Creating Fixed Price Advanced Promotions

As an alternative to offering a currency or percentage discount through a promotion, you can offer items at a fixed promotional price.

For example, Wolfe Electronics has a promotion that offers any Miraview computer monitor for $100 if they buy any desktop computer. Rather than entering a discount as a percentage or currency amount, Wolfe enters a price for the monitor. If the promotion is applied to an order that meets these criteria, the monitor price is set to $100.

Fixed price promotions create price adjustment lines after each item line on a transaction that includes items that were configured on the Discount subtab of the promotion.

These price adjustments are reflected in the transaction subtotal rather than as discounts.

Note

Fixed pricing is only available for item-based promotions and cannot include discount tiers.


To create a fixed price promotion:

  1. Create an item-based promotion.

  2. Check the Set Fixed Price box.

  3. Enter other primary information and a coupon code for this promotion.

  4. Set up the eligibility rules:

    1. Click the Eligibility subtab and

    2. Click the Order subtab, and enter order criteria for the promotion.

      Order criteria for fixed price promotions can be based on the order total or on the number of items sold. In the example above, the order criteria include one unit of any desktop computer item. For more information, see Setting Up Promotion Eligibility for Advanced Promotions.

  5. Set up the discount:

    1. Click the Discount subtab.

    2. In the Add Item Discount field, choose one of the options for selecting items, and define the item discount.

    3. In the popup, check the Apply Discount to Highest Valued Item box to apply the discount to the most expensive item in the order. Clear this box to apply the discount to the least expensive item on the order.

      Important

      This setting only affects promotions with defined unit limits


    4. In the Item field, select the items you are setting the fixed price for.

    5. Check the Exclude Items box to apply the promotion and discount to all items on the order, except those you select here. This option is useful when you have a large number of products on sale, and you want to exclude only a few items from the promotional discount.

    6. In the Promotional Offer field, enter the percentage or amount off for those items. Click Add Another if you want to enter a maximum discount amount in additional currencies.

    7. To set limits on the promotion, choose one of the following:

      • Limit – Enter the maximum number (units) of items you are offering the discount on. This is required if you want to apply the discount to the highest value item on the order.

      • Up to a Total Discount of – Enter the maximum currency amount discount this promotion gives. If you use the Multiple Currencies feature, you can enter the maximum discount in any currency you do business in.

    8. Click Save.

  6. Click Save on the promotion record.

When you apply a fixed price promotion to a transaction, a discount line with the price adjustment is added after each item configured on the Discount subtab of the promotion.

Fixed Price Advanced Promotions Example

Fixed Price on Eligible Items – Advanced Promotions

  • Description – Customers are eligible for a specific item or items when they buy a minimum quantity.

  • Tagline – Save $15 when you buy 5 or more T-shirts!

What the customer needs to buy

The following table shows how to set up the Buy conditions for this type of promotion with the Advanced Promotions SuiteApp.

Field

Value

Check the Set Fixed Price box

On the Eligibility subtab click the Order subtab

Apply

If order matches any criterion

Add Order Criteria

Select Items

Select Items

T-shirt

Minimum Purchase

5 Units

What the customer will get

The following table shows how to set up the Get conditions for this type of promotion with the Advanced Promotions SuiteApp.

Field

Value

Click the Discount subtab

Add Item Discount

Select Items

Item

T-shirt

Exclude Items

-

Promotional Offer

7 USD

Limit

-

Examples of the discount provided

The following table shows examples of the discount that this type of promotion provides when various quantities of items are added to a transaction.

What the customer buys

Price before discount

Discount

Price after discount

4 T-shirts

$40

- (T-shirts are still $10 each)

$20

5 T-shirts

$50

$15 (T-shirts are now only $7 each = saving of $3 per T-shirt)

$27

6 T-shirts

$60

$18 (T-shirts are now only $7 each = saving of $3 per T-shirt)

$54

10 T-shirts

$100

$30 (T-shirts are now only $7 each = saving of $3 per T-shirt)

$70