Planning Automatically Applied Promotions

 

 

 

When planning what promotions you want to be available for automatically applying to a transaction, you need to consider the Auto-Apply Promotions limits. For more information, see Auto-Apply Promotions Limits.

To make additional promotions active, you may need to make some existing active promotions inactive. Consider the following scenario:

  • Promotion locations:

    • Barcelona

    • New York

  • Promotion date ranges:

    • October

    • November

The following tables illustrate some basic combinations of active promotions that can be created and can be available for automatically applying to transactions.

Combination 1

Combination 1 shows that the number of active promotions that can be automatically applied is 120, if you specify distinct date ranges for each location. You can have 30 active promotions for each date range, per location. This is the maximum number of automatically applied promotions that it is possible to create in this scenario.

Combination 1: total number of active promotions is 120

Unspecified Date Range

October

November

Unspecified Location

0

0

0

Barcelona

0

30

30

New York

0

30

30

Combination 2

Combination 2 shows that by specifying a location in each promotion without specifying a date range, the number of active promotions that can be automatically applied is decreased. You can have 30 active promotions per location.

Combination 2: total number of active promotions is 60

Unspecified Date Range

October

November

Unspecified Location

0

0

0

Barcelona

30

0

0

New York

30

0

0

Combination 3

Combination 3 shows that when no date ranges or locations are specified on any active promotion, the maximum number of active promotions that can be automatically applied is limited to 30.

Combination 3: total number of active promotions is 30

Unspecified Date Range

October

November

Unspecified Location

30

0

0

Barcelona

0

0

0

New York

0

0

0

Combination 4

Combination 4 shows that you can have various combinations of specific date ranges and locations.

Combination 4

Unspecified Date Range

October

November

Unspecified Location

0

5

0

Barcelona

10

15

20

In this example, the following active promotions are available in Barcelona during October:

  • the 5 promotions for October with no specified location count as 5 of the promotions for Barcelona during October

  • there are also 10 promotions for Barcelona with no specified date range

  • the maximum number of active promotions that can be automatically applied specifically to Barcelona during October is 15

    5 October with no specified location + 5 Barcelona with no specified date + 15 Barcelona in October = 30 active promotions.