (if it's a text file, document, Flash
animation, audio or video file);
o Its name;
o The document's size in bytes.
Customers at a particular level have access only to documents corresponding to their
level and the sublevels. End-users don't have access to dealers' price-lists while dealers
may download the price-lists for end-users.