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Set up a discount rule for Product Categories

  1. Create your discount rule.
  2. Go to the Discount Rules page (Marketing > Discounts > Discount Rules).
  3. In the grid, click Edit to the right of the discount rule you want to set up. The configuration settings for the rule display.
  4. Under DISCOUNT RULES, configure the following:

    Shows the first 5 settings for a discount rule.

    • Title – Edit the discount rule's name, if desired. This is the name you specified when creating the rule.
    • Type of discount – The discount type you selected when creating the rule. The type CANNOT be changed.
    • Enable discount rule – Activate the discount rule. It becomes active in your online store immediately.
    • Stop after this rule (enabled by default) – This setting allows you to control how Lightspeed eCom treats rules that overlap. For more information, see Understanding the Stop after this rule setting.
    • Apply discount before tax (enabled by default) - This setting is only available for tax-exclusive stores—for example, merchants from the US and Canada or some business-to-business (B2B) merchants. It allows tax-exclusive merchants to specify whether or not to have the discount (amount or percentage) applied on the original purchase price of products (before taxes are added), or after all applicable taxes have been calculated. By default, this toggle is set to apply the discount before taxes.
  5. Under CONFIGURATION, configure the following:

    Shows the configuration section of the discount rules settings.

    • Discount every product from the selected categories by - Set the discount (amount or percentage) to apply on all products in the selected categories. The default is a percentage discount.
    • Enable extra conditions - Set this toggle to the on position to enable the following additional conditions for the rule:
      • Shoppers must spend at least – Specify the minimum amount that customers must purchase from the selected category or categories for the discount to be applied.
      • Shoppers must purchase at least – Specify the minimum number of products that customers must purchase from the selected category or categories for the discount to be applied.

        NOTE: The two aforementioned conditions (Shoppers must spend at least and Shoppers must purchase at least) are cumulative; they are AND, not OR conditions. For example, if you set the minimum amount that customers must spend to 20$ and the minimum number of products that customers must purchase from the selected category or categories to 2 products, the discount is only applied if a customer's order meets both criteria.

  6. Under CATEGORIES, select at least one category to apply the discount rule to. If you do not select a category, the discount rule will never trigger.
  7. Optionally, under EXTRA FILTERS select a particular customer group (or groups) to apply the discount to. If you do not select a group, the discount rule applies to all customers.
  8. Under the USAGE and DATES areas, configure the following general options for the rule:

    Shows the usage section of the discount rules section.

    • Usage –Specify how many times the discount rule may be applied: either indefinitely, or a set number of times.
    • Times Used - This counter shows you how often the discount rule was applied (to date). You can reset the counter by clicking Reset.

    Shows the dates section of the discount rules section.

    • Set period for this discount rule – Set this toggle to on and specify start and end dates if you want this discount rule to be available for a limited time; for example, for seasonal discounts. The time period expires on the selected date at 11:59PM (23:59). For more information about synchronizing discount expiry, click here.
  9. Click Save.

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