Dynamic Pricing

We enable and configure it as needed on WooCommerce sites based on requirements of the customer

Plugin Details

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Dynamic Pricing lets you configure bulk discounts for each product in your store by creating a table of quantities and discount amounts. Dynamic Pricing has 7 modes available for creating and applying pricing rules for your store:

Single products pricing – pricing based on and applied to quantity of individual product
1. Advanced product pricing: Bulk
2. Advanced product pricing: Special Offer

Orders pricing – pricing based on and applied to amount in cart
3. Advanced order totals pricing

Roles pricing – pricing based on user role and applied to amount in cart
4. Simple role pricing

Categories pricing – pricing based on and applied to product categories
5. Simple product category pricing
6. Advanced product category pricing: Bulk
7. Advanced product category pricing: Special offer

See details below in the configuration section.

Note: An extreme use case of this plugin where several pricing groups affecting price were applied to a single product with 4 variations. In this scenario it was found that the maximum number of pricing groups was 16, with 10 fields in each. After 16 pricing groups, more were added, WordPress would delete the next group, not allowing more to be made. 

Application

Use Dynamic Pricing to define pricing rules based on products, order totals, roles, and product categories.

Advanced Product Pricing – This is useful when you need to discount a product based on the quantity of something a shopper is purchasing. Optionally, advanced product pricing can be applied to existing customers who you have added to a role you configure, such as “Gold Members”. For example:

  • Give a 10% discount to Product Name when shoppers purchase 5 or more Product Names.
  • Give a $20 discount to Gold Members when they purchase between 2-5 Product Names. Give them a $25 discount when if they purchase more than 5.
  • Give a 5% discount to Everyone and a 10% discount to Gold Members when they purchase 5 or more Product Names.
  • Offer a Laptop carrying case at a %10 discount if they purchase 1 or more items from the Laptops category.

Advanced Category Pricing – This is useful when you need to price adjust all items in a category, based on the number of items a shopper is purchasing from your product categories. Optionally, advanced category pricing can be applied to existing customers who you have added to a role you configure, such as Gold Members. For example:

  • Give a 10% discount on all items in the Paperback Books category when a shopper purchases 5 or more items from the Paperback Books category.
  • Give a $10 discount on all items in the Carrying Cases category when a Gold Member purchases 1 or more items from the E-Readers category.

Simple Category Pricing – Discounts configured using simple category discounts are displayed shoppers as they shop and browse items from your catalog. For example:

  • Give a 10% discount to all items in the T-Shirts category.

Simple Role Based Pricing – Discounts configured using simple role based pricing are displayed to logged on customers as they shop and browse items from your catalog. For example:

  • Give all Gold Members a 10% discount on everything we sell.
  • Give all Premium Members a $1 discount on all items.

Installation

Additional Setup Requirements: n/a


Install using PWS Core if it’s installed.

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Select “PWS Core” from the “Appearance” menu
  3. Select “Plugins” from the PWS Core page
  4. Install “WooCommerce Catalog Visibility Options” from the available plugins
  5. Ensure the plugin is active

For legacy sites, you can download the plugin through the Vendor Package Builder and install it manually.

Configuration

Single product pricing

Set up an advanced pricing rule for a specific product.

  • Go to: Product > Product X (the product you wish to set a rule for).
  • Next, go to: Product Data > Dynamic pricing.
  • Select Add Pricing Group. There, configure the conditions for the rule.
  • Applies To: You can choose to apply this to ‘Everyone’, or to ‘Specific Roles’. Choosing ‘Specific Roles’ allows you to select the roles that the customer must be a member of for the rule to apply.
  • Quantities based on: 
    • Product Quantity: Quantities will be totaled based on the Product ID. If the product is a variable type product, this option will use each variation that has been added to the cart to calculate the total quantities, and will apply the price adjustment to all variations.
    • Variation Quantity: Quantities are totaled based on the Variation ID. The price adjustment is applied to the specific variation in the cart.
    • Cart Line Item Quantity: Quantities are based on the individual cart item. This is useful if you are using Product Add-ons or Gravity Forms to allow additional data to be added to the cart need to apply discounts to specific line items in the cart.
    • Quantity of Category: Selecting this option gives you the ability to select categories to use to build the price adjustment. This is useful if you would like to give a specific product a discount when X number of items from a product category have been added to the cart.
  • Rule Processing Mode: ‘Bulk’ will apply the rule on all items, ‘Special Offer’ to a predefined amount.
  • Dates: Define a date range for when the prices should be applied.

Finally, the table rates with the pricing rules need to be defined. These will differ slightly if you’ve chosen ‘Bulk’ or ‘Special Offer’.

  • Bulk
    • Minimum Quantity: This is the minimum amount that must be in the cart for the specific price adjustment to apply. Use 0 for the minimum quantity to force the discounted price to be displayed in the catalog before the user adds the item to the cart (since v. 1.3.1).
    • Max Quantity: Quantities in the cart must be less than or equal to this amount for the specific adjustment to apply. You can use an * to create an unlimited upper bound.
    • Type: The type of discount to apply. Price discount will discount by the exact amount you enter, percentage will discount by the percentage, and fixed price will fix the price ‘per item’ to what you enter.
    • Amount: The amount to discount.
  • Special Offer
    • Purchase: This is the amount of items the customer needs to purchase to get the discount.
    • Receive: This is the amount to which the discount should apply.
    • Type: The type of discount to apply. Price discount will discount by the exact amount you enter, percentage will discount by the percentage, and fixed price will fix the price of the item to what you enter.
    • Amount: The amount to discount.
    • Repeating: ‘No’ will only give this discount once, ‘Yes’ every time the rule is met.
  • The ‘+’ symbol at the end of each line in the table rate can be used to add more rules. You can create several pricing groups per product. The rules will be evaluated from top to bottom; as soon as the rule is matched, the processing of other rules will stop.
  • Select Update to update your product.

Order totals pricing

Set up an advanced pricing rule based on the total amount spent in the order.

  • Go to: WooCommerce > Dynamic Pricing > Order totals.
  • Select Add Pricing Group. You can create more than one group, allowing you to apply one set of criteria to a specific role, and another set of criteria to everyone else. There, configure the conditions for the rule.
  • Admin Title: Give the group a title for the store manager. Customers will not see this.
  • Quantities based on: Select either “Cart Total” for the whole cart, or “Category Total” to select which categories need to be in the cart and which categories the discount is applied to.
  • Applies To: You can choose to apply this to Everyone, or to Specific Roles. Choosing Specific Roles allows you to select the roles that the customer must be a member of for the rule to apply.
  • Dates: Define a date range for when the prices should be applied.

Finally, the table rates with the pricing rules need to be defined.

  • Minimum Order Total: This is the minimum purchase amount in the cart to apply this rule.
  • Max Order Total: Maximum amount to apply this rule. You can use an * to create an unlimited upper bound.
  • Type: The only option here is ‘Percentage Discount’.
  • Amount: The amount to discount. Enter a number, like ’25’.
  • The ‘+’ symbol at the end of each line in the table rate can be used to add more rules.
  • Select Save Changes to enable the rule.

Roles pricing

Set up a simple pricing rule based on someone’s user role.

  • Go to: WooCommerce > Dynamic Pricing > Roles. There, you will see a list of all available roles on your store.
  • Toggle the Enabled switch to ‘Yes’ if you want to set up a discount for this role.
  • Choose a discount Type. Price Discount will discount by the exact amount you enter, and Percentage Discount will discount by the percentage. Add an Amount. Use numbers only.
  • Finally, select Save Changes.

Product category pricing

Product categories can be targeted as a whole with Dynamic Pricing. You’ll have the option to choose between ‘Category Pricing’ and ‘Advanced Category Pricing’.

Simple product category pricing – Set up a simple pricing rule based on the product category.

  • Go to: WooCommerce > Dynamic Pricing > Category.
  • In the Category Pricing tab, you’ll see all the product categories in your store.
  • Toggle the Enabled switch to ‘Yes’ if you want to set up a discount for this role.
  • Choose a discount Type. Price Discount will discount by the exact amount you enter, and Percentage Discount will discount by the percentage. Add an Amount. Use numbers only.
  • Finally, select Save Changes.

If an item is in more than one category and both of those categories have discounts, the larger discount will be applied. These rules will display in the store as though the item was on sale, by striking through the original price and adding the new category based price.

Advanced product category pricing – Set up an advanced bulk pricing rule based on the quantities of categories in the cart.

  • Go to: WooCommerce > Dynamic Pricing > Category.
  • In the Advanced Category Pricing tab, no rules will be configured by default.
  • Select Add Category Pricing. You can create more than one group, allowing you to apply one set of criteria to a specific role, and another set of criteria to everyone else. There, configure the conditions for the rule.
  • Finally, the table rates with the pricing rules need to be defined. These will differ slightly if you’ve chosen ‘Bulk’ or ‘Special Offer’.
  • The ‘+’ symbol at the end of each line in the table rate can be used to add more rules.
  • Select Save Changes to enable the rule.

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