Product on sales when products don't belong to a category

Jan 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM

How can one make products discounts when products don't belong to a category?

Jan 11, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Afaik u cant apart from creating a cart discount, but why not just add the product to a category?
If u dont want the category to display, just hide it by ticking the "Special hidden category" under "Extra" settings in category management.

If u got more products that are sharing the same discount, simply add them to the same hidden category and set a discount for that. :-)

Jan 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Because it is not just one product (there are more that 20 and the store is localized) and also I have to create several categories, if I want to assign each of them to a meaningful category name.

Also I thought I would be great to display the discount in each product under on the catalog page.

Jan 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Edited Jan 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Well its not uncommon to have more than 20 prods in a store, some of my clients have a couple of hundred and around 30+ categories for them.
But that said, i totally agree that a per product discount might be more suitable in some scenarios. :-)

The only thing i can think of would be to set the product on sale, afaik the product will be displayed with its normale price and the special sale price too while viewing a product.

Ofc that only works if the discount is to be applied on each of a given product, it wont work if u want to make a qty based discount.

Also creating a hidden discount category, isnt the same as creating a visible category that is to be used for its meaningful name; I know there are NB Store users that use hidden categories and name them according to their discount function, like "10% discount" and products they want to discount by 10% goes into that category and the category name is never shown to the buyer, to him it appears as if the product doesnt belong to any category.

Otherwise i think the only thing to do is either sponsor the "per product discount" feature either by creating it and donating it to the project or pay Dave to do it.
Final option is to wait for version 3 which shd contain that feature, as several users have requested it for some time now. :-)

I hope u find a way to get around this issue.