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Discount options and examples

Last updated 12/04/2021

Overview 

The Promotions module includes multiple options for each type of discount: Percentage Discount and Dollar Discount. This article gives examples of how these discount options are applied to purchases made on a B2B Online Store.

Percentage Discount options 

Get x% off for every y units you buy

Example: Get 10% off for every 2 units you buy. 

A 10% discount is applied to the price of every 2 units purchased by a customer.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount 

Customer pays

1 x $10

N/A

$10

2 x $10

10% off first 2 units

$18

3 x $10

N/A

$28

4 x $10

10% off second 2 units

$36

5 x $10

N/A

$46

Get x% off when you buy y units or more

Example: Get 10% off when you buy 2 units or more. 

A 10% discount is applied to the total when a customer purchases a minimum of 2 units.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount

Customer pays

1 x $10

N/A

$10

2 x $10

10% off total

$18

3 x $10

$27

4 x $10

$36

For every y units you buy, get x% off the next unit you buy

Example: For every 2 units you buy, get 10% off the next unit you buy. 

In this example, for every 2 units purchased at regular price, a 10% discount is applied to the price of a third unit purchased.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount

Customer pays

1 x $10

N/A

$10

2 x $10

N/A

$20

3 x $10

10% off this unit

$29

4 x $10

N/A

$39

5 x $10

N/A

$49

6 x $10

10% off this unit 

$58

Get x% off every $y you spend

Example: Get 10% off every $100 you spend. 

A 10% discount is applied to every $100 a customer spends.

Purchase value

Discount

Customer pays

$50

N/A

$50

$75

N/A

$75

$100

10% off first $100

$90

$150

N/A

$140

$175

N/A

$165

$200

10% off second $100

$180

Get x% off when you spend $y or more

Example: Get 10% off when you spend $100 or more. 

A 10% discount is applied to the total when a customer spends a minimum of $100.

Purchase value

Discount

Customer pays

$50

N/A

$50

$75

N/A

$75

$100

10% off total

$90

$150

$135

$200

$180

Flat x% off 

Example: Flat 10% off.

A 10% discount is applied to the total.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount

Total paid

1 x $10

10 % off total

$9

2 x $10

$18

3 x $10

$27

4 x $10

$36

5 x $10

$45

Dollar Discount options

Get $x off every y units you buy

Example: Get $5 off for every 2 units you buy.

$5 is deducted from the total for every 2 units purchased by a customer.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount

Customer pays

1 x $10

N/A

$10

2 x $10

$5 off first 2 units

$15

3 x $10

N/A

$25

4 x $10

$5 off second 2 units

$30

Get $x off when you buy y or more units

Example: Get $5 off when you buy 2 units or more.

$5 is deducted from the total when a customer purchases a minimum of 2 units.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount

Customer pays

1 x $10

N/A

$10

2 x $10

$5 off total

$15

3 x $10

$25

4 x $10

$35

For every y units you buy, get $x off the next unit you buy

Example: For every 2 units you buy, get $1 off the next unit you buy.

In this example, for every 2 units purchased at regular price, $1 is deducted from the price of the third unit purchased.

Units purchased x regular price

Discount

Customer pays

1 x $10

N/A

$10

2 x $10

N/A

$20

3 x $10

$1 off this unit

$29

4 x $10

N/A

$39

5 x $10

N/A

$49

6 x $10

$1 off this unit

$58

Get $x off every $y you spend

Example: Get $5 off every $100 you spend.

$5 is deducted from the total for every $100 a customer spends.

Purchase value

Discount

Customer pays

$50

N/A

$50

$75

N/A

$75

$100

$5 off first $100

$95

$150

$5

$145

$200

$5 off second $100

$190

Get $x off when you spend $y or more

Example: Get $5 off when you spend $100 or more.

$5 is deducted from the total when a customer spends a minimum of $100.

Purchase value

Discount

Customer pays

$50

N/A

$50

$75

N/A

$75

$100

$5 off total

$95

$150

$145

$200

$195