Creating a Catalog Price Rule

Follow these instructions to apply a discount to specific products whenever a set of conditions is met. Catalog price rule discounts go into effect before the product is placed into the shopping cart.

Step 1: Add a New Rule

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Marketing > Promotions > Catalog Price Rule.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Add New Rule.

    The Rule Information section includes expandable sections for Conditions and Actions.

    Catalog price rule - information Rule Information

  3. In the Rule Information section, do the following:

    • Complete the Rule Name and Description fields. These fields are for your internal reference only.
    • Set the Status of the price rule as needed. By default, the status is Active.

      After the rule is created, its status can be updated by changing the status to Active or Inactive as needed.

    • Select the Websites where the rule is to be available.

    • Select the Customer Groups to which this rule applies.

      To choose multiple groups, hold down the Ctrl key (PC) or the Command key (Mac) and click each option.

      The options in this list is dependent on the customer groups created and managed in Customers > Customer Groups.

    • Enter the From and To dates to determine when the price rule is in effect. You can either enter the dates, or choose the dates from the Calendar (Calendar icon).

      If you leave the dates blank, the rule is enabled as soon as the price rule is saved.

    • Enter a number to establish the Priority of this rule in relation to other rules.

      The Priority setting is important when the same catalog product meet the conditions set for more than one price rule. The rule with the highest Priority setting (1 being the highest) will become active for the product.

Step 2: Define the Conditions

Most of the available conditions are based on existing attribute values. To apply the rule to all products, leave the conditions blank.

  1. Scroll down and expand Expansion selector the Conditions section.

    The first condition appears by default, and states:

    If ALL of these conditions are TRUE:

    Catalog price rule - condition line 1 Condition - Line 1

    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 ALL or ANY.
    • Click TRUE and select TRUE or FALSE.
    • Leave the condition unchanged to apply the rule to all products.

    You can create different conditions by changing the combination of these values. For this example, the default condition is used.

  2. Click the Add (Add icon) icon at the beginning of the next line and select an option for the condition, such as a product attribute or combination.

    • In the list under Product Attribute, choose the attribute that you want to use as the basis of the condition. For this example, the condition is Attribute Set.

      Catalog price rule - condition line 2 Condition Line 2, Part 1

      For an attribute to appear in the list, it must be configured to be used in promo rule conditions. To learn more, see Product Attributes.

      The selected condition appears in the statement, followed by two more bold links. The options differ depending on the condition attribute you select. The statement now says:

      If **ALL** of these conditions are **TRUE**: </ br>Attribute Set **is** …
      
    • Click is and choose the comparison operator that describes the condition to be met. These options may include an option for different comparisons, such as matching values, not including or including at least one of a value, and great than, equal to, and less than a numerical amount. In this example, the options are is and is not.

    • Select or enter values for the condition. Depending on the condition, you may select products from a grid or list, enter a numerical value, and so on. For this example, click the () more link and choose the attribute set upon which the condition is based.

    Catalog price rule - condition line 2 Condition Line 2, Part 3

    The selected item appears in the statement to complete the condition.

    If ALL of these conditions are TRUE:
    Attribute Set is Default

  3. To add another condition line to the statement, click the Add (Add icon) icon and choose one of the following:

    • Conditions Combination
    • Product Attribute

    Then, repeat the process until all desired conditions are complete.

    If at any time you want to delete part of the condition statement, click the Delete (Delete icon) icon at the end of the line.

Step 3: Define the Actions

  1. Expand Expansion selectorthe Actions section and do the following:

    Catalog price rule - actions Actions

  2. Under Pricing Structure Rules, set Apply to one of the following:

    Apply as percentage of original Discounts item by subtracting a percentage of the regular price. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount for a final price that is marked down 10% from the regular price.
    Apply as fixed amount Discounts item by subtracting a fixed amount from the regular price. For example: Enter 10 in Discount Amount for a final price that is $10 less than the regular price.
    Adjust final price to this percentage Adjusts the final price by a percentage of the regular price. For example: Enter 50 in Discount Amount for a final price that is marked down 50% from the regular price.
    Adjust final price to discount value Sets the final price to a fixed, discounted amount. For example: Enter 20 in Discount Amount for a final price of $20.00.

    Regular price refers to the base product price without any advanced pricing (special/tier/group) or promotional discounts. Final price refers to the discounted price that appears in the shopping cart.

  3. Enter the Discount Amount.

  4. To stop processing other rules after this rule is applied, set Discard Subsequent Rules to Yes.

    Setting this to Yes is a safeguard to prevent the system from applying multiple discounts (rules) to the same product.

    Catalog price rules - pricing structures Pricing Structure Rules

Step 4: Apply and Test the Rule

To apply the rule, do one of the following:

  • Click Save and Apply.
  • Click Save. Then from the Catalog Price Rules page, click Apply Rules.

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.

Field Descriptions

Rule Information

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.
Status (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.
From Specifies the first day the price rule is in effect. If left blank, the price rule goes into effect as soon as it is saved.  
To Specifies the last day the price rule is in effect. If left blank, the price rule continues indefinitely.
Priority A number that indicates the priority of this rule in relation to others. The highest priority is number 1.  

Conditions

Specifies the conditions that must be met before the catalog price rule goes into action. If left blank, the rule applies to all products.

Actions

Apply Determines the type of calculation that is applied to the purchase. Options:
Apply as percentage of original - Discounts item by subtracting a percentage of the regular price.
Apply as fixed amount - Discounts item by subtracting a fixed amount from the regular price.
Adjust final price to this percentage - Adjusts the final price by a percentage of the regular price.
Adjust final price to discount value - Sets the final price to a fixed, discounted amount.

Note: Regular price refers to the base product price without any advanced pricing (special/tier/group) or promotional discounts. Final price refers to the discounted price that appears in the shopping cart.
Discount Amount (Required) The amount of discount that is offered.
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 Yes. Options: Yes / No