how to setup buy2 get 2 free discount offer woocommerce store

How to Set Up Buy 2, Get 1 Free Discount Offer in WooCommerce Store

“DISCOUNT” is the most popular term that attracts shoppers very easily. Who doesn’t love to shop when discounts are announced? Don’t you?

Let us think in advance. Why not apply advanced discounts for your WooCommerce store?

The term advanced discounts mean implementing BOGO WooCommerce deals (Buy One Get One free) to your store. Though discount sales are effective, BOGO deals of buy 1 get 1 WooCommerce, buy 2 get 1 free, buy 3 get 1 free, etc are the popular choices among retailers. In this article, we are going to discuss the working of a specific strategy of BOGO deals & offers by using WooCommerce buy 2 get 1 free plugin and also some of its common variations that could be set for your store.

how to set up buy 2 get 1 free discount offer in woocommerce

Before getting started, make sure you have installed and activated the popular WooCommerce Discount plugin – Woo Discount Rules:

What are BOGO deals in WooCommerce?

BOGO WooCommerce is a common form of sales promotion. It is a great discount deal that pleases your customers. The BOGO deal helps to clear slow-moving inventory and also maintains profit for your store. You can set WooCommerce BOGO deals for the same product (Buy X and Get X)or any dependent product (Buy X and Get Y) and even coupons are created for WooCommerce BOGO deals.

Configure both simple and complex BOGO deals as per your inventory requirements which gives great results for your WooCommerce store.

The BOGO deals are implemented by installing the WooCommerce BOGO plugin Discount Rules for WooCommerce plugin to your store. In this article, we will be getting in detail with all possible variations for the particular BOGO deal “Buy 2, get 1 Free offer”.

Your guide to set Buy2, Get 1 free for your WooCommerce store

This completely guides you in creating different variations for the BOGO WooCommerce deal “Buy2, Get1 free”.

How do buy 2, get 1 free BOGO deals work?

Installation of Discount Rules for WooCommerce

Variations for the strategy Buy 2 and Get 1 Free Offer

  • Buy 2, Get 1 free for the same product
  • Buy 2, Get 1 free for a different product
  • Buy 2, Get 50% off on the third item of the same product
  • Buy 2, from category A, and get cheapest from the same category as free
  • Buy 2, Get 1 among them as free
  • Buy 2, Get 1 free from the specified product
  • Buy 2 from category A, and get 1 free from category B using the coupon
  • Buy 2 Get 1 free for a variable product

What to do if the BOGO offers don’t work?

FAQs

How do Buy2, get 1 free BOGO deals work?

Buy 2, Get 1 free is a great marketing technique to drive your sales. This works under the concept of BOGO deals as purchasing certain products & getting one as free from WooCommerce stores. This strategy comes in with a variety of offers like buy 2, get 1 free of the same product/different product/specific categories, buy 2 and get 1 cheapest among them as free, buy 2 get 1 free coupon for a specific category and so on.

The working of this strategy is that when a customer purchases 2 quantities of any product/specified product or from any specified category, WooCommerce adds a free product to the cart as per the condition. This urges your customers to purchase more from your store. You can set your discount as per your requirements using the best BOGO plugin “Discount Rules for WooCommerce” and watch your sales grow.

Installation of Discount Rules for WooCommerce

BOGO WooCommerce deals are created using price based discounts for your WooCommerce store. The advanced discounts can be set as required which would help you to have a brand value. To achieve this, it is necessary to install the plugin Discount Rules for WooCommerce to your store.

Let’s get in detail with the installation of Discount Rules for WooCommerce.

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress Admin

Step 2: Select “Plugins” from your dashboard

Step 3: Click on “Add New” button as illustrated below,

add new rule

Step 4: Search for “Discount Rules for WooCommerce” in the search panel as shown below,

plugin installation

Step 5: Click on “Activate” to install and activate the plugin to your WooCommerce store.

The plugin can also be installed manually to your store by downloading

Discount Rules plugin from WordPress repository

The above process explains the installation of the free version. It is important to get upgraded from the free version to Pro because BOGO deals can be created only in the PRO version of this plugin.

Thus, the installation process for the plugin has been completed successfully.
Now enjoy better revenue by creating various BOGO deals for your store.

Variations for the strategy Buy2 and Get 1 Free Offer

Here, we will get in detail with the possible variations that can be created for the above BOGO WooCommerce deal.

  • Buy2, Get1 free for the same product
  • Buy2, Get1 free for a different product
  • Buy2, Get 50% off on the third item of the same product
  • Buy2, from category A, and get cheapest from the same category as free
  • Buy2, Get 1 among them as free
  • Buy2, Get1 free from the specified product
  • Buy2 from category A, and get1 free from category B using the coupon

BOGO deals are generally created under both product and cart level.

The navigation to be followed is,

Go to Your WordPress Dashboard-> WooCommerce-> Woo Discount Rules -> Add New Rule as illustrated below,

Buy 2, Get 1 free for the same product

The working of the BOGO WooCommerce deal buy2, get1 free for the same product is as its name implies. When a customer purchases 2 quantities of a product, he/she receives a quantity of them as free. Let us get in detail with the workflow by setting the rule in “Discount Rules for WooCommerce”.

On the rule page, enter the Rule name and choose the discount type as “Buy X Get X” as illustrated below,

buy 2 get 1 free same product

In the filter section,
Choose “All Products” as it’s a store-wide discount.

In the get discount section,
Enter the minimum and maximum quantity to be purchased and the respective free product (same product) quantity.

For this rule, the configuration is done up to 5 quantities. Where the respective quantity of free products is offered based on the quantity purchased.

The front end view of this rule is as illustrated below,

same product output

Here, the customer receives 1 quantity of Sunglasses free when he/she purchases 2 quantities of it.

Similarly, the customer receives 2 quantities of Belt free when 4 quantities of it are purchased.

Likewise, any number of ranges can be set as per your requirement.

Buy2, Get1 free for a different product

This rule is to illustrate the BOGO WooCommerce deal buy2,get1 free on any specific product.

For example, you offer a pair of socks for free on purchasing a pair of shoes (buy1,get1 free). The quantity can be varied as per your store’s requirements. Let us see how to set the rule for your store using the WooCommerce BOGO plugin.

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get Y”,

Buy 2 get 1 free for different product

In the filter section,
Choose “Products” and select the specific product here (Sunglasses).

In the get discount section,
Get Y Discount Type as “Buy X Get Y – Products” with Filters set above to count the items cumulatively.

Enable the Auto-Add button so that the free product is added automatically to the cart if the condition is met.

Enter the minimum and maximum quantity to be purchased along with the free product(Polo) and its quantity.

Here, when the customer purchases 2 quantities of Sunglasses he/she gets a quantity of Polo for free. Likewise any number of discount tiers can be created.

The cart page of the rule is as shown below,

different product output

When the customer purchases the specified product, he/she receives the free product with respect to the quantity purchased.

Buy 2, get 50% off on the third item of the same product

This rule explains how to offer limited discounts in BOGO deals. It illustrates when you purchase 3 quantities of the same product, the third quantity is offered with a discount of 50% (limited discount).

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get X” as shown below,

Buy 2 Get 50% on 3 product

In the filter section,
Choose “All Products” as it’s a store-wide discount.

In the get discount section,
Enter the minimum and maximum quantity to be purchased and the respective free product (same product) quantity.

Configure the free product with a limited discount of 50%.

Any number of ranges can be created as per your needs. Here the range is created only for 4 quantities.

In this rule, the discount is limited to 50%. The customer will get a 50% discount starting from the third quantity of the product which means the customer must purchase a minimum quantity of 3 for the rule to be applied.

Let us have a look at its front end.

Limited discount same output

When the customer purchases 3 quantities of the same product, the third quantity gets a discount of 50%.

Likewise, when 4 quantities of the same product are purchased, the third and fourth quantity gets a discount of 50%.

If the customer purchases less than 3 quantities of the same product then the rule will not be applied to that product.

Buy 2 from category A, and get 1 cheapest from the same category as free

The above rule is to be applied for a specific category. This can also be implemented for any specific products too.

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get Y”,

cheapest category

In the filter section,
Choose “Category” and select the specific category (Hoodies and Accessories).

In the discount section,
Get Y Discount Type as “Buy X Get Y – Categories” with Filters set above to count the items cumulatively.

Enable the Cheapest button so that the cheapest among all items of the specified categories in the cart is given as free product

Enter the minimum and maximum quantity to be purchased along with the free product categories (same as the categories selected in the filter section) and its quantity.

Let us make it clear with the output of this rule.

cheapest category output

The product purchased from the Hoodies category is offered as free since it is the cheapest among the products in the cart. The discount will not be applied to the product purchased from a different category.

The rule can also be set as Buy 2 from category A and get 1 free from category B.

Buy 2 and Get 1 cheapest among them as free

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get Y”,

cheapest among

In the filter section,
Choose “All Products”

In the get discount section,
Get Y Discount Type as “Buy X Get Y – All” with Filters set above to count the items cumulatively.

Enable the Cheapest button so that the cheapest among all items in the cart is given as free product

Enter the quantity to be purchased along with the free product quantity.

Enable the recursive checkbox so that the discount is applied in sequential ranges like, for 2 quantities 1 free product

3 quantities 2 free product

Let us look into its front end.

cheapest among output

The cheapest among the items in the cart is given as free.

Buy 2 and Get 1 free from the specified product

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get Y”,

Buy 2 Get 1 free from specific product

In the filter section,
Choose “All Products” as it is a store-wide discount.

In the get discount section,
Get Y Discount Type as “Buy X Get Y – Products” with Filters set above to count the items cumulatively.

Enable the Auto-Add button so that the free product is added automatically to the cart if the condition is met.

Enter the minimum and maximum quantity to be purchased along with the free product (Belt) and its quantity.

The above setting would automatically add the discounted product (here, it is the Belt) to the cart.

The front end view is as illustrated below,

free specified product added automatically

The working of the rule is more clear with the front end view. When 2 quantities of Hoodie with pocket are purchased, the free product (Belt) is automatically added to the cart. This BOGO WooCommerce rule can also be set for any specific categories/products and the required settings are made in the filter section.

Buy 2 from category A and get 1 free from category B using a coupon

The above is the BOGO WooCommerce rule using a coupon. As per the rule, the customer can avail the offer only with the provided coupon code.

Being a store owner, it is important to know about the coupon setting before you start creating the rule.

There are two methods to create a WooCommerce Coupon,

  1. Create your own coupon
  2. Create coupon via WooCommerce

Method 1: Create your own coupon

This is the most recommended method. Here, the coupon is created in the discount rule page under the “Rule” section as illustrated below,

Buy 2 from category A get 1 free from category B

The above is one of the methods that is followed when you create a WooCommerce coupon for both Price and Cart Discount Rules. The discount will be applied when the coupon code is entered in the cart.

Method 2:

Create coupon via WooCommerce: In this method, create your coupon through WooCommerce. Create a coupon with 0 discount otherwise, the customer would end up getting more discounts.

Go to WooCommerce-> Coupons-> Add Coupon as illustrated below,

Method 2 coupon

This will navigate you to the below page where the coupon is created as shown below,

Method 2 enter coupon

Make sure to create the coupon with 0 value and discount type as “Percentage Discount”. The rule will not work if the discount type is set wrong.

Now let us see how to create buy2 get1 (BOGO WooCommerce deal) offer using a coupon.

This discount rule is to illustrate how the WooCommerce coupon adds the free product to the cart in a BOGO deal.

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get Y”,

create your coupon here

In the filter section,
Choose “Category” and select the specific category here (Hoodies).

In the get discount section,
Get Y Discount Type as “Buy X Get Y – Categories” with Filters set above to count the items cumulatively.

Enable the Cheapest button so that the cheapest among the cart items will be added as a free product to the cart if the condition is met.

Enter the quantity to be purchased along with the free product category (Accessories) and its quantity.

Enable the recursive checkbox so that the discount is applied in sequential ranges like, for 2 quantities 1 free product

3 quantities 2 free product

In the rules section,
Condition Type – Coupons and create your WooCommerce coupon here (DISCOUNT).

The cart page of the above scenario is as illustrated below, here the WooCommerce coupon adds the free product.

free product offered from specific category

When the customer purchases 2 quantities from the Hoodies category, he/she gets a free product from the Accessories category once the WooCommerce BOGO coupon “DISCOUNT” has been applied in the cart page.

In a similar way, WooCommerce buy one get one free coupon can be created.

Buy 2 Get 1 free for a variable product

This discount rule explains how to offer WooCommerce BOGO for a variable product.

Buy 2, get 1 free for a variable product (Specific product).

Choose the discount type as “Buy X Get Y”,

Buy 2 get 1 variable product

In the filter section,
Choose “Products” and select the specific product here (Hoodies with Logo).

In the get discount section,
Get Y Discount Type as “Buy X Get Y – Products” with Filters set above to count the items cumulatively.

Enable the Auto-Add button so that the free product is added automatically to the cart if the condition is met.

Enter the quantity to be purchased along with the free product(TShirt Variable product) and its quantity.

Enable the recursive checkbox so that the discount is applied in sequential ranges like, for 2 quantities 1 free product

3 quantities 2 free product

The cart page is as shown below,

Free product customer choose variant

It illustrates the working of the rule very clearly. The specific variable product “T-Shirt” is offered as a free product where (the customer can choose the required variant) when you purchase 2 quantities of “Hoodies with Logo” of any variant.

The above are the possible variations for one particular dynamic pricing scenario “Buy 2 and Get 1 free” likewise many variations and scenarios can be created using BOGO deals in Discount Rules for WooCommerce PRO.

What to do if the BOGO offers don’t work?

If you find that BOGO offers are not working as expected, check if the WordPress and WooCommerce are updated with its latest version. Make sure that the respective plugin is also updated with its PRO version as BOGO WooCommerce works on it. This could surely troubleshoot the problems you face while setting BOGO deals.

If the problem continues further, contact the support team of the respective plugin to seek their help and make your WooCommerce store enjoy the benefits of the discounts.

A well-executed BOGO deal is always a plus for your customers as well as your store. They bring high revenue to your WooCommerce store. Have a deep understanding of BOGO deals with various examples, try implementing it and bring more loyal customers to your store.

Wishing you Good Luck.

What are WooCommerce BOGO deals?

WooCommerce BOGO deals are a smarter way to increase your sales. It helps to clear your inventory in an easier way by setting both simple and complex deals. Different variations can be set under this single strategy. This can be feasibly achieved with the best WooCommerce plugin “Discount Rules for WooCommerce (PRO version).”

How to set buy2, get 1 free discounts in WooCommerce?

The buy2, get 1 free sale is one of the best BOGO WooCommerce deals that can be created with different variations as per the requirements. This is achievable with the “Discount Rules for WooCommerce(PRO version).” Make sure to get updated with the PRO version of the plugin in order to set BOGO deals.

How to create BOGO discounts for variable products?

Variable products are nothing but products that have their respective variants under them. For example, “Shirt” is a variable product as “Size – Large, Medium, Small” are its variants.

BOGO discounts for variable products can be created under two adjustments,

1. Buy X get Y(auto add all selected items): Here, a specific variant of a product is offered as the free product.
2. Cheapest in the cart – Selected items: Here, the cheapest among the discount products are offered as the free product.

How many Buy two, Get one free scenarios can I set up?

The following are some of the possible scenarios of buy 2 get 1 free sale using the ideal WooCommerce BOGO free plugin,

1. Buy2, Get1 free for the same product
2. Buy2, Get1 free for a different product
3. Buy2, Get 50% off on the third item of the same product
4. Buy2, from category A, and get cheapest from the same category as free
5. Buy2, Get 1 among them as free
6. Buy2, Get1 free from the specified product
7. Buy2 from category A, and get1 free from category B using the coupon
8. Buy 2 Get 1 free for a variable product

You can any number of scenarios either simple or advanced based on your inventory requirements.

How to create WooCommerce BOGO Coupons?

Yes, it is possible to edit the WooCommerce invoice with its respective dynamic shortcodes and is efficiently achievable using the best WooCommerce email builder.

WooCommerce BOGO coupons can be created in two methods,

1. Create your own coupon
2. Create coupon via WooCommerce

The first method is the easiest and recommended one.

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