So, if we wanted to run a promotion where a customer spends X, and they receive a discount of X, and the discount increases with the more they spend, would the discount app. that you mention handle that? Express does this all the time. If you spend $75, you get a $20 discount, spend $150 and get $55, so on and so forth. It doesn't appear that the regular discount feature in Shopify works properly. Correct? We will need an app like the Smarty app you mentioned?
You could set your discount code and apply minimum spend for example 15% off minimum purchase of £55. So it automatically applies it when they spend over a specific amount. An idea would be to set multiple discount codes for example:
code1 - 15% off £55
code2 - 20% off £145
and so on to encourage customers to spend more.
The buy X get Y applies to specific products. In your scenario you could also use that as customer buys: select collection 'All products' (or create one first if you don't have one) and customer gets: product or collection again at % discount price.
A question from me please, if anyone knows. Can customers use multiple codes of different type in one order? For example a free delivery code and a % discount code? I know they can't use more than one code per order but I'm not sure if that also applies to different types of discounts.
It is pathetic that Shopify cannot do this easy function.
They would rather let merchants pay extra and find a not-so-native app to workaround. Frankly, these workaround usually hurt user experience and it risky to business.
I just discovered the magic on automated discount codes, got uber excited and was surprised not many people talk about it as it eliminates the need of having many unnecessary apps or plug-in which only slow down your website.
But then my excitement of automated discount codes died as soon as it rose up, simple because I cannot add more than 1, I thought maybe a premium membership will solve that, apparently that too does not allow it.
Nick lets be honest here and realise that It is about time that MULTIPLE automated discount codes are able to be added. (even if it is introduced in the premium and not the basic membership at first)
Specially when the automated discount code is applied on individual items separately, where they do not overlap or effect each other.
I want to run a buy 3 for a cheaper price, on two separate products which have nothing to do with each other, and I am not allowed to. Trust me, it will not break the website by allowing both automated codes to run parallel to each other.
(and if the customer add those separate products into one order, then just simply don't apply the discount, the customer will learn themselves that for the discount to work, they must initiate checkout on these items separately, they are humans and not BOT after all.)
Hey, appreciate this post is fairly old now but I see it's still active and we've just been through the process of creating a means to do this.
What we do is allow the creation of discount 'Stacks'. These stacks are used to then calculate savings as the customer shops. When they checkout, a code is dynamically generated with those savings - hence rolling up all the savings as one automated discount. Since it's a generated code, it can be removed by the customer if they have a better code to hand.
Key advantages over Shopify's current automated discount:
- Allows multiple
- Allows notifications of savings in realtime
- Allows removal in checkout if the customer has a better code