would be good to let enterprises set-up and manage their own tags, while also encouraging them to use tags that are the same as others . . because then we’ll be able to do cooler system wide stuff with it. so suggestive ‘tag’ as they’re typing offering those already in the system
but enabling them to easily manage their own
Time to have a look at whether existing tagging gem might enable us to do this in an achievable (not blow out) kind of way.
crazy but cool idea
if we did have a tagging system, it would be really cool to have a zapier / rule-management type interface that let users set their own rules
If Customer is tagged wholesale, shopfront restricts to products/variants tagged wholesale
If Customer is tagged member, checkout applies adjustment - 3%
that may well be the best way to do it. We are going to be looking at implementing customer tags though (see Build customer accounts interface (for enterprise user)) so I think it’s worth asking whether tagging would give us more flexibility. I don’t have a strong view either way, just wanting to make sure we’re thinking it through
It was straightforward, totally compatible with our framework. It’s super simple, you can create a tag on any model, whatever you want it to be. So I added a tag Member on customer and played around with it in the console. Tags are just strings, that are shared where possible. The tags themselves are stored in one table, the relationships in another. Objects can be taggers, and the tagger stored with the tag. You can specify tag sets within the model (eg Customer can be tagged “Member” or can have tag_list “Habits” containing tags like “Moustache twizler” or “nose picker”). So looks like a lot of flexibility that will likely be useful as we move forward.
So the tricky part of this will become designing the interface well. My thinkings are this is meant to fit in with Customer management for enterprises:
Sooo, since getting these tags and associated discounts for members is critical for UK launch, what are the next steps? I could work on developing and testing the functionality required for this, and the UI implemented after? The interface would need to be a combination of Member and a way to store the logic of the checkout discount… hrm…
How long until you guys expect to have the capacity to work on the Customer Accounts Interface for Enterprises?
I have already built a very basic angularised customers interface. I have installed the acts_as_taggable_on gem and have installed this interface for interacting with tags: http://mbenford.github.io/ngTagsInput/
We have just had a backlog getting it up into master. I’ll push it up as soon as I can so that you can have a play around with it. Sorry for the breakdown in communication.