I couldn’t disagree more, it hasn’t been simple for me. All I’ve heard is how simple Shopify is, yet from what I can tell it’s a platform for coders to get paid to help you set up your e-commerce business and app developers get paid to do what Etsy already includes...I think I may go back to Etsy they are simple!
I too just had a really disappointing realisation when I saw the 'limited to 1 automatic discount message'. It means our idea of giving a customer an item for free when the basket goes over X value is impossible as our customers' routinely use discount codes that we provide in our parcels to save X per cent from their next order. This is so disappointing and the workaround are really poor/hacky. Please Shopify, improve your platform, not squeeze more money out of shops just to use basic features that should be core to the system.
Stackable Automatic Discounts was super easy to use. We were able to get this up and running pretty fast after trying many many apps. Since Shopify makes us use a third party, I would recommend this till they get that added to the features!
Shopify won't do anything because of app commission revenue. It's too much money to say no to.