Tiered pricing or bulk discount is a great motivating factor for customers to buy more. Sometimes, you wanted to give your wholesale customers the option of purchasing the products at reduced price.

Common discount scenarios

  • Buy 1 to 5 quantities, get Product A (actual cost $50) at $48 each (so you get $2 discount). Buy more than 6 at $47 each (that is $3 discount)
  • Buy 1 to 10 products from Category A (or more categories) and get a $2 discount on each product or variation. Buy more than 11, get $3 discount on each product.
  • Wholesale customers get $2 discount on each product if they purchase more than 5 quantities in the store.
  • John Mathew (a specific customer) gets $3 discount on each product if he purchases more than 10 quantities in the store 

There could be a few more scenarios that are very similar but with some variations. The following instructions would apply for most of these scenarios and you can adjust the settings in the plugin based on your requirements.

Scenario 1: Buy 1 to 5 quantities, get Product A (actual cost $50) at $48 each (so you get $2 discount). Buy more than 6 at $47 each (that is $3 discount)

General Tab

Just choose the Quantity based discount type in this tab.
This applies to all discount scenarios involving a bulk discount

 Conditions tab
Since this is a specific product based discount please choose the products that you wanted the discount to apply.

Discount Tab

You can configure the tiered quantity ranges here with the discount amount.  

NOTE: The discount will apply for each product's price. Let us say, a product price is $50.  If you configure a $2 discount, then the price would become $48.

This is a fixed price discount. So it would apply on the price of the product.

Here is how they would show up on the product page

Here is how the discount is getting applied 

  1. Purchasing 1 to 5 products, a $2 discount would apply for each quantity. 

2. Purchase 6 and above products
 
A $3 discount would apply for each quantity. So the price of per quantity becomes $47
Purchasing 6 quantity will be: 6 x $47 = $282

Scenario 2: Buy 1 to 10 products from Category A (or more categories) and get a $2 discount on each product or variation. Buy more than 11, get $3 discount on each product. 


An important change in the above scenario is that, you are configuring the discount for specific category(ies)

The above described settings remain the same. However, in the conditions tab, you got to choose : Specific Categories 

Conditions Tab adjustment

NOTE: Check the box to count cumulatively across the category. If you do not check, then each product quantity would have to meet the tier.

Discount Tab adjustment
 

Example: When checked to count cumulatively: 

If customer purchases  5 mugs, 5 backpacks, 1 red back back, total quantity here is 11.
So the discount range of 11 to 99 will apply. Customers gets $3 discount.

Example: When NOT checked 

If customer purchases  5 mugs, 5 backpacks, 1 red back back, total quantity here is 11.

5 mugs still falls in the range of 1 to 10 only. So you will get $2 discount
5 backpacks falls in the range of 1 to 10 only, so you will get $2 discount
1 red backpack falls in the range of 1 to 10 only, so you will get $2 discount.

Hope you understand the different.

Here is how they look at the product page

Scenario 3: Wholesale customers get a fixed price discount for bulk purchases

This will be the most common scenario as quite a number of stores would be providing a bulk discount for wholesale customers.
 
The most part of the configuration remains the same. All you have to do is limit the discount rule based on the User Role.

In the conditions tab, just choose the User role

NOTE: If you have not yet have a User Role for Wholesale customers, you can consider using this free User Role Editor Plugin for WordPress
This lets you create a custom user role and assign users to this role.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What if i want to provide a fixed price discount for all products in the store? Say $5 off on all products

Just set the Conditions to apply for: All products

2. What if i want to configure ranges like 1 to 10 quantities = $1 discount, 11 to 20 = $2 discount, 21 and above $3 discount (applies across the store on all products)

Set the conditions to apply for All Products
Check the box to count cumulatively
In the discount tab, configure the ranges like below

3.  What if i want to limit the application of the rule with a coupon code ?

You can do that as well in the conditions tab. Read more about the coupon limitation

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