Special Promotions | v1.11.3
- See the example of promotion rules you can create with this Magento discount extension;
- Attract customers with great promotion combinations;
- Enhance functionality of shopping cart rules grid;
- Take advantage of full integration with Magento functions;
- See the table of comparison with Special Promotions Pro extension;
- Get more details from the extension video review;
A powerful promotion tool
Nowadays customers are literally flooded with discounts and it's difficult to impress them with regular Magento onsale deals. This Magento discount module adds 10 new discount actions to help you provide customers with really catchy promotions.
- Buy 2 T-shirts and get 3rd with $30 off
- Buy pants and get a belt $15 off
- Buy a coat and get a hat with the 30% discount
- Add a pair of jeans to the cart and choose any belt you like just for the fixed price of 25$
- Buy 2 shirts and get any tie for just $10
- Category tier pricing: buy one for 100, two for 90 each!
- Get any 4 items from category "Accessory" for 50$
- Get each 3-rd cheapest (or most expensive) item with 20% discount
- Get 10% off two most expensive products
- Buy 3 and get 1 cheapest (or most expensive) free, get 6 and get 2 cheapest (or most expensive) free
- All contact lens (bags, shirts, etc) for $10
- Buy 2 books and get the 3rd one for free (or for 40%, 50% etc. off)
- Get $5 discount from each $500 spent’
Shows discount breakdown
The savings people make are a powerful factor when considering whether to buy or not (and also whether to keep coming back or not:-) So lets present the facts in front of them in an easy to understand way, as very often customers want to make sure they get all the discounts they are promised. Now you can display the list of discounts with products that are being discounted. For example, they will see: 'Get each 2nd phone with 50% discount: HTC Diamond -$375'. The feature works staring form the CE 1.4.2 version.
Now you can display informative banners on the product page for each price rule you create. Let your website visitors know about your promotions by specifying banner’s description, image and product’s label. Choose a place where to display promo banners:
Configure any possible discount combination with cheapest and most expensive products
Due to our Magento promotion extension you can create rules like 'Buy One Get One Cheapest (or Most Expensive) Free', 'Buy 4 products, get the most expensive for 50% off' and so on. Magento BOGOF selling model is a great tool to motivate customers make more purchases; it can also help you keep your stock cleared.
Create promotions like 'each second (third, fourth, etc) camera, phone, etc for 30% or 40% off or for free'
This Magento on sale extension adds 'Each Nth with Discount' rule, which you can utilize to offer deals like 'Get each 5th product for free (or with discount)', 'Buy 3 products from a certain category and get one of them with 40%/50% discount (or for free)' - offer a kind of tier pricing based on category or some other attributes (e.g. attribute set, manufacturer, etc).
Create promotions like ‘Buy each 2d item with a 15% or with $20 discount after 3 items are added to the cart‘
To create such promotions use 'Each M-th After X-th for Fixed Price' and 'Each M-th After X-th with Discount' actions. You can set a discount quantity step, as well as discount amount and the number of items that should be bought to meet the conditions of the price rule. With these actions you can create rules like 'Buy 3 books for full price and get each second one with 15% discount'.
Create promotions like ‘Get group of special items for 100$’
The extension adds ‘get group of N for fixed price’ action. You can specify the number of items, which customers will be able to buy for a fixed price. Of course, it is possible to select the products to which the discount should be applied. For example, you can let customers get any 3 products from categories ‘Shirts’ and ‘Ties’ for $100.
Create promotions like 'Buy three shirts and get 2 ties for 50% off' and 'Buy 2 pairs of jeans and get a belt for just $5!'
This is possible with actions 'Buy X get N of Y with Discount' and 'Buy X get N of Y for Fixed Price', which work with simple and configurable products. You can select products which are discounted (by whole categories or just individual items) and the products which trigger the discounts. The actions work in a similar way, the only difference is 'Buy X get N of Y with Discount' enables you to provide a percent discount and 'Buy X get N of Y for Fixed Price' lets you discount products to a fixed amount.
Offer deals of the kind ‘Get $10 discount from each $100 spent’
The extension adds ‘get $y discount from each $x spent’ rule, which will stimulate customers to spend more money in your shop. Customers will know they will be rewarded with a discount, when they spend a certain amount of money, which will motivate them to buy more.
Use custom options in the conditions
You can create conditions based on custom options. For example, you sell cups in your store and there is a custom option to add an engraving to a cup. Now it is possisble to make the promotion rule apply only for the cups with engraving.
Discount product prices to a fixed amount and have Magento promotions like'Buy a shirt and get another one for only $10' or 'All socks for just $5!'
With the extension you get a new 'Each N-th for Fixed Price' action. The action lets you discount price of any item to a fixed value (considering that the product meets the conditions of the price rule). For example, you can create promotion 'all contact lens for $20', 'buy a pair of shoes, get another one for $30' or similar ones using this action.
Create promotions offering fixed discount amount, e.g. ‘Get each 3rd t-shirt with 40$ discount’, ‘Buy Levi’s pants and get Burberry belt $50 off’, ‘Buy 5 pens for full price and get each additional one with $3 off’
Such promotions are possible with ‘‘Each N-th with Fixed Discount’, ‘Buy X Get Y with Fixed Discount’ and ‘All products after N with Fixed Discount’ actions. You can use any fixed sum of money as a discount for a certain product.
Create promotions like 'Buy 3 or 4 or 5, etc items for full price and get each additional one for $50 ($100) or with 20% (30%, etc) discount'
Such promotions are possible with 'All product after N for Fixed Price' and 'All product after N with Discount' actions. The extension always selects the most expensive items for 'full-price' ones, the cheaper products get discounted. You can limit the number of items to be discounted. With these actions you can create rules like 'Buy 2 books for full price and get 2 more with 50% discount' or 'Buy 3 bags for full price and get each additional one for $100'.
Create promotions for product sets
With two new actions added now you can set promotions for particular product sets. Use the following promotion types:
- Fixed price for a product set ("By a mobile phone, a memory card and a case for 99$! in total")
- Percent discount for a product set ("If you buy the jacket and shoes together. each item gets 10% off discount")
Base shopping cart price rules on time conditions
Now you can create rules that will be active regularly on specific days of the week or during a certain time intervals.
Virtual products support
The extension goes all out in support of virtual products. This is the way you can without hesitations apply all the described promotions to virtual items and get a lot of benefits.
Special promotions for bundle products
Now you can create promotions for bundle products. Easily set shopping cart price rules to offer bundle items with various discount types.
Now you can greatly ease rule management and overview the detailed rule data (the type of discount action and discount amount) right on the shopping cart rules grid. Moreover, now its possible to perform such actions on the grid as:
- duplicate the rule if you want to create a similar one;
- activate and deactivate rules in bulk;
- change rules' priority in bulk;
- easily delete demo (or test) rules, invalid coupons which are no longer needed.
Now it is possible not to apply discounts to products with Magento special price
Specially priced items are already cheap. Applying discounts to them in most cases means that you would lose money on such products - now you can prevent this. The extension enables you to skip products with special prices created with Catalog price rules as well.
Completely integrated with Magento
It supports multi-store and multi-currency environment, also works correctly with Magento tax functionality.
Take full advantage of Magento price rules functionality
Now it is possible to impose limitations like category or sku and so on to create rules like 'Buy more than 1000 worth of products and get the most expensive item from "gifts" category for free'.
Manually choose discount base
Admin user can define what price will be chosen as a discount base for the action – special price, the price after previous discounts or the original item price. It is also possible to directly apply for the biggest discount.
Possibility to limit maximum discount amount for the rule
Now admin user can set up a maximum discount amount for each promotion rule. For example, a customer has bought 5 items and according to the rule his discount should be $300, but maximum discount amount for this rule is set $200, so he’ll get only $200.
Comparison with Special Promotions Pro
A discount based on the number of orders within a set time period. Free gift if a customer places 2 orders within a month.—+A discount based on the average order value. 5% discount for the customers who’s average order value is bigger than $200.—+
|Feature||Special promotion||Special promotion Pro|
|Get a discount while subtotal is over fixed amount. Buy items for $500 and get 1 cheapest or most expensive item from N category with a discount.||+||+|
|Configure any possible discount combination with cheapest and most expensive products. Buy 5 products and get the most expensive with 60% off.||+||+|
|Each N-th for fixed price. Buy a camera and get another one for just $200.||+||+|
|Each N-th with discount. Each second (third, fourth etc.) shirt with 20%, 30%, 40% off or for free.||+||+|
|Buy X and get Y with discount. Buy 2 cell phones and get 50% off for headphones.||+||+|
|Buy X and get Y for fixed price. Buy a laptop and get a bag for just 50$.||+||+|
|All products after N for fixed price. Buy 3 items for full price and get each additional one for just $49.||+||+|
|All products after N with discount. Buy 4 items and get additional one with 20% discount.||+||+|
|Shows discount breakdown. Get each laptop with $30 discount: Lenovo G580 - $135.||+||+|
|Give discounts based on customers’ order quantity * “20% off for customers who have placed 10 or more orders”.||—||+|
|Create rules based on days of membership.10% discount to customers, who is a member of the store for already a year.||—||+|
|Set up discount rules based on total sales amount. 10% off for the customers who’s total sales amount is bigger than $2000.||—||+|
*you can use any order status and period
You might also be interested in our other promotion-related extensions:
Use Promo banners extension to create colorful banners and show them on product, category, any cms page or at the shopping cart page. It gives you a great opportunity to catch your customers at any stage of the shopping process and inform about the promotions! 3 types of banners are at your disposal: upload images, use cms-blocks or format banner with HTML-editor.
Please watch the video review to find out more about how Special Promotions Magento extension works.
- 100% Open Source — Easy To Customize
- Follows Magento Code Architecture
- Separated HTML/CSS/JS
- W3C Validated Code
Online Extension User Guide
This extension does deliver a whole new arsenal of discount options suited to real-world product promotions.
However, I also wanted to say always consider who write these extensions. Amasty are an experience, professional Magento developer with a superb support structure that goes all out to make sure their product work 100% for you.
I had a very difficult to diagnose problem with PayPal payments and cart amounts. Amasty tracked it down to a 3rd party extension that was causing the problem outside of Amasty extension. With their diagnosis I was able to upgrade this extension and the problem was resolved.
The huge minus of this app it that no promotion runs out of the box, and without having decent experience in working with similar functionality you’ll hardly set up the promotions properly. This can be solved with more clear and detailed documentation and neat extension navigation.
The documentation could be more detailed and up-to-date, but anyway it's a good stable working tool.
We also wanted to have a cascading discount (second product 15% off, third 20% off, fourth 25% off) and we had to set several rules, we asked if this could be done with one rule – Amasty said they will think about this new feature and corrected some of our mistakes in rules.
You are great guys! Thanks
But you are not just buying an extension. You also get a great support in a record time! We are Magento newbies, and at the beginning we had lots of questions. These guys were always there to help out. They treated us in a very friendly and professional manner. Good job!
We are using this promotional extension for few of our client stores. It's really useful for the marketing purpose which cover most of the promotional offers.
Amasty's support is excellent. Though it's difficult to chat with online, they will respond within 24 hrs through support ticket.
I recommend any extension from Amasty, it's developed on standards with excellent support.
The module itself works fine, very flexible. It helps to make clients more loyal and boost sale at the same time.
We are really happy with it!
Should admit, that being a magento newbie, I'd hardly configured something by myself. So, a good consultation of their support guys and their assistance came in handy. The app works fine causing us no problems at all, numerous promotions we started work like a charm. Thank you amasty!
Based on my experience I can only praise the company on the whole and the support team particularly which gave me a hand at various times.
Many thanks guys and keep up the good work!
We sell different accessories for women. We decided to give discounts to increase average order amount. We tried a few approaches but the one where discount is given for each N product worked best for us. I also th ink that the discount details breakdown is good for conversions, but want to run an a/b test as well.
We now give discount on each fifth product, and that extension handles this promotion rule perfectly. Christmas is coming and we’ll use a combination of promotions, including Buy X get Y free. We tested the latter but something goes wrong when a few Y products are in the cart, we are checking it with Amasty support. Hope, it’ll soon be fixed.
In general, we are using promotions all year round, but that extension is really indispensable in the coming holiday season.
I had wonderful experience with their extensions before, and this one absolutely met all my expectations.
Good code, cool features, excellent support!
Really fantastic support and speedy help to seamlessly integrate into existing theme.
I would also like to add that we had some problems that were due to the custom theme (not this extension) and Alex took care of it and fixed it. Their customer service is OUTSTANDING. I can not say thanks enough!