An online store is no store without users. There are different types of users in an X-Cart store, each with specific functions. You can learn about X-Cart user types in the section User Types in X-Cart.

Each user has a user account linked to all the user information (user profile) in the store. User types differ in the privileges they possess. For example, users with user management privileges (typically administrators acting on behalf of the store owner) can manage the accounts of other store users. They can access and edit the information in other users' profiles, force a logged-in user to log out, check how the store looks and functions for another user or do some task - for example, place an order - for another user ("Operate as a User" feature). You can find more information on user management in the User Account Management section.

Different roles define a user's level of access to the system. You can find more information on the user roles and their management in the User Roles section.

Customer information that your online store can collect and store depends on the customer profile form settings (that is, which form fields you require that your customers complete). You can learn more about this from the Customer Accounts Management section.

Detailed information on how a store administrator can operate as another user s available here.

If required, a store admin can divide registered customers into groups to give each group access to specific privileges or resources. Such groups are "memberships" or "membership levels." You can read more about this in the section Memberships.

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