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

Special Offers: Buy X Get Y

The Special Offers: Buy X Get Y add-on for X-Cart gives your customer a discount if their shopping cart contains several items. These can be all 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 online 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 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 access it.

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

To install the add-on, see 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 Special Offers: Spend X Get Y add-on 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 a certain sum to win a prize. The Spend X Get Y offer is perfect when you need to force sales regardless of particular SKUs.

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

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

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

Special Offers (base)

The Special Offers (base) add-on 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 special offers add-ons (Special Offers: Buy X Get Y or Special Offers: Spend X Get Y), the Special Offers (base) add-on is installed automatically.

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

  • Use a better template for displaying line item subtotal: Use this setting to highlight a special offer on the cart page on the storefront.

    • 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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