Chapter 13. Promotions
The Prism Promotions module is a powerful discounting tool that can create an almost unlimited variety of promotions. You can create the promotions at a central location and then broadcast the promotions to other stores in the enterprise. When creating a new promotion, you start by selecting a type. The type serves as a type of template that is customized for that type of promotion. The following table lists each of the primary promotion template types:
Each promotion is assigned a template. The template indicates the type of promotion. Based on the user's selection, the user interface is customized to make it easier to create that specific type of promotion.
The following table lists each of the primary promotion template types:
|Item||Applies a discount amount, percentage, or a specific price to items.|
|Quantity||Applies a discount amount, percentage, or a specific price to items that meet the filter criteria are listed at the specified quantity.|
|Tiered||Applies a discount based on purchase quantity of eligible items. Typically, the more purchased, the greater the discount applied.|
|Rolling||Like a tiered promotion, except based on the quantity purchased.|
|Pack||Assigns a specific price to a group of items.|
|BOGO||Applies a discount to one or more units of the items specified in the Reward Rules.|
|Transaction||Applies a discount amount or percentage to the transaction subtotal.|
|Coupon||Rewards a customer with one or more coupon codes.|
|Gift Item||Uses a special "gift voucher tender" that is handled by a custom plugin. Sets the gift item's discount % to 100, making it a free item. When the gift item promotion is validated, the reward item specified by the promotion is added to the transaction.|
|Custom||All options are available.|
At POS, promotions only work with Item Type of Sale; promotions do not work with Item Type of Order.
Create Promotions at HQ (or Designated Central Location) and Broadcast to Stores
The Promotions list is created and managed at the headquarters location. The headquarters location then broadcasts the list to stores. Important! When you broadcast promotions, Promotions will be overwritten at the locations that receive the broadcast. The actual promotions that can be used at each individual store will be limited to those promotions assigned to each store or to "All Stores."
Currently, any location can broadcast Promotions simply by clicking the Broadcast button on the interface.; however, you should only broadcast Promotions from the HQ server down to the child POAs and stores. If stores broadcast promotions back up to the POA, then there is a chance that promotions priority can be duplicated at locations across the enterprise, leading to unexpected results.
More Information about Promotions
Excluding Items from Promotions
Promotions Import Filters
Gift Item Promotion
Promotions at POS
Schedule Deactivation/Deletion of Promotions