Offer Quantity Price Breaks on any product(s) in a Price List
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...
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.
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.