You can set the pricing in your WooCommerce as dynamic pricing with the help of discounts. Quantity based discounts are also one of the dynamic pricing strategies. This type of discount is generally applied during clearance sales, that is, when you want to move the stock faster. You can easily provide quantity based discounts on your WooCommerce online store with the best discount pluginWooCommerce Discount Rules.

While the ultimate goal of providing quantity based discount is to move the stock, its dynamic pricing nature provides different ways to implement it. Because not all products can be sold in bulk quantities, right? In this tutorial, you will learn how to provide different types of quantity based pricing deals on your WooCommerce online store with the help of Woo Discount Rules.

WooCommerce Discount Rules deals with quantity based discounts in two ways - product level and cart level. This is the general classification. In the product level, the quantity of the individual products purchased is taken into account. Whereas in the cart level, the quantity of the total cart items is taken into account. Let’s discuss both the cases in detail with examples.

1. Product Specific Quantity Based Discount

Here is the first method. As I mentioned earlier, product level discounts are dependent on product(s) or category(s). For example, “Buy 10 mugs or more and get 5% off” or “Buy 5 items from Electronics and get 10% discount”. See what such rules imply? It means that the products sold in these rules are eligible for bulk selling.

So, if you are looking to give discounts on bulk selling products, this is the way to go.

To set up discounts that depend on products or categories, you first need to install WooCommerce Discount Rules if you haven’t installed already. Let’s go with the example “Buy 10 mugs or more and get 5% off”. Here is the step-by-step guide you can follow from here:

Step 1:

Launch Woo Discount Rules from the WooCommerce dashboard. Create a new rule in the Price Discount Rules tab.

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Step 2:

Add the general details of your rule. Make sure you select the method as Quantity Based.

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The quantity based discounts on a product level can apply on individual products or categories of products. Let us have a look at both the cases.

  1. How to set up quantity based discounts on individual products:

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    set name expiry for the discount rule

    In the Apply To option, select “All Products” or “Specific Products” according to your requirement. Then select the customers - either “All Customers” or “Only Given” . Check the Purchase History box if your discount applies based on the customer’s purchase history.

  2. How to set up quantity based discounts on product categories:

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    set name expiry for the discount rule

    This method differs just a tiny bit from the previous setting. Choose “Specific Categories” in the Apply To option and then choose one or more categories from the dropdown.

Note:
  1. To apply the rule to subcategories also, select “Apply Child Categories” checkbox.
  2. Check the box “Is Cumulative” if you want to include the quantities on the cart as individual products. Otherwise each line item in the cart will be considered as a single product regardless of the quantity.

Step 3:

Define the core discount properties. Add the minimum and maximum quantity (Min - 10, Max - some value, say 999), adjustment type (Percentage or Price discount) and the value of discount (5% or $50).

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That’s it. Once you save and enable the rule, you can see that buying more than 10 mugs gives a 5% discount to the customers.

While this example uses the percentage discount, you can choose to give a fixed price discount like $20 off or a product discount like “Buy 10 mugs and get 1 mug free”. Or “Buy 10 mugs and get a book free”. It’s all up to you to decide, but you do not have to worry about the technical part. Woo Discount Rules has it covered.

Let’s move on to learn how to give quantity based discount on a cart level.

2. Cart Specific Quantity Based Discount

The quantity based discounts specific to cart level depend on the total number of cart items like “Buy any 5 items and get $20 off”. Or “Buy more than 3 items to get 10% off on your subtotal”. Woo Discount Rules applies this rule in a way that it will not apply to individual products or categories listed in the cart. So, you can apply the rule to the cart without worrying about conflicts in the product price.

In the following guide, let’s learn to create the example rule, “Buy any 5 items and get $20 off”. This is a fixed price discount. The customer gets a flat $20 off on their cart total if they purchase any 5 items from your store.

And here comes the strategy behind the rule. You can give discounts on products that can or cannot be sold in bulk, and still calculate the discount based on quantity. You can expect either bulk quantity orders or orders with low quantity of multiple items. Either case is possible.

Here is what you need to do to get the rule up and running:

Step 1:

Launch Woo Discount Rules from the WooCommerce dashboard. Create a rule in the Cart Discounts Rule tab.

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Step 2:

Add cart condition as “Sum of quantities at least”.

Step 3:

Define the core discount properties - Percentage or Price discount and the value.

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Now you are all set to provide your customers with discounts based on the quantity they purchase. The type of discount is yours to choose based on your inventory. You can also create both the rules and define the priority of which rule is more relevant. There is virtually no limitation in WooCommerce Discount Rules.

Use our demo site to work yourself and check how it goes.

Loved Woo Discount Rules? We also hope you loved this article and found it helpful. So, go ahead and apply quantity based discounts on your WooCommerce online store. Also check out how to set up bulk discounts with WooCommerce Discount Rules with WooCommerce Discount Rules.