April 24, 2013 at 1:55 am #8986
I’m setting up a store with 3 products. For each, I’d like any quantity over one (1) of each product to be discounted.
- Product #1 – $649.95 1st – each additional is $599.95
- Product #2 – $34.98 1st – each additional is $31.98
- Product #3 – $12.95 1st – each additional is $10.95
I’m not seeing how to accomplish this. Ideally it would be automatic.
Can I turn on the “Apply Coupon Automatically for Quantity Over” and then set up a coupon for each product with the same name, like QTYDISCOUNT, and it would automatically apply the right coupon to the correct products with quantities over 1 based on ID or NAME?
Or is there another way?
MichaelApril 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm #55263KeithMember
Yes, using “auto-discounts” would be the way.
Problem is that you would have to apply just one coupon to ALL products.
The way that could be accomplished is putting all products in the same category, and give them all the same amount of discount, probably based on percentage.
Your discounts though are between 8% and 15% (if my Math is correct) so that won’t work here.
Unless you are willing to offer a standard discount, I will have to refer to my colleagues for an answer.April 25, 2013 at 12:43 am #55264
This is for a client, and they have pre-established discounts, so if there’s a way to doing it, that would be great to know.
Also, in my testing it seems the discount is applied to all of the product ordered. They’d like the discount to apply only to the 2nd and above. The first needs to be charged full price, as I’d listed above. Is that even doable?
MichaelApril 25, 2013 at 12:45 am #55265
Hi Michael, There is no direct option do exactly what you are after. For the sake of keeping it simple please try the following and see if that will work:
1) Create a discount coupon with lets say 10%
2) Now, specify this coupon code in the “Apply Coupon Automatically for Quantity Over” field, use “1” in the
Quantity Overfield value (meaning when someone adds more than 2 qty this discount will be applied).
3) Go to your products page and add one item to the cart. Then add a 2nd item. Do you like what you see in terms of the discount that is given and the total amount that is being charged for 2 items? Can you work it out by adjusting the discount % amount?
Alternatively, you could use the variation option too. You could make variations with the popular quantity amount and get a similar result. For example:
i) Lets say, your product costs $100.
ii) You can have a variation drop down that says “qty 2” and adds $50 extra for that.
iii) This makes the total price $150 (essentially giving a 50% discount on the 2nd item)
Have a look at the variation control documentation here:April 25, 2013 at 1:11 am #55266
I’d thought about the variation control, but is there a way to limit it to a second item bought? Since this needs to be a quantity discount — meaning they have to pay full price for the 1st one — I’m not sure that would work. Couldn’t they just choose the 2nd option for $50?
Or are you just saying to make the variations cumulative? i.e. if they are ordering 2 they price is for two, three, etc. That could work. I’d just have to calculate all the prices ahead of time.
Is there a problem naming the variation field “Quantity”?
Is there a way to turn off the quantity control in the cart then, as it would be confusing, no? Or do you think using “Quantity Limit Per Customer” set of one for these products would work for this?
I’ll give it a try.
-MichaelApril 25, 2013 at 1:15 am #55267
BTW, implementing the ability I described in my first post would be a nice additional feature at some point to get this to work. It’d require two things:
- The ability to have the cart know how to deal with multiple coupons of the same name by their product ID to work with “Apply Coupon Automatically for Quantity Over” on a product-by-product basis.
- Allow a coupon for a product to only kick in after a quantity only on the items above the quantity specified.
Just a thought.
-mpmApril 25, 2013 at 1:26 am #55268
They won’t be able to buy just one product for $50 because the choices are like the following
– $100 for 1 (the first variation option)
– $150 if they choose 2 (the 2nd variation option)
….and so on
You can name your variation whatever you like.
Yes, you can disable the standard quantity field of the shopping cart. Go to eStore settings and check the “Do Not Show Quantity in Shopping Cart” field.April 25, 2013 at 1:58 am #55269
Okay. I think this will work with Variations: Store Demo
One last question. Is there away to stop there being a
<br>tag placed between the Variation label and the Select menu? It doesn’t seem that way in the documentation, but that’s what my installation is doing.
Is that just the way Fancy 1 is laid out? Can that be overridden?
I suppose I can just force it up and over with CSS for now, or create my own layout from scratch using short codes, but I just want the select box on its label’s line.
MichaelApril 25, 2013 at 6:50 am #55270
Looks very good.
Yes, the fancy1 template shows the label and then the variation on the next line but you can change that with CSS. I think you already did that.
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