How to use "The Most Expensive" action
The guidance below explains how the rule ‘The Most Expensive’ of Special Promotions works.
This rule may be advertised as
- ‘Buy 3 and get the most expensive product for half the price’,
- ‘Buy 6 get 2 the most expensive products for half the price’.
Please note that customers will get discount for the items from the same categories only and they will never get discount for more than 2 items as the rule has ‘Maximum qty the discount applied to’ set to 2.
Let’s observe the steps of the rule configuration.
Please open Admin Panel > Promotions > Shopping Cart Price Rules (click ‘Add New Rule’ button) > Actions.
Step 1. Choose ‘The Most Expensive’ action for the ‘Apply’ field.
Step 2. Use ‘Discount amount’ field to indicate discount percent for the most expensive product. You can either leave it empty or type in 100 to give the most expensive item for free.
Step 3. Use ‘Maximum Qty Discount is Applied To’ field to indicate maximum number of items for which the discount should apply. Leave it blank for no limitations.
Step 4. Use ‘Discount Qty Step (Buy X)’ field to specify how many products customers need to buy for the rule to take effect. If you indicate 3 like here, that means that from every 3 items purchased customers will get 50% off for the most expensive one. If you leave ‘0’ (zero), customers will get only 1 free item per order (if conditions are met).
Step 5. You can use all standard Magento conditions with the new actions. If you would like to provide for free or discount items only from a certain category or of a particular brand, etc, please indicate the category, brand, other conditions here.
As you can see from the screenshot below, we have applied conditions to the 11th and 16th categories.
Please see the example of the rule we've created above.
We have three items in the cart and subtotal is over 500. The most expensive product is Sony Notebook, however it does not belong to ‘Cell phones’ or ‘Cameras’ category, therefore the 50% discount is applied to the most expensive item from one of these categories – Olympus camera.