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How to create a discount

When you want to create a special promotion for your customers or give them discount vouchers for their online orders in the UpMenu online food ordering system, you have to create a discount first, in which you will specify how the promotion will work.

Creating a discount

  1. Choose “Discounts” in the “Marketing” section. Choose “New discount” in the top right corner.
  2. A window for creating a discount will pop up. Fill out the required information.
  3. Choose options that will specify how the discount will work.
  4. Save discount.
  5. Click “Options” and choose terms that will specify when a given discount is to be granted to customers and the amount of a specific discount. Conditions and discounts are also described in further detail in this article.

Discount setting options

All conditions must be met

Choose this option if you are defining more than one condition that must be met by a customer when placing an order and if you want all of them to be met in order for the discount to be applied. In such a case, the promotion you create with this coupon will not be active until the customer meets all the conditions of the discount.

All conditions must be met

The UpMenu online food ordering system makes it possible to grant more than one reward for a customer in a given discount. Mark this option, if you are defining more than one reward and want them all to be used simultaneously.

Discount can be combined with others

If you want various discounts to be combined at the level of the same product, choose this option. In such a case, the customer can use several discounts for the same products.

Disable next promotions

You can also make it possible for a customer to use only one discount when ordering a product. In such a case, check this option and only one discount will be applied for a specific product.

Only charge once per order

Check if you want the discount to be applied only once when placing an order in the online food ordering system. In such a case, when you grant a discount for the second product in the cart, for instance, the customer will only receive a discount for one pair of products, regardless of how many pairs they order.

Discount more expensive products

The UpMenu online food ordering system discounts cheaper products by default. If you want the discount to be granted for more expensive products, check this option.

Skip minimum order price validation if promotion is counted

When the price of a product in the cart is reduced, it may turn out that it dropped below the minimum order value. When you check this option, the customer will be able to place an order despite that, if the price of products before discount exceeded the minimum amount. Otherwise, the customer will have to order something else so that the online food ordering system makes it possible to finalise the order.

Disabled

Checking this option disables the discount. If you use it in a promotion or coupon, it will no longer be valid.

Enabled on specific days and hours

Your discount may only be used on specific days and hours. When you check this option, you will be able to specify when the discount is to be active. A customer who places an order beyond the specified time will not even see that a discount can apply to specific products.

Conditions of discounts in the UpMenu online food ordering system

The discount conditions specify what activates a discount. In order to benefit from the promotion or discount voucher, they will have to meet conditions you define when placing an order. They can relate to whatever is in the cart, the order value or who the customer is.

Having a number of conditions that are possible to enforce, will make it possible for you to create different promotions in the online food ordering system that are often very advanced. This way, you will encourage customers to place more orders, while earning more profit.

Product

The UpMenu system will apply a discount in the cart if a certain product is placed in it. When you choose this condition, you also have to specify the quantity of products that will activate the discount. If a product you choose features various types in the menu, you can decide exactly which type should be taken into account by the online food ordering system.

Product groups

In order for the system to apply a discount, a product from a certain group must be included in it. With this condition, you also choose the quantity of products, product group that is to activate the discount and, if products in a given group feature various types, specify the ones that are to be used.

Order cost

Choose this condition if you want the online food ordering system to apply a discount after exceeding a certain order value. Enter an amount in the “Greater than or equal to” field, to provide a discount for an order for an amount that is higher or equal to the entered amount or choose “Less than or equal to”, to provide a discount for orders for an amount that is equal to or lower than the entered amount. Additionally, you can exclude product groups that you don’t want to be taken into account in the case of the discount.

If company

This condition will make it possible for the customer to obtain a discount when placing an order, after entering company details. This way, you can create discounts for companies.

Product half

Choose this condition if the discount is to be applied after choosing half of a product.

Takeaway

If you want a given discount to be granted only in the case of takeaway orders, choose this condition.

Delivery

Choosing this condition will mean that only customers who order food with delivery will be able to benefit from it.

Onsite

If this condition is defined, the discount will only be applied when the customer checks the “Onsite” option as the method of order processing.

Delivery zone

Choose this condition if you want to grant a discount to customers who only order in a specific delivery zone. For this condition, you also have to specify the delivery zones where the discount is to be active.

First order

Do you want to encourage customers to try out a new method of ordering food? Offer them a discount for the first order. This condition will make the discount active only during the first order made through the online food ordering system.

First order from mobile app

First order from the mobile application? – choose this option if you want the discount to be applied only with the first order made through the mobile application.

Discount amounts – the amount of discount offered to your customers (reward)

Discounts in the UpMenu online food ordering system specify the “reward” that your customer will receive for meeting discount conditions. Here, you will decide what type of discount and its amount you want to offer to customers.

You have to choose the discount type for each discount:

  1. by percentage – the amount payable by the customer will be reduced by the percentage you specify.
  2. by amount – the amount payable by the customer will be reduced by the amount you specify.
  3. to amount – the amount payable by the customer will be reduced to the amount you specify.
  4. to amount of other product type – the price of a product matching a type of your choice, will be reduced to the same product of another type. This means that you can sell large pizza for the price of a small pizza, or bigger beverage size for the price of smaller ones.

You can also choose “Give discounts with extras” for some discounts. Thanks to this, you can specify whether the reduced price applies only to the main product and the price of extras remains unchanged, or whether the discount applies to the product with all extras.

Types of discounts

The UpMenu system makes it possible to specify exactly which element of the order is to be covered by the discount. This means that the discount can be granted only for a product or for the entire order. You can grant a discount for the delivery cost or only for extras. The choice is up to you!

Order discount

Choose this option if the discount is to be granted for the order value. The discounted amount will not include the delivery cost.

Delivery discount

In this case, the discount will be applied to delivery costs. The order value will not be reduced.

Packaging discount

When you choose this option, the order and delivery cost will not change. The discount will only apply to the cost of packaging.

Products discount

If you want the discount to apply to a certain product, choose this option. Additionally, you can specify the quantity of products that will be covered by a discount.

Product groups discount

Choose this option if the discount is to be applied for products in a certain group, e.g. for starters or burgers. Additionally, you can specify the quantity of products that will be covered by the discount.

Extras discounts

You can also grant a discount only for extras that you offer with your products. Choose this if you want the discount to be applied for particular extras.

Extras discounts from product groups

In this case, the online food ordering system will apply a discount for the entire group of extras that you offer with your products.

Updated on May 10, 2019

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