How To Configure WooCommerce Discount Rules

WooCommerce dynamic pricing

What’s dynamic pricing all about?

Well, to make it simple, it is the idea to create WooCommerce discounts and alter the pricing of the product category in accordance with customer shopping behavior.

How’s dynamic pricing going to improve your sales?

Your online store isn’t the only fish in the sea. The web has got a lot of eCommerce store which leaves online shoppers with a lot of choices. So, basically, the eCommerce store with attractive shopping discounts will get more sales conversion.

Want to create one coupon for multiple product discount? Want to offer First order discount to new customers? Want to create user role discounts?

WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing is the answer for all.

WooCommerce Discount Rules

WooCommerce Discount Rules is the best dynamic discount plugin for WooCommerce. This WP extension allows you to boost your online sales through dynamic discount strategy. Adding Woo discount rules pro to your WP dashboard allows you to create numerous types of discounts starting from simple Buy-One-Get-One deals to complex dynamic pricing discounts.

Set-Up WooCommerce Discount Rules

Configuring Woo discount plugin to fit in your WooCommerce store is pretty simple and takes no more than five minutes. This article walks you through on how to set up Woo Discount Rules plugin and which setting does what.

Step 1: Select ‘Woo Discount Rules’ under ‘WooCommerce’ tab in your WordPress site dashboard.

After selecting Woo Discount Rules plugin, it opens up a window on the right side of the WP dashboard where you can find three tabs.

  • Price discount rules
  • Cart discount rules
  • Settings

We are configuring the plugin and you’d probably know what to choose. Yes, Settings, it is.

In the Settings tab, you have around 8 very basic properties to configure. Here’s how it looks.

General Configuration

The general configuration of the plugin deals with the settings that are needed to run the Woo Discount rule plugin.

License Key

The License Key is the unique code used for validating your plugin instance. You can get your License key on your My Downloads page. Enter your license key and click “Validate”.

Price Rule Configuration

If you want to provide discounts on product level or specific products, you need to create a price rule. The configuration you carry out in this segment will be reflected in the product page whenever you set a “price rule”.

Rule setup for price

This field applies only to ‘Price Discount Rules’ and NOT to Cart Discount Rules. It has 3 options:

Rule setup for price

If there are two or more discount rules that apply to the same product, this field decides which rule to actually apply.

  • Apply first matched rule - To apply the rule with the highest priority or order
  • Apply all matched rules - To apply all the matching rules
  • Apply biggest discount - To apply the rule that offers the highest discount

Note: The property applies to all the discount rules that you have created and not just one rule.

Show price discount on product page

Familiar with the “Strikethrough” that appears on the product price when there is a discount?

Set the value of this property to “Show” for the strikethrough to appear. Otherwise, set it to “Don’t Show”.

Show Sale tag on the product page

Let your customers know the best selling products on the product page by displaying ‘Sale’ tag. Select the option ‘Show’ in the field drop box to display the Sale tag on the product page.

Discount table

The discount table appears on the product page and shows all the discounts applicable on the product. It has two columns - Range and Discount. To display the discount table on the product page, select “Show”. Else select “Don’t show”.

The storefront looks like the below screenshot when the discount table is enabled.

Show discount title on the table

If this property is set to “Show”, then an additional column “Name” appears on the discount table. This column displays the “Rule Name” of the WooCommerce discount rule. If it is set to “Don’t Show”, then the table displays only the Range and Discount columns. Configuring WooCommerce Discount Rules is that simple.

Show Column discount range on table

The smart way of explaining the customers about your WooCommerce discount. By displaying the column discount range in the product pricing table, the customer gets to know about your discount rule related to that product. This also makes the customer choose bulk discount offers to in order to save more.

Show Column Discount on table

This field enables you to show the column discount in the pricing table to your customers when they are on the product page.

Show strikeout discount in Cart item

Many times we would have noticed ‘strikeout’ of the discount rated in the cart. This checkbox is enabled accordingly if you want the strikeout discounted rate to be displayed in the cart or not.

Auto add free product on coupon applied

Say, you create a discount coupon and associate that coupon with a discount rule.

Let the coupon code be "SUMMER". The coupon rule is to gift a cap free when the subtotal is $500. So, when the total reaches $500 and when you don't have the product "cap" in the cart, two conditions are checked

  1. If "Auto add free product on coupon applied" is set to ‘Yes’. The product will automatically be added to the cart when the customer enters the coupon code.
  2. If "Auto add free product on coupon applied" is set to ‘No’. The product will not be added automatically to the cart.

Cart Rule Configuration

This setting will be reflected in the product pages when you set a "Cart rule"

Coupon name to be displayed

The coupon name which is associated with a discount rule needs to be entered in this field.

Note: Make sure you create coupon codes which are easy to remember by your customers.

Rule setup for cart

If there are two or more discount rule that applies to the same discount rule, this field decides which rule to actually apply.

It has 3 options:

  • Apply first matched rule - To apply the rule with the highest priority or order
  • Apply all matched rules - To apply all the matching rules
  • Apply biggest discount - To apply the rule that offers the highest discount

Enable Free shipping option

  • Select ‘WooCommerce free shipping’ if you wish to go with the shipping offers of default WooCommerce.
  • Select ‘Woo discount free shipping’ if you offer special shipping discounts based on shipping address.
  • Select ‘discabled’ if free shipping offer is to be declined.

Message on apply discount in cart

Want to display some text message when a customer chooses to apply for a discount in the cart, set the field option to ‘enable’ else leave it as ‘disable’

Content to display in message

When “message on apply discount in cart” is set to ‘enable’, it opens a new field where you will be asked to enter the message that needs to be added.

  • Selecting the ‘Title’ will make the ‘discount title’ to be displayed
  • Selecting the ‘Description’ will make the ‘discount description’ to be displayed.
  • Selecting ‘Title and Description’ will make both the ‘discount title’ and ‘discount description to appear when a customer chooses to apply a discount in the cart.

WooCommerce Discount Rules- Popular Discount Scenarios

Create a lot of special discounts which no other discount plugin can offer with WooCommerce discount rules plugin. And that’s definitely the reason for this plugin to be a popular dynamic discount plugin with over 10K+ active installations.

1. First Order Discounts to new customers

This is a popular dynamic discount strategy to offer your new customers with discounts. Well, it is obvious that customers will start loving your store right with the first purchase. The best part with Discount rules plugin is that you can create both price based and cart-based first order discounts.
The following screens help you easily understand how to create Cart based- First Order Discounts.

Step 1-
Select the cart discount rules tab and Add a new rule in the plugin dashboard.

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Step 2-
Set the cart discount condition- Choose Number of order purchased in the discount type. Fix the value as Less than or equal to and set the value to ZERO.

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Step 3-
Select the discount type either as Percentage or flat price discount.

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Now, see the following screens to create First order discount on the product page.

Step 1-
Select Price discount rules tab & Add New rule.

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Step 2-
Choose Purchase history as a discount condition.

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Step 3-
To offer a certain discount on the product value, choose the percentage discount as the type.

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Alternative Discount Idea - Step 3
You can also offer a FREE produce discount as the first order discount by choosing Product Discount in the adjustment type.
Then select the product that needs to be given as the discount and set the discount percentage as 100%.

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2. Subtotal based Tiered pricing discount

Heads Up!
What follows is the most popular dynamic pricing discount. Tiered pricing discount will offer various levels of discount prices to a single product based on the quantity purchased by the customer.
Let’s directly get to the screens for better understanding the tiered pricing discount.

Tiered Pricing Discount Example -

Discount Rule No.1 -
10% off when customer shops for $100

Step 1-
Add New rule under cart discount rules tab in the plugin dashboard.

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Step 2-
Enter the discount name and priority.

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Step 3-
Select the Subtotal based discount condition and enter the respective cart total values.

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Step 4-
Fix the discount value to be given.

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So, the customer gets a $15 discount when the cart subtotal is $150 and the discount gets automatically added to the customer cart.

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Discount Rule No.2 -
20% off when order subtotal is for $200.

Step 1-
Provide a suitable discount name and description.

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Step 2-
Add two conditions, subtotal at least and subtotal less than.

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Step 3-
Set the percentage discount to 20.

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And now your customer will get a 20% discount if the cart subtotal is more than $200 and less than $299.

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Discount Rule No.3 -
30% off when customer cart subtotal is $300.

Step 1-
Give a suitable discount name and set the discount priority.

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Step 2-
Choose Subtotal at least and Subtotal less than discount conditions and set the value.

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Step 3-
Set the percentage discount as 30.

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It’s done.
You have successfully created the subtotal based discount. Now, when the customer shops between a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $399, 30% cart discount is automatically applied to the customer cart.

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3. Product Category combination based discount

This type of WooCommerce discount can improve the overall sales volume of your online store.
The customer needs to buy one product from each specified product category to avail automatic discount on the cart.

Step 1-
Provide the general details of the discount rule like discount priority, name, and description.

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Step 2-
Discount Conditions tab- Select the following condition types
Total number of quantities in the cart at least defines the number of minimum products to be shopped in each category
Select the product categories that need to be added to cart from In each category.

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Step 3-
Fix the discount value

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And here’s how the discount automatically applies to the cart when the customer buys one product from each of the product categories that is selected from the drop-down.

Note - If any other product from the different category is purchased, that particular product alone will be excluded from the discount.

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And that’s not the end to your discount expedition. You can create a lot of discounts exclusive for specific customers, discounting scenarios using the plugin.
Click this link and get to explore more on new discount ideas.

WooCommerce Discount Rules Knowledgebase

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