Bold Bundles can control product pricing in two different ways:
- Variant Dependant Method
- Draft Order Method
Each method has benefits and limitations; you can decide which one will work better for your business.
Select each heading below for more information on the discounting methods:
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
By default, the Draft Orders method is supplied on new installs of Bundles, for detailed instructions to switch, visit Switch Discount Methods in Bold Bundles.