Product restrictions can be really useful in a number of distribution or manufacturing scenarios to ensure you sell the right products to the right customers.
We have highlighted three different scenarios which would commonly require product restrictions within the CRM:
Scenario 1 - Authorised Dealers
Some businesses may sell different tiers of products & each may have a different level of quality. As a result you may only sell the high-end/ premium & potentially branded products to selected resellers, dealers or retailers. Therefore, particular products can only be sold to authorised dealers, requiring product restrictions within the CRM.
Scenario 2 - Trained & Qualified
Another scenario where product restrictions may be required is if a business sells products that require a particular skill. For example if you sold specialist beauty products such as nails, lashes & hair extensions you will only want to sell these to qualified practitioners. This could equally apply to products that require health & safety training.
Scenario 3 - Customer-branded Products
The final scenario where product restrictions would commonly be required is if a business sells custom versions of a product thats unique to the customer. For example if you sold beer pumps, you may create a custom range of pumps specifically branded for a customer or the pumps may have specific dimensions that they require. As a result you can only sell these pumps to that specific customer, so product restrictions would be helpful to avoid selling these products to other customers.
Hopefully this article has highlighted how product restrictions could help your business. For more information on how to setup product restrictions within the CRM take a look at our Configuring your Product Restrictions article.