Hide Payment and Shipping Methods

Overview

The Hide Payment and Shipping Methods add-on is the best way to make sure the right customers see the right payment or shipping options in your store. It allows you to hide any payment or shipping method from a particular user group.

Why standard functionality is not enough?

Say, you want the Credit card payment method to be available to your retail customers and hide it from wholesale customers. So you try to set this up in the payment method settings:

But you face with the problem that both retail and wholesale customers are associated with the registered users. So, you cannot allow your retail customers who have registered in the store to use the credit card option without also allowing the wholesale group to do so. It’s kind of a dilemma, huh?

What does the add-on do?

The main idea of the add-on is to allow you to show/hide any payment or shipping method from any user group. So, there is no more confusion with user groups. The above issue can be easily solved by adjusting the settings in the following way:

Install the add-on and see it in action!

Key features

  • Restrict access to payment and shipping methods for specific user groups.
  • Override default user group settings for payment and shipping methods.
  • Restrict access to payment and shipping methods for certain admins.

Compatibility

The add-on is compatible with CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.3.1 and above.

Don’t know what archive to download to install the add-on? Read here.

Support

This add-on is developed and published by Simtech Development Ltd., a CS-Cart developer. You are guaranteed a quality add-on supported by the future versions. If you need help, please contact us via our help desk system.

Managing in the admin area

Installing the add-on

Install the “Hide Payment and Shipping Methods” add-on on the add-ons list page (“Add-ons” → ”Manage add-ons”). Click the + button in the top right corner, select an archive and click Upload & install. You can now find the installed add-on in the list of installed add-ons, just make sure it is set to Active.

Hiding payment methods

To hide the payment method from a particular user group:

Navigate to Administration > Payment methods.

Open the settings of the desired method.

In the General tab, find the Restrict for user groups setting and select the user groups for which you want to hide this payment method.

Note

If the same user group is selected in both Restrict for user groups and User groups settings, the Restrict for user groups setting will prevail.

Place a test order to check the changes. As you can see, the Credit card option is not available as we hid it for the guest user group.

Hiding shipping methods

To hide the shipping method from a particular user group:

Navigate to Administration > Shipping & taxes > Shipping methods.

Open the settings of the desired method.

In the General tab, find the Restrict for user groups setting and select the user groups for which you want to hide this shipping method.

Note

If the same user group is selected in both Restrict for user groups and User groups settings, the Restrict for user groups setting will prevail.

Place a test order to check the changes. As you can see, the FedEx option is not available as we hid it for the guest user group.

How to restrict access to shipping and payment methods for certain admins?

You may want to hide some of your payment or shipping methods from particular administrators. For example, you have the main administrator who has access to all shipping and payment methods and you also have some other managers for whom you want to forbid using this or that method. To do so:

Step 1. Create a user group

  1. Go to Customers > User groups.
  2. Click the + button in the top right corner.
  3. Name the user group and select the Administrator type.
  1. Click Create.

Step 2. Assign an administrator to the user group

  1. Go to Customers > Administrators.
  2. Select the necessary administrator.
  1. Switch to the User groups tab, select the user group you created, hover the mouse pointer over it and select Active.

Step 3. Restrict access

To restrict access to the particular payment method for the admin, select the corresponding user group in the payment method settings. See Hiding payment methods.

To restrict access to the particular shipping method for the admin, select the corresponding user group in the shipping method settings. See Hiding shipping methods.

How to quickly forbid payment methods for vendors?

  1. Go to Vendors > Vendors.
  2. Select the necessary vendor.
  3. Switch to the Payment methods tab.
  4. Select the checkboxes next to the payment methods you want to forbid for this vendor.
  1. Click Save.