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Create a Customer Account

Customers usually create their own accounts from your store. However, you can also create customer accounts directly from the Admin, which is useful when customers order by phone.

Add New Customer
  • Field Descriptions



    Associate to Website

    Identifies the website associated with the customer account.


    Identifies the customer group to which the customer belongs. Select the checkbox to disable automatic group change based on VAT.


    If used, the prefix that is associated with the customers name. For example: Mr, Mrs. or Dr.

    First Name

    The customer's first name.

    Middle Name / Initial

    The customer's middle name or middle initial.

    Last Name

    The customer's last name.


    If used, the suffix that is associated with the customer's name. For example: Jr.,Sr., or III.


    The customer's email address.

    Date of Birth

    The customer's date of birth.

    Tax / VAT Number

    The customer's Tax or Value Added Tax number, if applicable.


    Identifies the customer's gender as Male or Female.

    Send Welcome Email

    Select the checkbox if you want the system to send the customer a welcome email message.

    Send From

    If you have multiple stores, select the store from which the welcome message will be sent.