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Managing customers

With the Customers panel and the Squarespace Commerce mobile app, you can review and manage customers who shop in your store. Use this panel to:

  • View key information like order history, email address, and total money spent.
  • Sort customers by number of orders, total spent, and other details.
  • Organize customers using notes and tags.

The Customers panel is only available for current Commerce Basic and Advanced plans.

Tip: Use the Squarespace Commerce app to view customer details on your mobile device. Download: iOS, Android.

Before you begin

  • Customer profiles are automatically created based on their orders and email addresses entered at checkout.
  • It isn't possible to create, import, or edit customers manually at this time.
  • Customer profiles don't include abandoned checkouts.

Customer accounts

You can enable Customer Accounts to help customers checkout faster. When a customer creates an account, they can securely save their payment methods, shipping addresses, shopping carts, and order information. Customers with an account will display a dot in the Accounts column of the Customers panel.

Find customers

Open the Customers panel to view customer details:

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  1. Go to the Home Menu, click Commerce and then click Customers. You can also press the ? key while any panel is open and search customers.
  2. A list of your customers displays in the panel. You can sort the list by:
  • Name
  • Email
  • Number of Orders
  • Last Order
  • Total Spent
  1. To search for specific customers, enter text in the search box then press Enter to search your customers. You can search for:
  • Names
  • Emails
  • Tags
  1. Click a customer to view their details.
Tip: Use menu shortcuts to add links to key Commerce panels directly to the Home Menu.
  1. Tap Customers.
  2. A list of your customers displays in the panel. Tap the Sorted By drop-down menu. You can sort by:
  • Last Order
  • Name
  1. To search for specific customers, enter text in the Search field, then tap Search. You can search for:
  • Names
  • Emails
  • Tags
  1. Tap a customer to view their details.
Tip: If you're using iOS 11 or higher, and you've already opened the Customers section from the app at least once, you can find customers using your iPhone's built-in search feature. Use this feature to search for a customer's name from anywhere in your iPhone and open their profile. Learn more about Search in Apple’s documentation.
  1. Tap Customers.
  2. A list of your customers displays in the panel. Tap the Sorted By drop-down menu. You can sort by:
  • Last Order
  • Name
  1. To search for specific customers, enter text in the Search field, then tap Search. You can search for:
  • Names
  • Emails
  • Tags
  1. Tap a customer to view their details.

View customer details

Select any customer to view their details. Their profile displays:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Customer since - Date of first order
  • Total spent
  • Date of last order
  • Number of orders
  • Average order value
  • Shipping address - From their most recent order. If the most recent order was for a digital or service product, the shipping address won’t appear.
  • Billing address - From most recent order

If your customer has an account, you can view all of their saved shipping addresses, payment methods, and billing addresses.

Note: Total spent, last order, order cost, and average order values are based on original order totals (including shipping, tax, and discounts). These amounts don't account for refunds.

Add and manage tags

You can add internal tags to help organize your customers and make them searchable. For example, creating a tag for "Top100" to identify top customers or "Vegan" to track dietary needs. Tags aren't visible to your customers. To add tags:

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  1. In the Profile tab, enter text in the Internal Tags field to add searchable tags. Click any tag to remove it.
  2. To manage tags, go to the Customers panel and click Tags.
  3. Click a tag to delete or rename it. You can merge tags by clicking multiple tags, entering a title, then clicking Merge.
  1. In a customer’s profile, tap Internal Tags.
  2. Tap an existing tag to add it to the customer’s profile, or enter a new tag in the blank space.
  3. Tap Save to confirm changes.

To remove tags:

  1. Tap Tags.
  2. Uncheck an applied tag by tapping it from the tag list.
  3. Tap Save to confirm changes.
  1. Tap Tags.
  2. Tap an existing tag to add it to the customer’s profile, or enter a new tag in the blank space.
  3. Tap  to confirm changes.

To remove tags:

  1. Tap Tags.
  2. Uncheck an applied tag by tapping it from the tag list.

Add internal notes

Add internal notes to keep track of customer details, like special shipping requests, previous interactions, and other key details. Internal notes aren’t visible to your customers.

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To add a note:

  1. In the Profile tab, enter text in the Internal Notes field.
  2. Click Save.

You can press Enter to add a new line or press Shift + Enter to save.

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Below the Internal Notes field, you can view previous notes with the contributor name and date entered. Delete previous notes by clicking the trash can icon.

Note: Customers notes are only visible in a customer’s unique profile and don’t include order notes.

To add a note:

  1. In a customer’s profile, tap Notes.
  2. Tap the pencil icon to add a new note.
  3. Enter your note text.
  4. Tap the to save and return to the order details, or tap X to cancel your changes.

To permanently delete notes:

  1. Tap Notes.
  2. Select the notes you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete Selected.
  4. Tap Ok to confirm.
Tip: To delete an individual note, swipe left on the note, then tap Delete.

To add a note:

  1. In a customer’s profile, tap Notes.
  2. Tap the pencil icon to add a new note.
  3. Enter your note text.
  4. Tap the to save and return to the order details, or tap X to cancel your changes.

To permanently delete notes:

  1. Tap Notes.
  2. Select the notes you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete Selected.
  4. Tap Yes to confirm.
Tip: To delete an individual note, swipe left on the note, then tap Delete.

View order history

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In the Orders tab, you can view a summary of the customer's 10 most recent orders. To fulfill, cancel, refund, or print an invoice/package slip, click Manage in Orders Panel.

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The order summary doesn't include cancelled orders.

Tap Orders to view the customer's full order history. Tap any order to view the full details.

Tip: You can also view individual order details from the Orders section of the app.

Tap Orders to view the customer's full order history. Tap any order to view the full details.

Tip: You can also view individual order details from the Orders section of the app.

View subscription history 

In the Subscriptions tab, you can view the customer’s subscriptions. Click a subscription to view its details or cancel it. To learn more, visit Customer Accounts.

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Export as .csv (desktop only)

You can export all customers to a .csv file in the Customers panel. This can help you create a mailing list, marketing campaign, and more. The .csv file includes:

  • Account
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Total Orders
  • Total Spent
  • Average Order Value
  • Date of Last Order
  • Customer Since
  • Shipping Name, Address, and Phone Number
  • Billing Name, Address, and Phone Number
  • Tags
Note: Notes aren't included in the exported .csv file.

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FAQ

Can my customers log into their accounts?

Yes. By enabling Customer Accounts, your customers can create accounts at checkout or by using a Sign In link on your site. They can log into their account to manage their saved information and view orders.

Can I add new customer profiles?

Customer profiles are generated when an order is received, based on the email address entered at checkout. If you enabled Customer Accounts, your customers can create accounts without placing an order using the Sign In link.

Can I export a .csv of specific groups/tags of customers?

No, it's only possible to export the full customer set as a .csv file. However, tags are included so you can and sort and filter by any criteria after opening the file with a spreadsheet program.

Why do I see duplicate customers?

Customer profiles are generated by email address entered at checkout. If a customer uses an alternate email address for a second order, this creates a new customer profile. It isn't possible to merge profiles at this time.

Why isn't there a shipping address?

Customer information is based on the most recent order. If the most recent order was for a digital or service product, no shipping address was collected at checkout. 

Can I use Customers on a Commerce legacy plan?

No. Customers is exclusively available for current Commerce Basic and Advanced plans. If you're on a Commerce legacy plan, you can switch to a current Commerce plan to begin using this feature. To learn more, visit What plan am I on?

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