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How to Create WooCommerce Category Discounts? (2021 Tutorial)

How to create category discounts in WooCommerce

Category-based discounts in WooCommerce are one of the best strategies that can help you to increase sales and revenue. You can offer various types of discounts on categories like price discounts on categories, percentage discounts on categories, fixed price discounts, user role-based category discounts, bulk discounts on categories, BOGO deals on categories, Buy from a category, and get products from another category, and etc. In this article, we will learn you how to create WooCommerce category discounts.

What is a WooCommerce Category Discount?

WooCommerce category discount is a type of discount that you can use it to offer a discount on all products of a specific category or multiple categories. For example, you can discount all t-shirts inside the t-shirt category. Also, you can offer a bulk discount on category level for wholesale buyers.

Why You Might Want to Create a WooCommerce Category Discount

Offering all products of a WooCommerce category with a discount is a better strategy than offering individual coupons. When you offer a discount on a top seller category it might urge your customers to buy more, and as well will increase your store revenue.

Also you can use this strategy to clear unwanted inventory, for example offering a discount on summer clothes at the end of the season is a good move. By using this strategy you can clear unwanted inventory faster and open place for the new products.

How To Create a WooCommerce Category Discount?

Benefits of WooCommerce category discounts encourage us to create one. This blog post is a complete guide to create WooCommerce discounts by category.

To create discounts based on the category in WooCommerce we will use the Discount Rules and Dynamic Pricing for WooCommerce plugin, which offers multiple types of discounts for categories.

In this article we will create below type of discounts for categories.

  • Category based price discounts in WooCommerce
  • Category based percentage discounts in WooCommerce
  • Different percentage discount for different categories
  • Scheduled WooCommerce Category Discounts
  • User Role based discounts for categories in WooCommerce
  • Category based bulk discount in WooCommerce
  • BOGO deals and discounts for categories in WooCommerce
  • Buy from a category and get a discount on another category in WooCommerce
  • Bundle discounts based on a category in WooCommerce (Buy 4 t-shirts for 100$ or Buy 2 clothing for 50$)
  • Category based price coupon in WooCommerce
  • Category based percentage coupon in WooCommerce
  • Category discount based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce
  • Buy from multiple categories and get a discount (Buy at least one item from category t-shirts and hoodies and get a 20% discount)

Category based price discounts in WooCommerce

Category-based price discounts in WooCommerce apply a price discount like 10$ discount on a specific category. For example, you want to give a 10$ discount offer on the t-shirts categories.

This type of discount will discount all products in the specific category and will show the discounted price and the original price as a strike-out price on the product page.

In this example, we will give a 10$ discount on the t-shirts and hoodies categories.

To create a price discount for a category in WooCommerce go to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing tab and add a new pricing rule like the below image.

Create a WooCommerce Pricing Rule
Create a WooCommerce Price Rule

Now create a pricing rule like the below image to give a 10$ price discount on a specific category in WooCommerce.

Price discount rule for a category in WooCommerce
Price discount rule for a category

The above rule will apply a 10$ discount on all t-shirts and hoodies products. If you visit a t-shirt product you will see applied discount on it like the below images.

price discount applied on all of category products in WooCommerce
price discount applied on all of category products
Price discount on categories in WooCommerce cart
Price discount on categories in WooCommerce cart

As you can see in the above images, a 10$ price discount applied on all of the products in the category in product and cart pages.

Category based percentage discounts in WooCommerce

Category-based percentage discounts in WooCommerce apply a price discount like a 30% discount on specific categories. For example, discounting all products of the Hoodies category by 30%.

By using a percentage discount for categories in WooCommerce, you will discount all products of the category by a percentage value. It will show the discounted prices on the product page and strike out the product’s original price.

To create a percentage discount for a category in WooCommerce go to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing tab and add a new pricing rule like the below image.

percentage discount rule for category
percentage discount rule for category

The above rule will apply a 30% percentage discount on the Accessories and Music categories like the below images.

Percentage discount applied on category product
Percentage discount applied on category product

Now if you add some products from the discounted categories to the cart, you will see applied discount on the categories in WooCommerce cart.

Discounting category products in WooCommerce
Discounting category products in WooCommerce

Different percentage discount for different categories

It is possible to set different percentage discounts for different categories. For example, t-shirts will get a 10% discount, Hoodies will get a 15% discount, Accessories will get a 20% discount.

To create different discount percentage for different categories, you can use a rule for each of categories. A rule for t-shirts, another rule for Hoodies and one for Accessories.

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing and create a pricing rule for each of the categories that have different discounts like the below image.

Different discount for different categories in WooCommerce
Different discount for different categories in WooCommerce

As you can see in the below image different categories has different discounts.

Different discount percentage for categories in WooCommerce
Different discount percentage for categories

Now if you add a product from different categories to the cart, you will see that each category will get its own discount.

Different percentage discount for different categories in WooCommerce
Different percentage discount for different categories

Scheduled WooCommerce Category Discounts

Scheduled WooCommerce category discounts helps you to schedule a category for discount on specific dates or times. You can use scheduled discounts for categories to sale them on end of seasons or on special days like Black Friday discounts, Cyber Monday Discounts.

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing and add a new price rule to create a scheduled WooCommerce category discounts.

Schedule category discount rule in WooCommerce
Schedule category discount rule in WooCommerce

To schedule categories for sale in WooCommerce, we used a pricing rule and adding a date condition for it. It is possible to use various types of date conditions like Date, Date-Time, Time, Days, Specific Days to schedule categories for sale.

In this example, we scheduled t-shirt category for sale on June in WooCommerce.

Category scheduled for sale in WooCommerce
Category scheduled for sale in WooCommerce

User Role based discounts for categories in WooCommerce

Offering category discounts based on user role or for specific users can be done by the WooCommerce Discount Rules plugin. To offer a category discount for your wholesale customers you can create a pricing or cart discount rule in the plugin. It is possible to offer discounts for any user role.

In this example, we will create a discount rule that will discounts t-shirts and hoodies by 30% for wholesale customers.

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing tab and add a rule like the below image to create a category discount for wholesale customers in WooCommerce.

user role based discount for categories
user role based discount for categories

Now if you login with a wholesale customer, you will see applied discount on the products like the below image.

Category discount based on user role in WooCommerce
Category discount based on user role

Category based bulk discount in WooCommerce

Category-based bulk discounts in WooCommerce can help to create quantity-based discounts for all products of a category. WooCommerce category-based bulk discounts can also be named quantity-based category discounts or category-based tiered discounts. You can learn more about bulk discounts here.

WooCommerce Bulk Discount Rule For A Category Example:

  • Buy 2-5 quantities to get a 5% percentage discount
  • Buy 6-10 quantities to get a 10% percentage discount
  • Buy 11-15 quantities to get a 15% percentage discount
  • Buy 16 or more quantities to get a 20% percentage discount

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing tab and add a rule like the below image to create bulk discount for categories in WooCommerce.

Bulk discount rule for a category in WooCommerce
Bulk discount rule for a category in WooCommerce

The above rule will apply a quantity based discount on a category.

In the rule we set the “Quantity based on” field to the “Sum of all products quantities” and when calculating the quantities inside the cart, it will consider all of category products quantities. If you would like to calculate quantity separately for each product you can use “Single product” or “Single product variation” or “Cart line item”..

Category based bulk discount in WooCommerce

In the above image, there are 16 items of the “Clothing” category in the cart, and based on the bulk discount rule each item will get a 20% percent discount.

BOGO deals and discounts for categories in WooCommerce

BOGO deals for categories in WooCommerce is a way to apply a discount on a category item when the customer purchases certain quantities from that category. For example, Buy 1 Get 1 Free, Buy 2 Get 1 for Free, or Buy 3 Get 1 Free.

I this example we will give 1 quantity for free if customer buy 2 items from the category in other words buy 2 get 1 for free.

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing tab and add a rule like the below image to create a BOGO discount for categories in WooCommerce.

Category BOGO deal rule in WooCommerce
Category BOGO deal rule

Based on the above rule, if the customer has 3 items of t-shirt category in the cart the cheapest t-shirt will be for free.

BOGO discount for a category in WooCommerce
BOGO discount for a category in WooCommerce

Buy from a category and get a discount on another category in WooCommerce

You can create BOGO deals that will discount a category when customer purchase certain quantities from a specific category. For example buy 2 t-shirts and get 1 product from Accessories category with a 50% discount, or buy 2 t-shirts and get a Cap product for free.

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing and add a rule like the below image.

BOGO deal rule for different categories in WooCommerce
BOGO deal rule for different categories

Now if the customer buys 2 t-shirts he will get an accessory with a 50% discount

Different categories BOGO deal in WooCommerce
Different categories BOGO deal in WooCommerce

Bundle discounts based on a category in WooCommerce

By a bundle discount based on a category in WooCommerce, customers can build custom bundles with categories to get them all with a discount. This type of discount is interesting for customers because they can build their own custom bundles and will increase your sales. Read Bundle discounts in WooComerce for more information.

Navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Pricing and add a rule like the below image, to create a bundle discount for categories in WooCommerce.

Category bundle discount in WooCommerce
Category bundle discount rule in WooCommerce

In this example, we sell 2 items from t-shirts or hoodies or both of them for 50$.

Bundle discount for categories in WooCommerce
Bundle discount for categories in WooCommerce

In the above image because customer purchased two items from t-shirts and hoodies category then the bundle is created and its price set to 50$.

Category bundle discount in WooCommerce
Category bundle discount in WooCommerce

In the above image, because there are 2 t-shirt item then bundle created and its price set to 50$.

Category based price coupon in WooCommerce

Category-based price coupon in WooCommerce applies a price discount per item of the category. For example 1$ price discount per category item, if the customer has 2 items of the discounted category in the cart then he will get 1$ discount per item that will be a 2$ total discount on the category. Based on the number of category items in the cart discount can increase.

Category-based price coupon in WooCommerce is like WooCommerce basic coupon but only applies to the specific category products and also will automatically apply to the cart without the need to enter coupon code by the customer.

First please make sure that WooCommerce Coupons are enabled on your site. Then navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Discounts tab to add a new cart discount rule like the below image.

WooCommerce discounts tab
Discounts tab

Now create a rule like the below image to add a 1$ discount per item of the category.

Price coupon discount rule for the category in WooCommerce
Price coupon discount rule for the category in WooCommerce

If you add products of the discounted category to the cart, then a category coupon will apply on them like the below image.

WooCommerce category coupon discount in cart
WooCommerce category coupon discount in cart

As you can see in the above image, the category coupon only applied to the t-shirts products and other products does not get the discount.

Category based percentage coupon in WooCommerce

Category based percentage coupon in WooCommerce, will apply a percentage discount per item of the category inside the cart. For example if you create a 10% discount per category item, then each category items will be discounted by 10%.

Category-based percentage coupon in WooCommerce is like WooCommerce basic coupon but only applies to the specific category products and also will automatically apply to the cart without the need to enter coupon code by the customer.

First please make sure that WooCommerce Coupons are enabled on your site. Then navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Discounts tab to add a new cart discount rule like the below image.

Category percentage coupon code rule
Category percentage coupon code rule

The above category percentage coupon discount, will apply a 10% discount per Accessories category products like the below image.

Category percentage coupon discount in WooCommerce cart
Category percentage coupon discount in WooCommerce cart

Category discount based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce

WooCommerce category discount based on subtotal can help you to give a discount based on cart subtotal to encourage customers to purchase more from your store. You can create a price discount for products or a cart discount based on cart subtotal.

In this scenario we will create a category discount based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce which discounts a specific category items when cart subtotal is greater than 100$.

First please make sure that WooCommerce Coupons are enabled on your site. Then navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Discounts tab to add a new cart discount rule like the below image.

Category discount rule based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce
Category discount rule based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce

A 20% coupon discount applied on the Hoodies category items when cart subtotal is greater or equal to 100$.

Category discount based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce
Category discount based on cart subtotal in WooCommerce

Buy from multiple categories and get a discount

Buy multiple categories or combination category discounts helps to apply a discount to the cart when a customer buys at least one item from the selected categories.

First please make sure that WooCommerce Coupons are enabled on your site. Then navigate to the Woo Pricing & Discounts >> Discounts tab to add a new cart discount rule like the below image.

multiple categories or combination category discounts rule in WooCommerce
multiple categories or combination category discounts rule

Now if the customer has at least one item of the Hoodies and T-shirts in the cart he will get a 30% discount.

multiple categories or combination category coupon discounts in WooCommerce
multiple categories or combination category coupon discounts

How to Enable WooCommerce Coupons?

To create coupons for categories in WooCommerce, you need to enable WooCommerce coupon so please follow the below steps.

  • Go to the WooCommerce settings page on your site admin.
  • In the “General” tab of the WooCommerce settings page, there is “Enable coupons” and you can enable it and save the settings.

How to Create WooCommerce Category Discounts Conclusion

Creating a WooCommerce discount by category is one of the effective ways to increase your store sales by attracting new customers or selling to your existing customers.

Types of WooCommece discount by categories:

  • Conditional discounts for categories
  • BOGO deals and discounts for categories
  • Bundle price for categories
  • Bundle discount for categories
  • Bulk price for categories
  • Bulk discount for categories
  • Percentage discount for categories
  • Percentage coupons for categories
  • User role-based category discount
  • Wholesale customers category discount

If you would like to create simple to advanced category discounts, we recommend you to use the Discount Rules and Dynamic Pricing for WooCommerce which supports any type of category discounts in WooCommerce.

FAQ

What are WooCommerce Category discounts?

Category discounts in WooCommerce, applies a price or percentage discount to all products of a specific category. You can create different discount rules for different categories. For example 10% discount for t-shirts, 5$ discount on Hoodies and etc.

How to add WooCommerce discount per category?

To add a WooCommerce discount per category, you can use the Discount Rules and Dynamic Pricing for WooCommerce which supports simple to advanced category discounts.

What is the best WooCommerce category discount plugin?

In this article, we introduced the Discount Rules and Dynamic Pricing for WooCommerce plugin that enables you to create any type of category discount rules. Category Discounts for WooCommerce, It also named as Easy WooCommerce Discounts, WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing and Discounts, WooCommerce Advanced Coupons, and WooCommerce Advanced Discounts.

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