What the Customer Needs to Buy

In the What the customer needs to buy section, you set the Buy conditions for the promotion. These determine what the customer must add to a transaction to be eligible for the discount provided by the promotion.

Note

Item promotions can contain eligibility criteria for a minimum order amount and a specific item or items, for example, a customer must spend at least $100 and buy a blue scarf. A transaction will only be eligible for a promotion’s discount if it meets all of the criteria. A blue scarf added to the order by a free gift promotion is not taken into consideration for eligibility.


Field

Description

Buy Anything

Select this option if you do not want to specify any Buy conditions. The eligibility of the promotion will not depend on what the customer buys.

Spend a Minimum Order Amount or Buy Specific Items

Select this option if you want to specify Buy conditions. The Minimum Order Amount and Specific Items boxes will appear.

Minimum order Amount

Check this box if you want to specify a minimum order amount that must be spent before a transaction is eligible for the promotion.

Specific Items

Check this box if you want to specify an item or items that must be bought before a transaction is eligible for the promotion. The Item and Item Saved Search lists appear.

Free gift items added to the order by a free gift promotion are not taken into consideration for eligibility.

From Items List

Select an item or items from the Item list that must be bought before a transaction is eligible for the promotion.

From Saved Search

Select an item saved search from the From Saved Search list that must be bought before a transaction is eligible for the promotion.

Saved searches can be created to group specific items together. For example, all the dresses to be discounted in the Spring Sale.

For more information, see the help topic Saved Searches.

When you use an item saved search, the Saved Search Preferences subtab appears on the promotion record. For more information, see Saved Search Performance.

Apply the discount every time the following number of units are bought at full price

Check this box to require that a specific quantity of the item must be bought at full price before the discount is applied.

Units

Enter how many units the customer has to buy at full price to get an additional unit for a discounted amount.

For example, enter 2 to set up “Buy 2, Get 1” or “Buy 3 for the price of 2” promotions.