Scheduling price changes
VERY IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
When a price change schedule reaches the end date & time, the prices will revert back to the exact price it was at the start of the schedule. Therefore, if you manually change the price of a product while a schedule is running, this will be completely ignored and the price will simply go back to where it was at the start of the schedule.
Do not set clashing schedules that will adjust the price of the same product. This includes scheduling collections that contain a common product. This could result in a product being discounted on top of an existing discount and potentially unexpected results when the price reverts back.
If an impossible discount is attempted (e.g. $50 discount on a product costing $20) then the price change will simply not be applied to this product.
When a scheduled discount is applied to a product, the original price is set as the "compare at price" which allows you to show the discount on your product.
To schedule a price change, you must first select a start date & time, and an end date & time:
To set a date and time for either the start or end, you can select a date from the date field. Please note that the format for dates is YYYY/MM/DD:
Finally, select a time from the time field. The format for time is HH:MM.
If you wish to make a manual adjustment to either the date or time fields, then you are free to do so.
You can also select repeating options. More information on this is available here.
For your scheduled price change, you have the following options:
Discount prices: prices will be discounted/reduced by the amount or percentage you set.
Raise prices: prices will be increased by the amount or percentage you set.
Percentage: prices will be discounted/raised by the percentage value you set in the field below (e.g 20%).
Fixed amount: prices will be discounted/raised by an exact amount (e.g. +20)
Don't round prices: after the discount/price rise, the final prices will not be rounded.
Round prices up: after the discount/price rise, the final prices will be rounded up to the nearest whole number. If you enter a value between 0 and 0.99 in the box below, prices will be rounded up to this value (i.e. entering 0.49 could round a prices up to 11.49)
Round prices down: after the discount/price rise, the final prices will be rounded down to the nearest whole number. If you enter a value between 0 and 0.99 in the box below, prices will be rounded down to this value (i.e. entering 0.49 could round a prices down to 11.49)
There is a very handy "example" box that will show you an example discount/price raise based on the options you have selected:
To save your schedule, click the blue "Save" button.