Shared catalog overview

B2B for Adobe Commerce gives you the ability to maintain gated shared catalogs with custom pricing for different companies. In addition to the standard, primary, product catalog, it provides customer access to two types of shared catalogs with different pricing structures.

If the Shared Catalog feature is enabled in the configuration, the original primary catalog remains visible from the Admin, but only the Default (General) public shared catalog is visible from the storefront. In addition, custom catalogs can be created that are visible only to members of specific company accounts.

For the Default (General) public shared catalog, you must assign products to display the catalog on the storefront. By default, it is empty and does not contain any products.

B2B release 1.3.0 and later – When you create a shared catalog, each category permission for the catalog is set to Allow for the Display Product Prices and Add to Cart for customer groups that are assigned this access in the catalog permission settings. Previously, these settings were automatically set to Deny even when catalog permissions were set to Allow.
All existing group permission settings are ignored by all categories in the catalog when the Shared Catalog feature is enabled. Shared Catalog fully controls all category permissions in the catalog when it is enabled.

The Shared Catalogs page provides access to the tools used for managing your shared catalogs. The page is similar to the standard Admin workspace, with filters and action controls. The grid lists all shared catalogs, including the default public shared catalog, and any custom catalogs that you have set up.

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Access the Shared Catalogs page

On the Admin sidebar, go to Catalog > Shared Catalogs.

Actions controls

The actions controls in the upper-left corner can be used with the mass actions control to delete selected shared catalogs that are no longer needed. In the grid, the Actions column contains the full selection of tools to manage your shared catalogs.

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Set Pricing and Structure
Determines the product selection and custom pricing that is available in the shared catalog.
Assign Companies
Determines which companies can access a shared catalog.
General Settings
Determines the catalog detail information, including the name, catalog type, customer tax class, and description.
Deletes the selected shared catalogs.

Column descriptions

Selects shared catalog records for applying an action. The control in the header can be used to select all or deselect all shared catalog records in the grid. To select an individual shared catalog, select the checkbox.
A unique numeric identifier that is assigned in sequence when the catalog is created.
The name of the shared catalog. By default, the default (General) shared catalog is available.
Identifies the type of shared catalog as either:
Public - The default public shared catalog is created automatically when B2B for Adobe Commerce is installed. It is initially assigned to the General and Not Logged In customer groups, and is visible to guests and individual logged-in customers who are not associated with a company. The system supports only one public shared catalog at a time.
Custom - A custom shared catalog contains pricing that is visible only to logged-in associates of the assigned company accounts. You can create as many custom shared catalogs as you need.
Customer Tax Class
The tax class that is assigned to the corresponding customer group. This column does not appear in the default grid, but can be added by changing the column layout.
Created At
The date and time the shared catalog was created.
Created By
The first and last name of the store administrator who created the shared catalog.
Lists actions that be applied to selected catalogs. Options: Set Pricing and Structure / Assign Companies / General Settings / Delete