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Create a mall with multiple stores and seperate admin users to each of them

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I have to create my site with multiple stores as below. 1. Each store should have their own navigation bar and categories 2. each store should have their own products 3. can create separate store admins(employee - can be multiple for a store) and this store admin can access only that perticular store products and homepage content like navigation bar categories. 4. end user accesses site and chooses only one store at a time 5. I can have one cnd one checkout for multiple stores

Please provide me sample architecture or idea for my application.

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    Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    The shared cart means that the stores can share the user database I would assume? In that case you do not need tenants. If you needed to make sure that a user can register independently in each store and that admins are completely separate you would need to use tenants.

    Generally you configure this via different BaseStores (see hMC Base Commerce) and different Websites (see hMC WCMS). You can look at the example Apparel and Electronics stores.

    1. is easy: you can have different content catalogs for each site.

    2. You can have different product catalogs for each site.

    3. you can adjust this with permissions. Either the adds them via hMC / backoffice, then he needs to set the permission groups apriopriately. Or you create a web tool that allows a to generate users and assign them to stores and you perform the right permission group assigment logic in the background. Depends on how much you trust the .

    4. see apparel and electronics store examples, this works exactly like this.

    5. generally you should be able to have products of multiple catalogs in one cart. But I would expect that you need to solve a lot of small details where checkout logic assumes one catalog to be active. So either you fix all these one by one or you look into a different catalog strategy and share one catalog for all stores, but you reduce the visibility of categories / products on basis of the chosen store. So one catalog for all, one catalog for the shared cart, but store is a filter to the catalog. Looks more promising to me I would say.

    So bottom line: all except 5 are rather easy and are show with the apparel and electronics stores already.

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