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You may have seen our multipricing rules, but have you seen our Price Triggers (Beta)?

Price triggers, or "price rules", are an advanced method of pricing that allows you to create deals that are triggered when particular products are purchased. What's special about our Beta version is that deals can be attached to particular categories and tags, meaning you can mix and match products, eg. offer 10% off when any three sandwiches are purchased.

We think the best way to learn is by example, so have a try of the three examples below to see what suits you best!

Example 1: Categories - Get your second burger at half price

Example 2: Tags - Buy any two coffees, get $2 off

Example 1: Using Categories

Buy one burger, get the second one half price*! 

*Applies to cheapest burger

  1. Go to Products > Categories and Add New Category. Name it and Save.

2. Go to Products > Products. Select the category for all products that you wish to be part of the deal.

Note: If you have already set up your categories and your deal doesn't match up with those categories, try setting up a deal with tags instead, in the next section (Example 2: Tags).


3. Go to the Price Trigger Beta page

Create a New Price Rule, set the name, then click the pencil button to edit it

4. Under Categories, select the category created in step 1. Set the run type as Run Multiple.
Specify the quantity, i.e. the number of products in this category that must be ordered for the rule to apply.

5. Specify the Outcome, i.e. select the discount percent option and set it as 50%.
6. Select From Categories, and enter the number of products from that category that you would like the discount to apply to, i.e. 1.

Save. The above rule will ensure that ordering any 2 products from the "Burgers" category will result in 1 burger being half price.

7. In the Abacus application, Sync all products.

When you next create an order with 2 "burger" products, it will give 50% off the cheapest one.

Example 2: Tags

Buy two coffees*, get $2 off!

*Selected coffee options only

Why are we using tags instead of categories, here? Because you might not want the deal to apply to all coffees in the "coffee" category. Or you might not even use "coffee" as a category.

  1. Go to Products > Product Tags and create a Product Tag

2. Go to Products > Products > Product Details of the product you wish to be part of the deal.

Under Product Tags, enter the Tag created in step 1.

Save.

3. Repeat step 2 for all products you wish to be part of the deal

4. Go to the Price Rules Beta page (https://beta.abacus.co/Ecommerce/PriceRule)

Create a New Price Rule, set the name, then click the pencil button to edit it

5. Under Tag, select the tag created in step 1. Set the run type as Run Multiple.
Specify the quantity, i.e. the number of products with this tag that must be ordered for the rule to apply.

6. Specify the Outcome, i.e. select the discount value and set it as $2. 

7. Save. The above rule will ensure that ordering any 2 products that have the "Coffee" tag will trigger a discount of $2.

8. In the Abacus application, Sync all products.

When you next create an order with 2 "coffee" products, it will apply a $2 discount.

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