Discounts are applied to products based on the scope you specify and without requiring any customer input. When a discount is applied to a product, the product will be listed with the discounted price next to the original price which will be crossed out to show that the product is discounted. A discount can either be applied on top of other discounts offered, or instead of other discounts, meaning only one discount can apply per product. Discounts and Promotions work independently so a Promo Code can be applied on top of already discounted products. Discounts don’t apply to Product Bundles so will be ignored by the products inside the bundle.
From the Discounts object, configure the discount including the amount and scope.
|Discount Name||The name of the discount||For internal identification|
|Calculation Type||Is the discount a percentage, discounted amount or a discounted price||10% off, $10 off or discounted to $50|
|Behaviour when Applied||Does this discount add to other discounts or replace them||See Discount Behaviour for more on this|
|Percentage Discount||If a percentage calculation, the percentage of discount to apply|
|Discount Amount||If a discounted amount calculation, the amount of discount to apply|
|Discounted Price||If a dicounted price calculation, the discounted price for the scoped products|
|Active||Turns the discount on or off in conjunction with Starting Date and Ending Date|
|Starts At||The date and time the discount begins||Active must be
|Expires At||The date and time the discount ends||Leave blank to continue discount endlessly|
The fields under Scope can be used to narrow down on what products are discounted and to whom. The more lookup fields you use, the narrower the scope can be. Stacking multiple discounts can then also open up the scope to include all the products and customers you want to offer discounts to.
As an example, populating the Brand, Product Category and Membership fields will apply the discount only to products of that brand that belong to that category and will only be available to customers who are logged in and have that membership assigned to their account.
|All scope fields empty||Include all active products and all customers across all stores|
|Store||Include all products in this store|
|Price Book||Include all products in this price book|
|Brand||Include all products from this brand|
|Product Category||Include all products from this specific category and all its subcategories|
|Product||Include only this specific product and any variants|
|Membership||Include contacts from all accounts under this specific membership|
|Account||Include only contacts from this specific account|
Replace existing price This simply sets the discounted price for the product and will override any other behaviours. If a product is within the scope of multiple discounts that are set to replace existing price, the most recently created discount will be applied.
Replace other discounts
Discounts set to replace others will override any stacked discounts for the same products. If a product is within the scope of multiple discounts that are set to replace others, the most recently created discount will be applied.
Stacked with other discounts
When several discounts are set to stack, they will add to each other to give a greater discount to the products with overlapping scopes. Percentage discounts are calculated off the list price so if a product with a list price of $100 is within the scope of a 5% discount and a 10% discount will sell for $85 (15% off).
Each Price Book Entry also has the option to set a sale price. The Sale Price field allows a discount to be applied to the product without using this discount feature. If the Sale Price is lower that the discounts available through this Discounts feature, the Sale Price will be used instead.
Discount Credit records are automatically created when an order has discounts applied. These are a snapshot of each application of your discount and allow you to see what discounts were applied to products for each order.
Each record includes:
- The discount applied
- Total amount discounted for the order
- The order it was applied to
- Discount Calculation type
- Discount Percentage
- Discount Amount
- Discounted Price
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