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Catalog Price Rules

Catalog price rules can be used to selectively put products on sale under certain conditions. Catalog price rules do not use coupon codes, because they are triggered before a product is placed into the shopping cart.

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Catalog Rules

 

Process Overview:

Step 1: Add a New Rule

Step 2: Define the Conditions

Step 3: Define the Actions

Step 4: Apply the Rule

 

Step 1: Add a New Rule

1. On the Admin menu, select Promotions > Catalog Price Rules.

2. In the upper-right corner, click the Add New Rule button. The options in the panel on the left include Rule Information, Conditions, and Actions.

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Rule Information

 

3. On the Rule Information page, do the following:

  • Complete the Rule Name and Description fields. These fields are for your internal reference only.
  • Set Status to “Active.”
  • Select the Websites where the rule will be available.
  • Select the Customer Groups to which this rule applies. To select multiple options, hold down the Ctrl key (PC) or Command key (Mac), and click each option.
  • Set From Date and To Date to define the range of dates when the rule will be in effect. If you leave the dates blank, the rule is enabled as soon as the price rule is saved.
  • Enter a number to establish the Priority of this rule in relation to other rules.

 

Step 2: Define the Conditions

Most of the available conditions are based upon existing attribute values. If you want to apply the rule to all products, leave the conditions blank.

1. In the panel on the left, select Conditions. The first rule begins:

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Condition - Line 1

The statement has two underlined links, which when clicked, display the options for that part of the statement. If you save the condition without making additional selections, the rule will apply to all products.

  • Click the ALL link, and select “ALL” or “ANY.”
  • Click the TRUE link and select “TRUE” or “FALSE.”
  • Leave the condition unchanged to apply the rule to all products.

You can create different conditions by changing the combination of these values.

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2. Click the Add (+) button at the beginning of the next line.

  • In the list under Product Attribute, select the attribute that you want to use as the basis of the condition. For this example, the selected condition is “Attribute Set.”

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Condition Line 2, Part 1

 

For an attribute to appear in the list, it must be configured to be used in promo rule conditions. To learn more, see: Attribute Frontend Properties.

The selected condition appears in the statement, followed by two more underlined links. The statement now says:

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  • Click the is link, and select the comparison operator that is needed to describe the condition to be met. In this example, the options are “IS” or “IS NOT.”
  • Then, click the ... “more” link, and choose the attribute set upon which the condition is based.

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Condition Line 2, Part 3

 

The selected item appears in the statement to complete the condition.

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3. To add another line to the statement, click the Add (+) button, and choose one of the following:

  • Conditions Combination
  • Product Attribute

Then, repeat the process until the condition is complete.

If at any time you want to delete part of the statement, click the Delete (X) button at the end of the line.

 

Step 3: Define the Actions

1. In the panel on the left, select Actions.

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Actions

2. In the Update Prices Using the Following Conditions section, set Apply to one of the following options:



By Percentage of the Original Price

Discounts item by subtracting a percentage from the original price. For example:

Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is 10% less than the original price.

By Fixed Amount

Discounts item by subtracting a fixed amount from original price. For example:

Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is $10 less than the original price.

To Percentage of the Original Price

Discounts item by defining the final price based on percentage. For example:

Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is 10% of the original price.

To Fixed Amount

Sets the price to a fixed amount.

 

3. Do one of the following:

  • Enter the Discount Amount.
  • To apply the discount amount to associated products, set Enable Discount to Subproducts to “Yes.” Then, enter the Discount Amount to apply.

4. If you want to stop the processing of other rules after this rule has been applied, set Stop Further Rules Processing to “Yes.” This safeguard prevents customers from receiving multiple discounts for the same product.

5. Click the Save and Continue Edit button to save your changes.

 

Step 4: Apply the Rule

As new rules are added, the prices and the priorities are recalculated accordingly.

1. To apply a new rule immediately, do one of the following:

  • Click the Save and Apply button.
  • From the Catalog Price Rules list, click the Apply Rules button.

2. When you create a new price rule, it might take an hour or so for it to become available. Allow enough time for it to get into the system. Then, test the rule to make sure that it works correctly. Unless otherwise specified, price rules are automatically processed with other system rules each night.

 

Price Rule with Multiple SKUs

A single price rule can be applied to multiple SKUs, which makes it possible to create a variety of promotions based on a product, brand, or category. In the following illustration, multiple products are selected for a catalog price rule.

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Selecting Multiple SKUs for a Price Rule Condition

 

To apply a price rule to multiple SKUs:

1. On the Admin menu, select Promotions > Catalog Price Rules.

2. Do one of the following:

  • Follow the instructions to create a catalog price rule.
  • In the list, click to open the catalog price rule that you want to change.

3. In the panel on the left, select Conditions. Then, do the following:

  • In the first line, set the first parameter to “ANY.”

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If ANY of these conditions are TRUE

  • If the price rule doesn't have a line for SKU, Click the Add (+) button at the beginning of the next line. Then, in the list under Product Attribute, select SKU.

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Choose the Condition

 

  • Click the “more” link to display more options. Then, click the Chooser button to display the list of available products.

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SKU IS

 

  • In the list, select the checkbox of each product that you want to include. Then, click the Select "check"  button to add the SKUs to the condition.

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Multiple SKUs Added to Condition

4. Complete the rule, including any Actions to be taken when the conditions are met.

5. To apply the rule, click the Save Rule button.

6. When you create a new price rule, it might take an hour or so for it to become available. Allow enough time for it to get into the system. Then, test the rule to make sure that it works correctly. Unless otherwise specified, price rules are automatically processed with other system rules each night.

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