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Organizations can be categorized into different types such as Organization or Organization Units (for example regional branches and departments) and also business categories such as "Computer and Electronics" or "Clothing and Accessories." You can use the organizations to group users permissions and limit access to subsystems within Commerce Manager. For more information on permissions and organizations refer to the Security System section under Authentication and Authorization.

Common organization models

Business to consumer

Business to Consumer

Seller organization

A seller organization is created to own all the catalogs (Retailer) and the administrators who maintain the store. The administrators who maintain the store's functions (for example customer service representatives, catalog and product managers) are termed Seller administrators and are owned directly by the Seller organization.

Business to business

Business to Business

Buyer organization

Customers, known in B2B direct businesses as buyers, are represented by a buyer organization in the B2B organization structure. Individual users who belong to buyer organizations, must register under their respective organization.

Seller organization

A seller organization is created to own all the organizations that own catalogs. The administrators who maintain the store's functions (for example customer service representatives, catalog and product managers) are termed seller administrators and belong directly to the seller organization. A child organizational unit (ou), B2B organization, is created under the seller organization to own the store (Business).


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