When it comes to configuring new discounts, there are a only a few basic configuration options that are needed to activate the discount. But there are also a series of advanced configuration options that can be used to target very specific orders and promotional uses.

Step 1: Qualifying Orders

The first set of configuration options set up how an order will qualify for your discount. The settings here are pretty self explanatory with a single caveat.

If you are going to be setting up a discount where you give away free beats after the customer adds a certain number of beats to their order, you will want to set the qualification amount to include the free beats. For example, if you want to set up a buy one get one free scenario, you'll be giving away 1 free beat; but you only want to give away the free beat when the customer has 2 beats in their cart. Therefore, you'll set the qualification amount to 2.

Max Qualifying Amount

The maximum qualifying amount is an optional setting which provides a more fine grained control over your discount. It can be used to set up your discount to only apply to orders within a specific range. For example, you may decide to run a promotion where you offer a 10% discount on orders under $50. In this case, you'll want to set your maximum qualifying amount to $50 so that it doesn't apply to orders that exceed that amount.

Step 2: Discount Amount

The second set of configuration options set up the actual discount that will be given to orders which have been qualified for the discount. The settings here are self explanatory, however, if you are setting up a buy one get one free type of scenario, make sure you have included the free beat in the amount set up in step 1.

Step 3: Presentation

The presentation of your discount plays a role in it's effectiveness. All discounts carry the benefit of saving buyers money, but the title and description you give to them can help to draw attention and make them feel more attractive. Your buy one get one free discount may be the exact same as someone else's, but a little creative distinction may give you a competitive edge when it comes to selling.

Advanced Options

There are a series of advanced options available to you that provide additional control over how buyers are able to interact with your promotions.

Discount Codes

You can add discount codes to your discount. When you use discount codes, the discount will not be promoted publicly in the marketplace or in your catalog. Buyers will need to enter the code during checkout in order to receive the discount (assuming the order qualifies based on the settings you set in Step 1). You can send the discount codes out with other promotional efforts to encourage social followers and subscribers.

Cumulative Discounts

Another advanced configuration feature of your discounts is the cumulative discount setting. When you configure "cumulative discounts", they can apply to orders on top of each other. Typically, we only qualify orders for your most relevant discount, and then ignore any lesser ones that the order may qualify for. For example, if you have a discount of $5 for orders over $50, and another discount for $15 off orders over $100; if a customer buys $120 worth of beats, we will qualify the order for the $15 discount only, even though it also qualifies for the $5 discount. If you wanted the buyer to receive both discounts for a total discount of $20, you'll need to set both discounts to be "cumulative discounts".

Limit To Specific Licenses

Using advanced configuration, you can limit your discount to specific license types in your catalog. This gives you the flexibility to promote (or target) specific types of purchases with your discount. For example, you might want to provide a $5 discount to buyers who purchase 2 of your basic licenses, but a $15 discount to buyers who purchase 2 of your premium licenses. To accomplish this, you'll want to set up two separate discounts, one of which targets basic licenses, and the other which targets premium licenses.

Max Uses Per Order

A single discount has the potential to apply multiple times in a single order. Such as the case of buy one get one free, when the buyer adds 4 beats to their order. Technically, the first two beats qualify for buy one get one free, and then the second two beats qualify for the same discount a second time. With the "max uses per order" advanced setting, you can control how many times the discount will apply to a single order. In the example just given, if you set the max uses to 1, only the first set of two beats would qualify for the buy one get one free, while the third and fourth beats would still be sold at full price.

Discount Weight

Due to the flexibility of the Beat Brokerz discounts you can create, there may be circumstances where you have multiple discounts which could be applied to an order. As we mentioned previously, our system will generally pick the most relevant discount automatically when this happens. But if you find yourself in one of those unique circumstances where you need to specifically control which discount we pick first to apply to orders, you can change the "discount weight" to force it to be qualified before others.

Discounts with lighter weights (smaller numbers) will be used first to discount orders if they qualify. Our recommendation is to leave this number at it's default value and let our system do the math automatically, unless you really need to override our logic.