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"Volume Discount" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'd like to know how is the "Volume Discount" calculated out. Why it's always gray and sometimes it has default value?

    Thanks a lot,
    XIXI


    lisa
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:06 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It's related to the discount list; and allow you to ofer product at different prices depending on quantity.

    (cut & paste from Microsoft)

    A discount list ( A group of price reductions that can be applied to a product, based on volume purchased. Discount lists can be added to price list items in a product. ) lets you offer your products or services at different prices, depending on the quantity purchased. You create discount lists so that you can offer customers ( The accounts and contacts with which business units conduct business transactions. ) an incentive to buy more of your products ( Items in the product catalog. Products can be linked to other records, such as quotes, campaigns, and cases. ) .

    For example, if the average order from your customers is for 5 units ( Measurements that specify in what quantity products will be sold. ) of your product, you could create an incentive for your customers to order more than five items by giving them a discount when they order 6 or more units of your product. The amount of the discount can be based on a percentage or a set amount.

    It is best to think of a discount list as a discount schedule. With this method, you can set several ranges of discounts that are based on the quantity that must be purchased.

    • Marked as answer by Lisa Ying Liu Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:51 AM
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It's related to the discount list; and allow you to ofer product at different prices depending on quantity.

    (cut & paste from Microsoft)

    A discount list ( A group of price reductions that can be applied to a product, based on volume purchased. Discount lists can be added to price list items in a product. ) lets you offer your products or services at different prices, depending on the quantity purchased. You create discount lists so that you can offer customers ( The accounts and contacts with which business units conduct business transactions. ) an incentive to buy more of your products ( Items in the product catalog. Products can be linked to other records, such as quotes, campaigns, and cases. ) .

    For example, if the average order from your customers is for 5 units ( Measurements that specify in what quantity products will be sold. ) of your product, you could create an incentive for your customers to order more than five items by giving them a discount when they order 6 or more units of your product. The amount of the discount can be based on a percentage or a set amount.

    It is best to think of a discount list as a discount schedule. With this method, you can set several ranges of discounts that are based on the quantity that must be purchased.

    • Marked as answer by Lisa Ying Liu Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:51 AM
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:11 AM
  • Thank you Morten for your quick reply. I'm clear now:) Thanks.

    [ Volume Discount ]= [Price Per Unit] * [Discount which matches current quantity], right?

    I was confused with "volume".
    lisa
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:25 AM
  • You are right.

    The Volume confusion is very much underantandable; as long as you were not aware about the Discount List functionality.

    Morten

     

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:32 AM