Volume Pricing

Volume Pricing

Volume price discounts let you offer tiered discounts to buyers who purchase multiple quantities of a single item. This way you are rewarding your buyers for purchasing more by letting them have larger discounts.

The best part about Volume Pricing is that it is very easy. You can  set discount strategies for different groups of inventory or apply campaigns to individual listings, item IDs (max. 500 SKUs), categories, or across your entire inventory. We’ll automatically add new listings to your existing campaigns when they meet the rules you’ve set.

Volume price discounts let you offer tiered discounts to buyers who purchase multiple quantities of a single item. This way, you are rewarding your buyers for purchasing more by letting them have larger discounts

The best part about Volume Pricing is that it is very easy. You can  set discount strategies for different groups of inventory or apply campaigns to individual listings, item IDs (max. 500 SKUs), categories, or across your entire inventory. We’ll automatically add new listings to your existing campaigns when they meet the rules you’ve set.

How to find Volume Pricing

On the Seller hub marketing tab choose “Promotions” from the menu on the left, then select  “Volume Pricing” from the blue  “Create a promotion” drop down menu.

How to find Volume Pricing

On the Seller hub marketing tab choose “Promotions” from the menu on the left, then select  “Volume Pricing” from the blue  “Create a promotion” drop down menu.

Setting up Volume Pricing

1. By default, the Offer name is populated with a unique value when the page loads. You can alter this to be something more meaningful, that you’ll be able to find later, on your Promotions dashboard

2. Set Volume Pricing discounts for at least one tier, you do not have to use all three discount tiers, but you cannot leave gaps

3. Click the Add inventory link to select your items, you can:

a. Pick items from a list

b. Click the I want to enter specific SKUs or item IDs link to copy and paste up to 500 SKUs, also known as custom labels or Item IDs

c. Choose “Create rules” to select which eBay, or Store, Categories to include inventory from

4. Start and end dates are pre-populated but can be altered

5. When you have finished, click Launch.

Setting up Volume Pricing

1. By default, the Offer name is populated with a unique value when the page loads. You can alter this to be something more meaningful, that you’ll be able to find later, on your Promotions dashboard

2. Set Volume Pricing discounts for at least one tier, you do not have to use all three discount tiers, but you cannot leave gaps

3. Click the Add inventory link to select your items, you can:

a. Pick items from a list

b. Click the I want to enter specific SKUs or item IDs link to copy and paste up to 500 SKUs, also known as custom labels or Item IDs

c. Choose “Create rules” to select which eBay, or Store, Categories to include inventory from

4. Start and end dates are pre-populated but can be altered 

5. When you have finished, click Launch.

Managing Volume Pricing

Volume pricing lets you offer discounts to buyers who order multiple quantities of the same listing.

Managing Volume Pricing

Volume pricing lets you offer discounts to buyers who order multiple quantities of the same listing.

Here’s how to set up volume pricing

1. In Seller Hub, select Promotions from the Marketing tab

2. Select Create a Promotion, and then choose Volume Pricing

3. Name your promotion, decide your pricing tiers, and select Add Inventory

4. You can then select up to 500 individual items or copy and paste-up to 500 item IDs or SKUs. (You can also create category rules with price filters, item condition filters, or brand filters or exclude up to 100 items, SKUs, or categories.)

5. When you’ve finished, select Save and review to return to the main screen

6. You can edit your inventory by selecting Add or remove rules, save your promotion for later by selecting Save a draft, or decide the date range for when it will be active and then select Launch

7. You can create percentage-tiered discounts that your buyers will see in your listing. For example: Buy one T-shirt at full price, buy two T-shirts and save 5%, buy three T-shirts and save 10%, buy four or more T-shirts and save 15%.

Here’s how to set up volume pricing

1. In Seller Hub, select Promotions from the Marketing tab

2. Select Create a Promotion, and then choose Volume Pricing

3. Name your promotion, decide your pricing tiers, and select Add Inventory

4. You can then select up to 500 individual items or copy and paste-up to 500 item IDs or SKUs. (You can also create category rules with price filters, item condition filters, or brand filters or exclude up to 100 items, SKUs, or categories.)

5. When you’ve finished, select Save and review to return to the main screen

6. You can edit your inventory by selecting Add or remove rules, save your promotion for later by selecting Save a draft, or decide the date range for when it will be active and then select Launch

7. You can create percentage-tiered discounts that your buyers will see in your listing. For example: Buy one T-shirt at full price, buy two T-shirts and save 5%, buy three T-shirts and save 10%, buy four or more T-shirts and save 15%.

Frequently asked questions

Which listings can I use Volume Pricing on?

Volume Pricing can be used on any fixed price listing. The buyer facing treatment will not show on single quantity items.

When is the discount applied?
  • The discount is applied when a buyer purchases multiple quantities of any item in your promotion, e.g. buying 2 x Item A, in a single transaction, will trigger the discount.
  • The discount is applied when a buyer purchases multiple variations of any item in your promotion, e.g. buying 1 x Item A in color green and 1 x Item A in color blue.
  • The discount is also applied when a buyer purchases single quantities of multiple items in the same promotion, e.g. buying 1 x Item A and 1 x Item B, in a single transaction, will trigger the discount. Unless you check the single item discount flag.
  • The discount will not be applied when a buyer purchases single quantities of multiple items which aren’t in the same promotion, e.g. buying 1 x Item A and 1 x Item C, in a single transaction, will not trigger the discount
How many listings can I apply Volume Pricing to?

Volume Pricing can be applied to 500 SKUs, or item IDs, per promotion. If you use category rules or the All Inventory option, Volume Pricing is applied to all qualifying inventory.

How do I end a Volume Pricing promotion early?
  • Find the Active promotion you want to end on the Promotions dashboard and choose Pause from the Action dropdown. Once the promotion is paused, to permanently end it choose Delete from the Action dropdown.
How does this work with my other promotions?
  • If your item is in multiple promotions, this is the order of visibility:
  1. Codeless coupons, where a buyer has visited your active coupon offer page
  2. Volume Pricing
  3. Order discounts
  4. Sale event + markdown
  5. Shipping discounts
  • With Volume Pricing, Codeless coupons and Order discounts, regardless of which one is shown to buyers, only the single best discount will be applied based on what is in the buyers cart.
  • If you are also running a markdown sale, the volume pricing will be applied on top of your discounted price.
  • If you are using shipping discounts, the volume pricing may also be applied.
How do I get a list of my Item IDs or SKUs?
  • In Seller Hub go to the listings tab. Use the search module to get a list of the items you want
  • Use the check box to pick your items and then choose an Edit option from the drop down
  • In the bulk edit tool, click the Customize columns link on the top right and make sure the Columns to display includes:
    • Custom label, if you want to use SKUs
    • Item number, if you want to use Item IDs
    • Category ID, if you want to use eBay Category IDs
  • Using the check boxes on the left, select the listings you want the IDs for and choose Export to file from the Action drop down. Choose Export to CSV. You can then open the file and copy the item IDs into your Volume Pricing promotion.
Can I add Volume Pricing when I list?
  • If you list through Seller Hub you’ll see an option to add Volume Pricing in the Sell it faster section of your listing flow.