My question is not a coding but architectural one.

So for simple products, downloadable, grouped and configurable products the tier pricing uses a monetary value for for each price e.g. 20.59 in what ever currency you are using.

When you start to work with bundle products you see that the tier price is using a percentage discount on the product's base price.

Does anyone know the reasoning behind this?

  • never actually used bundle products, but they look quite hard to use. Do they have a price or, like the configurable products, they use their "sub-product"'s prices? Interesting question btw – Julien Lachal Jul 17 '14 at 13:06
  • @JulienLachal they can have either a fixed price and then the options can add to this price, or they can have a dynamic price where the price is built from the options. – David Manners Jul 17 '14 at 13:10
  • Ha. Nice one. I might add that the group price and the special price use percentage, but not the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. That's still in currency units. – Marius Jul 17 '14 at 13:17
  • @Marius I only noticed cause I blindly imported some data and was seeing some odd results, but only on bundle products. – David Manners Jul 17 '14 at 13:18
  • I've noticed this a really long time ago, but didn't question it. and in the mean time I forgot about it. Let me just grab my shovel and I'll start digging. It makes sense for dynamic priced bundles but for fixed price.... – Marius Jul 17 '14 at 13:20

I think this is, because the price of the bundle product is generated from the simple items you choose, therefore it is most of the time not possible to get ONE price which is used for all combinations.

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  • For dynamic pricing this makes sense but you can also do fixed pricing. I guess in this case you would not want two different tier price settings. – David Manners Jul 19 '14 at 10:25
  • Right but then you have to problem to do both in the frontend, I think this should be avoided. – Fabian Blechschmidt Jul 19 '14 at 10:27
  • Makes sense just a bit confusing when I was importing. – David Manners Jul 19 '14 at 10:28
  • ah, bad thing. I would have ran into it too :( – Fabian Blechschmidt Jul 19 '14 at 10:32
  • Also didnt help cause our prices where > 1€ so we did not see the percentage early on – David Manners Jul 19 '14 at 10:34

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