Promotions - Activation Details
Activation Details determine when and where a promotion will be active. For example, the stores or price levels at which the promotion will be active and the dates during which it will be active.
Activation Details Fields
|Start Date/Start Time||Select the first date the promotion will first be available. If set to Open (default), the Start Date is not checked. Note: By default, the Start Time will be 00:00:01 on the Start Date.|
|End Date/End Time||Select the final date the promotion will first be available. If set to Open (default), the End Date is not checked. Note: By default, the End Time will be 00:00:01 on the End Date.|
|Subsidiary||Select the Subsidiary where the promotion will be active.|
|Stores||Select the Stores check box and then select each store where the promotion will be active. Note: The list of available stores is filtered based on the Subsidiary selected.|
|Price Level||Select the Price Level checkbox and then select the price levels for which the promotion will be active. If a transaction or item has a price level that is not selected, the promotion will not be considered.|
|Can be combined with other promotions||Indicates whether multiple promotions can be applied. As a promotion is applied, it is marked as "used." A subsequent promotion can only be applied if all promotions involved have the "Can be combined with other promotions" checkbox selected.
When you select the "Can be combined with other promotions" check box, a "Promo Groups" checkbox is displayed. If you have assigned promotions to groups, this enables you to control the promotions that can be combined. If you select the Promo Groups checkbox, select the groups that can be combined with the promotion. (Note: You can still use the "Can be combined with other promotions" checkbox as a global setting if you want; just leave Promo Groups unchecked.)
At Point of Sale, the promotion as well as promotions from the selected group(s) can be included on the same transaction. This gives retailers more flexibility when it comes to combining promotions.
1. Start a new promotion. On the Activation Details screen, click "Can be combined with other promotions". A "Promo Groups" checkbox is added to the display.
2. Select the group(s) that can be combined with this promotion.
3. Complete the rest of the promotion and save the changes..
|Apply to Manually Discounted Items||To apply promotions to manually discounted items, both the preference in Admin Console > Node Preferences > Transactions > Promotions: Apply Promotions to Manually Discounted Items and this setting on the individual promotion must be enabled. If the preference or the promotion setting is disabled, manually discounted items will be excluded from promotions. If this setting is enabled, and the preference is also enabled, then items that have been manually discounted will have promotions applied (if eligible).|
|Override Customer Price Level||The "Override Customer Price Level" setting enables retailers to control whether a promotion can override a customer price level. On the Promotion Activation Details screen, is an Override Customer Price Level check box.
When Override Customer Price Level is selected, and a promotion is applied to items, any existing customer Price Level discount is removed and the promotion is applied.
If Override Customer Price Level check box is not selected, and a promotion is applied to items, if a customer with an assigned price level is added to a transaction that customer price level takes priority and overrides other changes to price, including promotions.
If an item has a customer price level removed by a promotion and then the promotion becomes invalid (by some change to document), the customer price level is reinstated.
This change gives retailers greater control over how a discount will be applied when both a promotion and customer price level are in effect. Previously, the Cashier had to list all the promotional-discount eligible items on a receipt first and then add the customer. But this method required the cashier to know the promotion items beforehand.
|Allow Price Increase||
Promotions are typically used to offer some type of discount for an item or transaction; however, there are times when the promotion increases the receipt price of an item. The "Allow Price Increase" checkbox on the Activation Details tab enables the retailer to either allow or disallow such price increases. When using the Price (or PL Price) as the Discount Type on a promotion, there are times when the promotion increases the receipt price of an item. The "Allow Price Increase" setting is now available on promotions on the Activation Details screen. When enabled, the promotion can apply to an item regardless if it increases the current receipt price (same as previous behavior). When disabled (default), the promotion will not apply to any items if it increases the current receipt price from the current value
|Apply Once/Unlimited/Count||Indicates how often the promotion will be applied.
Once: Promotion applies one time only.
Unlimited: Promotion applies unlimited number of times.
Count: Promotion applies the specified number of times.
For retailers with a large number of stores, you can instead import a list of stores (in a comma-delimited file).
- In the Stores area, tap or click the Choose File button.
- Navigate to and highlight the file that contains the list of stores. Click Open.
- Click the Import button.