Bold Discounts V1 & Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules (V2) Comparison

Bold Discounts has two different versions that can be utilized on any Shopify store. These versions are referred to as Version 1 and Powered by Price Rules.

Please be sure to research the full differences between these two versions before considering switching between the versions.

This article will help you decide which version of Bold Discounts will be better suited for your store.

 


 

Version 1

Powered by Price Rules

Pricing: $19.99 USD/month

 

Bold Discounts has a monthly cost of $19.99 per month that includes all of the built-in features that Version 1 has to offer.

Pricing: $19.99 USD/month

 

Bold Discounts has a monthly cost of $19.99 per month that includes all of the built-in features that Powered by Price Rules has to offer.

Overview: Version 1 of Bold Discounts runs sales like other online and brick-and-mortar stores by reducing the product price when products go on sale and returning them to regular price when the sale is over.

Discounts allows the option to schedule sales to start and end at any time. If a start and end date is applied to a sale, a sale timer can be shown on the product page to show how long the sale will be on for storefront customers.

Version 1 applies discounts as either a percentage off or a price discount from the regular price. Discounts will change only the product prices, the same way as if you manually changed the prices.

 

Overview: Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules is a powerful eCommerce app that provides you with the ability to create large-scale sales on your site in seconds without the use of discount codes or changing product prices in your Shopify admin.

You can select multiple products or variants, choose the discount amount, and even pick the timeframe for the sale to be active.

You're also able to display a sales clock and sales icons to show your customers which items are on sale, and for how much longer.

Features:

  • Create unlimited discounts
  • No liquid code required for discount functionality
  • Apply discounts to product prices on a 1 hour per 1000 variants sync
  • Stack discount codes
  • Storewide sales
  • Schedule start and end date sales
  • Daily deals via product tagging

  • Sales countdown timers
  • Sync discounted prices across multiple sales channels
  • Duplicate and hide functionality (requires Bold Upsell integration)

Features:

  • Create unlimited discounts
  • Ability to discount specific variants of products
  • Sync discount groups within seconds
  • Discounts apply via a draft order in checkout versus changing the product price
  • Prevent stackable discount codes in draft order checkouts
  • Storewide sales
  • Schedule start and end date sales
  • Sales countdown timers
  • Custom sales icons
  • Intelligent stacking discount logic

I currently have Bold Discounts Version 1 installed. Should I switch to Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules?

This depends on your business needs. If you think you would benefit from the features that Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules offers, such as faster discount syncing, preventing stackable discount codes or discounting specific variants, it would be recommended to make the switch.

If you are content with the discounting functionality that Bold Discounts V1 offers, you are offering BOGO type discounts using Bold Discounts V1 and Bold Upsell or have other apps that use draft order functionality on your store, we recommend keeping Bold Discounts V1.

Within the Bold Discounts app, the version information will appear at the bottom of the page for both versions that are available for the app.

To determine the version your store is currently on for Bold Discounts, please follow these steps:

  1. From the Shopify admin, select Apps.
  2. Select Bold Discounts.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  4. See the Version information, here:

    Version Example of Bold Discounts

 

Integrations

Both versions have specific integrations with other Bold apps that are available on Shopify. These integrations allow you to either offer the best/highest discount in the checkout page or offer BOGO type functionality on the storefront.

Please see a brief overview of each integration that both versions of Bold Discounts offers below:

Bold Discounts V1 integrates with Bold Upsell to provide you with the ability to create Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offers on your site.

Discounts' duplicate & hide functionality creates hidden, duplicate versions of your store's products that can be offered through Upsell when certain conditions are met. Discounts does this to ensure that these items are not purchasable on their own, and that the customer must qualify for the discounted item(s) first.

Upsell then allows you to set the conditions for when this product will be offered. You can have the hidden discounted item(s) display when a specific product is added to the cart, when the customer is checking out with certain items, or when the customer's cart is within a defined price range.

Please visit Bold Discounts' Bold Integration for more information on this integration.

Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules and Bold Bundles on Accelerated Method (V3) both use the connection API to apply discounts to products on your storefront, and do not require an additional setting to enable both apps together.

When a product is being discounted across both apps, the highest/best discount is applied to the product on the storefront. For example: 

Example
  • Product A and Product B is $50.
  • Product A is discounted in Discounts and Bundles.
  • Discounts offers a 50% discount for both products.
  • Bundles offers a $15-off sale for both products when purchased together.
  • Product A and Product B would have the rule in Discounts applied, as your customers would receive these items for $25 each instead of $35 each.

Custom Pricing's Accelerated Method (V3) and Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules both use the connection API to apply discounts to products on your storefront and in result, does not require an additional setting to enable both apps together.

When a product is being discounted across both apps, the highest/best discount is applied to the product on the storefront. For example:

Example
  • Product A is $20
  • Product A is discounted in Custom Pricing and Discounts
  • Custom Pricing offers a 50% discount
  • Discounts offers a $15-off sale
  • Product A would have the rule in Discounts applied, as your customers would receive this item for $5 instead of $10

If you have a grandfathered plan of Bold Cashier on your store, Bold Cashier offers a direct integration with Bold Discounts Powered by Price Rules. This integration provides more flexibility of offering dynamic sales to your customers, while also allowing you to use 3rd-party checkout buttons and discount codes in the checkout page.

 

Depending on which version of Bold Discounts you are currently on and whether you already have the app installed, the steps for switching between Version 1 and Powered by Price Rules will vary.

Please see each instance scenario below:

 

Switch from Version 1 to Powered by Price Rules

If you already have Bold Discounts installed and would like to switch from Version 1 to Powered by Price Rules, this will require some tweaks from our Merchant Success team. Please contact our Merchant Success team for further assistance with switching from Version 1 to Powered by Price Rules.

 

Switch from Powered by Price Rules to Version 1

If you already have Bold Discounts installed and would like to switch from Powered by Price Rules to Version 1, this can be done by simply uninstalling and re-installing Bold Discounts on your store. When Bold Discounts is re-installed, Version 1 will be installed on your store.

Note: This will not remove the liquid code for Discounts Powered by Price Rules from your theme. Removing the liquid code will need to be completed separately. Please visit Discounts Code Install Instructions for steps that you can follow to remove the liquid code or steps for requesting a liquid code removal from your theme.

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