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The Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce plugin allows you to create discounts with all sorts of rules and conditions. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a simple discount, but first, let us break down the different segments that make up a usual discount inside the Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce plugin.

The Anatomy of a Discount

In Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce, a typical discount has the following segments: Periods and Dates, Rules, and Applicable Actions.

First Segment: Periods and Dates

This segment pertains to the dates and periods that you need the discount to be active for. All the fields in this segment are optional. You can use them if you need to measure impact and tweak discounts to see what works for your store. The fields in this segment are:

Discount Periods and Dates segment

    • Start date
    • End date
    • Repeat every
  • User’s limit

 

Second Segment: Rules

  • Rules groups relationship: gives you two options OR and AND. “AND” implies that all group rules must be verified before the discount action can be applied. “OR” means that any one of the rules you specify can be valid before the discount action is applied.
  • Rules: are the conditions that must be met for the customer to enjoy the discount that you set up.

Some types of discounts available

SNRuleOperatorValue
1If Customer RoleIN/NOT INList of all user roles in the site.
2If Customer email domain nameType in domain names, separated by commas, e.g. yahoo.com, gmail.com etc.
3If CustomerList of all registered users on the site.
4If Previous Orders countLESS THAN, EQUAL TO, MORE THAN, OR A MULTIPLE OFType in a numerical number
5If Total spent in shop
6If Previously ordered products count
7If Previously ordered productsIN/NOT INList of all created product lists
8If Order subtotalLESS THAN, EQUAL TO, MORE THAN, OR A MULTIPLE OFType in a numerical number
9If Order subtotal (inc. taxes)
10If Order items count
11If Different order items count
12If Order productsIN/NOT INList of all created product lists
13If Customer reviewed any product
14If payment gatewayList of all activated payment gateways in the WooCommerce store
15If Customer billing countryIN/NOT INList of all published countries in the WooCommerce store
16If billing stateList of all published states in countries in the WooCommerce store
17If Shipping countryList of all published countries in the WooCommerce store
18If Shipping stateList of all published states in countries in the WooCommerce store
19If Shipping methodList of all activated shipping methods in the WooCommerce store
20If Customer subscribed to MailChimp listIN/NOT INList of all MailChimp lists of the connected MailChimp account
21If Customer subscribed to a SendInBlue listList of all SendInBlue lists of the connected SendInBlue account
22If Customer subscribed to a NewsletterPlugin listIN/NOT INList of all the connected NewsletterPlugin subscriber lists.
23If Customer is following an affiliate linkIN/NOT INList of affiliate membership lists
24If Customer belongs to specified groupsIN/NOT INList of created groups
25If shop currencyIN/NOT INList of all currencies in the WooCommerce store.

 

Third Segment: Applicable Actions

In a typical discount created using the Conditional Discounts for WooCommerce, once the chosen rule conditions are met by a customer, several types of actions that are applicable.

Actions are benefits the customer enjoys in the discount once these rules are met.

These actions can be loosely divided into these sections:

Available Actions in the Discount

SNSectionAction TitleType
1Product price: these actions affect the product price that the customer will be charged at the front end.Percentage off product pricePercentage
Fixed amount off product priceFixed amount
Fixed product priceFixed amount
2Cheapest product price in cart: these actions target the products with the cheapest product price, that meet the discount rules.Percentage off cheapest product price in cartPercentage
Fixed amount off cheapest product price in cartFixed amount
3Lowest subtotal in cart: these actions select the products with the lowest subtotals in the customer’s cart.Percentage off product with lowest subtotal in cartPercentage
Fixed amount off product with lowest subtotal in cartFixed amount
4Order subtotal: these actions focus on the total order subtotal of the customer.Percentage off order subtotalPercentage
Percentage off order subtotal (inc. taxes)Percentage
Fixed amount off order subtotalFixed amount
Fixed amount off order subtotal (inc. taxes)Fixed amount
5Shipping fees: these actions change the shipping fees of the customer’s order.Percentage off shipping feesPercentage
Fixed amount off shipping feesFixed amount
Fixed shipping feesFixed amount
6Free gift: this action provides another WooCommerce product in your selected product list, to give the customer as a reward, when the discount rules are met.Free giftProduct(s)

 

Below the “Actions” segment, several sub-fields that assist in defining the selected action are listed.

SNSub-ActionAction Section
1Percentage/Fixed Amount: the amount to be applied as the selected discount e.g. 50%Product price, Cheapest product price in cart, Lowest subtotal in cart, Order subtotal, Shipping fees
2Evaluate per product: [STILL IN BETA] to determine if the products in the cart should be evaluated one by one or all together.Product price, Cheapest product price in cart, Lowest subtotal in cart
3Products list: the list of products that the selected discount will be applied upon.Product price, Cheapest product price in cart, Lowest subtotal in cart
4Disable on products and shop pages: whether or not to display the discount on the products and shop pages.Product price, Cheapest product price in cart, Lowest subtotal in cart
5NB. Cheapest products: the number of products to consider for this subaction.Cheapest product price in cart, Lowest subtotal in cart
6Taxable: whether the resulting discount amount should be taxed or not.Order subtotal
7Shipping methods: the list of shipping methods active in the WooCommerce configuration.Shipping fees
8Gifts List: the field contains all the products list you have created, for you to select one to be used for the gift(s), in the Free gifts discount.Free gifts
9Gifts Limit: the upper limit to the number of gifts that each customer can enjoy.Free gifts

 

How to create my first discount?

Take the following steps:

  1. Map out your discount: you need to determine how the discount will be implemented. Things like if you need to set start and end dates; if you need to limit the number of users that will benefit, what actions you want to apply and so on. You also need to factor in whether you need a product list or not. If you do not need a product list, proceed to the next step. If you do need a product list, learn how to do that here [LINK TO HOW TO CREATE PRODUCT LIST].
  2. Go to your store back end and click Discounts > New Discount.
  3. Add a descriptive title. If your discount requires it, add values to the first segment: Periods and dates. Else go straight to the next step.
  4. Rules: Click on Add rules group to create a rules set.
  5. From the dropdown list, choose the rule that tallies with your mapped discount in step 1. Depending on your selection, the extra values required for the rule will also change to fit, e.g. if you select the rule “If customer subscribed to Mailchimp list”, the display changes to bring out an operator (IN, NOT IN), and a drop-down field of existing MailChimp lists in your linked MailChimp account.
  6. Sometimes a discount will require that you combine more than one rule to achieve the results you need. Add any additional rules and the parameters that will achieve your discount.
  7. Actions: an action usually achieves the discount you want the customer to enjoy. It could be a reduction in the cost price of a particular product in their cart via a percentage or a fixed amount deduction, or an additional product at no cost to the customer.
    Select an action and the corresponding sub-action to go with it.
  8. Publish your discount.

 

Quantity Based Discounts

It is important to note that when your discount strategy is for bulk discounts and based on only one WooCommerce product, it might be easier for you to use the “Quantity Based Discounts” that you will find in every WooCommerce product. Read more about Quantity Based Discounts here.

14 comments

  1. angus weir

    The product applies the discount just as I want – brilliant.
    An advantage would be if the discount could be shown as a line item within the cart, ideally after the subtotal shows.
    Other than that – keep up the good work

    April 16, 2020 at 4:07 pm
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    • Donald Faly

      Thank you.
      Options are available in the settings to display the discounts in the cart.

      May 7, 2020 at 6:00 am
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      • Sirinuch Youngakares

        My free gift will not automatically add to cart! I selected “YES” to that option in settings, and created a product list with only 1 item in it. Am I missing an important step, or is something not working with the plugin?

        May 14, 2020 at 9:56 pm
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        • Donald Faly

          Hello Sirinuch,
          You must configure the limit of free gifts to 1 in the discount.
          Please Start a live chat on our website so an expert can help you.
          Thank you.

          May 15, 2020 at 8:32 am
          Reply
  2. Sonam

    For grouped products, the discount applies if there is one bundle of products in the cart, but not if there are TWO same bundles in the cart. The discount will only apply to one of the two bundles.

    August 18, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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    • Hermann

      Can you provide a screenshot of the discount you’ve setup?

      August 19, 2020 at 6:22 am
      Reply
  3. Luis Reinoso

    Hola alquien sabe como hago para que un descuento se aplique sin importar los atributos del mismo producto? Ej; en camisetas la compra a volumen solo se aplica por talla

    August 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm
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  4. Verónica Martín

    Does the “repeat every” option still available? I cannot see it on the free trial

    September 6, 2020 at 1:49 am
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    • Hermann

      Yes it’s a premium feature that still exists

      September 10, 2020 at 5:25 am
      Reply
  5. Vinh

    I have a prob when I create the discount rule, I want to make a discount 5% per items when user buy 2 items, so I configured
    Rules: if order item count equals 2
    Action: percentage of product type
    Percentage / Fixed amount : 5

    After that, I make a test but the result is each item gets 10% off the price, and I have to change the Percentage to 2.5 and the result is exactly what I want. Please help me understand why

    September 14, 2020 at 9:53 am
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    • Donald Faly

      Hello Vinh,
      It’s very strange. Please start a live chat so that our technical support can help you.
      Thank you

      September 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm
      Reply
  6. Joey Reilly

    Is there a way to turn on the quantity based pricing for orders added in the Admin WooCommerce – > Add Order section? Currently when I add an item it charges the single piece price.

    September 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm
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    • Donald Faly

      Hello Joey, no it’s not possible for the moment.

      October 4, 2020 at 7:04 am
      Reply

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