In this section you will find a more in depth explanation of the relationship between the Product Bundle Selection fields and the end result of the discount.
To explore this discount in detail, we must first establish what products the discount is being applied to. For this explanation, pretend the discount is being applied to a category of products called "Tops", and it could be called Buy 5 Tops Get 10% Off. Further to this, it is not limited to a single use, customers may purchase 20 Tops and get 10% off all of them if they wish.
- What quantity of products must be purchased to trigger this discount?
As established above, this discount applies to sets of 5 items added to the cart. This part of the setup is broken up as follows:
- Selection Operation
Multiples Of is chosen here which allows the discount to be applied multiple times. For our example the discount applies to multiples of 5 products (it applies when 5, 10, 15 etc. products are added to the cart), and for each multiple of 5 products added to the cart the discount will be applied to that set.
If you want this discount to apply to all products from Tops, not just each individual set of 5, then you could choose Greater Than Or Equal To instead. In this case, if the cart contains 5 of more products from Tops a discount of 10% is applied to all of them no matter how many more are added after the initial 5.
- Selection Quantity
5 is entered here because we want the discount to apply to multiples of 5 products. If this discount was Buy 10 Get 10% Off, the Selection Quantity would be set to 10 instead because the 10% discount is applied only after 10 items are in the cart instead of 5.
- Selection Quantifier
This field is used to set whether or not the customer must buy multiples of the same product to receive a discount (Of the same items), or if they can purchase different applicable products and receive the discount (Of any items).
- Which products will this discount apply to?
As per our example above, this discount applies when sets of 5 items from the Tops category are added to the cart. This part of the setup only involves a single field, Selection Predicate, which is where you select the categories of products, or the specific products, which the user must add to their cart to trigger the discount. For our example, the Categories option would be selected and from there the Tops category would be chosen, resulting in the discount applying to products within the Tops category.
You can select both categories and specific products for this discount to apply though, you are not limited to one or the other.
- What discount should be applied?
To conclude our example, we must setup the discount as 10% off all products that triggered the discount. This section is broken up as follows:
- Discount Operation
Though this is actually the second field but it will make this explanation easier to cover it first. The discount applied can either be a percentage of the targeted product/s, or a specific dollar value. For our example we want to provide a 10% discount, so Percent is chosen from this drop down menu.
- Discount Amount
As above, the discount to be applied is 10%, so we enter 10 into this field.
- Discount Quantifier
Lastly, this is where we specify how many of the Selection Quantity is eligible for the specified discount. Since all products that trigger the discount are to receive the 10% discount, we leave this field blank. Specifying 5 in this field would have the same effect, so long as the Selection Quantity field is also 5. Alternatively, you could limit the 10% discount to 4 out of the 5 products by entering 4 here.