Lesson 53. Marketing — Promotions. Part 2

Catalog promotions provide only discounts to certain products or categories in CS-Cart open source e-commerce software. For example, in our store all DVDs have a 5% discount.

We are going to create a category discount, so the name should reflect it. Detailed description is displayed on a general promotions page. Short description appears on the storefront of the best ecommerce software when a customer views an order. It is supposed to be short and clear. Then set the availability period for the promotion. This way you can create limited time offers in your online ecommerce store builder. By the way the Stop other rules checkbox doesn’t affect the promotions with higher priority, or promotions of other types. For example, a catalog promotion can’t stop a cart promotion. To add conditions you need to switch to the Conditions tab.

The first thing that you need to pay attention on this page is this phrase at the top left corner—If all or any of these conditions are true or false. By choosing between all and any, and true and false, you determine when the promotion applies. Now, let’s add a condition. We will speak about condition groups next time. We select Categories from the list, then add categories. Select the desired categories and add them to the list. The last act is to add bonuses, rewards, for this you need to switch to the Bonuses tab.

This way the discount will be applied to all products in selected categories of online ecommerce platform.

That’s how catalog promotions work in the online shopping platform.