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Dec 13, 2021 | 2 minute read

How to Create Sale Pricing With Elastic Path Commerce Cloud?

written by Shaneil Lafayette

Do you ever need the ability to set a sale price on products for events such as seasonal and clearance sales? As a catalog manager or merchandiser, you can easily override an original list price for a product, with a new sale price, without creating any new discounts, price books or catalog rules. In this article, you’ll learn more about pricing and how to set sales pricing in the Elastic Path Commerce Cloud business user tooling, Commerce Manager.


What Is A Price Book?

Before jumping into sales pricing, let’s first start by understanding how products and their corresponding pricing are managed. In Elastic Path Commerce Cloud, brands leverage price books to define prices in their catalog. A price book will contain a list of product SKUs and the prices you want to charge for those products. What’s great about price books in Elastic Path Commerce Cloud, is that it is completely decoupled from your catalogs. This means catalogs with the same hierarchies of products can be associated with different price books, making it quick and simple to create and manage catalogs for different customer segments (e.g. Loyalty status), business models (e.g. B2B vs B2C) and more.

Additionally, if your store supports multiple locales, a price book can also contain product prices for each of the supported currencies. Here’s an example of a price book in Commerce Manager demonstrating pricing that supports both the United States and United Kingdom locales.


Price book set up in Elastic Path Commerce Cloud

Now that we have a basic understanding of price books in Elastic Path Commerce Cloud, let’s jump into Sales Pricing.



How Do I Set Up Sale Pricing With Elastic Path?

As previously mentioned, Sales Pricing is an advanced pricing option in Commerce Manager that allows you to override the original list price that was defined in your price book. Follow along with this short demo below to learn how to set this up in your store:


You can also follow along with the steps below: 

Step 1: Navigate to Products under Product Experience Manager in the menu to the left.

Step 2: Search for your product by the SKU.

Step 3: Navigate to the Pricing tab at the top of the page.

Step 4: Scroll Advanced Pricing.

Step 5: Click “Add Sale Price”

Step 6: Select the price book you want the sale price to be applied to.

Step 7: Create a name for your sale price.

Step 8: Specify the period of time you want the sale price to be available for.

Step 9: Click “Add Sale” then “Save and Exit.”

Step 10: Navigate to Catalogs under Product Experience Manager in the menu to the left.

Step 11: Find the price book in which you applied the new sale price to.

Step 12: Republish catalog, by clicking “Publish” in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.


We hope this was helpful. Visit our demo library to explore other features with Elastic Path Commerce Cloud