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Create a discount for a product category

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a discount percentage based on a product category. The discount will only be applied to the products within that category.

Setup discount

  1. From the Neto dashboard, navigate to Marketing > Discounts/Coupons.

  2. Click Add New Discount from the top right hand side.

  3. In Discount Details section, fill out the following details:

    Setting Value
    Status Active
    Discount Code 5OFFSHIRTS
    Discount Name 5% off on all t-shirts
    Discount Subtitle Only available until the end of April
    Discount Start Date Enter your start date
    Discount End Date Enter an expiry date

  4. Now, do you want the discount to be used once or unlimited times?

    If Unlimited, set Usage Rules to Unlimited Uses.

    If Single use, set Usage Rules to Single Use and Discount Type to Private. This means the user has to be logged into the system to use, public means guests can use this discount. If you only want customers to use the discount once, you will need to set the discount to private.

  5. Do you want this to work with other discounts?

    If yes, set Exclusivity to Can Be Used With Other Offers and Exclude Products In Promotion to No.

    If no, set Exclusivity to Cannot Be Used With Other Offers and optionally select Exclude Products In Promotion to Yes (if you want to remove already discounted products).

  6. Do you want the discount to automatically be applied or do you want the customer to have to manually add a coupon code at checkout?

    If you want it to automatically apply, set Automatically Apply Discount to Yes.

    Please Note: Setting a coupon to automatically apply automatically behaves differently when creating an order in the Neto control panel, as opposed to your webstore.

    Any orders created will have these coupons applied automatically, even if the requirements are not met. However, to apply the discount you must select the checkbox and click Apply Discount(s) To Order.

    If you want to force the customer to manually add a coupon code, set Automatically Apply Discount to No. The code they have to enter will be the Discount Code.

  7. Click on the Discount Requirements/Trigger tab. Here is where you can set any requirements for the discount to work.

  8. In the above example, we selected ‘category’ as a the requirement. In the ID section, we simply typed in the name of the category we wanted to use, in this instance, T-Shirts.

  9. Click on the Discount Events (What’s on Offer) tab. From the drop-down menu, select Category Discounts and click Add Discount Event. Select your category and set the Discount Percent OR Discount Amount you wish to give the customer.

    Depending on how you want the discount to work, you can set the discount to Apply Discount From highest price, lowest price or all products.

  10. Optionally, click on Lightbox Pop-up. If you want a message to appear on the screen for the customer to let them know the discount has been applied, set Show Lightbox Popup to yes and add a message.

  11. Now check the coupon is working by purchasing products within the category, as well as products outside the category to ensure it's applied correctly.

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Last Modified: 03/04/2018 Neto Version: 6.8