Giving clients the option to buy multiples of the same image at a discounted rate. (Volume discounts)
My clients like to buy 4X6s to put in their own greeting cards. I would like to be able to discounted the rate for this.
If a customer orders one digital image, it is a specific price, if they order two - five images, it is 10% off, six - 10, it is 20% off, 11 - 15, it is 30% off and so on. Right now I have to set up separate self-fulfilled items with the number of images they want (10 digital images) and a price for the ten digitals. And they can't order them from separate galleries unless they put them into favorites. This makes it difficult for them to decide on the fly to add another image to the order. Please make it so each time they add another digital image, the discount is applied without having to put in a code or anything else.
For every item in a price list, the pricing calculation should offer a discount schedule based on quantity ordered. Labs used to be able to do this because producing 5 4x6 prints (for example) could be done using about the same amount of paper (when waste/scrap is considered) as producing ONE 4x6. Using economies of scale, we have historically offered our customers discounts at quantity breaks.
Buy one 4x6 for $5, five+ is $4, ten+ is $3, etc. These are crude examples, but they make the point. Today, a customer shopping in our Zenfolio cart buys 20 of one item and they get no discount. A coupon code does not do the trick here. It needs to be mathematically applied based on rules that the studio defines in the price list. Some items may not have any quantity discounts while others may be hefty and others still may be nominal.
PS -- I've seen a couple of similar posts, but could not quite tell if they were really asking for the same thing...
I propose the ability to set discount tiers based on how much a customer spend. IE: Spend $50 and get 5% off the order, or $100 and get 15% off the order. These discounts can be setup in the price list and there should be the ability to have more than one tier based on price. The discounts should be calculated in the shopping cart based on the customer order amount.
I sell my digital files based on the number they order. Price per file, lower price on 3+, 5+, 10+, etc. I can't do this currently through Zenfolio and would love to have a way to do this!
Buy one (up to five) photo or greeting card at the regular price or mix and match any photos or greeting cards of the same value and get 50% off.
I would like to offer a discount to my clients if they are ordering more then print of the same pose. I would like to see this discount to be available in $ or %. For example; $40. for the first print and $30 for each additional print of the exact same pose.
LongLensPhotography Art commented
not necessarily same image, but same product type would work. 1x at 100%, then give a discount for further prints...
Ditto with Amy, my main interest is in volume discounting for digital photos. However, you actually need a gap in the range. Otherwise, the way Amy has the brackets, buying 6 photos costs less (total) than buying 5 ($125 for 5, $120 for 6). Although not much of a difference there, the problem gets worse as your price drops and volume increases.
SAINTE CROIX PHOTOGRAPHY commented
I see your point and its a good one!
I set up various packages. Something along the lines of
"Buy 2 get one free"
"Buy 10 get 3 free"
OK, not exactly that (because the maths is wrong!) but hopefully you get the idea. Would be better with your suggestion.
EDIT (wish I could edit a previous reply)... I do understand that packages offer the ability to discount an item at a quantity (i.e. 10 5x7s for $6 each). However, there is no way to "scale" the discount based on the quantity ordered.
@SAINTE CROIX, I don't think you're following the point on this one... We're essentially looking for a "quantity break" discount. If I order 1, an item might be $10. If I order 5, it might be $8. If I order 10+, it might be $6.
Unless you're referring to something I've not yet seen, there is no such functionality in the Packages definition.
SAINTE CROIX PHOTOGRAPHY commented
This already exists in the "packages" product selection
This must be a very common feature request. I agree, I want to encourage my customers to buy more prints and it's no harder for me to duplicates than it is to provide one. I want to charge a lot for one, to get a good return on my efforts, but then give breaks on quantity so they feel they are getting a deal and I make more money. I'd rather sell 5 small prints at $3.50 each, than one print at $5.
I am very surprised this was not a feature from the start. Did I miss something? Is there already a way to do this?
I asked about this the very day I migrated to Zenfolio from MIllers storefront in March of 2012. My concern is primarily on the cost end of the equation. Millers, for example, does provide a quantity discount if a client orders 72 wallets. However, Zenfolio does NOT pass this price break in the cost on to us!
Tow things need to change!
1- The Zenfolio client ordering interface to allow for quantity purchases without photographers needing to create overwhelming options in price lists to attempt to offer quantity discounts, and
2. - The Zenfolio calculations of lab costs need to reflect the actual price structure that is available for quantity orders! (and not pocket the difference).
Search for "quantity" at right and find a few more posts on this.
I agree CCG Creative Studios! I have this same issue for digital downloads, I'd like to be able to offer an incentive to buy more. It won't cost zenfolio a dime since they get the same service fee regardless of what I charge.
$25 each for 1-5 downloads, $20 each for 6-10 downloads, etc.
Jack Baker Photos commented
Yes, I recently posted an idea for Greeting Card Packages.
Rob Booker Photography commented
Yup. Even my old Photocart system used to be able to handle this! Discount on multiple downloads would be good too, and bulk purchase of different prints. I use a picture package for this but it's not very obvious to customers.
Some way to allow customers to receive a discount for buying more than one of anything is a good idea.
Yes! I just posted a similar request for "Volume Discounts".
Theodore Jones commented
Volume pricing is a good idea
Stephen Crowers Photography commented
Agreed. The ability to discount additional prints of the same image in the same order would be great for upselling cilents.
I think most photographers price based on that first print (where all the work is done). Allowing the client to purchase additional copies at a discount (without needing to price adjust after the fact - like I'm doing now), would help increase average sales per order.
I like the idea of being able to discount all prints by either a percentage or straight dollar value, but would like to also be able to set the reprint price individually for each item (basically a second tier of pricing set the same way pricing is done now). I'd be ok with it being *exactly* the same (a second markup $ or % value off of cost, or price individually).
It could have it be an optional setting per price-list (deafulting to off) to keep it simple for those users who don't want to discount reprints.
Kim Wilson commented
We desperately need volume pricing !
I made a picture package to achieve this.
Pat Jesten commented
would also love this!
Scott Kennelly commented
Although a coupon can be created for customers who buy $20 or $50 of prints at a time, giving them 15% or 20% off, I think that a feature allowing multiples of individual prints to be given a separate price. It could be done with a check box. (i.e. by clicking a check box marked "waive fee on multiple prints" a $1 or $2 per print mark-up could be waived for more than one of the same print)
This would be VERY helpful. We used to offer this in our self-fulfillment model and folks often took advantage of it, which is good for both of us. :)