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I am creating a site that works similarly to Groupon with D7, and I am having trouble finding the right modules to deliver the functionality.

I need to create different user groups: buyer and seller.

For the buyers I need to store their name, geo-location, and email address.

For sellers I need to store the name of their business, email, geo-location, and I want the sellers to be able to create a list of offers(nodes) linked to their business.

My initial thought is to find a module that enables custom field for user profile. I also need a separate registration & login page for each group, and assign new sign-ups to the appropriate group ( buyer vs seller) based on which page they use to register. What modules would you recommend in order to fulfill these requirements?

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You will need the Profile2 module. You can create a buyer and seller profile for each of your buyer and seller roles with different fields.

http://drupal.org/project/profile2

You might also find that the registration path module for Profile2 is helpful.

https://www.drupal.org/project/profile2_regpath

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  • This should be the correct answer, profile2 sounds like exactly what OP is needing here. I voted up also but just wanted to reaffirm that by saying this is the answer I would have given just incase OP is wary of the answer :) Aug 1, 2015 at 6:33
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I would suggest to manage this by using roles. Create two different roles: Buyer and Seller As both roles have the same mandatory fields, it wont be an issue for you. Additionally, you can customise additional fields and rights for sellers.

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  • Thanks. Do you know a way to create separate registration pages for the two groups and assign the new sign ups to the appreciate group based on what page they use to sign up? Jul 31, 2015 at 22:58
  • You can create separate registration workflows using the Profile2 registration path module that I mention in my answer. Aug 1, 2015 at 6:23

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