Create a Cart Price Rule
Complete the following steps to add a new rule, describe the conditions, and define the actions. Then, complete the labels and test the rule. Price rule conditions can be based on cart or product attributes, but not on customizable options.
Step 1: Add a New Rule
On the Admin sidebar, go to Marketing > Promotions > Cart Price Rules.
Click Add New Rule and do the following:
Under Rule Information, complete the Rule Name and Description.
If you do not want the rule to go into effect immediately, set Active to
To establish the scope of the rule, do the following:
Select the Websites where the promotion is to be available.
Select the Customer Groups to which the promotion applies.
If you want the promotion to be available only to registered customers, do not choose the
NOT LOGGED INoption.
Set the rule to apply with or without a coupon as follows:
To have the cart rule applied to all cart items, set Coupon to
No Coupon, and skip to step 5.
To associate a coupon with a price rule, set Coupon to
Specific Coupon. Then, do the following:
Enter a free-text Coupon Code that the customer must enter to receive the discount.
To set a limit on the number of times the coupon can be used, complete the following:
Uses per Coupon Determines how many times the coupon code can be used. If there is no limit, leave the field blank. Uses per Customer Determines how many times the coupon code can be used by the same registered customer who belongs to any of the selected customer groups. The setting does not apply to guest shoppers who are members of the NOT LOGGED IN customer group, or to customers who shop without logging in to their accounts. If there is no limit, leave the field blank.
To learn more, see Coupon Codes.
Use the Calendar () to choose the From and To date range for the promotion.
Enter a number to define the Priority of this price rule in relation to the Action settings of other price rules which are active at the same time.
The Priority setting is important when two cart rules/coupon codes are valid for the same product at the same time. The rule with the highest Priority setting (1 being the highest) will control the cart action. See Discard Subsequent Price Rules in the Define the Actions step.
To apply the rule to published RSS feeds, set Public In RSS Feed to
This is a good time to save your work. Click Save and Continue Edit.
After the rule is saved, the name of the cart price rule appears at the top of the page.
Step 2: Describe the Conditions
In this step, the conditions are described that must be met for an order to qualify for the promotion. The rule goes into action whenever the set of conditions is met.
In the left panel, select Conditions.
The first condition appears by default, and states:
If ALL of these conditions are TRUE:
The statement has two bold links that you can click to display the selection of options for that part of the statement. You can create different conditions by changing the combination of these values. Do any of the following:
- Click ALL and select
- Click TRUE and select
- Leave the condition unchanged to apply the rule to all products.
- Click ALL and select
Click Add () at the beginning of the next line and select an option for the condition, such as cart attribute, product subselection, or combination.
For this example, complete the next part of the condition as follows:
- When prompted to Choose the condition to add, choose
- When prompted to Choose the condition to add, choose
When the next part of the condition appears, hover over the line so you can see where each link with variable values is located.
If ALL of these conditions are TRUE
Click the “more” (…) link, and enter
greater than 100. This condition requires the total quantity of the cart to be 101 or greater.
Total Quantity Value
Click Add () at the beginning of the next line. Then add a condition that is based on Category.
In the next part of the condition, click the more (…) link to display the input field. Then, open the Chooser () to display the category tree.
Select the checkbox of the category that you want to use as a condition for the price rule. Click the icon to accept the category selection(s).
The condition can be based on any category that is a child of the store’s root category.
Choosing a Category for a Condition
To add more conditions, click Add () and define another condition.
You can repeat the process as many times as needed to describe the conditions that must be met for the price rule. Here are some examples:
Example 1: Regional Price Rule
To create a regional price rule, use one of the following cart attributes:
- Shipping Postcode
- Shipping Region
- Shipping State/Province
- Shipping Country
Example 2: Shopping Cart Totals
To base the condition on shopping cart totals, use one of the following cart attributes:
- Total Items Quantity
- Total Weight
Step 3: Define the Actions
The shopping cart price rule actions describe how prices are updated when the conditions are met.
Scroll down to Actions, and expand the section. Then, do the following:
Cart Price Rule Actions
Set Apply to one of the following discount options:
Percent of product price discount Discounts item by subtracting a percentage from the original price. The discount applies to each qualifying item in the cart. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is 10% less than the original price. Fixed amount discount Discounts item by subtracting a fixed amount from the original price of each qualifying item in the cart. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is $10 less than the original price. Fixed amount discount for whole cart Discounts the entire cart by subtracting a fixed amount from the cart total. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount to subtract $10 from the cart total. By default, the discount applies only to the cart subtotal. To apply the discount to the subtotal and shipping separately, use the Apply to Shipping Amount option. Buy X get Y free Defines a quantity that the customer must purchase to receive a quantity for free. (The Discount Amount is Y.)
Enter the Discount Amount as a number, without symbols. For example, depending on the discount option selected, the number 10 might indicate a percentage, a fixed amount, or a quantity of items.
For a Buy X get Y Free discount, enter the quantity in the Discount Qty Step (Buy X) field that the customer must purchase to receive the discount.
In the Maximum Qty Discount is Applied To field, enter the maximum quantity of the same product that can qualify for the discount in the same purchase.
Set Apply to Shipping Amount () as follows:
Yes Applies the discount amount separately to the subtotal and shipping amounts. No Applies the discount amount only to the subtotal.
To stop processing other rules after this rule is applied, set Discard Subsequent Rules () to
Yes. This setting prevents multiple discounts from being applied to the same product.
Yes Prevents any other pricing rules that may apply to a product from being applied. Discarding subsequent rules means that, in the event that multiple pricing rules apply to the same product, only the pricing rule with the highest defined priority (in a rule’s Priority field) will be applied to the qualifying product. This prevents multiple pricing rules from stacking and providing unintended additional discounts. No Allows multiple pricing rules to apply to the same product. This could result in stacking and providing multiple discounts applied to your listing price.
To discard subsequent rules, a pricing rule must use the defined priorities that are set in the Priority field of each rule, and multiple rules should not have the same defined priority. See Priority in the Add a New Rule step.
Define as many additional conditions as needed for the action.
To determine if free shipping is applied to orders that meet the conditions, set Free Shipping to one of the following:
No Free shipping is not available. For matching items only Free shipping is available only for items that match the conditions of the rule. For shipment with matching items Free shipping is available for any shipment that includes matching item(s).
When complete, click Save and Continue Edit.
Step 4: Complete the Labels
The label appears in the totals section of the order to identify the discount. The label text is enclosed in parentheses, after the word
Discount. You can enter a default label for all store views, or enter a different label for each view.
Discount Label in Totals Section of Order
Scroll down to Labels, and expand the section.
Enter the text that you want used as the Default Rule Label for All Store Views.
If your store has multiple views, or multiple websites with multiple views, enter the appropriate label text for each. For example, if each store view is in a different language, enter the translation of the label for each view.
Step 5: Save and Test the Rule
When complete, click Save Rule.
Test the rule to make sure that it works correctly.
Price rules are automatically processed with other system rules each night. When you create a new price rule, allow enough time for it to get into the system. Then, test the rule to make sure that it works correctly. As new rules are added, Magento recalculates the prices and the priorities accordingly.
|Rule Name||(Required) The name of the rule is for internal reference.|
|Description||A description of the rule should include the purpose of the rule, and explain how it is used.|
|Active||(Required) Determines if the rule is currently active in the store. Options: Yes / No|
|Websites||(Required) Identifies the websites where the rule can be used.|
|Customer Groups||(Required) Identifies the customer groups to which the rule applies.|
|Coupon||(Required) Indicates if a coupon is associated with the rule. Options:
No Coupon - No coupon is associated with the rule.
Specific Coupon - A specific coupon is associated with the rule.
Coupon Code - When prompted, enter the Coupon Code that the customer must enter to take advantage of the promotion.
Use Auto Generation - Select the checkbox to automatically generate multiple coupon codes that can be used with the promotion.
Auto - Displays the Coupons Information section to define the format of the coupon codes to be generated.
|Uses per Customer||Determines how many times the coupon code can be used by the same registered customer who belongs to any selected customer group. Does not apply to guest shoppers who are members of the NOT LOGGED IN customer group, or to customers who shop without logging in to their accounts. For no limit, leave blank.|
|From||The first date the coupon can be used.|
|To||The last date the coupon can be used.|
|Priority||A number that indicates the priority of this rule in relation to others. The highest priority is number 1.|
|Public in RSS Feed||Determines if the promotion is included in your store’s public RSS feed. Options: Yes / No|
Specifies the conditions that must be met before the cart price rule goes into action. If left blank, the rule applies to all products in the cart. Conditions can be based on any combination of cart and product attributes. However, customizable options cannot be referenced in cart price rule conditions.
|Apply||Determines the type of calculation that is applied to the purchase. Options:
Percent of product price discount - Discounts item by subtracting a percentage from the original price. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is 10% less than the original price.
Fixed amount discount - Discounts item by subtracting a fixed amount from the original price of each qualifying item in the cart. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount for an updated price that is $10 less than the original price.
Fixed amount discount for whole cart - Discounts the entire cart by subtracting a fixed amount from the cart subtotal. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount to subtract $10 from the cart subtotal. By default, the discount applies only to the cart subtotal. To apply the discount to the subtotal and shipping separately, see Apply to Shipping Amount.
Buy X Get Y Free (discount amount is Y) - Defines a quantity that the customer must purchase to receive a quantity for free. (The Discount Amount is Y.)
|Discount Amount||(Required) The amount of discount that is offered.|
|Maximum Qty Discount is Applied To||Sets the maximum number of products that the discount can be applied to in the same purchase.|
|Discount Qty Step (Buy X)||Sets the number of products represented by
|Apply to Shipping Amount||Determines if the discount is applied separately to the subtotal and shipping amounts. Otherwise, it is applied only to the subtotal. Options: Yes / No|
|Discard Subsequent Rules||Determines if additional rules can be applied to this purchase. To prevent multiple discounts from being applied to the same purchase, select
|Free Shipping||Determines if free shipping is included in the promotion, and if so, for which items. Options:
No - Free shipping is not available when a coupon that is based on the rule is used.
For matching items only - Free shipping is available only for specific items in the cart that match the rule.
For shipment with matching items - Free shipping is available for the entire cart when a coupon that is based on the rule is used.
|Default Rule Label for All Store Views||A default label that identifies the discount and can be used for all store views.|
|Store View Specific Labels||If applicable, specifies a different label to identify the discount for each store view.|