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When invitations are enabled, customers can send and view invitations from their account dashboard. The invitation email includes a link to the customer account registration form in your store. The invitation configuration enables invitations for the store and identifies the referring customer group. Invitations must be configured before they can be used for an event. To learn about managing customer invitations from the Admin, see: Managing Customer Invitations.
The customer’s account lists all invitations sent, including the email address of the recipient, and the current status (Sent, Accepted, or Canceled) on the “My Invitations” page. It also includes a Send Invitations button, which redirects to the Invitation form that contains a field for the email address of each recipient. The fields included and message text box are set up in the configuration. When the Send Invitations button is clicked, the invitation email is sent to the recipients. If a recipient email belongs to an existing customer, the invitation email is not sent to the email address, and no record is created in the system. Customers can also send invitations using the Send Invitations link in the store header.
To configure invitations:
|1.||On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.|
|2.||In the panel on the left, under Customers, select the Invitations.|
|3.||Click to expand the General section. Then, do the following:|
|a.||Set Enable Invitations Functionality to “Yes.”|
|b.||To allow customers to manage invitations from the storefront, set Enable Invitations on Frontend to “Yes.”|
|c.||Set Referred Customer Group to one of the following:|
- Same as Inviter
- Default Customer Group from Configuration
|d.||Set New Accounts Registration to one of the following:|
- By Invitation Only
- Available to All
|e.||To Allow Customers to Add Custom Message to Invitation Email, select “Yes.”|
|f.||To limit the number of invitations that can be sent at one time, enter the number in the Max Invitations Allowed to be Sent at One Time field.|
|4.||Click to expand the Email section. Then, do the following:|
|a.||Select the store identity to be used as the Customer Invitation Email Sender.|
|b.||Select the Customer Invitation Email Template used for invitations sent.|
|5.||When complete, click the Save Config button.|