Showing sale prices

To indicate that an item's on sale, your product details must include a sale price and a compare at price (the price you were previously asking).

How sale prices are displayed

When you set a Compare at price, the product listing is updated on your storefront to show that the item is on sale. The way this is done depends on the theme you're using, for example, you might see a Sale label on the product image. Typically, the way sale prices are shown depends on whether:

Images for sale items with variants at different prices

For a product with variants whose prices are not identical, the lowest sale price is indicated.

Sale with variants

Sale prices for single-variant products or products with identically-priced variants

For a single-variant product, or a product whose variant prices are all identical, the original and sale prices are shown as a straight comparison.

Sale no variants

Set a compare at price

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products (or press G P P):

    Products

  2. Click the name of a product.

  3. In the Pricing section, set the Compare at price to the product's original price.

    Compare at single

  4. Set the Price of the product to your new sale price:

    Sale price single

    Note

    The value in Compare at price must be higher than the value in Price to show a sale price.

  5. Click Save.

To set a Compare at price on a variant:

  1. Select a product from the Products page.

  2. Scroll down to the Variants section.

  3. Find a variant you want to put on sale, and click Edit.

    Edit sale variant

  4. In the Pricing section, set the Compare at price field to the product's original price.

    Compare at field

  5. Set the Price of the product to your new sale price:

    Sale price field

    Note

    The value in Compare at price must be higher than the value in Price to show a sale price.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Click the link at the top of the variant menu to return to the product page.

    Back to product

Note

You can also offer customers reduced prices at checkout by generating a discount code. However, this will not affect the displayed prices of your products.

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