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Volume Discounts

Posted: September 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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Chris Reynolds

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September 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The much-anticipated Volume Discounts add-on is now available to download in a limited beta. This version is fully compatible with the current version of Event Espresso 3.1 (3.1.27). If you have any feedback or problems, please post them here.

Check out the documentation and download Volume Discounts here.

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September 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Woot woot!

Michael Aulia

September 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

AWESOMEEEEEEEEEE!!! We are advertising a buy 5 get 1 free ticket but so far we always put a disclaimer that the offer isn’t available online (which is a pity)

This is great, great work! Gonna give it a go now and hopefully we can get more sales online with this 🙂

Michael Aulia

September 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

On a follow up, I guess there’s no easy way to apply a “Buy x Get y for free” at this stage

In a way, we can set it as a discount in the plug-in once it reaches a certain threshold, but it’s sort of different in mechanism. A great addition and flexibility nevertheless!

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

September 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

You can. You set the threshold to be x number of tickets and make the discount equal to the cost of a ticket. This doesn’t work if you have multiple ticket prices, however.

Michael Aulia

September 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Hi Chris, from my understanding on the documentation (I haven’t really tested because our site has already gone live), if let’s say we have:

> Buy 5 get 1 Free ticket

If I set the threshold to be 6 tickets so they’ll get a discount or free ticket, that will work alright as you suggested.

If they buy 7 tickets, it will work as well because the free ticket/discount has already been applied correctly

But that means when people buy 10 tickets, they will still get 1 free ticket/discount instead of 2 (since the Volume Discounts add-on only identifies one threshold)

Let me know if I misunderstood the add-on; would love to use this for our current promotion

Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

September 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

No, that’s correct, that’s a limitation of the plugin. However, if they purchased 6 tickets in 2 separate purchases, they’d get the discount twice. At a later date and/or after we release 3.2 it may be possible to have multiple rules set up so you could have a “buy 5 get 1 free” parallel to a “buy 10 get 2 free”.

ALTERNATELY another way of dealing with it is how grocery stores typically handle this (I used to work in grocery, so I know more than I should about how grocery stores do things… :S) which is to use percentages. So like the 10 for $10-type deals you get at the stores usually aren’t triggered when you purchase 10 items, but rather are entered in the system to discount the item down to $1 per. In this case, you can set a minimum threshold of 5 tickets at which point the volume discount kicks in and discounts the equivalent (in %) to a single ticket. Unfortunately, that’s to much math for me to be able to give you an example…I’d need to break out my calculator…:)

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