Discount Methods in Bold Bundles

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Overview

Bold Bundles can control how your wholesale pricing works on your storefront in 3 different ways:

  • Variant Dependant Method
  • Draft Order Method
  • Accelerated Method

Each method has benefits and limitations; you can decide which one will work better for your business.

Note: By default, the Accelerated method is supplied on new installs of Bundles; unless your site has one of the conflicting apps mentioned below installed. Bundles will then enable the Draft Orders method on your site.

Select each heading below for more information on the discounting methods:

Warning!

The Premium version of Bundles is incompatible with the Variant Dependant Method. Certain features that the Premium version provides (combo products, BOGOs, etc.) do not work correctly with this discounting method.

With this method, Bundles creates a duplicate variant of each original for each customer level/tag in that product. Those duplicate variants are an exact copy of the ones that already exist but have the discounted price you applied.

Benefits

  • Discount codes can still be used in the checkout.
  • Storefront price displays more quickly.
  • Allows checkouts directly from the cart page with third-party payment gateways (i.e. PayPal and Amazon).

Known Limitations

  • Unable to hide discounts reliably from other apps (i.e. social media and other third-party Shopify apps).
  • Too many variants can become cumbersome for some stores to manage.
  • Limited by Shopify's 100 variant per product limit.
  • Wait time to keep discounts in sync with latest store prices.
  • Not compatible with inventory management apps (an exception to this is StitchLabs).  This problem is because they see the variants created by the app as individual product listings 
  • If you use discount codes, they can stack on the existing Bold Bundles discount which may result in double discounting.
  • Sometimes allows customers to purchase out of stock items.

With this method, a draft order is created with the discounts and processed when the user selects the checkout button.

Benefits

  • No variants are created.
  • No need to pause the app when importing or editing products in the Shopify admin.
  • Faster syncing to keep discounts in sync with latest store prices.
  • More compatible with inventory management apps.
  • Follows Shopify's out of stock rules.
  • Products don’t have tagging information appended to the product name.

Known Limitations

  • Third-party checkout buttons (i.e. Amazon, Apple, PayPal) should be hidden on the cart page and visible in the checkout.
  • Draft orders remain in your Shopify admin after a customer has checked out.
  • You cannot use Shopify discount codes at all (this may be a benefit, depending on your business). 

Warning!

This version is currently incompatible with the following Bold apps:

Due to the way these apps adjust pricing on the storefront, they do not work correctly with Bundles. Our developers are working on a solution, and this article will be updated as these integrations are completed.

With this method, a draft order is also created (with the customer's discount) and processed when they select the checkout button.

Benefits

  • No variants are created.
  • No need to pause the app when importing or editing products in the Shopify admin.
  • Even faster syncing than the Draft Orders method to keep discounts in sync with latest store prices.
  • More compatible with inventory management apps.
  • Follows Shopify's out of stock rules.
  • Products don’t have tagging information appended to the Product name.

Known Limitations

  • Third-party checkout buttons (i.e. Amazon Pay, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.) should be hidden on the cart page and only visible in the checkout.
  • Third-party checkouts will not work correctly with Bundles (except for Bold Cashier).
  • Most currency converters must be disabled before offering wholesale prices with Bundles.
  • Shopify discount codes will not work with Bundles (this may be a benefit, depending on the sales you're offering).
  • Draft orders remain in your Shopify admin after a customer has checked out.

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