A contact and a related accountCommerce: A user account that you create with a contact, to which you can assign roles and access privileges in Commerce Manager. An account is automatically created with "Everyone" and "Registered" permissions when a user registers from a public website that lets a customer log in before checkout. is created automatically when a visitor registers on the public front-end site. You also can manually create a contact from Commerce Manager.
You can assign a contact to customer groups and organization customer groups. A customer group is assigned to an organization, which determines eligibility for selling prices and discount campaigns in the system.
A contact in an organization is a member of that organization's customer group, even if the contact is assigned individually to a different customer group.