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Aggregate Discounts for Products with Components

Aggregate discounts can be associated with component-based products. For example, for customers buying personal computers, you might create an aggregate discount so that if they buy both a CD-ROM drive and a floppy disk drive, they get a 10 percent discount on both drives.

Aggregate discounts for product components work in the same general way as other aggregate discounts, but there are several additional constraints:

  • Aggregate discounts for product components must include only components of the product. Do not create an aggregate discount that mixes components of one component-based product with components of other component-based products.
  • The aggregate discount is applied once the product with component has the required quantity of the Buy and the Receive products.
  • If you are defining the required quantities for a component-based product component in a bundling discount, be aware of the constraints defined for the product, especially the Max Cardinality limit. Do not define aggregate discounts that require the user to buy more products than the cardinality limits; if the pricing rule exceeds cardinality, it will not be applied.

NOTE:  If the same product appears multiple times as a component, then the different instances of the product may have different prices after all adjustments. In this case, the aggregate discount uses as its target price the instance of the product with the highest net price. For example, if a specific memory chip appears multiple places within a customizable computer system product, the highest calculated price for that memory chip will be used as the target price for all bundling discounts on that chip.

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