How do I create and run 'buy 'X' and get '2X' free' type of promotions at my web store?

  • Note:
  • You have already learned about how to add a 'cart promotion'.
    Please Refer: Add a Cart Promotion

  • For defining the rules of a 'cart promotion' in a right way that works for you, a lot of trial and error is required. So, let's find few examples of cart promotions for better understanding.

  • As the procedure for adding a cart promotion is already explained in the Add a Cart Promotionhere we will discuss the respective promotions through the screenshots only.

  • Note: These examples are only for understanding the 'cart Promotions'. There are many more scenarios in which you can run cart promotions as per your business need. All you need is a better creativity.
  • Here if a customer purchases 'X' product of 1 qty., the customer gets another 'X' product (i.e. same product) of 2 qty. as a free product.
  • It can be also treated as 'buy 3X and get 100% off on 'web price' of two products'. So, we will proceed in this way.

  • Buy 'X' and get '2X' free type of promotions can't be directly configured from this 'Rule Engine'.

  • However, they can be configured as 'buy 3 products and get 100% off on the 'web price' of 2 Products' as depicted below.


Note: The following screenshots depict the promotion step by step:


Rule Information:

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  • Please note that the 'Is Repetitive' option is 'Yes' and the 'Allow Further Promotions'? option is 'No' here.
    • Note: Please refer Add a Cart Promotion for configuring the rest of fields in the 'Rule Information'.


Conditions:

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Actions:

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Actions Conditions:


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  • When the user updates the cart with 1 qty. of CELKON C11 Dual Handset SKU, no discount will be applied.


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  • When the user updates the Cart with 2 qty. of CELKON C11 Dual Handset SKU, no discount will be applied.


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  • When the user updates the Cart with 3 qty. of CELKON C11 Dual Handset SKU, 100% discount will be applied on two products. i.e. 'buy X, and get 2X free' promotion is satisfied here.


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  • The user may go for the additional purchase of the same item as there is a promotion. In this example, the Is Repetitive? option was selected as Yes. So, see how the promotion works.
  • When the user updates the cart with 4 qty. of CELKON C11 Dual Handset SKU, 100% discount will be applied to 2 products.


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  • Similarly, when the user updates the cart with 5 qty of CELKON C11 Dual Handset SKU, 100% discount will be applied to 2 products.


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  • But, when the user updates the cart with 6 qty of CELKON C11 Dual Handset SKU, 100% discount will be applied for 4 qty. It means, if the user buys 2X, the user will get 4x free. i.e. 'buy 2X, and get 4X free' promotion also satisfied here as the Is Repetitive? option was selected as Yes.


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  • Note: In this promotion, if the Is Repetitive option is selected as No, the discounts will be as follows:
    • for Qty-1 > No discount;
    • Qty-2 > No Discount;
    • Qty-3 > 100% discount on 2 products;
    • Qty-4 > No discount even on 1 product
    • Qty-5 > No discount even on 1 product
    • Qty-6 > No Discount even on 1 product …
  • So, if the Is Repetitive? option is selected as No, the discount will be applied when exactly 3 qty. are purchased.
  • In this example, as the products defined through the 'Actions Conditions' are directly added to cart, the Special offer(s) section and the Avail Offer link will not be displayed on the cart page. Hence, the promotional message defined in the 'Message for Action Conditions' text box of the 'Rule Information' section also not displayed on the cart page, which has to be displayed on the Special Offer(s) section.
  • So, the user can't know whether any offers are available or not. However, you can display promotional message by following the following method:


How to display Promotional Message in this example?

  • To display the 'Message for Action Conditions' (i.e. Promotional Message), in this scenario, you need to define another promotion prior to this promotion with the Allow Further Promotions ? option is selected as Yes as mentioned below:
  • First, change the sequence number of previous promotion (i.e. which was discussed above) as 2 (if previous sequence number is '1')
    • Note: We need to change the sequence of previous promotion as said above because we want to create another promotion for displaying popup which would apply prior to the previous promotion.
  • Then add another promotion as per the following screenshots.


Rule Information:


  Create Cart Promotion

  • Note: Please mention the clear message in the Message for Action Conditions text box, so that the user can avail the offer without any misunderstanding.
  • Please note that the 'Is Repetitive' option is selected as 'No' and the 'Allow Further Promotions'? option is selected as 'Yes' here.


Conditions:


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  • Note:
    • Here, instead of the SKU, we have selected the category of that product, so that when the user tries to buy any product from this category, the promotional message which is defined in the 'Message for Actions Conditions' text box of the 'Rule Information' section will be displayed on the Special Offer(s) section of the cart.

    • If the SKU is specified here, the Special Offer(s) section will be displayed on the cart page only when that SKU i.e. CELKON C11 Dual Handset is added to the cart.

    • If the user wants to avail this offer, the user should click the Avail Offer link and add respective products from the popup. Else the user can slip and continue with the desired products.


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Actions:


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  • Keep the 'Actions' as blank and configure only the Actions Conditions


Actions Conditions:


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  • When the user adds any product of GSM Handsets category to the cart, the Special Offer(s) section will be displayed on the

cart page and it contains the 'promotional message,' which was specified in the 'Message for Action Conditions' text box of the 'Rule Information' section, and the Avail Offer link.
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  • When the user clicks the Avail Offer link, a popup will be displayed with the offer message and the offer products.


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  • When the user adds 3 products of CELKON C11 Dual Handsets, the 100% discount will be applied on two products. i.e. buy 'X' and get '2X' free satisfied.


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