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In this 7-part series we will answer all of your questions about Customer Groups in Magento 2 and break down everything you need to know to create and configure customer groups on your Magento 2 store.

This is part two of seven, we will be learning about default customer group settings and how to change them on your store.

New to this series? Be sure to check out:

Default Customer Group Settings

By default, during the checkout process, Magento 2 offers customers the option to either check out as a guest or create an account and check out as a registered customer. If your customer creates an account on your site, they will automatically be assigned to the default customer group, which is the “General” customer group.

This default setting can be re-configured to put customers who register an account into any other customer group you have created on your Magento 2 store.


How to Change the Default Customer Group

To change this setting, navigate to Stores > Settings > Configuration > Customers > Customer Configuration > Create New Account Options from your backend administrative dashboard. From here, you will select the group from the Default Group drop-down menu that you want your customers to be assigned to by default when they register an account.


Changing the Default Customer Group in Magento 2


Closing Thoughts

You should now have an understanding of how to change the default customer group in Magento 2.

More questions about customer groups? Tune into the rest of the series where we cover:

  • Magento 2 – Customer Group Basics
  • Creating a New Customer Group in Magento 2
  • Adding Customers to a Customer Group in Magento 2
  • Assigning Tax Rules to a Customer Group in Magento 2
  • Assigning Promotional Rules to a Customer Group in Magento 2
  • Setting Group Specific Pricing to a Customer Group in Magento 2

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