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Design | Promotions | Scheduled

Run discounts and set up promo bundles to drive monetization

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Written by Jason Liang
Updated over a week ago

Promotions are closely associated with Products to offer end-users special value on the products for a certain period.

Scheduled Promotions are used to automatically set the sale pricing of your products for a particular calendar date range.

From the Scheduled Promotions page, you can create, view, edit, and delete promotions. The promotions come with the functions listed below:

  • set the scheduled time frame.

  • send localizable notifications.

  • specify target users' scope.

  • set product prices individually.

  • extra custom data appended.

Creating a promotion

As a prerequisite, there must be some products that have been created either from portal Design | Marketplace | Products page or through API SysCreateProduct, and these products should have regular and promotion prices tagged, check the example below:

Pro tip, if your promotions are limited to end-users within specific segments, it is necessary to predefine segments. Refer to the Design | Segmentation | Segments page for further information.

  • Advance to the Design | Promotions | Scheduled page, click the [+New Promotion] button at the right-up corner of the Scheduled Promotions list.

  • Fill out the necessary fields on the Basic tab for your promotion and click Save. Make sure the Enable checkbox beside the Name field is selected.

    • Name - This is a good field to use to enter a short description for this promotion. It is recommended to use a concise description to accommodate text display concerns in your app. For example, HalloweenPromotion.

    • Start & End - Set the scheduled promotion time frame from here. Note: this timezone is your portal server time, you can find it from the right-up corner of your portal page.

    • Message - This message with the localize function will make your target end-users receive your pre-defined custom localizable messages based on their timezone. This message can be retrieved from SysReadPromotion and GetEligiblePromotions calls. It can be displayed on your app's UI for the targeted end-users.

    • Notification Sent On Promotion Start - Set the notification that will be sent to the target users after this promotion is started. From the drop-down menu, select the pre-defined template notification to send out to the target users when this promotion is stated. Check out the Design | Notifications | Templates page for the details of how to set notification templates.

    • Target All Users - Make this promotion apply to all the end-users of your app.

    • Target Segments - Make this promotion limited to end-users within specific segments.

    ---Target Segments tab---

    • If the Target Segments radio button is selected from the Basic tab, you can switch to the Tagert Segments tab to add segments.

      • Click the [ + Add Segment ] button to add a designated segment.

      • you can add multiple segments for this promotion by repeating the above step.

    ---Prices tab---

    • Product Price List - You will see a list of each product of your app with drop-down collection prices that you defined for each product. From here you are able to set promotion price for each product respectively. For the products with origin price, just leave them with the default option -- 'As Is'.

    ---Extra Data tab---

    • Extra Data - This field gives you an option to set some custom data, then you can retrieve it from the related APIs.

Retrieving promotions from APIs

If the promotion is started and the current user belongs to the target users when calling GetSalesInventory from the AppStore service, you should get the promotion info from this call:

{
"data": {
"productInventory": [
{
"itemId": "barBundle1Imp",
"type": "Consumable",
"category": "bars",
"title": "Bars (10)",
"description": "Bundle of 10 Bars.",
"imageUrl": "https://sharedprod.braincloudservers.com/files/portal/g/13229",
"currency": {
"bar": 10
},
"parentCurrency": {},
"peerCurrency": {},
"data": {
"customAttr": "value"
},
"createdAt": 1599248706625,
"updatedAt": 1603688380120,
"version": 9,
"priceData": {
"id": "aaaaa",
"referencePrice": 399,
"isPromotion": true
},
"defaultPriceData": {
"id": "aaaaa",
"referencePrice": 499,
"isPromotion": false
}
},
{
"itemId": "gemcollection",
"type": "Consumable",
"category": "gems",
"title": "gemcolection",
"description": null,
"imageUrl": null,
"currency": {
"gem": 5
},
"parentCurrency": {},
"peerCurrency": {},
"data": null,
"createdAt": 1603747376399,
"updatedAt": 1603747446664,
"version": 5,
"priceData": {
"id": "aaa",
"referencePrice": 1599,
"isPromotion": true
},
"defaultPriceData": {
"id": "aaa",
"referencePrice": 2999,
"isPromotion": false
}
}
],
"serverTime": 1603765003634
},
"status": 200
}

To check promotions in your app, by calling SysGetPromotionList from the service of the promotions, you should get the list of the type (scheduled or automated) you select:

{
"data": {
"promotions": [
{
"promotionId": 1,
"type": "SCHEDULED",
"name": "forbundle",
"enabled": true,
"segments": [
3
],
"startAt": 1603602912096,
"endAt": 1603862112096,
"createdAt": 1603685947859,
"updatedAt": 1603688782335,
"version": 17
},
{
"promotionId": 3,
"type": "SCHEDULED",
"name": "forGemCollection",
"enabled": true,
"segments": [],
"startAt": 1603751420341,
"endAt": 1603837820341,
"createdAt": 1603747893231,
"updatedAt": 1603764949019,
"version": 4
}
]
},
"status": 200
}
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