Put products in a category on sale
  Last Edited - 04/29/2013 9:22am PDT
  Category Path - Shopping Cart Software Components > Administration Area > Modules > Event Engine > FAQs & Tutorials
This tutorial describes the steps to put products in a category on sale for a specified length of time.

  • The price of products in the category will be reduced in the storefront.
To replicate this type of functionality in your store, use the Category Editor to create a category of products. Then, use the Event Engine Editor to create an event with the following Triggers and Results:

Before creating the event, a category must be created first, through [Products > Add a Category].
Setting up the Event

In the Event Editor, create an Event with the following specifications:

General Information
In the General Information section, set the desired Start Date and End Date. The sale price will be applied to the product through the dates specified. (The End Date can also be set to Never Expires, which would keep the sale price going indefinitely.

In the option titled How to apply the Triggers below, select the option: This event doesn't use triggers. This will allow the sale price to be applied to the storefront automatically, without the need for the customer to enter a coupon code, add a product to their basket, or perform any other action.


The event's result(s) should be set up as follows.

result 1 of 1
Type: product pricing
Details: The price of products in category SID 123 is  decreased  10 percent

In the example above, change "123" to SID number of the hidden category that was created in the previous step. The result is that all of the products associated with that category will now be discounted by 10% in the storefront.
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