Combining discounts

Learn about the effects of applying more than one discount in the cart.

Combine percentage and monetary discounts

You can apply the following discounts:

  • a percentage discount on a line item, on the cart, or on both
  • a monetary discount on a line item, on the cart, or on both
  • a combination of line-item discounts and one cart discount.

If you create a combination discount, then the monetary line-item discount is applied before the percentage cart discount, like this:

Original product price = $20.00

Monetary line-item discount = $5.00

Product price (less the monetary discount): $20.00 - $5.00 = $15.00

Percentage cart discount = 10%

Value of percentage discount: $15.00 x 0.1 = $1.50

Final product price (less all discounts): $15.00 - $1.50 = $13.50

Note: If you have automatic discounts enabled for your location, then they will override any discounts applied to the cart or individual line items. You can remove an automatic discount by tapping More actions and then under Cart modifiers tapping Disable for this cart next to the discount you want to disable. This will only disable the automatic discount for this transaction.

Sell multiple quantities of a discounted item

If the cart contains multiple quantities of a product that attracts a monetary line-item discount, then the discount is applied only once:

Product Price = (Quantity x Pre-discount price) - (Monetary discount)

If you want to honor a line-item discount multiple times, then you have two options:

  • Calculate the sum of the discounts and use that figure as the line-item discount.
  • Apply the discount as a percentage instead.

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