Overview
Oftentimes, you - the merchant, would want to offer a special discount to your first-time subscribers, as an encouragement for them to sign up for repeat purchases, or as a 'Thank you' to them, and hold the discount for a few order cycles. You may then either wish to automatically increase or decrease the dicount rate, based on your store and sales strategy.

Appstle's advanced discounts, otherwise known as 'multi-tier' discount enables you to automatically change the disocunt rate after a few cycles.

Feature description
Appstle recently released a new feature 'advanced discounts', which facilitates our merchants to configure and manage multi-tier discounting.

Below, is a breakdown of the feature with an example.

You - the merchant, can setup the multi tier discounting while creating a subscription plan, or later, while updating/editing it. The multi-tier discount feature is broken down as:

  1. Discount for subscribing - refers to the discount offered to customers, for subscribing to a product or service

  2. Follow up discounts - refers to the changes you want to make to the discount (increase, decrease, or remove discount), after a few cycles


1. Discount for subscribing

Please note: This discount rate will be applicable for the first order as well as all recurring orders, if the 'Change discount after' box is left undefined.

To set discounts, please follow the below steps:

  • Step 1: Login to your merchant portal for Appstle Subscriptions

  • Step 2: Click on Subscription Plans on the left side of the navigation panel

  • Step 3: Click on Create Subscription Plan

  • Step 4: Please scroll down. Click on the toggle 'Offer a discount for subscription, as shown in screenshot

  • Step 5: Input a discount (either as a % of order value, or as a specific amount)


    If you entered the 'First Discount Offer' to be 10 Percent, [as shown in the below image], your customers will receive an order discount of 10% for all orders (first and recurring) within the subscription plan.

2. Follow-up discounts for subscribing

To change the discount rate to 0, after a few cycles, or to automatically increase or decrease it, please follow the below steps

Step 1: Click on the toggle 'Change Discount After'

Step 2: Input the number of cycles after which the initial discount rate will be replaced by the new discount rate

Step 3: Input the new (follow on) discount offer

In the below screenshot, we have entered '4' under 'After Cycles', and '20%' as Follow on 'Discount Offer'. This means that for the first 4 order fulfillments/cycles (including the very first order), a 10% discount will be applied. After that, a 20% dicount will be applied.

Please note: The follow on discount rate can be 0 as well, if you do not wish to give any discount, after a few cycles.

If you have any questions about the advanced discount functionalities described above, or, want to discuss any other feature, please reach out to us at subscription-support@appstle.com, or just ping us on our chat widget. Our 24x7x365 available experts will be happy to assist you further.

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