Recommendations: App That Applies Discounts in Bulk to Variants Based on Variant/Product Conditions

Recommendations: App That Applies Discounts in Bulk to Variants Based on Variant/Product Conditions

Rnevelow
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

Hello,

 

It may be that I just must use the Shopify Functions API to create a custom function, but before I invest in that, I'm looking for an existing app that can solve my issue. I've been searching for a bit to find one to no avail, so any recommendations would be helpful!

Background: Our store has ~20k products and many more are to be added. Some of the products are forced to use MAP pricing, so we have to display/advertise a certain price, but are able to apply discounts at the cart. Each product has two variants - a "regular" variant and a "sample" variant. The only attributes/conditions we can use to target variants given our set up are:

  1. "{{variant sku}} contains {{string}}"
  2. "{{variant option value}} equals/contains {{string}}"
  3. "{{variant.metafields.custom.xyz}} equals/contains {{string}}"

 

The issue/need: I need an app that will automatically apply a discount in bulk to individual variants of a product based on a set of conditions that includes product metafield (product.metafields.custom.xyz) AND one (or more) of either variant sku, variant option value, or variant metafield (variant.metafields.custom.xyz).

An example: apply 10% discount to all variants whose (parent) product has a metafield value of "BrandX" AND variant sku contains/does not contain "-samples".

Thank you!!

Replies 7 (7)

JanGebauer
Shopify Partner
6 0 1

Hi, there are many bulk discount plugins available. How come that none of them work for you?

Rnevelow
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

There certainly are a lot of bulk discount plugins available. I personally have not tried any of them out just yet. However, I just went through an almost identical scenario with bulk shipping policy assignment plugins and had to spend a great deal of time troubleshooting how to get the plugin that I thought was a 100% fit to be able to correctly assign individual variants. This time around, with the knowledge that targeting variants isn't the easiest thing in the world and with my particular requirements, I wanted to ask for recommendations from others that may have possibly been through a similar situation. That way, I can hopefully avoid investing too much time into it and possibly having to set up/pay for multiple apps before finding the right one.

JanGebauer
Shopify Partner
6 0 1

That makes sense. I can't help with recommending, unfortunately, but if you don't find the right one, I'd be happy to help with making one. I am developer by profession and just entering the Shopify ecosystem, so I need to learn how to make free plugins. Send me a PM if that's interesting to you.

Rnevelow
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

Thank you for the offer! I'm actually a developer as well, but was holding off on developing it myself unless I needed to for a few different reasons. I've have to keep expense and other factors in mind, but I'll let you know if I'm interested in exploring having you develop it instead.

Stacy_Zhuk
Shopify Partner
464 21 65

Hello @Rnevelow,

 

You can consider Bold Discounts ‑ The Sale App by BOLD.

This app allows you to:

  • give discount by percentage off, a dollar amount off, or a fixed price
  • apply sales at a variant, collection, or store level, or to hand-picked products only
  • set up a sale in seconds storewide

If nothing meets your needs, there is always a way to develop a custom app exclusively for your needs or to use some ready app/solution and extend its logic to meet your requirements.

 

My team can help you. Please, let me know if you need any assistance.

 

Regards,
Anastasia

Co-founder at Whidegroup, e-commerce development company from Ukraine
- 10+ years of experience with SMBs
- Deep expertise in custom development & optimization
E-mail: anastasia@whidegroup.com
Rnevelow
Shopify Partner
4 0 2

Hello Stacy,

Thank you very much for the recommendation of the Bold Discounts ‑ The Sale app! I'll explore if it meets my needs since they offer a free trial on development stores. I'll also keep you and your team in mind if I'm considering having a third party develop a custom app.

Thanks!

Stacy_Zhuk
Shopify Partner
464 21 65

Hello @Rnevelow,

 

Great, nice to hear that. Let me know if you need any assistance in future.

 

Thanks,
Anastasia

Co-founder at Whidegroup, e-commerce development company from Ukraine
- 10+ years of experience with SMBs
- Deep expertise in custom development & optimization
E-mail: anastasia@whidegroup.com