Create a Discount with Bold Discounts V1

Overview

Creating discounts is how Bold Discounts V1 is able to place your products on sale. The app takes the list of products that you give to it and communicates with Shopify's servers to change the selling prices.

There are different kind of discounts that can be created in Discounts. These discounts include placing the entire store on a discount, having a select amount of products on a sale, or a daily deals type of discount that uses a collection of products.

 Alert

We are only able to change your product prices at a rate of roughly 1000 variants per hour. This is due to a limitation of how quickly we can access Shopify's API.

This help article will go over different kind of discounts and how each discount can be setup in Discounts.

 Walkthrough

 


 

Bold Discounts V1 allows you to choose which products you want to be applied in a discount group.

Individual products can be found in the product selector by searching for collections, product types, smart collections, vendors, or by using a product title.

Applying a discount to select products are commonly used in Discounts to allow a unique discount to a handful of products, while other products are receiving a higher or lower discount in another discount group.

To create a discount for a single product in Discounts, please follow these steps:

  1. From within Discounts, select Current Discounts.
  2. Select Create Discount.
  3. Enter a Discount Name.
  4. Enter a Discount Amount.
  5. Select a Discount Type.

    Note: You can select either a percentage or dollar amount discount.

  6. Choose Select Products.
  7. Select Add next to each of the products you would like to discount.

    Note: You can also filter by collection, vendor, and product type. This allows you to select a collection of products by sorting the results by collection, then either selecting Add next to each product or by selecting the Select All Results option.

  8. Select Continue with selected products.
  9. Select Enable Date Range (optional).
  10. Select a Start Date.
  11. Enter a Start Time.
  12. Select an End Date.
  13. Select an End Time.
  14. Select Override cents and enter a cent amount (optional).
  15. Enter a Discount Tag.
  16. Under Duplicate & Hide select Create a hidden duplicate (Liquid update required) (optional).

    Note: Use this when you have completed the duplicate & hide steps from the Bold Discounts V1 Install Instructions article and are using Bold Upsell.

  17. Select Create.
  18. Select the Toggle to enable the offer.

    Note: The toggle will be green when the offer is enabled.

Discounts allows you to edit and delete existing discount groups you have created in the app. In order to edit or delete a discount group, the discount group must be set as inactive within Discounts first.

Discount groups can be disabled within Discounts by toggling the discount group from Active to Inactive:

Discount Toggle Example

Once the discount group has been set as inactive and the discount group has finished syncing, the View button will change to an Edit button. Upon selecting Edit, you will be brought into the discount group where you can make necessary changes, such as changing the discount amount, adding/removing products or deleting the discount group:

Edit or Delete a Discount Group

Discounts allows you to pick and choose which products receive a discount when creating a discount group in the app.

Please see Create a Discount Group located above for steps on how to create a discount in Discounts. When you get to step 7, choose the Select All Results button in the product selector rather than the Add button.

Select All Results

Discounts allows you to enter discount tags when you go to create your sales. The app will tag each item it places on sale with the specified tag. You can then use these tags to create a collection of on sale products only.

To create a daily deals page, please follow these steps:

  1. From Shopify's admin, select Products.
  2. Select Collections.
  3. Select Create collection.
  4. Enter a Title.
  5. Enter a Description.
  6. Under Conditions, select Product tag in the first drop-down box.
  7. Leave is equal to in the second drop-down box.
  8. Enter the Product Tag.
  9. Select Save collection.
  10. Select Online Store.
  11. Select Navigation.
  12. Select Main menu.
  13. Select Add menu item.
  14. Enter a Name for the navigation item.
  15. Select Collection from the Link drop-down menu.
  16. Select the collection you created (Daily Deals) from the drop-down menu.
  17. Select Save menu.

After a collection has been created and the collection is assigned to a navigation link, you will need to follow the steps located above under Create a Discount Group and choose the collection.

Make sure you enter the exact Product Tag you entered in Step 8. To remove all the products from the page, pause the discount.

 


 

FAQs

The discount applies to all variants of a product. Bold Discounts V1 does not have the ability to apply only to specific variants.

The version for Bold Discounts can be switched to Bold Discounts PRE which allows you to only discount certain variants of products. Please visit Bold Discounts V1 & PRE Comparison for more information on each version and how to switch versions.

Discount groups cannot be rearranged within the Bold Discounts in-app admin at this time. By default, the discount groups are sorted from oldest created at the top to newest created at the bottom.

Discounts creates its sales by communicating directly with Shopify's servers to temporarily change the selling price of your items.

When a sale is active with Discounts, there is no way to add or remove a product. All of the information associated with the discount is placed on your products, and communicated to Shopify at the time the sale is turned on.

To edit the item(s) in a discount, you must deactivate the sale, add or remove the product(s), then re-activate the sale on your site.

On average, it takes between 60-90 minutes per 1000 variants. This is due to a limitation of how quickly we can access Shopify's severs to make these adjustments. Peak periods, such as Black Friday & Cyber Monday can take significantly longer.

If you apply two sales to the same product, Discounts V1 will use the discount applied first, and skip any other discounts. This prevents a product from being double discounted by mistake.

Discounts does this by tagging each item that it places on sale with hidden meta-fields. Any product that has Discounts' meta-fields attached to it will be skipped from being discounted.

Visit Metafields (links to Shopify) for more information on this.

To view a discount offer, select the magnifying glass under the View/Edit column. When the icon appears as a pencil, the offer is turned off, and you can edit it. You cannot delete an offer while it's active, you must turn it off first.

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