My wife's business (www.petalsandpatches.com) is slowly beginning to get somewhere. At present her cart is only set up for retail sales. Wholesale orders are done manually. Now there are enough of wholesale enquiries and sales for her to wonder whether the cart can handle them as well.
The prices currently shown are retail and the wholesale prices will be different. Differentiating them upon customer is where I am at present.
It seems to me that would only be 3 ways to handle the distinction
1. Show retail as normally but have a link with account name/password that would refresh the site to show wholesale prices but act normally otherwise.
2. Have another cart that is very similar to the existing except for the pricing and maybe a few extra items.
3. Use some form of discount or coupons for say, wholesales sales, that is a % of the other's cost.
No. 1 would probably be the easiest to keep updated but no.2 is the easier conceptually.
What has been done in the past and what is possible?