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Magento Extension

User Guide

Official extension page:

Special Promotions

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Table of contents:

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Extension settings …………..…….……….……… 3

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‘The Cheapest’ and ‘The Most Expensive’ actions……... 4

3.

‘Each N-th with Percent Discount’ action ………..…. 9

4.

‘Each N-th with Fixed Discount’ action ……….…….…. 11

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Rule with ‘Each N-th for Fixed Price’ action ………..….. 13

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‘Each group of N for fixed price’ action ………...…… 15

7.

‘Each group of N with percent discount’ action ………17

8.

‘Buy X Get Y with Percent Discount’ action ………... 19

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‘Buy X Get Y with Fixed Discount’ action ………..……... 22

10.

‘Buy X Get Y for Fixed Price’ action ……….……. 23

11.

‘All products after N with Percent Discount’ action ………....…... 24

12.

‘All products after N with Fixed Discount’ action ………. 25

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‘All products after N for Fixed Price’ action ………..………..… 26

14.

Display of discounts breakdown in the cart ……….…… 29

15.

Rules with new actions in admin panel orders ………..…. 30

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‘Get $Y discount for each $X spent’ action ………...…... 31

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‘Fixed Price for Product Set’ action……….….….…..35

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‘Percent Discount for Product Set’ action……….….….….37

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‘Fixed price for bundle products’ action ………..39

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‘Percent discount for bundle products’ action………...…41

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Shopping cart rules grid functionality………...43

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To manage the extension settings please go to admin panel -> System ->

Configuration -> Special Promotions.

Set this option to ‘Yes’, if you‘d like coupons and shopping cart price rules not to be applied to the products with special price.

NOTE: Items with special prices from Catalog Price Rules will be skipped as well.

Put ‘Yes’ to show the customers the list of all discounts they get with each order (e.g. if several discount rules are applied to an order, they will see how much discount they got with each rule).

Switch to ‘Yes’ if you want to show which discount is applied to which product (e.g. Discount 1: phone , -$50, Discount 2: camera, -$120, etc.).

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At the ‘Rule Information tab please specify the rule name, status, websites, customer groups, for which the rule is intended and all the

information you may need.

To create offers based on cheapest and/or most expensive products, please create corresponding shopping cart price rule. For this go to admin panel > Promotions > Shopping Cart Price Rules and click ‘Add New Rule’ button.

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Please indicate conditions, if needed (this is optional).

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You can use all standard Magento conditions with the new actions. If you would like to provide for free or discount items only from a certain category or of a particular brand, etc, please indicate the category, brand, other conditions here.

Choose ‘The Cheapest’ action if you ‘d like to create a rule for cheapest products or ‘The Most Expensive’ for most expensive ones. You can create as many rules with these actions as needed.

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Use ‘Discount amount’ field to indicate discount percent for the cheapest (or most expensive) product. You can either leave it empty or type in 100 to give the cheapest (or the most expensive) item for free.

Use ‘Maximum Qty Discount is Applied To’ field to

indicate maximum number of items for which the

discount should apply. Leave it blank for no limitations. Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’

field to specify how many products customers need to buy for the rule to take effect. If you indicate 3 like here, that means that from every 3 items purchased customers will get 50% off for the most expensive one. If you leave ‘0’ (zero), customers will get only 1 free item per order (if conditions are met).

This rule may be advertised as ‘Buy 3 and get the most expensive product for half the price, buy 6 - get 2 most expensive for half the price’. Please note that customers will get discount for the items from the categories with ids 8 and 12 only and they will never get discount for more than 2 items as the rule has ‘Maximum qty the discount applied to’ set to 2. Please see the next page for front end example.

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Please see the example of the rule we’ve created above.

We have three items in the cart and subtotal is over 500. The most expensive product is Sony Notebook, however it doesn’t belong to ‘Cell phones’ or

‘Cameras’ category, therefore the 50% discount is applied to the most expensive item from one of these categories – Olympus camera.

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‘Each N-th with Discount’ action. With

this action you can create promotions like ‘each second (third, fourth, etc) camera for 50% off (30% off or for free)’. Use ‘Discount Amount’ field

to indicate the discount size. Either leave ‘0’ (zero) or type ‘100’ to give 100% discount.

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ field to indicate the discount step. If you indicate ‘2’ like here, it means that each second item, that meets the rule conditions, will go with 50% discount.

In this case I indicated that the rule should apply only to products from ‘Cameras’, ‘Accessories’ and ‘Digital Cameras’ categories.

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The calculation for ‘Each N-th with Discount’ action works this way:

1. All items that meet the rule are counted and sorted by price from highest to lowest. Let’s say you have three items that meet the rule. They cost $50, $70 and $30. The extension will create a list with such order: $70, $50, $30. 2. After that each n-th product from the list is discounted (or made free). So if the rule is set as each second for 50% off, in our case the $50 product will discounted by 50%.

As you can see we have two

cameras in the cart and the second camera goes with 50% discount, according to the price rule. Here’s the example of application

of the rule we’ve created above.

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4. ‘Each N-th with Fixed Discount’ action

‘Each N-th with Fixed Discount’ action.

With this action you can create promotions like ‘each second (third, fourth, etc) camera $50 (100, 200, etc.) off ’.

Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the discount size. I defined $70 off for my case.

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ field to indicate the discount step. If you indicate ‘3’ like here, it means that each third item, that meets the rule conditions, will go with $70 discount.

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The calculation for ‘Each N-th with Discount’ action works this way:

1. All items that meet the rule are counted and sorted by price from highest to lowest. Let’s say you have three items that meet the rule. They cost $50, $70 and $30. The extension will create a list with such order: $70, $50, $30. 2. After that each n-th product from the list is discounted (or made free). So if the rule is set as each third with $70 discount, in our case the $99 product is discounted by $70.

As you can see we have three

products in the cart and the third of them is $70 off.

Here’s an example of application of the rule we’ve created above.

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‘Each N-th for Fixed Price’ action. The action lets you discount price of

products to a fixed value (considering that the item meets the conditions of the price rule). For example, if you have promotion ‘all contact lenses for $20’ or ‘each second pair of jeans for $30’, you can create such promotions using this action.

Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the fixed price. If you indicate ’200’ here, it means that price of the items, that meet the rule conditions, will be $200.

Please use this option to specify maximal number of items to which the discount should be applied in one order.

In this case we indicated that the rule should apply only to products from ‘Cameras’, ‘Accessories’ and ‘Digital Cameras’ categories. Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy

X)’ setting to indicate

frequency for ‘Each’. If you indicate 1 like here, the rule will be applied to each item that meets the rule

conditions. If you specify 2, the rule will be applied to each second item that meets the rule conditions.

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We have 2 cameras in the cart, their combined price is $879.99. The discount is $479.99, which means that price of each camera after discount is $200.

Please see the example of the rule we’ve created above.

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Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to set up a special price for the promoted groups of products.

6. ‘Each group of N for fixed price’ action

This action allows creating promotions like “Get group of special items for 150$”.

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ to specify the ‘N’ number - how many products a customer should buy to get a fixed price.

Use conditions section of the ‘Actions’ tab to specify group for special items by which the discount is triggered. In this case we indicated that group of special items should be from categories with ID 4, 16, 17 (Shirts, Men's Shoes, Women's Shoes).

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As you can see there are 4 items in the cart. Two items from category ‘Shirts’, one form category ‘Men’s shoes’ and one from category ‘women’s shoes’. Subtotal for the whole order is 312.94$, but according to the actions which were created in previous step, we have a fixed price $150 for all 4 items.

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Use this option to indicate the discount amount for the particular set of items.

7. ‘Each group of N with percent discount’ action

This action allows creating promotions like “Get a group of special items with 10% off.

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ to specify the ‘N’ number. Here we specified ‘5’, which means that the customer have to buy 5 products to get 10% discount on each of them.

Use conditions section of the ‘Actions’ tab to specify group for special items by which the discount is triggered. In this case we indicated that group of special items should be from categories with ID 4, 16, 17 (Shirts, Men's Shoes, Women's Shoes).

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As you can see there are 5 items in the cart. Two items from category ‘Shirts’, one form category ‘Men’s shoes’ and two from category ‘women’s shoes’. Subtotal for the whole order is $363.89, but according to the actions that was created in the previous step, we have a price with 10% discount.

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‘Buy X Get Y with Discount’ action. You can create

promotions like ‘buy 3 phones and get a camera with 20% discount’. Below we’ve created this rule.

Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the discount percent.

Please see the next page for Also you can specify SKUs of the

individual products to which the discount should be applied (these are Y items as well). If you specify both categories and SKUs like here, the discount will be applied to both

individual items and to products from the categories.

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Please use ‘Maximum Qty

Discount is Applied To’ to

specify the maximal number of items to which the discount should be applied in one order.

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ setting to indicate the number of ‘X’ items. If you specify 3 like here, it means that a customer will have to buy 3 ‘X’ items to get 20%

discount for one ‘Y’ item.

Note: if you specify 0 (zero) in this field then a client will get the discount only for one of the several ‘Y’ items in the cart.

Use conditions section of the ‘Actions’ tab to specify ‘X’ items, by which the discount is triggered. In this case we indicated that ‘X’ items should be from the category with ID 8 (Cell Phones). Please be aware that ‘X’ items and ‘Y’ items should not meet each other

Here you can indicate to which categories the discounted items (Y items) belong to.

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Let’s see how the rule works. There are 3 phones in the cart and 2 cameras.

Only one camera gets the 20% discount as it meets the rule conditions.

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9. ‘Buy X Get Y with Fixed Discount’ action

‘Buy X Get Y with Fixed Discount’ action. You can create promotions like ‘buy 3 phones and get a camera $50 off’.

Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the discount amount.

Use ‘Promo Categories’ setting to indicate to which categories the discounted items (Y items) should belong. Also you can specify SKUs of the individual products to which the discount should apply (these are Y items as well). If you specify both categories and SKUs like here, the discount will apply to both individual items and to

products from the categories.

Use conditions section of the ‘Actions’ tab to specify ‘X’ items, by which the discount is

triggered. In this case we indicated that ‘X’ items should be from category with ID 8 (Cell Phones).

Please be aware that ‘X’ items and ‘Y’ items can’t be the same products.

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The only difference of ‘Buy X Get Y for Fixed Price’ action from ‘Buy X Get Y with Discount’ action is that instead of percent discount

products are discounted to a fixed amount. By this rule if a customer buys three phones, he or she can buy any camera for just $200.

Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the amount to which ‘Y’ products should be discounted. If you specify 200 like here, the ‘Y’

products will cost 200 after the discount rule gets applied.

10. ‘Buy X Get Y for Fixed Price’ action

IMPORTANT.

Please be

aware that ‘Buy X Get Y for Fixed Price’ and ‘Buy X Get Y with Discount’ actions work only with simple and

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Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the discount percent.

11. ‘All products after N with Percent Discount’ action

‘All products after N with Discount’ action works

on analogy with ‘All products after N for Fixed

Price’. But in this case customers get percent

discount instead of fixed price.

With this setup customers have to buy 3 items for the full price to get 20% discount for the additional items. The quantity of additional item is limited; in our case a customer can buy no more than 2 products with 20% discount.

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Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the fixed discount amount.

12. ‘All products after N with Fixed Discount’ action

‘All products after N with Fixed Discount’ action

works on analogy with ‘All products after N with

Percent Discount’. Only in this case customers get

fixed discount amount (e.g. $70) instead of percent discount like 30%.

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Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to indicate the amount to which products ‘after N’ should be discounted. If you specify 100 like here, all products which exceed the ‘N’ number will cost 100 after the discount rule gets applied.

13. ‘All products after N for Fixed Price’ action

With this action you can create promotions like ‘buy 4 products for full price and get each

additional product for $100’. Or ‘Buy 5 shirts for full price and get each additional one for $20’

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ to specify the ‘N’ number. Here we specified ‘4’, which means that the customer will buy 4 most expensive products for full price and all additional products for the fixed price $100.

Please see the next page for

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Please use ‘Maximum

Qty Discount is Applied To’ to specify maximal

number of items to which the discount should be applied in the order. If you specify 3 like here, it means that the customer will get no more than 3 products for the fixed price of $100.

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As you can see there are six items in the cart. Two cheapest items (Ottoman and BlackBerry 8100 Pearl) are for $100

according to the discount rule.

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In configuration section of the extension you can enable display of discount breakdown. So

customers will be able to see what discounts they are getting with each particular order. Also if you enable display of products in the breakdown, customers will see which products are discounted.

Rule labels (filled in at the ‘Labels’ tab of the shopping cart price rule in admin panel) are displayed in this block. In this case ‘Buy any phone for $100’ and ‘each 2nd camera for 50%’ are labels

of the corresponding rules.

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Rules with new discount actions work for orders in admin panel as well.

As you can see on this screenshot, ‘Buy any phone for $100’ and ‘each 2nd camera for 50%’ rules got

applied correctly for order placed via admin panel.

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16. ‘Get $Y discount for each $X spent’ action

This action allows creating promotions like “Get a $50 discount for each $300 spent”.

Use ‘Discount Amount’ field to set up a discount which a customer will have for each total spent.

Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ to specify the ‘X’ number. Here we

specified ‘300’, which means that the customer will get a $50 discount for each $300 spent.

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The order amount is 337.93$, but according to the actions which was created in previous step, customer will have a 50$ discount for the order, because the cart subtotal is more that 300.

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This action enables you to offer a fixed price for a particular product set.

Specify the categories where the rule should be applied.

Note: you shouldn’t apply both Promo Categories and Promo Items at the same time. In this field specify the fixed price for the product set.

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The items we’ve added to cart meet the conditions we’ve specified in the Actions tab (see previous step), therefore the product set costs a fixed price $300 instead of $449.

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This action enables you

offering a percent discount for a particular product set.

18. ‘Percent Discount for product set’ action

Specify the SKU of the promo items to which the rule should be applied.

Specify the discount amount in this field.

You can use Promo

Categories instead of Promo Items.

Note: you shouldn’t apply both Promo Categories and Promo Items at the same time.

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We’ve added to the cart particular products listed in the rule actions (see previous step), thus a 25% discount is applied to the whole product set.

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Create a new rule and choose ‘Fixed amount discount’ for this field.

Specify bundle products to which you want to apply the rule.

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You can see that a customer got fixed amount discount equal 100$ (that we’ve set up on the previous page) for the bundle product.

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20. ‘Percent discount for bundle products’ action

Create a new rule and choose the type of discount you want to apply.

Specify bundle products to which you want to apply the rule.

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See the example of the percent discount applied to a bundle product.

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With the extension you get several new columns at the

shopping cart price rules grid (admin panel -> Promotions -> Shopping Cart Price Rules): Action (shows the action chosen for the rule), Discount (shows the discount amount for the rule), Stop (whether to stop rules processing after this rule).

It adds ‘Actions’ dropdown to the grid. You can apply the actions both to single and to multiple rules right on the grid (we’ll explain in more details further on).

Also there’s new ‘Duplicate’ action, with the help of which you can duplicate individual rules. It can be very useful when you have several similar rules, this way you will use the first rule as a template, which will save you a lot of time with complex rules.

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Once you click the ‘Duplicate’ action link, you will get to the page of the duplicate rule, where you will be able to make the necessary edits and save the new rule.

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‘Activate’ action lets you activate any number of price rules.

Just pick the rules and click ‘Submit’ button next to the ‘Actions’ dropdown.

‘Deactivate’ action on the opposite enables you to deactivate shopping cart price rule. To make it work please take the same steps as with the ‘Activate’ action.

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‘Top Priority’ action lets you raise priority of any price rule (or a number of rules) to the top. If you had some rules with 0 (zero) priority before applying the action, these rules would get downgraded.

‘Lowest Priority’ action vice versa will help you quickly downgrade rules to the lowest priority.

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‘Delete’ action lets you get rid of

unnecessary price rules. It can be used for quick deleting of test/demo rules , rules that were created by mistake or the ones you just don’t need anymore.

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