Salemaker vs Specials
Reducing prices on categories and single products
|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).