Many a times, you want to give discounts based on the quantity purchased, regardless of the subtotal of the cart. This tutorial walks you through how to provide discounts based on the quantities purchased by the customer.

WooCommerce Discount Rules deals with quantity based discounts in two ways - product level and cart level.

1. Product Specific Quantity Based Discount

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”. To set up discounts that depend on products or categories, you first need to…

Step 1:

Create a new rule in the Price Discount Rules tab.

set name expiry for the discount rule

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:

    set name expiry for the discount rule

    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:

    set name expiry for the discount rule

    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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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”. The rule will not apply to individual products or categories listed in the cart.

Step 1:

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.

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

We hope you found this article helpful. Also check out how to set up bulk discounts with WooCommerce Discount Rules with WooCommerce Discount Rules.

Cart level discounts are the ones where you apply discounts on the cart level and not on the products. Cart discounts are generally the first kind of discount that eCommerce sellers think of. This guide walks you through how to create cart level discounts in your WooCommerce online store WooCommerce Discount Rules.

There are multiple variants of discounts you can give on the cart level. The options available in the plugin are:

multiple variants of cart discount

However, this article discusses the most commonly used scenarios of cart level discounts based on:

  1. Cart subtotal
  2. Cart quantity
  3. Total quantity

Initial setup for cart level discounts

First things first. Create a new rule in the Cart Discount Rules tab. Enter the general details such as:

  • Order - Priority of the rule over other rules
  • Rule name - What you want to call the rule
  • Rule description - A short description
  • Validity - From and to dates (Optional)

After this, you can set up the discount condition and value based on your requirements. Here is how to create the three different condition variants:

1. How to create WooCommerce discounts based on cart subtotal?

Let us say the discount you want to give your customers is “All orders above $500 will get 15% discount”. Now that you have created the rule in the initial setup, in the Conditions tab,

  1. Add a new condition
  2. Select the Type as Subtotal at least from the dropdown
  3. Enter the Value as 500

This says that the discount applies when the cart subtotal is at least $500.

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Next, you will have to define the value of the discount.

The value of discount in our case is 15%. So in the Discount tab,

  1. Select the Discount Type as Percentage Discount.
  2. Enter the Value as 15

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Save the rule to apply it on the cart of your customers.

2. How to create WooCommerce discounts based on number of cart items?

Let us say the discount you want to give your customers is “Buy any 5 items and get 5% off”. All you have to do in is, in the Conditions tab,

  • Add a new condition
  • Select the Type as Sum of item quantities at least from the dropdown
  • Enter the Value as 5

This says that the discount applies when the user purchases a total of 5 items from your online store.It can be 5 quantities of the same product or different products. The condition takes the sum of line item quantities.

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Now define the value of the discount, which is 5% in our example. So, in the Discount tab,

  1. Select the Discount Type as Percentage Discount.
  2. Enter the Value as 5

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Save the rule. The discount has been applied now.

3. How to create WooCommerce discounts based on purchased quantity?

Let’s change the discount rule a bit for this part. If your discount has to be “Add 5 items to your shopping bag and get 10% discount”. Here, it may look similar to the previous case but it is not. This discount considers only the total cart items irrespective of the quantity of each item.

For example, if a customer buys 5 numbers of the same bag pack, the rule doesn’t apply. She has to buy 5 different products of whatever quantity to get this discount.The condition checks for the number of line items.

To set this up, go to the Conditions tab and,

  1. Add a new condition
  2. Select the Type as Count of cart items at least from the dropdown
  3. Enter the Value as 5

This says that the discount applies when the user adds 5 different products to their cart.

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After the condition part, set the discount value.

  1. Choose the Discount type as Percentage Discount.
  2. Enter the value as 10 because we are giving a 10% discount.

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You can choose Price discount if you want to give a price discount, say $10 off.

There is more you can do with these 3 cases of cart discounts if you want. You could set more conditions for the same rule. In our above examples, the discounts apply to all customers. You can set it to apply to a particular users or user roles.

How to create WooCommerce discounts based on cart subtotal for specific users?

Let us take the first example in this article “All orders above $500 will get 15% discount“. To apply this on a particular category of users, say “Subscribers”, you need to add another condition.

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In the second condition,

  1. Select the Type as User role in list,
  2. Choose the Value as Subscriber (You should have created the user role beforehand).

When there are more than one condition in a rule, all the conditions must hold true for the discount to apply.

Check out how to create user specific discount rules and user role based discounts in detail.

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

We would love to hear how helpful this article has been for you. Also let us know how WooCommerce Discount Rules has helped enhance your eCommerce business in the comments below.

WooDiscount Rules is all about boosting your sales. Here is a simple tutorial on how to set up bulk discounts per category or product on your WooCommerce store using WooDiscount Rules plugin.

You can create a new discount rule and apply it on one or more categories or products as you need. Price rules with different conditions can be set. This article deals with setting up bulk discounts in WooCommerce on a certain category of products.

Why should you provide discounts on a category basis?

Products are assorted into categories like Apparels, Electronics and so on for the ease of use. On a particular time of sale, you’d want to concentrate more on a particular category. For example, Winter collections. Rather than providing discount on every product, you focus on the Winter collections category because:

  • People look for winter collections during winter
  • You need a good stock clearance
  • Easy to create and manage

How to create bulk discounts per category rule in WooCommerce

Step 1: Basic setup

The plugin page has 3 tabs:

  • Price Discount Rules - that applies the discount rules on the product level (on products or categories)
  • Cart Discount Rules - that applies the discount rules on the cart level (on subtotal or number of cart items)
  • Settings.

Select the Price Discount Rules tab and click on the Add New Rule button to get started.

Step 2: How to set the name and expiry for the discount rule?

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Define the basic details of your discount rule in the initial page. There are 5 fields:

  • Order - Priority of the rule
  • Rule Name - Name of the rule
  • Rule Description - A short description
  • Method - Quantity based for bulk discounts or Product based (for discounts on dependent products). Select Quantity based method.
  • Validity - The From and To dates of the discount validity

Once you are done with the general setup, go to the next page.

Step 3: WooCommerce Bulk Discounts Condition

woocommerce bulk discounts condition

Next up, you need to define the conditions for the discount. It needs a little bit of attention to the specifics of the rule. Such as:

  • Apply to - Select on which products the discount applies.
    • Choose All products / Specific Categories / Specific Products from the dropdown.
    • Specify the categories or products on which the rule has to apply.
    • Check the box “Is Cumulative” if you want to include the quantities on the cart as individual products.

      For example, let’s say your discount rule is “Purchase 3 items from Apparels category & get 20% off on each item”. If the Is Cumulative box is checked, when the customer purchases 3 quantities of same or different products from the selected category(s), the discount will apply. If the box is not checked, the quantity will not be considered and the customer will have to purchase 2 other items from Apparels category.

    • To apply the rule to subcategories also, select “Apply Child Categories” checkbox.
  • Customers - You can select All Customers (recommended for bulk discounts) or Specific Customers.
  • Purchase history - If you are giving discounts based on previous purchase amount, you can select this option. Otherwise, move on.

You are now just a step away from applying your discount.

Step 4: Discount Rule

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You can add different discounts for different range of purchase. For example, 10% off on 2 items, 20% off on 3 items, $10 off on 10 items and so on. All you need to do is:

  • Specify Minimum and Maximum quantities of the range
  • Adjustment type - Choose between Percentage discount (Say 30% off), Price discount (Say $10 off) or Product discount (Freebie)
  • Value - The value of discount percentage or price or freebie product
  • Action - To remove the rule

Save the rule and the discount is applied on your products.

Step 4: Shop

The storefront view looks like the screenshot below. You can also choose to display the pricing table on the front end of your eCommerce site from the Settings tab. The pricing table shows which discount is applicable on which product.

shop

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

Looks great?

Applying bulk discounts to your WooCommerce store is as simple as it can get with the WooDiscount Rules plugin. Nevertheless the benefits are best measured in increased sales and productivity. Apart from all these, the plugin has features for advanced discounts, dynamic pricing, BOGO deals, user role based discounts, and whatever discount features you can imagine. Cool, isn’t it? Take a look!

Also check out how to set up advanced discounts in WooCommerce Discount Rules.