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Episerver Commerce iconCreating an entry-level promotion (Legacy)

Episerver provides the following catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs). entry promotionCommerce: A way to apply a discount to products, order totals, or shipping; a marketing tool used to increase sales of certain products or product lines. A promotion is associated with a campaign. types, which are available in the Promotion Type field when you create a promotion:

  • Catalog Entry: Build Your Own Discount
  • Catalog Entry: Buy Catalog entry X, get catalog entry Y at a discount
  • Catalog Entry: Buy X Get $ Off Discount

The following examples show how to create each type of promotion.

Example: Build your own discount - "40% off wine decanter"

  1. Click Promotions. The Promotions List page appears.
  2. Select a promotion name to open its properties.
  3. Fill out the promotion identification properties.
    • Promotion Type. Select Build Your Own Discount from the drop-down menu.
    • Promotion Name. Enter a name such as 40% Off Wine Decanter.
    • Display Name. Enter a display name for each language type you use.
  4. Fill out the promotion properties.
  5. Set your own Purchase Condition to receive the discount Rewards. For example, to apply a 40% discount for a wine decanter, use the settings in the following image.
  6. Fill out the redemption limits:
    • Max. Total Redemption. Enter in the maximum number of times the promotion can be redeemed.
    • Max. Redemption Per Order. Enter in the maximum number of times the promotion can be redeemed per customer order.
    • Max. Redemption Per Customer. Enter in the number of times a promotion can be by a single customer.
  7. Enter the date and time when the promotion is Available and when it Expires.
  8. Click OK to save the promotion. The promotion appears in the Promotion List.

When you apply the promotion, the price on the front-end changes.

Example: Buy catalog entry X, get catalog entry Y at a discount

The steps to create this discount are similar to creating a custom discount. The difference is the Purchase Condition and Reward.

  • Select catalog entry X. Select a catalog entry.
  • Select catalog entry Y. Select another catalog entry.
  • Quantity of "X" needed to qualify for the promotion. Enter a value, such as , the customer must purchase 4 of Catalog Entry X as a prerequisite for the discount.
  • Quantity of "Y" needed to quality for the promotion. Enter a value such as the customer must purchase 1 of Catalog Entry Y as a prerequisite for the discount.
  • Amount. Enter a number and select Percentage Based or Value Based from the drop-down. For example, if you enter 40 and select Percentage Based, the promotion takes off 40%.; if you select Value Based, 40 currency units are taken off the total price.

Example: Buy X get $ off discount

This type of promotion gives a discount per item by purchasing the minimum quantity specified under these Purchase Conditions.

  • Minimum quantity. Enter the quantity that the customer needs to purchase to receive the discount.
  • Amount. Enter a number and select Percentage Based or Value Based from the drop-down. For example, if you enter 40 and select Percentage Based, the promotion takes off 40%.; if you select Value Based, 40 currency units are taken off the total price.
  • Variations. Select a variation from the drop-down menu and click add variation. Repeat this for as many variations as you want to add. Click X next to the Variation to delete it.
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