Percentage Off Discount Code for 1 Item Only

kerrilynndesign
Tourist
4 0 9

Our online boutique would like to offer 20% off the purchase of 1 full-priced product when a unique coupon code is entered.  Is there a way to do this in Shopify or is there a certain app that would do this?  We do NOT want the 20% to apply to all products - only the highest priced product in their cart. 

Thank you!

 

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Miles
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
480 68 150

Hi, @kerrilynndesign!

I'm Miles from the Social Care team at Shopify. Thanks for reaching out about your need for a discount feature. At this stage, Shopify's built-in discount feature doesn't offer a way to discount the highest-priced item. You're only able to set conditions around which products or collections are part of the discount, and what the minimum requirements of that discount are. This is something I'm happy to pass onto our team for consideration in future updates on your behalf though.

In the meantime, I've had a look through the Shopify App Store to see if there are any apps that may help you achieve your goal. It looks like some apps offer similar functionality, but not quite. There are some apps that allow you to apply the discount to the lowest priced item in the cart as this is standard practice across the retail industry (i.e. buy 2 or more items and get x% of a product of equal or lesser value). I'd love to understand the thought process behind your current idea of discounting the higher-priced item.

Your best option here is to hire a developer to see if they can custom code a solution for you. I recommend Shopify Experts which is Shopify's marketplace of developers. Here, you'll be able to search and find a Shopify Expert who can help, or post a job request for experts to provide you with a quote for their services. Experts are vetted by Shopify so you'll always find someone who can help you out.

If you have any questions at all, please let me know.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

Tailord
Shopify Partner
4 0 3

Hey @Miles - I'm looking for the same thing, however I am trying to discount the lowest item. Which apps did you find allow for this sort of discount?

RoedaStudio
Tourist
4 0 5

Our store would also like this functionality. For certain discounts, like BOGO, it's customary to get the % off the lower priced item. 

However, for a % off any one item, it's rare to see the % off the lower-priced item. (Thinking specifically of Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, etc.)

If I limit the discount to the lowest-priced item, I disincentivize additional items being purchased in the same transaction.

I've heard that line numerous times from Shopify staff, that's it's not the industry standard to offer the % off the higher price, and it's simply not true. 

roehamptonorchi
Excursionist
12 0 61

I don't understand, this is such a basic feature. How do you not have this? Please implement this.  Other platforms have this feature easily

CPicke
Tourist
3 0 3

I was able to accomplish this with an app called automatic discounts & gifts. It took a bit of work and help from their help desk to make it work the way I expected it to. Also costs more. I agree Shopify needs to find a way to implement this.

CPicke
Tourist
3 0 3

Hi, were you able to find a solution for this? I am trying to find an answer to the exact same question. Thanks.

RoedaStudio
Tourist
4 0 5

We run this discount regularly, using the app Automatic Discounts & Gifts. It's a little clunky, but it works. 

 

LoveOdette
Tourist
5 0 25

I'm trying to do the same thing! Shopify, please let us set a MAXIMUM item use for discounts. I'm running an in-person shopping event and am raffling off coupons. I wanted to have a coupon for 50% off any single item. But there is no way to provide a discount for a single item of their choosing. 

Kathy_959
Tourist
5 0 4

We are also in need of this functionality, and we would also want to option to apply it to the highest priced item, because we don't want to discourage customers from buying multiple items. I am really surprised that this isn't built into the Shopify functionality.