Hi there Michael!
My name is John and I'm a Guru here at Shopify!
Thanks for taking the time to post here about your discount requirements.
I have raised a feature request for this with our product support team to let them know our merchants are looking for this feature.
We rely on merchant feedback to get an idea of what people are looking to have added to the platform in future so thanks again for letting us know about this. :)
Best of luck with everything here!
Is there any update on this? I made a discount a while back which used a decimal, and now I can't edit the code name because if I do I will not be able to use the decimal.
I can't create a new discount using a decimal either. This was really handy because if I want to give someone 1/3 off I could use 33.3% which I can't do. I would have thought that 33.3% (or one-third) would be popular for discounts?
My team figured out a bit of a workaround for this if you're only trying to discount a single product or a bunch of products that all cost the same amount of money. We have a $23.99 product that we wanted to discount down to $18.99 Which is something like a 20.842% discount. We ran into this wall where we couldn't do decimal discounts.
But we figured out you can do "fixed amount" and also "applies to" -> "specific products" and then chose our specific product. We set a $5 fixed amount and then unchecked "Only apply discount once per order". So now when people use that code, they'll get our product for the exact discount amount, even if they add multiple to the cart.