Buyer Groups are used to determine which buyers can access which suppliers. This is done by creating Buyer Groups and then adding suppliers and buyers to the group. Most communities create a General group which contains all the suppliers that the majority of buyers can purchase from. However, more specific groups like IT can be created if the community wants to restrict specific suppliers to a select number of buyers.
|Note: Both suppliers and buyers can be assigned to more than one Buyer Group.|
Add new Buyer Group
To add a new buyer group go to the Administration module > Administration > Users > Buyer Groups tab and click on Add a new Buyer Group. Specify a name for the Buyer Group and an optional description.
Assign Suppliers to a Buyer Group
To assign suppliers to a buyer group click on Suppliers next to the relevant buyer group and use the >> buttons to move the desired suppliers into the Selected field.
Assign Buyers to a Buyer Group
To assign buyers to a buyer group go to the Administration menu > Users, then find the user and click Edit. Add the relevant buyer group in the Buyer Groups field and click Save.