Salemaker vs Specials

Reducing prices on categories and single products
Specials Salemaker
Specials allow you to target price reductions at individual products. Salemaker is used to create a policy for reducing prices and then applying it to one or more categories.
Use case: Reduce the prices of selected end-of-line products, while not changing the prices of new products. Use case: Run a 20% off March Sale on all winter coats.
A special is stored as a new price, so if you set a special of 10% off a $30 item, the special price goes to $27. Subsequent changes to the regular price on the product editing page do not affect the special. Sales can be set up as dollars off the regular price, a percent off the regular price, or a specific new price. The first two types of sales (dollars off and percent off) mean the sale price will change if the product’s regular price changes.
Specials make a single calculation to reduce product price. Sales may be configured to ignore or be adjusted by the existence of specials on products in categories which are on sale.

See Salemaker and Specials for more details on each of these discounting mechanisms.

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Last modified September 24, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (fcdeee2).