How To Set Percentage-Based Wholesale Pricing On Products (3 Ways)

How To Set Percentage-Based Wholesale Pricing On Products (3 Ways)

Every retailer, especially those that sell direct-to-consumer and wholesale, has grappled with the issue of product pricing at some point. This is because pricing is a crucial yet delicate act that may jeopardize your store’s market position when established poorly.

There are numerous approaches to pricing that are both appealing and profitable. You can try, for example, offering wholesale discounts to entice customers to buy more from your store in larger quantities. Fortunately, you can do this quickly and easily with the help of Wholesale Suite.

In this article, we will cover what percentage-based wholesale pricing is and why it is significant to your business. We will also go over how to use Wholesale Prices Premium to set percentage-based wholesale pricing for your products.

What Is Pricing And Why Is It Important?

Pricing is the method used by a business to establish the optimal price for its goods. Blended into this method are the indicators of how much you value your brand, product, and customers.

It is also one of the first factors that can influence a customer’s decision to buy or not buy your product. Hence, you need to consider and design your pricing accordingly.

For example, having a super low price isn’t necessarily a viable option, as the product may sell well without a profit. But, on the other hand, when the price is too high, a shop may notice fewer sales and “price out” more budget-conscious buyers.

A pricing plan is also crucial because it establishes your product’s value to you and your customers. Likewise, it allows you to increase profit margins and gain a competitive edge by setting prices that help you keep your market share.

Wholesale Pricing

Using several mathematical formulas, you can calculate the price, margin, markup, markdown, profitability, and sales history. But, the good news for us is that when it comes to pricing products for wholesale, there are only a few things to remember.

In contrast to what you charge to consumers, the wholesale price is the price charged for a product supplied in bulk to significant trade or distributor groups. You can compute this by adding the product’s cost price to the manufacturer’s profit margin.

Unlike retail pricing, you only offer wholesale prices to business customers ready to buy large quantities in exchange for lower prices.

Why You Should Offer Wholesale Customers Discounts

In general, offering discounts on purchases is a viable strategy to get people into your store quickly. The more attractive your deals are, the more customers will knock on your door.

However, cutting prices in a wholesale model could be risky because wholesale purchasers already get a better deal on prices than retail customers. This means that while offering wholesale discounts, you must ensure that the lower costs are offset by increased volume.

Then again, discounts may serve as an additional incentive to purchase; thus, you can move more products quickly. You may do this by giving your loyal customers a premium if they spend more than a certain amount.

Here are some more reasons why providing discounts to your wholesale customers can be beneficial:

  • A fantastic approach to attracting new and returning customers
  • It can increase sales and improve cash flow and
  • Helps in making room for storage
  • Enhance brand reputation and digital footprint

Percentage-Based Wholesale Pricing

You can price your things wholesale in a variety of ways. However, one of the most straightforward techniques is percentage-based wholesale pricing.

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Percentage pricing entails granting all of your wholesale products a global percentage-based discount. Unlike other pricing approaches, this is more convenient because you simply have to specify the percentage. From there, you can instantly set your entire product catalog to wholesale prices.

Our WooCommerce Wholesale Prices Premium plugin comes with a number of features that let you create more complex pricing structures for your online wholesale store. This includes the option of using a percentage-based pricing system.

Before you begin with the steps below, you must first:

  1. Install and activate WooCommerce Wholesale Prices Premium
  2. Create wholesale customer role(s)
  3. In WooCommerce > Settings > Wholesale Prices > Discount, add a general percentage-based wholesale discount.

Once you’ve covered all the basics, you may now choose between the following steps to set percentage-based discounts or pricing:

1. General or Global Settings

This form of percentage-based wholesale discount will be applied to all of your regular-priced products.

So, for example, if you want to offer a 50% discount, you can just specify it in your general settings, and it will be applied to all of your products at standard or regular prices.

To get started, go to the left side of your screen and select WooCommerce. Choose Settings > Wholesale Prices > Discount.

You can specify a % discount in the General Discount Options, and it will be
applied to all of your products immediately (click to zoom)

2. User Settings (Override General Settings)

If you want to target users, on the other hand, you can also opt for the user settings. This can override the general percentage-based wholesale discount.

To set the per-user discount, click on Edit Use of Users > All User page. Then, you can simply edit the user you want to override.

You can override the general percentage-based wholesale discount in User Settings (click to zoom)

3. Product Category Settings

You can also apply percentage-based discounts to your product category settings to use wholesale prices to select product categories.

This option is available under Products > Categories > Edit Category.

You can set a specific product category and apply a percentage-based discount for each (click to zoom)

Note that in these three settings (General, User Override, and Product Category), there are two alternatives for meeting the quantity requirement and applying the discounts:

  • Option 1: You can choose to count the total number of products in your cart and apply a quantity-based discount to all of them, or
  • Option 2: The quantity-based discount is only given to approved products and can be applied based on the number of individual products.

Conclusion

Setting a pricing system that satisfies and incentivizes your clients while also ensuring that you don’t incur losses is vital but complex. Fortunately, with the help of our Wholesale Prices Premium plugin, you can do this in more than one way.

In this post, we discussed percentage-based pricing and the three ways you can set it up in WooCommerce:

  1. General or Global Settings
  2. User Settings (Override General Settings)
  3. Product Category Settings

Do you have any questions about using WooCommerce to set percentage-based discounts? Comment down below–we’d love to hear from you!

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One thought on “How To Set Percentage-Based Wholesale Pricing On Products (3 Ways)

  1. Percentage-based discount attracts more customers to buy the products and if you are showing a limited-time deal for products then it increases the sales.

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