marketing APIv1.10.1

DiscountRule

This complex type defines a promotion as being either a monetary amount or a percentage of a sales price that's subtracted from the price of an item or order.

Set the amount of the discount and the rules that govern when the discount triggers using the discountBenefit and discountSpecification fields.

Note: In volume pricing promotions, you must configure at least two discountRule containers and at most four.

Types that use DiscountRule

Calls that use DiscountRule

Fields

Field
Type
Description
discountBenefit
This container defines the promotional discount as either a monetary amount or a percentage of the sales price.

Note: When configuring promotion benefits, populate just one of the following fields in the discountBenefit container:

  • amountOffItem
  • amountOffOrder
  • percentageOffItem
  • percentageOffOrder

For volume pricing, only percentageOffOrder is applicable as a discountBenefit. Also, the first discountBenefit container in a volume pricing configuration must set percentageOffOrder to 0.

Tip: Refer to Configuring discounts for threshold promotions for information and examples on how to combine discountBenefit and discountSpecification to create different types of promotions.

discountSpecification
This container defines the criteria for when the discounts of a promotion trigger, such as the minimum quantity that the buyer must purchase before the promotion kicks in. The promotional discount is applied each time the criteria defined by this container is met.

When configuring the rules that govern when the discounts are applied, populate just one of the following fields in the discountSpecification container:

  • minAmount
  • minQuantity
  • forEachQuantity
  • forEachAmount

Important: When configuring volume pricing promotions, only minQuantity is applicable as a discountSpecification. Also, the configuration for minQuantity in a volume pricing configuration is specific. In the first discountSpecification container, set minQuantity to 1, and in the second, set minQuantity to 2. If you include a third discountRules pair, minQuantity must be set to 3, and in a fourth, it must be set to 4. Also, you must set a ruleOrder value in each discountRules container. In the first container, discountRules must be set to 1, and in each subsequent container, the value be be incremented by 1. For more, see Configuring volume pricing discounts.

Tip: see Configuring discounts for threshold promotions for information and examples on how to combine discountBenefit and discountSpecification to create different types of promotions.

maxDiscountAmount
The limit on how much a buyer can save using a CODED_COUPON promotion type. Permitted values are 1-1000. Supported currency codes include USD, GBP, EUR, and AUD.

Note: The Currency Code for 'maxDiscountAmount' must be the same as the Currency Code for 'budget'.

ruleOrder
This field indicates the order in which the discountRules are presented. The value specified for this field must equal the associated minQuantity value.

Required if you are creating a volume pricing promotion.