Creating a Buy One Get One Discounts -- QSR/TSR

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In addition to creating standard discounts with Revel, you can also create specific discounts like Volume-Based Discounts. Volume-Based discounts are based on the quantity of products purchased. Examples include Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Free; Buy Two, Get One Half Off; and Buy Five, Get Each 25% Off.


Creating a BOGO Discount—Basic Setup

To create a BOGO discount:

  1. On the Management Console ([yoursubdomain], go to the Products tab and click Discounts from the left side.
  2. Click the grey + Add New Discount text. Fill out the Discount Name and leave the Function as Standard.
  3. Your Type will be dependent on your BOGO Discount:
    • Choose Amount if you give a whole dollar amount off for purchasing a certain quantity of a product, such as $10 off with the purchase of 2 items.
    • Choose Percent if you give a percentage off for purchasing a certain quantity of a product, such as 10% off with the purchase of 3 items.
    • Choose Reprice if you reprice specific items to the same dollar amount when purchasing a certain quantity of a product, such as buy 4 of a $25 item to receive each for $20.
    • Choose Alt Price if your BOGO items are repriced to various amounts. The alternative price must be set per each item in the Advanced Product Details.
  4. Fill out the Amount of the BOGO discount depending on your chosen Type.
  5. For the Qualification Type, select Item since this is a product-based discount. After Item is selected, another box will appear to the right. From here, choose Class, Group, Modifier Class, Modifier, or Product. Once selected, you can then choose which specific class, group, modifier class, modifier, or product the discount is based on. For example, if all your appetizers qualify for your BOGO offer, you would first create a product group that contains all appetizers and then choose the group for your discount.
  6. Next, check the Auto Apply box if you want the BOGO discount to automatically apply if the criteria is met.
  7. Once all standard details are in place, click Save. 

    In the example below, the discount is set for a Buy One, Get One at 50% off all appetizers. In the Advanced Setup section, we'll look at some additional settings that need to be activated to finalize the discount:1.jpg

Creating a BOGO Discount—Advanced Setup

Once you have enabled the basic details for your BOGO discount, the next step is to enable the advanced details such as the number of products required to earn the discount. To do this:

  1. On the Discounts page, click the next to the new discount to access the Discount Details.
  2. Under Advanced Discount Rules, enter the Number of Products Required to Earn Discount field, enter the number of products required to earn the discount. For example, if your BOGO is buy 1, get 1 free, enter 1 in this field. Enter 2, if it is Buy 2, get one free, etc.:
  3. If you activate Apply to All Qualifying Products/ Class/ Group, the discount will apply to all members of the qualifying group in the order once the required volume has been met. When activated, the Apply to All Products Required To Earn Discount and Discount Applies To fields disappear.
  4. Activate Apply to All Products Required to Earn Discount if you want the discount to be applied to each item in the qualifying group. For example, if 3 cocktails are purchased, they will all be given 10% off. This field will give 10% off to EACH cocktail. If you check this box, the Apply to All Qualifying Products/ Class/ Group and Discount Applies To fields will disappear.
  5. Lastly, in the Discount Applies To field, leave it set at Same as Qualifying Product/ Group/ Class if the discount applies to the same product, class, or group that was required to meet the discount. For instance, buy 2 entrees, receive a 3rd entree free. If the discount applies to a different class, group, modifier, modifier class, or product, click the drop-down and choose Class, Group, Modifier, Modifier Class or Product. Once selected, fill out the Target Class, Group, Modifier, Modifier Class, or Product:
  6. Save changes when finished.

Additional BOGO Options

You can create BOGO discounts for a number of instances, depending on your business needs. For example, you might want to offer a Buy 2 Items, get a 20% discount on the next item. To do that, set your discount amount to 20% and set your Number of Products Required to Earn a Discount to 2 - since customers have to purchase 2 items in order to get a discount on the third. Or you could do a complete Buy 1, Get One FREE by making your discount amount 100% and setting your Number of Products Required to Earn a Discount to 1.

Additionally, if you specify that the Discount Applies to a Product, Group or Class, more options appear for you to further customize your discount. 

  • Target Group/Product/Class will let you choose a desired target group so only items from that group will be discounted after the minimum number of items are purchased in order to earn the discount. 
  • Apply Multiple Times allows you to choose the target number of products that can be discounted based on the qualifying group.  
  • Target Volume allows you to enter the exact number of items to be discounts after other discount criteria has been met.  98.jpg


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