After you have created your product, you will need to add a few more details before it is ready to sell. One of the more important details is price. Pricing is more than a just a random assigned number. There are several settings involved as well as special pricing you may want to consider for each product. In this tutorial we walk you through the Prices tab for your PrestaShop 1.6 store.
How to set pricing for your products in PrestaShop 1.6
Accessing the Price tab
- Log into your admin interface.
Click on the Catalog link on the left hand menu. Next, click on the Products option.
This is the Products list screen. Locate the product you want to work with and click on the Edit button found on the right side of the product row.
- Now that you are in the Product Information screen, click on the Prices tab on the left side of the screen.
This information is the basic pricing. Although all products will use this area, you will not necessarily use all the fields for every product. The different fields may apply to different pricing situations.
|Pre-tax wholesale price||This is the price that you paid from the supplier.|
|Pre-tax retail price||This is the price that you want to charge the customer.|
|Tax rule||If you are going to charge tax for this item, select which rule you will be using from the dropdown. If you need to create a new tax rule first, click on the Create New Tax link to the right.|
|Unit Price||This is used if you are selling products either by weight or in groups. For example, items by the pound, or items by the dozen.|
|Display the “on sale” icon on the product pave, and in the text found within the product listing.||Selecting this checkbox will display an “On Sale” icon for the product.|
This area is designed to give special pricing. Special pricing allows you create prices that are not available to everyone. For example, you could:
- give a specific price to a specific customer group
- hold a sale for a certain timeframe
- offer discounts based upon the number of items in the cart
|For||These three dropdowns allow you to select different currency types, countries, or groups to which you want to give the special pricing.|
|Customer||If you want to limit the pricing to specific customers, you can enter them here.|
|Available||This is where you set the dates that the pricing will take effect, such as Apr 1 – Apr 30.|
|Starting at||This field is where you set a discount for a certain number of units. The default setting is 1. This means that any product purchased will get the special price. You can set it so the customer must buy more than one to get the discount, for instance 5 or 10.|
|Product Price||This field can be set to either a special price you want to offer the item for, or the existing base price. You can use the base price to give a discount on by either percentage or dollar amount.|
|Apply a discount of||Using the price above, you can set this field to apply a discount. This can be either a dollar amount, such as $5 off, or a percentage amount such as 10% off.|
This area is where you will set the priority of certain deals over others. Sometimes you will have customers that fall under multiple groups where they qualify for more than one special. You will want to set it to where certain deals take priority over the others. This is where you set the order they will take effect. There are four different settings here, Shop, Currency, Country, and Group. Sort them left to right in the order you want them to take place.
Once you have set your pricing, click on one of the two Save options in the lower right corner. Next, you will want to learn how to make your product page more search engine friendly with the SEO tab.