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Private Sales v.2.0 Step 3: Organizing boutiques by date of sales

From Plumrocket Documentation

Attention green.png Important Information:

If you are using the Private Sales Script ver. 1.0 (developed by April 1, 2012), skip this step and move to Step 4: Creating first boutique, since there in no such option in ver. 1.0.

In the previous step we showed you how to create a Sale Sections that will contain the boutiques you will create in the future.

To make the boutiques management more convenient we recommend creating a structure of boutiques. Imagine that you are going to create one or several boutiques with the sale period from March 14 to March 21. If you unite these boutiques into one subcategory the management process will be much easier.

To show you how it works we suggest the following title for this subcategory: "Week 03/14-03/21" which corresponds to the sale period of the products (March 14 - March 21) (in your case you will set any title (For example: "Day 03/14" or "Month_March") and the required time frames).

Later, you can add several boutiques to this subcategory whereas the products of these boutiques can have any sale periods you set.
Such a structure of boutiques will enable you to control the activity of each boutique with different sale periods.


Video Tutorial: How to Create a structure of boutiques

Watch this video to see a detailed step-by-step tutorial. 
For additional explanation see the screenshots below

Manage categories

First, open the Sections and Stores Management page as shown on the screenshot.

Information Sign sm.png Step-by-Step action:
  1. Click on the “СATALOG” tab in main menu

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Sales Management

Private Sales Script allows you to set the time frame during which the boutiques will be displayed. The module can be configured by means of a convenient tab available in every boutique management interface.

Information Sign sm.png Step-by-Step action:
  1. Press the “Private Sales Settings” tab
  2. You can set the boutique sales time frame here.


Thus, you can set the period when the boutiques will be available on the website and the customer will be able to purchase items belonging to this boutique.


Note, the option allows you to set both the sales period for a single boutiques, and for the group of boutiques. Keep in mind that the sales period of a boutique has a higher priority than that of the group of boutiques it belongs to (i.e. with sales periods set for both a single boutique and a group of boutiques, the system will ignore the group settings and display the settings of each boutique separately).

The hierarchy of boutiques activity is as follows: first, the system checks whether there is a date set for a single boutique; in case there is no such a date available the system will enable the date set for a subcategory; if this date is absent either the system will enable the root catalog date settings.


The module provides 'to-the-minute' time settings!

There also are two ways how to configure the boutique page after the sales period has expired: 1) to show the 404 error indicating that the page is no longer available on the website; 2) to leave the page available while disabling the purchase option for all the products belonging to this boutique and providing corresponding notifications.

Creating a subcategory

Information Sign sm.png Step-by-Step action:

1. Click on the "SALE SECTION”, created in the previous step.

(In our case, it is the section "Current & Upcoming Sales")

2. Press “ADD SUBCATEGORY” button.

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General Information Tab

Fill all the required fields, following the guidelines of the previous stage

Information Sign sm.png Step-by-Step action:
  1. Choose "GENERAL" tab
  2. Field "Name": Type the name of the category. In our example, it is “Week 03/14-03/21”
  3. Field "Is Active": set “YES”
  4. Field "Include in Navigation Menu": set “NO”
  5. Field "List of boutiques": set “YES”

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Custom Design Tab

Move to “Custom Design” tab, fill all the required fields and save.

Attention green.png Important Information:

Here you have to set the sale period for this subcategory, that is, all the boutiques belonging to this subcategory will be shown in the selected period of time.

Information Sign sm.png Step-by-Step action:
  1. Choose tab “Custom Design”
  2. Field "Apply To Products": Set “YES”
  3. Field "Active From": Set the date of sales beginning
  4. Field "Active To": Set the date of sales end
  5. Press the “SAVE CATEGORY” button

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Succesfull message

If you followed the guidelines properly, then you will see a Successful Message and a new Subcategory in the list on the left side.

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Next Step > Step 4: Creating first boutique