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    Unlocking Seamless B2B Operations with Shopware’s B2B Employee Management

    Last Updated | December 11, 2023

    In the dynamic realm of e-commerce, where businesses engage in intricate B2B transactions, having a seamless employee management system is paramount. Shopware, with its recent release of B2B Components, introduces a game-changing feature: B2B Employee Management. Let’s explore how this functionality empowers businesses and streamlines their operations.

    Understanding B2B Employee Management

    B2B Employee management, integrated as a B2B component, serves as a functionality designed to oversee employees and regulate their permissions. It operates as an extension to Shopware’s account and customer management systems but is uniquely positioned within a company context. In practical terms, this entails linking employees to a specific company customer, enabling them to conduct actions on behalf of that company, such as placing orders while utilizing addresses predetermined by their company’s administrators.

    Feature Highlights:

    1. Effortless Employee Onboarding:

    With just a few clicks, businesses can invite new employees to the company using the intuitive interface. Simply enter the employee’s first name, last name, and email address. Role assignment is optional but allows for fine-tuning access and permissions.

    1. Role Customization for Precision Control:

    Create roles effortlessly by specifying a name and deciding whether it should be the default role for new employees. The flexibility extends to setting permissions tailored to the needs of the business. These permissions cover areas such as employee management, role management, and orders.

    1. User-Friendly Admin and Frontend Interfaces:

    The management of employees and roles is seamlessly integrated into both the admin and frontend interfaces. Administrators can oversee and control these aspects with ease, while employees, upon logging in, gain access to manage roles and employees directly from their accounts.

    1. Company-Centric Approach:

    B2B Employee Management operates within a company context, associating employees with a company customer. This affiliation allows employees to act on behalf of the company instead of being standalone customers.

    Enable Employee Management for a customer?

    You need to be in a customer’s edit mode to enable employee management for them.

    Enable Employee Management for a customer


    Once the customer is capable of managing employees, they will see additional options on their storefront screens to manage their company’s employees and their roles.

    Employee Management for a customer

    How to get this feature?

    Whether businesses opt for Shopware in the cloud or prefer a self-hosted solution, the B2B Employee Management feature is available for both versions, ensuring flexibility for diverse business setups. However, you need to be on Shopware’s Evolve plan or above to get this feature set.

    Embracing the Future of B2B Commerce:

    In today’s digital B2B market, forging seamless company-to-company connections is paramount. Shopware’s B2B Employee Management not only meets this need but goes above and beyond by providing businesses with tools to create individual logins for their employees. This capability allows for simultaneous, efficient purchasing by multiple employees on behalf of the company.

    As businesses navigate the evolving landscape of B2B commerce, Shopware’s commitment to providing advanced features at no extra cost through its B2B Components ensures that merchants can tailor their toolkit to meet their specific needs. B2B Employee Management stands as a testament to Shopware’s dedication to empowering businesses and fostering growth in the digital realm. Unlock the potential of your B2B operations with Shopware’s cutting-edge solutions!


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