Promotions

Promotions allow you to specify a series of filters and actions to provide discounts.

Setting Details
Name The name of the Promotion wthin the Admin SystemTakesPayments
Description The description of the Promotion (internal use only)
Enabled Is this Promotion currently in use?
Maximum Discount The maximum value that can be discounted with this Promotion
Remove Matched Items If checked, the Promotion will remove any items that meet the Filters of this Promotion
Stop if Matched If checked, the system will not proceed to the next Promotion if this one is actioned
Filters The criteria that must be met for this Promotion to activate
Actions The discounts/actions applied when the Filters are met

To create a new Promotion, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Promotions > Promotions tab
    1.1 https://demo.bookinglive.com/admin/promotions/NewPackage
  2. Click " Add Promotions"
  3. Provide a Name for this Promotion
  4. If this Promotion is to be used straight away, check "Enabled"
  5. Click " Save"
  6. Provide the Filters and Actions for this Promotion
  7. Click " Save and close"

Filters


The filters for a Promotion are the criteria which must be met in order for the Action to be applied. Below is a list of the current Filters that can be used:

Filter Details
AM/PM Event
Booking Date Applies if the booking is made between two specificed dates
Days before event Must be booked as certain number of days before event
Days of Week Applies if the event is on one of these days
Events based on an interval Filters out events that don't match a specific interval based pattern - e.g. one event every 4-10 days - normally used to identify long term rentals of football pitches
Event Date Applies if the booking is for an event between two specificed dates
Products Applies only to the specified products
Event Location Applies if the event being booked is at the specified location
Orderitems of a certain pattern
Membership Groups Applies if the Purchaser is part of the specified Security Groups
Minimum Events Applies if the number of events is equal to or greater than the specified number
Minimum Spend Applies if the order total is equal to or greater than the specified number
One of each product
Promo Code Applies if the customer enters the defined Promo Code on the Basket Page
Required Spaces Applies if the number of participants is equal to or greater than the specified number
Same Event Applies if all bookings in the order are for the same event
Same Week & One of each Product

Note there are filters which should not be combined within one package - but this should be logical why - an example using "Must Be Same Event" and "Filter Events Based on Interval" - the first item is saying all the event should be the same and the second is saying the opposite - that it will only match separate events with a certain interval between them.

Actions


There can be multiple actions that occur when the package is triggered - the most straight forward is a fixed discount amount.

Action Details
Cost Per Item Discount This can be a fixed amount, percentage amount or Per Hour (for Room Bookings)
Overall Cost Discount Can apply an overall fixed or percentage discount - in addition you can set the target price and the system will discount towards that (for example 3 items of £10 each - you can specify the target price of £28 and the discount transaction would be £2)
Give Free Spaces This creates a discount transaction of the cost of the number of spaces specified
Replace Product This will change the product that has been purchased for another one - this is mainly used for financial reasons where the accounting codes are linked to product and buying one product is completely different from a certain volume purchase (e.g. hiring a pitch for a single game of football or renting the pitch over a season)

Example


Simple filters and a simple example...

Let's take a simple basket of...

5x EventA and 13x EventB

The above filters would be run and will match either the 5x EventA or a block of 5x EventB because they are looking for 5 events where they are the same event.
Let's assume they match the 5x EventA first, leaving 13 x EventB.
Then the process repeats until left with just 3x EventB and 3 package discount transactions linked to the order items

Another simple filter is "promo code trigger"...

So using the previous example that would have been automatic, this can now be restricted to only action once the user has entered a defined promocode (on the basket page).

Ordering


There can be many of these Promotions active and they are triggered by the following process...

2 Promotions :-

...and I have a basket of 5 items.

If package A is first then it matches once (all items) and gives a £20 discount.
If package B is first then it matches twice (2x 2 events) and gives a £10 (£5 + £5) discount.

Page last modified: September 20, 2018