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WooCommerce Bulk Discount Guide - Practical Tutorials

Bulk Discount is a way of providing discounts for customers who purchase in bulk from your WooCommerce store. This type of discount is so attractive that even visitors to your store will have an intention to purchase along with their subscription.

These discounts are usually set in order to clear your inventory as customers would purchase in large volumes. The volume discount is not only expected by wholesalers even small retailers are excited to purchase products that are sold in groups.

Bulk discounts are applicable for all products in your store or any specific product/category. The discount can be customized as per your inventory requirement. They can even be set on the basis of seasonal discounts (BlackFriday, CyberMonday) as that would help you to clear your previous season’s inventory and prepares you for the upcoming season.

Volume discounts are great excitement for your customers when they wish to purchase in large numbers. Bulk Discounts boost up your revenue even if you don’t experience traffic in your store.

Benefits of Bulk/Tiered Discounts

  • Motivating customers to purchase in large volumes
  • An effective strategy to clear your stocks
  • Chances of new sales
  • Attracts new customers to your subscription list
  • Easy to create and customize the bulk rules.

Installation of WooCommerce Discount Rules

Bulk discounts in WooCommerce allows you to create both product and cart based discounts for your customers. When you create a rule you are allowed to set conditions to attributes, product category, cart subtotal.

To experience great results by availing special discounts to your customers - it is necessary to install WooCommerce Discount Rules plugin to your WooCommerce Store.

Download Discount Rules for WooCommerce

WooCommerce Discount Rules helps you to create Bulk/Tiered discounts that bring effective change to your store.

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

Step 1: Login to your WordPress Admin
Step 2: Select “Plugins” from your WordPress Dashboard
Step 3: Click on “Add New” button as illustrated below,
1 add new plugin
Step 4: Search for “Discount Rules for WooCommerce” in the search panel as shown below,2 install plugin
Step 5: Click on the “Activate” button 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.

Thus, the installation process of the plugin has been completed successfully.


How to set up Bulk/Tiered Discounts to your WooCommerce Store

WooCommerce Discount Rules helps you to create simple bulk discounts for your store. Bulk discounts can be customized in different ways based on your inventory’s requirements.

Let us create various tiers of discounts to have a clear idea of its working.

Store Wide Bulk Discounts

Store Wide bulk discounts come into action when you apply the rule for all the products in your WooCommerce store. These discounts are more effective when people plunge into online shopping at the time of Big Sales (like BlackFriday, CyberMonday, Winter Sale, etc..)

Let us be more clear by creating a rule for the below example,

Buy 10 quantity of any products in the store and get a discount of 10%, Buy 20 quantity and get a discount of 20%.

The above example is, If your cart’s quantity is within 10 then you will get a discount of 10% and if your cart’s quantity is within 20 then you will get a discount of 20% on all the products in your cart.

Start creating the above bulk discount rule as illustrated below.

Start with WooCommerce Discount Rules from

WordPress Dashboard-> WooCommerce-> WooCommerce Discount Rules
This will navigate you to the below page,
Select “Price Discount Rules” and click on “Add New Rule”
As illustrated below,3 price rulesBy clicking “Add New Rule” will navigate you to the illustrated page.

General tab:
4 store wide general tab
In the general tab, configure the general settings for your rule such as

Priority - Priority number for the rule
Rule name - Name for your rule
Rule Description - Description for the rule
Method - Make sure that the method selected is as “Quantity/Category/Product/User role based discounts and BOGO deals”
Validity - If required validity for the discount can be mentioned here.

Condition tab:
5 store wide condition tab
In the condition tab, configure the required conditions for the rule. As it is a store-wide bulk discount select “All Products” from the Apply to option as shown above.

Make sure that you check “Check this box to count item quantities in cart cumulatively across products” as shown above to include the quantities on the cart as individual products.

Discount tab:
6 store wide discount tab
In the discount tab, create discount tiers as per your requirement. When you create discount tiers the adjustment type is “Percentage Discount”.
For the mentioned example only two tiers have been created as shown above.

This means - If your cart’s quantity is within 10 then you will get a discount of 10% and if your cart’s quantity is within 20 then you will get a discount of 20% on all the products in your cart.

You can have a clear view of it’s working with the below output,

When your cart quantity is 9 (within 10) a discount of 10% is applied to your purchase as illustrated below,
7 store wide output oneWhen your cart quantity is 12(within 20) a discount of 20% is applied to your purchase as shown below,8 store wide output twoWhen your cart quantity is above 20 the discount is not applicable as illustrated below,9 store wide output three


Bulk Discount based on a specific category

This rule is created when you want to apply a bulk discount on a specific category in your store.

For example, Buy 5 quantity from the “Perfumes” category and get a discount of 20%.

General tab:

The general settings are to be made in the general tab as shown below10 category general tab
Condition tab:

The changes to be made in the condition tab is “Specific Categories” should be selected from the Apply To option as illustrated below,

As per the example, the discount is to be applied only for the perfumes category. It is important to check both,

“Check this box to count item quantities in cart cumulatively across products” and
“Check this box to apply child categories”

as shown below to include the quantities on the cart as individual products.11 category condition tab
Discount tab:

Create discount tiers as needed. The discount tier appears only for the specified category. For the above example, only one discount tier is created as illustrated below.12 category discount tab
Let us see how the rule has been applied to the store from the below output.13 category output


Price Discount in Bulk based on a specific product (simple product type)

When you want to give a discount for specific products on certain occasions then this rule is apt. In this rule, you can provide price discounts instead of percentage discounts like - Buy 3 products and get a $50 discount. This rule is created for any specific product(s) in your store.

Let us know how price discount works in bulk with an example.
Get a discount of $20 on purchasing 5 Printed Fabric bag and Core Men’s Wallet

General settings are configured in the General tab.
In this example, the condition tab has to be configured as shown below.14 price discount condition tab
In the discount tab, “Price Discount” is selected from the Adjustment Type. Any number of discount tiers can be customized under price discounts as per your requirement. The discount tier appears only for the specified products.15 price discount discount tab
Here, the price discount is applicable only for the specified products in your rule.

The below output will help you to have a clear view of it’s working.16 price discount output


Bulk Discount on a specific product (variable product type)

This rule is applied to a specific product that has variants. Let us consider an example,

Let’s say you are selling Denim Jean (parent product), it’s variants are,

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

Here, the discount rule should be more specific because WooCommerece would consider each variant as a separate product as listed below (though all come under on one page).

Denim Jean Small as a separate product
Denim Jean Medium as a separate product
Denim Jean Large as a separate product

The crucial setting before you start creating your discount rule is to add the variants to its respective parent product.

You can enable the variants to the parent product through the below steps.

WooCommerec Discount Rules-> Settings17 variant setting
This will follow to the general settings page,
Now select “Price Rules tab” that will navigate you to the below page.18 variant price rule
Enable the option “Include variants when just parent products are chosen in the rule” and click on “save”
When this is configured once, it is applicable for all the parent products that have variants.

Now let us create a rule for the below example.

Buy 1 to 5 quantity of any variant and get a 20% discount.

The general settings for the rule are configured in the general tab. The condition tab has to be configured as mentioned below.19 variant condition tab
Select “Specific Products” from the apply to option and select the respective product. (when you select the required product the rule is automatically applied to its variants as it has been configured earlier)

In the discount tab, create the discount tiers as required. Here a single tier is created for the example as illustrated below.20 variant discount tab
The output for the example is as shown below.21 variant output


Bulk Discounts based on cart quantity

This discount is based on the quantity of products in the cart. This bulk discount is based on cart discount rules. For example,

Get a discount of 20% with the minimum cart quantity as 10 and maximum cart quantity as 50.

Start creating the above bulk discount rule as illustrated below.

Start with WooCommerce Discount Rules from

WordPress Dashboard-> WooCommerce-> WooCommerce Discount Rules
This will navigate you to the below page,
Select “Cart Discount Rules” and click on “Add New Rule”
As illustrated below,22 cart rule
By clicking “Add New Rule” will navigate you to the illustrated page.23 cart based general
In general tab, configure the general settings for the rule.
The major configurations are to be done in the condition tab as follows,24 cart based condition
In the condition tab, add the condition by selecting the options under “Quantity in Sum” to set a minimum and maximum cart quantity for the rule.

In the discount tab, select “Percentage Discount” as the discount type and set a value for the discount as illustrated below,25 car based discount
Let us be more clear about it’s working with the help of the output for the above rule.26 output firstOutput when the cart quantity does not meet the condition.27 output second.The cart discount rules on bulk discounts are applied to the subtotal of your cart, based on your cart quantity.

Try creating different bulk discounts for your store and experience great results even if the traffic for the store is moderate.

Establish bulk discounts to your WooCommerce store that would make your customers aesthetically pleasing to purchase from you. The bulk discounts can be customized and prioritized as per your inventory requirements.

Wishing you Good Luck.

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