How does Product Discount handle product and compare at prices?

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The way Product Discount applies the discount depends on certain characteristics.

If the product does not have a compare at price, the original price becomes the compare at price, and the discount is calculated and applied to the selling price.

A t-shirt is priced at $20, with no compare at price.
After a 50% discount is applied, the t-shirt price now becomes $10, the compare at price is set as the original price, $20.

The way Product Discount applies the discount depends on certain characteristics.

When the product has a compare at price, only the product price is changed. The compare at price remains the same.

A hat is priced at $25, compare at $30.
After a $10 discount is applied, the hat price now becomes $15, the compare at price remains unchanged at $30.

The way Product Discount applies the discount depends on certain characteristics.

Product Discount adds hidden information, called "meta fields" to the product. Using these meta fields, the app can identify that the product has already been discounted and will skip applying any further discount.

Without the meta fields, Product Discount has no way of knowing that a product is already discounted. Any discount applied through the app will be added on top of that.

A hat is priced at $25, compare at $30.
After a $10 discount is applied, the hat price now becomes $15, the compare at price remains unchanged at $30.

When the sale ends, the product price and compare at price will return to the way they were originally.

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