Shopfront supports the manual creation of product buying periods which allow you to define upcoming buying deals and will be shown in the Orders & Invoices page to allow you to take advantage of bulk purchases.
Note: Shopfront is working with a number of suppliers in implementing automatic buying periods, we have no current timeframe for this but it is coming.
Creating and Reviewing Buying Periods
If you're on the premium plan, you can create and review buying periods in Shopfront by doing the following.
- Open the Menu
- Expand Stock Management
- Select More
- Press Product Buying Periods
This page will list all of the current buying periods that are available and allow you to create a custom buying period by pressing the Create Buying Period button. This then shows a dialog asking for details such as which product and supplier it applies to and information like the period it runs for and the cost. Entering all the details and then pressing the Create Buying Period button will add it to the store.
Buying periods can also be deleted from this page by pressing the trash icon on the period you wish to delete.
Using Buying Periods
Once a buying period has been created and you're within the period specified it will then automatically activate on any order you're making to the supplier.
Simply add the product to the order and adjust the order quantity to be at least the quantity specified in the buying period for the cost to automatically activate.
Shopfront will apply the buying period with the best rate which has a quantity equal or less than the quantity being ordered.