The Special Offers feature in X-Cart consists of three add-ons:

Special Offers: Buy X Get Y

The add-on Special Offers: Buy X Get Y for X-Cart gives your customer a discount if their shopping cart contains a certain number of items. These can be any items from your store or just items from a specific category/subcategory. The customer does not need any promo code to get the discount. You create a special offer in your X-Cart store’s Admin area, defining what kind of items (and how many of them) a customer needs to buy to get the discount and what kind of discount they will get. As soon as a customer adds the required number of said items to their shopping cart, the special offer is applied to their cart automatically, and they can see the order totals with the discount applied. If necessary, you can set additional conditions for the offer; for example, you can configure your offer so that only certain groups of customers (membership levels) will have access to it.

To start using the add-on ‘Buy X Get Y', you need to make sure it is installed and enabled in your X-Cart store. Depending on the X-Cart edition you are using, you may find that the add-on ‘Spend X Get Y’ is already installed. If not, you can obtain it from the X-Cart App Store.

To install the add-on, follow the instructions from Installing Add-ons from X-Cart App Store.

Read on: Getting Started with 'Special Offers: Buy X: Get Y'

Special Offers: Spend X Get Y

The add-on Special Offers: Spend X Get Y for X-Cart works with a cart subtotal and gives a customer a discount if a certain subtotal is met. Unlike regular discounts or sales, the add-on encourages customers to spend from a certain sum to win a prize. The 'Spend X Get Y' offer is especially good when you need to force sales regardless of particular SKUs.

To start using the add-on ‘Spend X Get Y,’ you need to make sure it is installed and enabled in your X-Cart store. Depending on the X-Cart edition you are using, you may find that the add-on ‘Spend X Get Y’ is already installed. If not, you can obtain it from the X-Cart App Store.

To install the add-on, follow the instructions from Installing Add-ons from X-Cart App Store.

Read on: Getting Started with 'Special Offers: Spend X Get Y'

Special Offers (base)

The add-on Special Offers (base) is a basis for all the special offers components providing the basic logic and UI.

You do not need to worry about installing this add-on separately. When you install any of the special offers add-ons (Special Offers: Buy X Get Y or Special Offers: Spend X Get Y), the add-on ‘Special Offers (base)’ is installed automatically along with it.

The add-on ‘Special Offers (base)’, however, can be configured. At the moment, there is only one configuration setting:

  • Use a better template for displaying line item subtotal: This setting allows configuring whether an offer should be highlighted on the cart page on the storefront.

This is how the setting affects the cart page:

  • If the 'Use a better template for displaying line item subtotal' toggle is turned on, the information about the special offer looks as follows:

  • If the 'Use a better template for displaying line item subtotal' toggle is turned off, the same information is shown as follows:

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